Arts & Culture

Zora Neale Hurston was prescient on race

In 1953, almost a year after Brown v. Board of Education determined school segregation to be unconstitutional, Zora Neale…

All Latinos are not perceived as equal

Social media has been abuzz this past week with harsh criticism of Colombian artist J Balvin…

No Way Home: Helping Young People Navigate Grief

As a Marvel fan, therapist, and assistant professor in counseling, I was moved by the…

Marvel, can you please stop idealizing whiteness with your diversity?

As a single Black mom knee deep in pandemic life, I gleefully purchased one of…

Five African novels to read in 2022

About one in four Americans watched Netflix’s Squid Game in 2021, which is remarkable because the Korean reality…

“Complexity” is the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

FX’s Reservation Dogs, nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe award for Best Musical/Comedy…

Linguistic Identity & Hollywood: Hoping Spielberg and Sorkin got the Latinx accents Right

Two films were released today that bring to light stories that represent the Latino/x community…

Fashion Brand, Where Are You From?

A few weeks ago, one of my friends who were preparing for his own modern…

Fufu Sundays

My love for cultures was spun by my love of asking lots of questions and…

Homecooked: Persian Food Traditions For Health

American-born Iranians from my generation understand a few things as fact: We are expected to…

THE SILVER IN OUR LININGS

Long ago in a distant world, life used to be so normal that an abnormal…

When “Give Me Liberty” Means “Give Me Death”: The Crazy Rich Asians Perspective on COVID-19

In the (amazing and perfect) movie Crazy Rich Asians, the haughty matriarch Eleanor Young declares,…

Midnight

I just finished viewing a documentary about dark-skinned Black females, women with melanin magic, women…

October is “Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month”

My four-year-old daughter, Xun — her name means wind in Chinese — started attending the…

The Cultural Legacy of “Negrita”

J.Lo is not Black nor does she claim that identity when she uses the term…