Culture

Few U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, Even Fewer Use It

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, only 23% of U.S. adults who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino have heard of the term Latinx, and just 3% say they use it...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Diversity of Knowledge & Teaching

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 1 See Vol 2 of the series here See Vol 3 of the series here Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Mawlana "our master" and more popularly as Rumi,...

Celebrate World Emoji Day

2020 marks a decade for experiencing emojis, and July 17th is World Emoji Day. In 2010, Unicode made the decision to codify Emojis - giving them international scope in every coding (and linguistic) language...

Hip-Hop Informs the Education Classroom in New Book

Professor Edmund Adjapong, program director in the Department of Educational Studies at Seton Hall University, has published the second volume in a series on what has come to be known as “Hip-Hop Education.” The series...
Placard saying" I teach Black students. I CANNOT BE SILENT"

Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out

America is crying everyone’s tears. Crying because of all she stands for—the freedom, liberty, and opportunity that has not...

Scrabble Removes Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Official Word List

On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association announced that derogatory language would be removed from the game's official word list. The decision comes after an online poll was conducted by the North American...

Spanish U.S. Anthem Highlights Hispanics’ Role in COVID-19 Battle

The Nonprofit organization We Are All Human Foundation (WAAH), which seeks to celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion, commissioned a brand-new recording of the national anthem as part of its Hispanic Star campaign, highlighting...

American Writers Museum Creates Online Exhibit, Includes Teacher Resources and Educational Materials

In the wake of COVID-19, the American Writers Museum is bringing its latest exhibit, My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, to viewers online so it can be enjoyed from home during this time of social...

Music to All Ears

It is intriguing to realize that at times there is little distinction between spoken languages and musical ones. Consider, for instance, the complex rhythms and slight tonal variations of some Aboriginal tribes who communicate...

‘Parasite’ First Non-English Language Film to Win Best Picture Oscar

Korean director Bong Joon-ho made history last night as his film Parasite was the first film in language other than English to win Best Picture. The film, which is a comedy-horror-thiller drama, also won...
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