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Independent women highlight my family’s story

As someone who loves history and learning about the past, I am constantly in search of where I came from and why I am the person I am today. I quickly learned that there isn’t much information on my ancestors and why they immigrated into the United States. But I do...

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Lincoln cafe combines African coffee and culture

By Scott Jenkins Since its discovery in Ethiopia centuries ago, coffee has always had a way of bringing people together — and that is what the owner of a new Lincoln cafe is hoping will happen at her shop, by keeping alive the African tradition of coffee and the...

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Iraqi entrepreneur builds a future in Nebraska

By Matthew Walsh The flashing neon lights of restaurants and grocery stores are a common sight on 27th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska — one of the most diverse culinary areas in the city. The streets are lined with Vietnamese restaurants, taco trucks and Middle Eastern...

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Yazidi refugee opens Turkish bakery in Lincoln

By Margaret Davenport Baklava is a flaky, sticky, nutty dessert made with honey and very thin layers of dough stacked atop each other. Safwan Qaedi insists that you have to try his. “The best baklava in the United States is here,” he said. Whether or not this is true...

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Royal Ancestry Reveals Strong-willed Women

By Utami Diah Kusumawati I learned from my family that strong-willed and influential women of our royal ancestry had great roles in creating the history of my country, Indonesia. I remember the day I first learned about this heritage from my father,  Raden Untung...

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A Eurasian Who Has Never Been To Europe

By Patricia Nangkal Although I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, I knew growing up I was not like my peers. No one looked like me or was familiar with the meals my family ate such as, Pad Thai or Paella. No one could figure out my diverse ethnic make-up while I...

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Globalization runs in my family

By Natasya Ong Being a fourth-generation Malaysian, I am blessed to be born and raised in a culturally rich country. Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, and I have two cultures running in my blood because my father is...

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