A fresh take on the Festival of Lights

A beautiful Hanukkah table is just the beginning of an eight-night celebration filled with food, family, friends and festive activity centering on religious freedom and remembrance. Why not mark the occasion in a unique way that preserves tradition, imparts sustainability and presents a few new takes on the holiday. Let’s start with the decor. Keep…

Racial rhetoric heats up presidential campaign

In the real life movie that is the 2016 presidential election, the campaign has taken an ugly, predictable turn. When the nominees from both parties take to calling the other racist with no signs of backing down, you know the gloves are off. Tara Wall weighed in on the cultural implications of a recent New…

Ethiopian cuisine and a couple’s American dream

They built their aspirations on the American dream, became citizens and started a business from the ground up. That dream for an Ethiopian couple committed to creating an authentic cuisine experience, comes to fruition in a sleepy urban suburb outside of Washington, D.C. They share their story with Tara Wall as part of her Africa In…

Millennial immigrants drive innovation

Ethiopian tech whiz Azarias Reda, visionary entrepreneur Botswanaian Biggie Tangane and Sierra Leonian-American civil activist Kadija Bah are obvious millennial stand-outs when you meet them individually and as a collective. Not simply because of the compelling stories they each bring to the United States in search of the American Dream, but the commitment they’ve made…