May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the culture, contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This includes the first Japanese immigrants in the United States in 1843, the Chinese immigrants who helped to complete the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the […]
When I feel the burning sting of a racist remark, I remind myself that it is just an ignorant bark… When I see thick polluting smog taking over the horizon, I close my eyes and imagine the beauty of a rainbow glistening under the sun… When I hear police & ambulance sirens at odd hours […]
NBA center Jason Collins announced that he’s gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he’s gay. He wrote: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major […]
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 […]
The “I Am Mixed” children’s book was created to help multicultural & mixed race children be proud of who they are. It helps deal with identity issues and encourages them to be happy about all parts of their mix. This book has wonderful illustrations & great word flow for easy reading. It also has some […]
‘Somewhere in the archives of crudest instinct is recorded the truth that it is better to be endangered and free than captive and comfortable.’ Tom Robbins Are we really comfortable where we are in life, or are we just settling because we don’t believe we can get any better? Most people I have met try […]
This weekend Michael Jordan married his girlfriend of five years, Yvette Prieto. It’s obvious their love is colorblind! We wish them a lifetime of happiness. To read more about the beautiful ceremony, see US Weekly’s story here.
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 […]