My House was Empty

We appreciate the little things. And that makes all the difference.

One American’s Immigration History Coincides with Many of the Issues that Cause Such an Uproar Today

Rich Monetti shares his family’s powerful story of immigration and survival.

Under the Microscope: Beliefs and Skewed Views of Immigrants and Crime Rates

Brittni Brown feels the negative association with immigrants and beliefs of many US citizens in relation to crime rates aren’t founded on solidarity.

The Journey of My Cultural Identity

Luke Park, Korean-Canadian, shows us how embracing your authenticity through diversity can lead to more humanity!

Dear Rick Perry: Stop Convincing People Terrorists are Crossing the Border in Mass Numbers

Immigrants in the United States are already stigmatized enough, they do not need to be linked to the issue of terrorism.

People On The Move: What To Do About All The Homeless People?

A travel experience caused Dr. Jed Diamond to reflect on the staggering amount of refugees and displaced persons in our world today.

On NU’s Bracero Exhibit, My Father & the Word ‘Brazers’

For a kid in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood, the only thing worse than being called a wetback was being called a Brazer. It wasn’t until college that Ray Salazar learned what that word really meant.

100 Words on Love: Thicker Than Blood

Love sees no boundaries, and in its blindness, crosses them.

Returning Home

Where is home? Shaky Shergill writes on the place he’d always dreamed about and the home he’s already found.

100 Words on Love: Ninety-Nine

Ninety-nine and only faded battlefields behind me: grumbling tanks, tire treads, bodies laid on broken pavement.

My American Dream [Op-Ed]

Alex Yarde wonders if his generation will be the last to benefit from the American Dream

VAWA Dies in the House of Representatives

While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.

Freedom, Business and Change

If conservatives want to run America like a business, they should never turn a potential customer away.

A Real-Life Sitcom Moment

Starring his business-savvy wife, their precocious children, and Mark Welte: homunculus.

When I Was Your Age

Edward Yau grew up comfortable in Westchester County, on stories of his parents’ struggles in Panama and rural China.

Tony Okungbowa on Music, His New Film ‘Restless City’, and Life as Ellen DeGeneres’ DJ

Joanna Schroeder chats with Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick, Tony Okungbowa, about his new film Restless City, which is the story of a Senegalese immigrant making his way in New York City.