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Watch: Living in America as a Black Muslim Woman

Being Black and Muslim is tough; it just feels as if you’re always out of the equation. That’s why Black History Month is not only a reminder for us that we should do better for our Black Muslim brothers and sisters, but also an acknowledgment of their Black excellence. The bias against Black skin and…

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It’s Time To Talk About Colorism in the Arab Community

This op-ed neither refutes the fact that racism exists in Arab communities, nor claims that all Arabs are racists and/or colorists. Rather, it challenges those who are not interested to know what colorism is, and racialize Arab identity just to claim that they cannot be racists when they are all “Arabs.” I was sitting with…

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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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The Islamic Attitude Towards Race and Racism

Islam established racial equality, declaring all people to be equal in the sight of God. At the end of Prophet (saw) farewell sermon he stated, “​All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority…

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Watch: The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History

In this eye-opening seminar, a professor of African American and Cultural Studies, David Ikard, speaks out about the dangers of whitewashing Black history. In his talk, he lays out a series of compelling reasons why the whitewashing of Black history isn’t just irksome, it can be downright dismissive. “If in order for you to be…

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This Is What Michelle Williams Got Wrong About Voting in Her Speech at the 2020 Golden Globes

During the 2020 Golden Globes, actress Michelle Williams accepted her award to make a political opinion — confidently going against Ricky Gervais’ request that performers needn’t use this platform to share an opinion as “the public doesn’t care what you think,” since everyone in that room was working with organizations knee-deep in exploitative practices.   …

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3 Ways You Can Help Following the Disastrous U.K. Elections

On the 12th of December, 2019, Britain faced one of its most important elections in history. Given the devastating result, it was apparent this general election was heavily based on Brexit, Britain’s racist tantrum and their equivalent of “Make America Great Again,” rather than any emphasis on the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), education,…

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This Man Had Battery Acid Thrown At Him During a Racist Hate Crime

“People come here from other countries for a better life. The only people who have been here longer than anyone else are the Native Americans.” These are the words that Mahud Villalaz, 42 and a U.S. citizen, spoke in response to an aggressive 61-year-old man when he was accused of being undocumented in the United…