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Tales of Diversity

by Wasan Abu Baker



In celebration of Women’s International Day that took place on March 8, I am unveiling the stories of five Palestinian women scattered around the world, from Ramallah to Tulkarem to Jalil to Lebanon.

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by Sandra Murphy



Britt Ickles is in town for a conference. She was last here as a small child and vividly remembers Timmy, a boy about her age. She visits her elderly aunts, but they tell her Timmy is a figment of her imagination. Britt hires Jane Lawless to investigate.

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Celebrating Black History Month

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

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by Wasan Abu Baker



Celebrating Black History Month is a great opportunity to learn about the struggles and importance of the achievements of African Americans in the US.

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Santa Claus in Palestine

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

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andTales of Diversity,
andWasan Abu-Baker
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by Wasan Abu-Baker


I grew up in a Muslim home in Palestine. My father was a dentist, politician, community leader, and civil rights activist. My mother was a Liberal Arts professor who taught poetry and Arabic language in An Najah University.
When I was a young girl in Palestine, I grew up embracing the three Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

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Women’s March 2018

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

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andJessica Ham,
andTales of Diversity
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by Jessica Ham


I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. When pastors at church would talk about a wife obeying her husband or the man being the head of household, I never understood why. What makes a man better than a woman? I never bought into the sexist ideals society pushed. So, it was no surprise to anyone that I would want to participate in the Women’s March in Fresno this year.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater. Kinky Boots is a musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

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by Wasan Abu-Baker


Whether it be wildfires, floods, or hurricanes, the road to recovery is long, and there are many ways people can help the thousands whose lives have been devastated. It’s been three months since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the coast of Texas, leaving many evacuees displaced due to flooding. This disaster has been the source of a lot of pain, but it has also been the source of many heartwarming stories.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle is the second book in her mystery series featuring gay Chief of Police Thomas Lynch. The books are set in the small town of Idyll, Connecticut in the late 1990s.

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by Zachary D. Darrah


Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM) continues serving the community in Fresno for almost its twenty-fourth year. Throughout over two decades, people from all over the world have come through their doors seeking support, love, and hope. As FIRM continues to fulfill its mission of “sharing Christ’s love to build communities of hope with New Americans,” it seems that there continues to be more and more needs.

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by Wasan Abu-Baker


During my experience as a teacher, I have found that when working with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners it is important to understand the diversity of native languages spoken at home and the cultural background of each student. This background is an important part of the student’s work ethic and shapes the challenges he or she may face in school.

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