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Transforming the Negative to Positive

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 […]

Gay in the NBA

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 […]

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 […]

Uncomfortable In The ‘Comfort Zone’

‘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 […]

Mr. and Mrs. Jordan

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.

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 […]

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