10 lessons I learned by starting my dream nonprofit

Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.
Dec 22, 2015
Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

Why I started a study abroad program for People of Color

The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place outside of Wisconsin would do). Just before I turned seventeen, my mother took me Senegal.
Oct 27, 2014
Jocelyn (Joys) Morenno leads a Zumba class in Veracruz, Mexico. (Photo from ZumbaMexico)

For travelers, Zumba is a chance to dance with the locals

From Mexico to Moscow, the Latin-music-based fitness program Zumba has danced it's way to a global empire.
Sep 25, 2014
Sandy Malegon is crowned Queen of the 2014 Afro-Mexican Carnival. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Soup or Salad: Afro-American cultural erasure in the U.S. and Mexico

What’s worse, to lose your life because you're seen as a threat, or to lose your identity to no longer be threatening?
Aug 22, 2014

Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption

Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.
Aug 19, 2014
Olmec heads on display at the Anthropology Museum in Veracruz are often referenced as evidence of a pre-Columbian connection between Africa and Mexico because of their African features, but most anthropologists dismiss the connection. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Explorations in Blackness: Where are all the Afro Mexicans?

What do Kid Cudi, Lupita Nyong'o and Stacy Dash have in common? They all identify as Afro-Mexican. But as columnist Reagan Jackson discovered, finding people who identify that way in Mexico isn't so easy.
Aug 7, 2014