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6 Powerful Black Leaders You Should Know About

One of the greatest ways racism is perpetuated is through stereotypes, which create biases that influence real people’s choices and lives. These great Black leaders who have lead remarkable lives are examples of Black excellence. Black history isn’t only teaching about enslavement; that is racism at play to ignore the many accomplishments of legendary Black…

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7 Amazing Black Poets Who Continue to Inspire Us

The amazing culture of poetic expression in the modern world is spoken word and informs our culture in endless and various ways – and is filled with the greatness of Black artists. As we remember the giants of times past, here we list seven amazing Black poets you should be familiar with, along with a…

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Why Everyone Should Know About JUTHOOR for Mental Health Care

As increasing attention is given to mental health needs in the Muslim community, a new platform has developed for the Arab world called Juthoor (Juthoor.co) to help. This platform is important as it addresses the stigma associated with mental health, as well as offers a list of therapists who can provide culturally appropriate services. Happily,…

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Poem: This Is Why Muslims Can Still Care About Christmas

Why Christmas Matters It doesn’t matter if Jesus Was born in April or December. It doesn’t matter, The merchandising that drives the masses. It doesn’t matter that the only thing The historical record can confirm Is that he died on the cross. I don’t think the changing of the cups at Starbucks, Or the proliferation…

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#OccupyWallStreet 10 Years Later: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 17, 2021 – The 10 Year Anniversary of OccupyWallStreet Ten years ago, a great popular movement swept across the world.  OccupyWallStreet, or Occupy, was a moment in time when people protested the unequal distribution of wealth. People protested all the myriad social consequences and costs it entails.  The 99%, most people in the country,…

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Black Friday? Tomorrow Is #BuyNothingDay.

As I’m sure you’re aware, many people call the day after the holiday known to many as Thanksgiving “Black Friday.” It is marked by rampant amounts of consumerism, celebrating corporate and capitalist excess with panicked stampedes at the door of electronics stores and shopping malls, frenzied shoppers stepping over and on top of one another…

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6 Takeaways From the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

The second and final presidential debate was held on October 22 at 9PM EST.  Moderated by  Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent, the debate rules were slightly changed to prevent the debacle that was witnessed by millions in the first debate. If you need a reminder of what happened the first go around, that…