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A House Fire in Denver Killed a Muslim Family of Five

On August 5, 2020, five members of a Senegalese-American Muslim family incurred fatal injury in a fire that consumed their Colorado home. Denver authorities have opened investigations into the fire, citing evidence of potential arson. The Diol family, consisting of Djibril Diol, his wife, daughter, sister, and niece, were a vital part of the Denver…

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Fasting Is My Religion, Not A Silicon Valley Fad

HVMAN, an elite Silicon Valley biohacking/nootropics company, began 2017 in a way as markedly notable and strange as its name — with a seven-day company wide fast. CEO Geoffery Woo insisted, in an interview with The Guardian, that this hyper-immersive study conducted by company officials was a way to test productivity born out of hunger-clarity. A…

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6 Books About Immigrant Life You Just Can’t Miss

Following a tumultuous few years for immigrants around the world, this year’s #MuslimWomensDay campaign has centered around Muslim women talking back to immigrant life. So it seems fitting that you should grab a cup of hot cocoa, and dive deep into these books that invite their readers into the messy, complex, and beautiful realities of…

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Why the ‘Greensboro Four’ Will Always Be Remembered

On the 1st of February,1960, four Black college students sat, nervous but determined, at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, patiently requesting service. As the “Greensboro Four” expected, they were largely ignored. But the next day they came back, supporters in tow. For six months they staged the same protest, drawing a larger crowd…

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Why the Death of Jamal Khashoggi Has Us Shaken

On October 2nd of 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and American resident, was reported missing by his fiancée. He had unknowingly pursued a one-way trip into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. By the end of the week, his death had been all but confirmed. At the top of the suspect list was the government he…

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Why You Should Care About the Russia Investigation

A full timeline of the Russian Investigation In June of 2016, The Washington Post broke a story detailing the first public element of an operation a year in the making. The Democratic National Committee had been hacked. And Russian intelligence was the undeniable culprit. Slowly but surely, the following year offered up a growing list of…

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How the World Forgot the Rohingya Genocide

In the December of 2016, I gave my first competitive speech on the Rohingya Muslims, a people I had only found out about myself 30 minutes before. As I stood there, informing a singular judge about the brutalization of an entire ethnic group, I was horrified at my own apathy. Why was I only just…

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Here’s Why American Politics are Totally Skewed

There’s nothing more American than debating politics. Flip on the T.V., and an angry blonde is defending this supposed “golden age” of the nation, and how political correctness is keeping us from realizing our full potential. Log onto Twitter, and a New York Times journalist you’ve never heard of, but has a little check mark…