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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…

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Super Sunnah Foods: Marvelous Milk

We’re back for another episode of Super Sunnah Foods, and our focus this week is milk. Personally, I am currently mostly vegan; I eat a plant-based diet due to concerns for the treatment of animals, as well as the environment.  But part of the way I became a vegetarian was drinking a lot of milk. …

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POTUS Stalls Second Stimulus Package While Americans Suffer

On Tuesday October 6, President Trump announced that he was ending talks about a second stimulus package in the interest of pushing through his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  He tweeted: We Need a Stimulus Package – and Here Is Why The decision POTUS made in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader,…