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Why Halima Aden Turned Down the Met Gala

Although several celebrities were noticeably absent from this year’s Met Gala, one of the year’s biggest fashion events, Somali-American model Halima Aden’s absence was a point of confusion for many. Each year, celebrities come to the Gala for a night of fashion to benefit New York City’s art galleries, and this year’s attendees included Rihanna,…

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“A Pandemic in Residence” Is a Must-Read Book

At this point, none of us are strangers to COVID. It crept into our lives slowly, forcing us to move online, inside, and distance ourselves from others. We wore masks, sanitised, and socially distanced. However, what about those whose occupation requires them to step in? Those who couldn’t hide from COVID, but instead rose to…

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Why Selina Mahmood Wrote Her Book, ‘A Pandemic in Residence’

A Pandemic in Residence is a collection of essays written by Selina Mahmood from March 2020 to June of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Mahmood, a Pakistani-American, takes us through the experiences of doing her residence in a pandemic, and reflects on the changes in the world around…

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Here’s What Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton Says About Her Historic Political Campaign

Madinah Wilson Anton made history as the first Muslim woman to be elected in the Delaware House of Representatives. The 27-year-old from Newark ran a progressive campaign based on equitable education funding and economic equity. You can find out more about Ms. Wilson-Anton’s campaign on her website: http://madinahfordelaware.com/ MuslimGirl recently interviewed Ms. Wilson-Anton so she…

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4 Ways To Destress

With university and schools starting session again — and oh yeah, COVID is still a thing, and the U.S. is basically a dumpster fire right now — here are a few ways to help you manage your stress. Practice mindfulness Do you feel overwhelmed with assignments, errands and that never ending to-do list? Try taking…

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Ilhan Omar Wins Minnesota Congressional Primary

Ilhan Omar has won her Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th district with 57% of the vote. After Rep. Omar’s high profile first term in Congress, she faced challenger Antone Melton Meaux in the Democratic primary. Melton Meaux, who is a first time political candidate, ran as a candidate “focused on the fifth,” and has called…

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Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Wins Primary

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) successfully defended her House seat for District 13 in Michigan’s Democratic primary against challenger Brenda Jones. Tlaib won 66% of the vote in a landslide victory. She will face Republican David Dudenhoefer in November. Tlaib made history with Ilhan Omar as one of the first Muslim women to be elected to…

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5 Reasons You Should Complete the 2020 Census

It’s that time again. The Census is officially live to be completed. Read on to find out about why you should fill out the census. The Census helps fund communities. The Census determines where billions of dollars in funding goes, from fire departments and schools, to roads and other important community services. Important infrastructure like…