Singapore’s Road to Multiculturalism

September 27, 2016

What lessons can multicultural Singapore offer America in light of the latter’s ongoing racial and religious tensions? Raw feelings over race and religion dominate the American political season. The talk is of walls and deportations to keep some out, "extreme vetting" for immigrants of a...

Will Smith on “Darkness Before the Dawn”

August 08, 2016

The debate over race relations in America is finally on the table, says Will Smith. In the doom and gloom where many bemoan the current state of race relations in America, Will Smith points out that things are better than in the 1960s and certainly far better than the 1860s. The Hollywood...

Baltimore, the City of Lost Souls

May 13, 2015

What were the deep-rooted causes behind the uprising in Baltimore? “Baltimore is a troubled city, a city of lost souls.” Naisha Smith is only 25 years old, but she has an awareness that would escape even the most experienced...

50 Years After Malcolm X, Black Lives Still Matter

February 20, 2015

Fifty years on, what does Malcolm X mean to you? El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, was assassinated on February 21, 1965, in New York. Fifty years later, his legacy lives on and will always be a topic of debate, particularly at a time when racial tension and police brutality in the United...