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It’s Time To End Anti-Black Sentiment Plaguing Our Muslim Communities

“The mosques in New Jersey are finally opening!” I eagerly texted my friend Khadija. “Oh, that’s good to hear,” she replied, “but I don’t go to the masjid anymore.” Seeing as though the masjid is at least a 45 minute ride from Khadija’s house I naively assumed that the distance was keeping her from attending,…

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What Is Juneteenth? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may have today off because it’s Juneteenth, but do you know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth marks the day when many of the remaining enslaved peoples learned about the Emancipation Proclaimation, thus learning they were free. Juneteenth has already been celebrated by the Black community for years. Watch this video from The Guardian’s Kenya Evelyn,…

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The U.S. Is Built on Racial Privilege

George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. His last words, “I can’t breathe” has now entered all of our breaths as we try to take in air that he was neglected. His death ignited a slew of protests across the U.S., from major west coast cities, to the east coast, peoples’ cries…

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Watch: How Racism Makes Us Sick

Do you think race has an impact on health? David R. Williams developed a scale that measures the impact of discrimination and racism on well-being. Traditional measures such as the impacts of systemic racism on income and education are known; the scale Williams developed exlores how factors like negative stereotypes, implicit bias, and resedential segregation…

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Watch: The Trauma of Systematic Racism Is Killing Black Women

According to TED Talk’s homepage, “T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Black women — and build communities in the process. How? By getting one million women and girls to prioritize their self-care, lacing up their shoes…

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Justice for George Floyd Starts With Us

#JusticeforFloyd “You must struggle to remember this past in all its nuance, error, and humanity. You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They…

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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…