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Tag: culture

Black History Is About The Future

Yako: Black History Month is coming up. When I first arrived in New York from The Netherlands some 10 years ago, I was of course not very familiar with Black History Month. Soon after my arrival, I started to work ...

Tumbleweave

By Yako Boren and Krystal Brown Yako: You know what I think is so odd? When I walk down Fulton Street, I always see clumps of hair rolling down the pavement. What is that all about? I mean, there must ...

Media is Theater

I was looking for a topic to write about for this week's column and I stumbled upon a paper I wrote when I was studying at Pratt Institute some eight years ago. It was an assignment for the Arts, Culture ...

Am I Cultural Hybrid?

This past week, I had three friends from The Netherlands visiting me. Charlotte, Ilona, and Naomi. It was such a treat for me and it felt great to hang out with people from my home country in the flesh. It ...

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Americans are not Funny

Americans are so not funny -- one of the first impressions I had when I first came here some eight years ago. I have had to adjust my biased opinion over the years and take a more subtle view on ...

(American) English as a Second Language

(American) English as a Second Language

(American) English as a Second Language I must admit that I have never paid much attention to immigrants and their challenges here in New York and Brooklyn. Perhaps it is because I am a foreigner myself, ...