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2020 Census: No Citizenship Question

2020 Census: No Citizenship Question

The Constitution provides that, “Representatives shall be apportioned among the Several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state.” So starts the 277 page ruling by Judge Jesse Furman opposing the...
Black and Desi: A Shared History

Black and Desi: A Shared History

In January 28, 1900, Swami Vivekananda looked out at the white audience at the Universalist Church in Pasadena, California, and spoke out against anti-Black racism. “As soon as a man becomes a Mohammedan, the whole of Islam receives him as a brother with open arms,...
Two Governors Brown

Two Governors Brown

From its American beginnings, in the 1840s, California has advertised a vein of gold in its spine.  Gold was luck. Most of the miners returning to San Francisco from the gold fields testified, however, that luck had abandoned them and their dreams were fool’s gold.  ...
What is Mithila Art?

What is Mithila Art?

There is a distinct nip in the air as the calendar inches towards Christmas and the approaching winter break. After the eggnog has been consumed, gifts unwrapped and holiday visits checked off, there is still the matter of keeping hands and minds busy with indoor...
Vasundhara Gupta: From Kolkata To Boston

Vasundhara Gupta: From Kolkata To Boston

  We’ve all heard the saying – music is truly universal. But, how many musicians can truly claim to “know” and “feel” the truth of this statement? Meet Vasundhara Gupta, young musician and sound designer from the Berklee School of Music in Boston – “...