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If you are a Christian

As I sit here researching human rights, including the treatment of immigrants, the poor, the oppressed, I am reminded of my spirituality and the religions that are based on LOVE.  79 more words

Dear Readers


My father’s hands
sun burnt to crisp blood brightening wrinkled grooves
curve round rough calluses
converge into dirt covered fingernail beds
sprinkle flecks of Earth onto its origins… 614 more words


Saturday Sayings: "I am because we are and because we are, therefore I am."

My dad played a recording for me as I stood in the kitchen washing the dishes. The recording was about two minutes long, but it essentially said, “If Nigerian immigrants can be successful in America, why can’t African Americans?” He nodded in approval of the message the white man was spewing, and I looked at him dazed.  462 more words


Ladies and Gentlemen, “Can you Please Bring me my OLD Colors Back”? (1 min read)

Being a kid, I thought that the ultimate pleasure was in drawing and painting. A perfect scenario would be: “A house with a pointed roof and a big lamp hanging from the ceiling and some flying V-shaped birds” or “Mom and dad, along with little us, having a picnic between some nearby trees” or “friends playing and running here and there”. 333 more words

Climbing My Family Tree, Part 11 A

Immigrant Rev. John McLeish

This week I learned I have family members who sought their fortunes as California 49ers and survivors of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire.  1,309 more words

Vancouver's PeaceGeeks in running for Google prize with refugee app

A Vancouver-based non-profit is vying for the top spot in Google Canada’s Impact Challenge, with an eye to use the prize money to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in the city. 229 more words