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The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

by Jolin Crofts This is the sixth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and worked to achieve their own “American Dreams.”   An Immigration Story I was born in Iran in the 60s. After my arranged marriage at age 19 with a prominent family from […]

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

by Georgette Hadvina This is the fifth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and achieved their own “American Dreams.”   Immigration Story The sky was bright and clear on that late fall day of November, 1957.  We must wait for a landing clearance, the pilot announced. […]

The American Dream Series #1- To the USA, via Havana and Madrid

The American Dream Series #1- To the USA, via Havana and Madrid

By Rolando Chinea This is the first of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and achieved their own “American Dreams.” Immigration Story Definition of the American dream: The ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, […]

Charlie Daniels: ‘The American Dream Is Still Alive’

Charlie Daniels: ‘The American Dream Is Still Alive’

KATIE JERKOVICH, Entertainment Reporter Charlie Daniels wrote that the “American dream is still alive” and argued that “when our nation is threatened, there is an indomitable love of country in almost everyone.” “After over eight decades of living, working, traveling and experiencing my nation’s mood swings, mistakes, and unfortunately, the division encouraged by self-serving politicians […]

DACA Ping Pong and Twitter – Another Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Jan. 6-Jan. 12/Day 352-358) Week 51

DACA Ping Pong and Twitter – Another Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Jan. 6-Jan. 12/Day 352-358) Week 51

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, January 6  (Day 352): Twitter explains why it doesn’t block President Trump’s account Twitter issued a statement on Friday explaining why it isn’t banning President Donald Trump after he boasted about his “nuclear button,” but did so without ever using the president’s name. “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing […]

From Dishwasher to Millionaire, Ethiopian Refugee Achieves American Dream

From Dishwasher to Millionaire, Ethiopian Refugee Achieves American Dream

When Tashitaa Tufaa first arrived in Minneapolis from Ethiopia in 1992, he remembers craning his head skyward in disbelief. Looking up at the tallest skyscraper he had ever seen, he began counting the stories until he couldn’t count anymore. Eventually, he found out the building had 55 floors. It was a long way from Negele […]