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Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Wins Primary

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) successfully defended her House seat for District 13 in Michigan’s Democratic primary against challenger Brenda Jones. Tlaib won 66% of the vote in a landslide victory. She will face Republican David Dudenhoefer in November. Tlaib made history with Ilhan Omar as one of the first Muslim women to be elected to…

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5 Reasons You Should Complete the 2020 Census

It’s that time again. The Census is officially live to be completed. Read on to find out about why you should fill out the census. The Census helps fund communities. The Census determines where billions of dollars in funding goes, from fire departments and schools, to roads and other important community services. Important infrastructure like…

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This Is Why We Should Cancel “Cancel Culture”

Cancel culture is a highly-charged idea which often surrounds public figures. It appears as if one day, a celebrity may be idolized and placed on a pedestal, only to be “cancelled” just as quickly. But what exactly is cancel culture, and why is it so detrimental? The answer lies in the word itself. Cancel, according…

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This Is Why Muslims Should Care About the 2020 Census

With a global pandemic happening, the last thing on your mind is probably the U.S. Census. What even is the U.S. Census? Not many from our community understand the impact Census data has on our lives. From government representation to federal funding for social service programs, Census data is used to inform so many issues that…

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Why We Need to Stop Being “Colorblind”

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson As a white woman, the time I have spent reading Black authors, including Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin…

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This Is Why I Appreciate the #MuslimAnd Campaign so Much

Many of us who work outside the home may have experienced discrimination or been exposed to people with phobic beliefs about other people before.  I work in San Francisco with homeless youth, at the heart of what’s known as the Gay Bay. My organization is obviously pro-LGBTQ+, and we get hit with endless demands to…

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Rashida Tlaib Booed Hilary Clinton. So What’s the Verdict?

When Rep. Rashida Tlaib booed Hillary Clinton at an event for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the reactions were swift and, as has become the norm in U.S. politics, divisive. Rep. Tlaib followed up by stating, “You all know I can’t be quiet. No, we’re going to boo,” in response to Hilary Clinton’s negative comments about…

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These 10 Tweets Will See You Through Impeachment Day

Well, it’s happened. After almost three tumultuous years that even the greatest minds in fiction couldn’t dream up, House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump. This makes him part of a unique little club — as of today, he becomes only the third President in the history of the United States…