Strivings

reflections on race, religion, history & social change

June 27, 2016

This is the Israel/Palestine/Holy Land that I know!

Akko (or Acre) is an ancient city on the Bay of Haifa in what is today northern Israel. Its population is about two-thirds Jewish and one-third Arab, with Arabic-speaking Christians a small minority. The Old City, a UN...

November 10, 2015

I'm pleased to share this 10-minute video, produced by a media arm of the United Nations system as part of its International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024. It focuses on the history and curent situtation of the Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina...

December 1, 2014

UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations system, has recently inscribed capoeira, the distinctive Afro-Brazilian martial art, on its list of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity." 

This latest distinction is perhaps a culmination in the movement of capoei...

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