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chitra-banerjee-divakaruni's picture
May.24.2012
When I lived in India, I disliked bitter gourd with a passion. I thought it an unnatural, dangerous, distasteful vegetable, with its ridged skin not unlike the hides of alligators, its large, hard seeds that cracked and lodged between your teeth, and its acrid bitterness that remained in your mouth...
samina-ali's picture
May.22.2012
My dad is in the hospital for a blood infection. The doctors don't know yet what has caused it. His fever has spiked for 10 days, even after a dose of antibiotics. He has grown weak and can only manage to mumble on the phone, when I call long distance to make sure he is OK. Although my mother tells...
mary-lochridge's picture
Apr.24.2012
I have been driving South Cooper in Arlington, Texas, around 3:30-4:30 p.m. each week day for a few weeks. Which means I am passing the area of Cooper Street where day laborers assemble. In the early morning there may be from anywhere from 50-100 or so men gathered in small groups spread over a 3...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Apr.22.2012
When Did Immigrants Become the Enemy? New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 20, 2012 Photo of Condoleeza Rice urging passage of immigration reform earlier this month provided coutesy of Duke University. SAN FRANCISCO—Recently, in front a packed crowd at Duke...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Apr.01.2012
Arsenal      I am bombarded yet         I stand  (Adrienne Rich,  from Planetarium)     We don’t need thunder, anger or the conversion of galaxies to withstand -- if anything we are armed with ploughs, rakes,...
vincent-louis-carrella's picture
Mar.22.2012
    Stamped steel, cured rubber, wireless communication and the wonder of flight. Modern miracles all. New centuries give birth to new magic. Technology, the code word for faster, cheaper, closer together. Technology draws us nearer, it pulls us in. It homogenizes and flattens. The...
terence-clarke's picture
Mar.22.2012
"On St. Patrick's Day, a Latino friend whose family has lived in Arizona and California since before 1848, asked me 'What immigration problem?' He leaned far over the cappuccino on the café table between us, shook his head slowly and then looked up at me once more, a smile on his face. 'Are they...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Mar.08.2012
At this moment, I sometimes don’t understand Africa and our mentality. Before you come up with all sorts of comments against me, give me a chance to explain my case.  I guess it’s nothing new, may be it is for some of you, but what’s my point here? I cannot understand that we’re spending our...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Feb.26.2012
More than one million people of Mexican origin were unlawfully removed to Mexico during the 1930s across the United States. Approximately 60% were U.S. citizens. Many of those who demonize the undocumented and support harsh nativist legislation instead of immigration reform cloak their arguments...
tim-wise's picture
Jan.12.2012
This commentary is rated MA for mature audiences. It contains some foul language, although honestly, only so much as is needed to get the damned point across. Parental discretion is advised… Attention to all self-proclaimed liberals and progressives. I would like to properly introduce you to a...