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Brotherly Love: Volunteer English Tutor

By Ukee Washington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A retired lawyer is helping immigrants fully participate in American life through a Fairhill non-profit called Providence Center. Part of its mission is to provide English lessons to anyone who wants them. 243 more words


America still is the land of opportunities for black immigrants—but not their kids

Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of mine left a farm in West Africa and came to America alone. He worked his way through college by doing manual labor and acquired a few ivy-league degrees. 1,035 more words

Peanut Butter and Nutella: A Tale of Two Spreads

A few days ago I was the only one in the house at lunch time and I couldn’t find the peanut butter to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. 1,093 more words


Julian Castro, Dan Patrick to Debate Immigration

HOUSTON (AP) – A prominent immigration reform advocate faces a prominent Republican hardliner on immigration reform Tuesday in a debate recorded for Spanish-language television stations statewide. 119 more words

Thieves in (and out) of the Temple (Reflection on Monday of Holy Week)

written by Anton Flores-Maisonet of Alterna

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Sunday was a holy, and seemingly asinine (pun intended), means of evocatively differentiating the Kingdom of God from the kingdom of imperial domination. 667 more words

Review: West of the Moon by Margi Preus

West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Astri lives with her stepmother, stepsisters and younger sister until she is sold to the cruel goat farmer.  He takes her to his home, refuses to ever let her bathe, has her do drudge work, and doesn’t let her ever return to see her sister.  Then Astri discovers another girl kept locked in a storage shed, who spins wool into yarn all day long.  Astri escapes the goat farmer, taking his book of spells and his troll treasure.  She heads off with the other girl to find her younger sister and then all three flee, heading to find their father in America.  But it is a long trip to get to the sea and an even longer trip from Norway to America.  Along the way, the goatman continues to pursue them, they meet both friendly faces and cruel, and the story dances along the well-traveled roads of folk tales.  Astri slowly pieces together her own story and then resolutely builds herself a new one with her sister by her side. 176 more words

Book Reviews

Planning Inclusive Meetings and Special Events

Evelina Silveira, President, Diversity At Work in London Inc.  Publisher of the Inclusion Quarterly

Recently, I was perusing a business magazine that had a section dedicated to meeting planning. 676 more words