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Interview: Experiences of Black Teachers in China

Monaye, Amirah, J’Lynn, and Mathapelo are all Black English teachers in China. They are all American except Mathapelo, who is South African. And with nothing but a couple of suitcases, a passport, and a...
A sunset in Colorado, land that formerly belonged to several Native American groups.

Native American Writers and Allies Talk Indigenous Visibility in the U.S.

In recent years, Native American writers, academics, and activists have used their voices to speak up on important issues — including erasure, cultural appropriation, mascotry, the Dakota Access pipeline, and the fate of Bears...
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Travel Video: Sights and Sounds of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

“Sights and Sounds” is a new video series from the media platform For Africans By Africans (FABA), launching its first episode with an intimate video portrait of the Côte d’Ivoire’s largest metropolis, Abidjan. Made...
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Mexico in Seven Photo Essays: Becoming and Transforming with Carly Diaz

Becoming Mexican is a personal photography project created by Carly Diaz, a Portland-based photographer and creative director, that aims to explore Mexican heritage and cultural identity. By seeking out people, food, products, places, and...
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Inspiring Women of Color in Media: Oneika the Traveler

Some travelers have opened new doors for others when it comes to diverse travel. Oneika Raymond is one of those pioneers in travel media who inspire other women of color to travel the world....
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Looking Through the Lens of Culture: An Interview with Tai Beauchamp

Tai Beauchamp is a host, activist, personality, and much, much more. She celebrates those from all walks of life, but she is especially passionate about sharing her love of travel with young women and...
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Rowing Down the Nile: An Interview with Author Rosemary Mahoney

Rosemary Mahoney is the author of "Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff," which was among the National Book Critic's Circles's Best Books of 2007. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship,...
Nomadic horsemen in Central Asia pose in front of livestock and mountains.

Central Asia: “Stans,” Silk Roads, & Soviet Ghosts

Central Asia used to be the center of the world. The Silk Road — arguably the most important trade route in history — ran through the region and set the stage for the Islamic...

Exploring the Faroe Islands with Filmmaker Hollie Harmsworth

Hollie Harmsworth is a Welsh filmmaker and photographer who recently ventured to the Faroe Islands. Needless to say, she had her work cut out for her when it came to capturing the staggering beauty...


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