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The Ultimate List: All 30 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 30

You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 Things Before 30: Part Three

The last installment includes a special bonus option for your 30th year. Leave a comment and let us know what you would add or what you’ve done! Missed the first two? Read the first ten here and the second ten here. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Muslim-American life: The numbers speak for themselves

The diverse, young-skewing population of an estimated 1.5 million Muslim-American adults  is “middle-class and mostly mainstream,” according to a 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center.  (Full report available for download here.)
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Calling all California Republicans: Step up!

When I tell people I’m from California (and very proud of it) I get one of two reactions: A nod of understanding and jealous delight at meeting someone from the Golden State, or a wary smile and disbelief at everything I say henceforth.

California is a great place to live, especially if you fall in a minority group. Because in California – particularly in the Bay Area and Los Angeles – you won’t feel like a minority. Read the rest of this entry »

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Break down of California registered voters and their affiliated parties by ethnic group. Data is based on the 2009 study by The Field Poll.

Pink collar jobs perpetuate wage gap between men and women

Midge Wilson, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, came of age when there were very few women in academia.  The absence of female voices spurred a career focused on researching gender issues and racial discrimination. Wilson, now 57,  talks about the wage gap between men and women and how ethnicity factors into the equation.

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Midge Wilson, Professor of Pyschology

Behind the name: second-generation Americans embrace their cultural identity

Have you ever been offended by someone’s mispronunciation of your name? A misspelling? Why did the well-loved storybook character Anne Shirley feel she had to introduce herself as Anne with an “e” to everyone she met?

Perhaps because we intuitively associate our name with our identity – and any distortion of our name distorts our identity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does a diverse nation need a diverse media?

Hamsa Ramesha by Hamsa Ramesha

We’ve all heard the doom facing mainstream media: the downfall of print, the flawed money-making model of online, and the get-it-free attitude debate over the future of print and the Web. Still, even with today’s financial woes, one part of the journalism business is poised to thrive – ethnic media.

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Behind the name: Anthonia Akitunde

People often correct Anthonia Akitunde when she tells them to call her “Tomi.”

“Don’t you mean Toni, short for Anthonia?” they ask. Perhaps surprisingly, they also question the “h” in Anthonia.

They don’t know that Tomi is short for Oluwatomi, Akitunde’s given, Nigerian first name. And until the fifth grade, she was Tomi, especially to her parents, immigrants who passed their cultural pride on to her. Read the rest of this entry »

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A new frontier for ethnic media

Hamsa Ramesha by Hamsa Ramesha

The Good: Ethnic media readership is growing

The Great: Which means ethnic media can reach more people and grow too

The Even Better: Which means more coverage of issues related to these minority groups

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