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The Beauty of Impermanence

  A few weeks ago, I attended performances at the Esplanade in Singapore at a weekend-long music festival called Tapestry of Sacred Music. It featured religious and sacred music from around the world including Sikh kirtans, sufi poems, Tuvan throat singing and various dance forms from exotic places like Tibet and Bali. Drawn to the melody of Sufi compositions, I registered…

Kamala Harris encourages more Indian Americans to run for office

Vice President Kamala Harris said she encourages more Indian Americans to run for elected offices, noting that the community’s political representation does not reflect their growing population. 

“Over the years, we’ve had so much more participation by Indian Americans in the electoral process running for office. But the numbers are still not reflective of the


Photographic justice uplifts Chinese railroad workers

In 2002, a group photo of Asian Americans by Corky Lee was organized at Promontory Point during the OCA Convention in Utah and the push to recognize the efforts of the Chinese laborers began to take steam. By 2014, 12 years later, Lee had spread the word of recreating the group photo at a larger scale starting with the 145th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. A day before the May 10th anniversary, the Department of Labor would induct the Chinese Laborers to the Hall of Honors in Washington D.C. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

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The seeds of resistance stolen by Brown v. Board of Education

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The ruling in the 1954 case was one of the most consequential court decisions in American history, overturning the doctrine of separate but equal—or separate and unequal, depending on…

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