My Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence

When any event happens in our lives, it’s natural to react emotionally (E.g. sad, happy, scared, excited, etc.) and despite what society may tell us, it’s important to allow ourselves the space to feel these emotions. Having emotional intelligence is not about ignoring our feelings but instead developing the ability to control the way we […]

Memorable Multicultural Musicians of the ‘90s

If there’s one thing that is equally appreciated and celebrated by all cultures, it is music. Music defies gender, skin color and race, and it brings people together in a beautiful and harmonious way. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind,” and I’d have to agree with him. We’ve all at […]

A Shameful Day in Washington

President Obama called it a “Shameful day in Washington” when the Senate voted against a modest Gun Bill that would increase the level of background checks needed to purchase firearms. Even though 90% of the American people supported it, the Senate denied the bill. This bill was designed to help keep guns out of the wrong […]

Represent the Skin You’re In

There are many things in life we get to choose. We pick who our friends are, what jobs we take, who we marry, where we live, and numerous other things. But one thing we don’t choose is the color of our skin. Since we don’t pick how light or how dark the pigment of our […]

Mixed Nation Dishes: Jerk Chicken & Pasta

Food is synonymous with heritage, culture and identity. Recipes can be passed along through generations of families and are reminiscent of your roots. Exploring culture through cuisine is one way to explore various cultures and see the differences and similarities between us all. Over the years, fusion cuisine has become popular; mixing up spices and ingredients from various countries […]

What is Culture?

Our ethnic identity and culture may overlap but they are not interchangeable. There are obvious and non-obvious things that make up our cultural identity. A nice visual that helps explain this concept is an iceberg. Although you can see the tip of an iceberg, as you can see a person’s skin color, you can not […]

8 year old Martin Richards dies in the Boston Marathon Bombings

An eight-year-old boy, Martin Richards, was waiting at the finish line to give his father a hug at the Boston Marathon. He was killed as two hidden bombs detonated within seconds of each other. Little Martin was among the three people killed and more than 144 injured from this cowardly act of violence. This photo was taken […]

Five Multicultural Celebrities I Adore

I’ve always been a fan of mixed race individuals because I myself am the product of two parents from different countries. I’m the daughter of a white father from Oklahoma and an Asian mother from South Korea. I love the fact that mixed-race America grew 32 percent from the years 2000-2010, and that it continues […]

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