December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj
It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]
September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj
Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]
In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement.
The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]
The United Nations has declared Monday, June 13 to be International Albinism Day. Some may know what that is. Few know why that is. [More]
May 23, 2016
by Anne Kip Watson
The most preventable cause of death is obesity but it seems even the military is lightening up on this destructive American trend. In recent months, challenged with the potential of losing too many viable sailors, the United States Navy relaxed its body fat restrictions. [More]
While we supposedly live in a progressing society. Stereotypes of different groups of people remain and continue to linger in the world of sports. Robert Nkemdiche, Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman, an Ole Miss graduate is one of many NFL athletes that doesn’t fit the stereotypical football player. [More]
Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide.
The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]
What is a political party to do? In the beginning Donald Trump’s run for the presidency was considered with amusement. It was common to hear The Donald brag, threaten, promise and ridicule. He appeared to be the kind of individual to avoid in an argument — he only believes in himself. [More]
December 21, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.
In the last few years, thousands of stunning and disturbing acts of violence have occurred. We can all agree that terrorists and violent criminals belong behind bars. But what happens when it is our law enforcement officers that murder or commit crimes? [More]
According to the Washington Post, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was invited to speak at a Catholic conference in New York City on June 3.(Gibson, June 3, 2015) The gathering was to discuss reintroducing the Latin Mass, but Cordileone also used his speaking time to declare, “The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female.” He went on to remark about his bewilderment at the concept of gender identity being fluid and socially constructed. He drew laughter in reporting that one university has identified 14 different sexual identities of their students, and that he expects even more to be created over time. [More]