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Written by on February 7, 2014

These Roots Do Not Whither

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Where are you from? Not Chicago. That’s not what I’m talking about. I mean where are your roots and how deep do you feel them inside of you? For many immigrants, these roots never disappear. But somehow they also become mangled with the new roots put down here and that creates a cultural challenge. Here […]

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Written by on December 4, 2013

Justice for Trayvon, Justice for all our children

I wish I were surprised by the verdict, but my heart is breaking. I am typing this out on my phone today because it could not wait. How do we raise our sweet children of color? What do we tell them? What do we tell ourselves?

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Written by on July 15, 2013

Racial Justice Roundtable

United African Organization’s Racial Justice Roundtable: Allies in Asian American, Arab/Muslim and Latino communities meet to discuss a key issue in their communities: racism.

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Written by on July 14, 2013

Weekly Worldly Events

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Three events that will satisfy your cultural thirst.

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Written by on July 12, 2013

Weekly Worldly Events

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A weekly roundup of upcoming cultural events in Chicago

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Written by on June 21, 2013

Our worlds are tasted here

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We were talking about East African restaurants and this guy says he knows a bunch of great Somali places. I had no idea. Then we shifted to Ethiopian and on and on here in Chicago. We are the world of the tastes we carry, and  tastes we explore. Here’s a story by Katherine Iorio about […]

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Written by on May 20, 2013

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