Cesar Baldelomar 10-20-2009

For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and

Nontando Hadebe 10-19-2009
The Chinese symbol for crisis can mean either danger or opportunity.
Jose Morales 10-14-2009
What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the driving force of the debate? I say it is fear.
Nontando Hadebe 10-13-2009
My brief visit to Zimbabwe had a few surprises, such as availability of basic foodstuffs instead of empty shelves in supermarkets.
Randy Woodley 10-12-2009
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As an explorer, Columbus was not the first to reach the Western Hemisphere. Native Americans had been here for 10,000-20,000 years, and Vikings and Chinese are among those others who hold prior claims. Even after four attempts, Columbus never realized his goal of finding a western ocean route to Asia. As a “founding father type figure” he never set foot in what is now considered America but landed in the present day Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti. 

As a Christian example he enacted terrible cruelties to friendly natives: assuming unlawful rights of authority; robbing and subjugating whole nations of their freedom and entire capital; allowing his men to rape, murder and pillage at will; and deliberately leading the way for the genocide of millions, considered by many to be the worst demographic catastrophe in recorded history.

So why do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?

Cesar Baldelomar 10-07-2009
November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County,
Jim Wallis 10-01-2009

Oh no, my eleven-year-old went to his first rock concert this week! Oh good, it was Bono and U2. That would express the feelings of many parents about their child's introductory rock and roll concert experience.

Becky Garrison 09-23-2009
To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Bac
Nontando Hadebe 09-23-2009
Most of the news coming from Zimbabwe is so discouraging and heartbreaking that it is becoming harder to sustain hope.
Julie Clawson 09-22-2009
Over the past couple of months, I've followed the unfolding story of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese woman who
Tracey Bianchi 09-11-2009
Last Monday, our family, like millions of other Americans, sat in holiday weekend traffic to get back home after an extra day away.
Nontando Hadebe 09-09-2009
Last week the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pledged to support the program on national healing in Zimbabwe.
Kymberly McNair 09-04-2009
The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en
Seth Naicker 09-04-2009
I have been thinking much about this slogan or caption, "the other dimension of the game." It is a slick and catchy phrase I have been exposed to in my work with Streetfootballworld -- a strategic
Nontando Hadebe 09-01-2009
There is a Sotho expression, batho pele -- meaning "putting people first" -- that one wishes could inform politics in Zimbabwe.
Elizabeth Palmberg 08-31-2009
The outgoing commander of the U.N./African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur has garnered much press by saying, on his way out of the door, that "I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur.
Julie Clawson 08-31-2009
I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the details of the J
Cesar Baldelomar 08-19-2009
As debates rage over the proposed health-care reform (which I strongly support), I believe many politicians, activists, religious leaders, and ideologues are missing an essential point.
Nontando Hadebe 08-18-2009
August is women's month in South Africa, with Woman's Day celebrated on August 9.