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11 Female Icons From Islamic History

On this #ThrowbackThursday, I want us to explore the female icons that have been integral to Islamic history, the spread of the faith, and innovation. We have plenty of current icons today — like Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, advocating for girls education and building schools while attending Oxford University (no big deal). Meanwhile,…

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A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

This Is Puerto Rico’s State Two Months After Hurricane Maria

The U.S. military has begun operations to withdraw its troops from Puerto Rico, claiming that the island is no longer in a recovery phase, despite over half the island surviving without power or access to clean water. Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the Pentagon’s liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said that troops would…

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Miss Peru Pageant Calls out Latin American Femicide During Staged Protest

(César Campos/Perú21) On October 29th, candidates for Miss Perú 2018 took the stage by storm blasting out facts on violence against women in the country instead of traditionally stating their bust-waist-hip measurements. The 23 women represented every region in Perú and gave statistics on physical and psychological violence, sexual abuse, harassment and sexual exploitation amongst others….