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Canadians’ Gesture to Muslims Made Our Jaws Drop

I don’t know about you, but being someone who’s in a constant state of anger against injustices around the world, I could use a little heart-warming sometimes. Oftentimes when I scroll down my Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr feeds, all I see are stories of horrors around the world. “Black teenager shot dead.” “Death toll in…

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The Worst Possible Way to Talk About Racial Profiling

You’ve probably seen this little video by TrueStoryASA, which appears to depict vloggers Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, being stopped and frisked by an NYPD officer who appears to be racially profiling them. The vloggers “prove” that the cop is profiling them by conducting a little experiment: they pass him twice, arguing both times. The…

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This Guy Made a Muslim Remix to Bobby Shmurda

Hip-hop has its roots planted in social conscientiousness, and we’re all about that life. Unfortunately, today’s music is made solely for consumption, and a lot of the catchy but not-so-interesting songs making the rounds on the radio are a product of that condition. Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” became an instant phenomenon, with countless remixes of…

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“My Mother’s Daughter”

Recently, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed Yvonne Ridley about her conversion to Islam, after her capture by the Taliban.  This fascinating short film about a Muslim daughter and her Christian mother is a must-see. Ridley talks about how Islam’s feminist principles were what first drew her to the religion. The video exhibits the great difficulties she…