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Meg White and the “Girl Drummer”

If you walk into any music store in the western world, you’ll most likely hear a familiar melody emerging from the guitar section. An...

In the Darkness, I Discovered My Cambodian Gifts

Trigger Warning: This story contains descriptions of mental and sexual abuse, depression, and attempted suicide. Almost a year ago, pre-pandemic, I was sitting on a...

How to shop for Valentine’s day & support Black-owned businesses 

Supporting small businesses has always been essential but supporting small minority-owned industries is vital.  Regardless of romantic entanglement, celebrating Valentine's Day is still exciting...

How my Chinese Family History Silently Shaped my Self Worth

My great-grandmother was renowned for her beauty, owing in no small part to her three and a half-inch tiny bound feet. Back then, foot...

Ready or Not: Multiracial Voices on the Rise

The good news: for the first time in American history, there are ongoing public conversations about Multiracial people. They revolve around our existence, our...

‘Minari’: the absolute American story

It was 11 p.m. on January 14. There was still an hour left to celebrate Korean American Day, an occasion my Korean American husband...

How to navigate misinformation on TikTok

It’s the home of dancing, whipped coffee, makeup and more! TikTok is a video streaming platform holding a power over the youth, whether it’s...

Culturas Corner: Meet Susan Yara

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering, or activism. Today we have YouTuber Susan Yara,...

Reconciliation – An Open Letter to the Supporters of 45

Kirsten Hernandez witnessed divisive attitudes up close during her political stint at Washington, D.C., while working for Elizabeth Warren's Presidential campaign. This her point-of-view...

To stabilize, the United States must heal

“I can’t wait for this year to end,” and similar sentiments, peppered 2020, providing much-needed optimism in getting through the end of the Trump...

Culturas Corner: Meet Holly Mitchell

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Over the next few weeks, Culturas...

Illinois set to become first state to abolish cash bail

On Wednesday, the Illinois General Assembly passed H.B. 3653, a sweeping criminal justice reform bill that includes ending cash bail. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has...
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