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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, a month intended to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Here in...
I never realized that I was different until it was pointed out to me in eighth grade. My teacher pulled me out of class during a standardized test to let me know I'd made a mistake on my form regarding...
When I was younger, my mom would take one Saturday a month to deep clean the house. Often we knew it was coming because we would be woken by the sounds of gospel music playing from the kitchen and...
These past few months have been eye-opening, emotional, frustrating, and most of all sad for me as an Asian-American. Every day there seems to be a new headline about hate crimes directed at Asians. I've had family and friends...
Whether they are in your family, one of our friends, a coworker, or your neighbor - you know someone who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community. And many of them want to be, will be, or are parents. If...

World Down Syndrome Day

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March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). A global awareness day for Down syndrome. (October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month). Why March 21st? This particular day, 3/21, is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day because the most common form of...
Ever since I learned that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese food market, I braced myself for the blame that I knew would come. It wasn’t long before I heard about Uber drivers refusing service to people with...
It’s been over a week, and I’m still reeling from The Interview. I didn’t realize how curious and drawn to it I’d be. Apparently I’d filed its broadcast in the back of my mind, because I found myself in...
It goes without saying that the past year has been especially demanding and tumultuous for our education system. Without a doubt, through uncertainty, unprecedented difficulty, and straight up scary circumstances, the educators in our community have shown incredible commitment...

Kids See Color

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We are a transracial adoptive family, and I’m here to tell you that kids- yes, even your kids- see color in race. I understand if this has you shifting in your seat. We’ve all heard it said that we’re to aspire...

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Milwaukee Area Patio & Rooftop Dining Guide

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Enjoy the food and fresh air! Milwaukee Outdoor Dining: The Best Patio and Rooftop Dining in the Milwaukee Area Any true Wisconsinite will tell you, we...