A Poem About Daughters: Ancestors

Someone once told me, My mother carried my daughter first. It’s true! When we were in our mother our eggs form in the embryo as a fetus, My mother made room for my daughter and fed my daughter before I. And her grandmother the same with her and I, One day I will carry my…


This Is Why Marriage Is a Leap of Faith

It’s 2017, and my cousin recently got engaged. Beaming, she shows me the gifts she received from the groom’s side of the family at the engagement ceremony: sky-high stilettos, a Western-style diamond pendant and matching earrings, a Ted Baker makeup bag — exotic luxuries for a young girl raised in a mid-size city in north…


#IMarchWithZahra: Muslim Organizations, Allies, and Activists Pen an Open Letter to Women’s March in Support of Zahra Billoo

We, Muslim and allied organizers, stand with Zahra Billoo in the face of the vote to remove her from Women’s March national board after an Islamophobic smear campaign. We call on Women’s March to reinstate Zahra Billoo to the national board.  After Women’s March announced the new board members, the attacks on Zahra were distinct….


Dear Sudan, We Stand With You

Dear Sudan, The past few months, the world watched you roar with fire and fury.We know the road has been tough for you as you’ve been suffering at the hands of oppressive governments for quite some time. Pseudo leaders charged in and took your land, your homes, in the false name of hope.  Your people…

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FACT CHECK: AIPAC Is One of the Strongest Lobbies in America

In a statement released this morning by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark offered a strong rebuke of perceived anti-semitism by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Over the weekend, Congresswoman Ilhan made the following tweets that…


Here’s What the 2019 State of the Union Was All About

It’s been a long year leading up to this year’s State of the Union address. We’ve experienced a rollercoaster of moral lows, from a government shutdown resulting in suffering for government employees, to the heinous incidents of migrant children being ripped from the arms of their parents, and being tossed into cages as a means…


Here’s Why Dehydration Creeped Up on You This Winter

With the arrival of the winter season, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is reminding consumers that it’s just as important to remain hydrated through the cold winter months as it is during any other time of year. Moisture loss isn’t as noticeable in the winter because people don’t sweat nearly as much as they…


White Man Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens at McDonald’s

  UPDATE: Eden Prairie police say they have arrested 55-year-old Lloyd Edward Johnson in connection with this incident. Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon for second-degree assault, and is being held in Hennepin County Jail.  Four Muslim teenagers, Farida Osman, Jihan Abdullahi, Amal Mohammed, and Zainab Hassan, were left stunned, and terrified Monday evening, when a…