All Life is Sacred: Thoughts on Paris

By Sheikh Sajid Umar A version of this post has been published here. My dear brothers and sisters, we live in trying times and are witnessing days of hardship as frequently as we see our families - May...
Members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mizzou in the Eyes of Non-Black People of Color

For non-Black people of color specifically, the Mizzou protests and the broader Black Lives Matter Movement have been instructive in two principal ways. First, they emphasize that contesting and combatting anti-Black racism is more than just part and parcel of fighting racism at large – but a prerequisite step for advancing the struggle to end a system of racial oppression.

Waiting For My Veteran Father

By Wendy Diaz When I was in 5th grade, around 10 or 11 years old, I was blessed to be placed in the classroom of who would become my favorite teacher of all time, Ms. Rosa Lee Watts. She was a strict,...
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Why Women Really Compete With Each Other

By Shani Banks and Sumayyah T. The New York Times article “Why Women Compete With Each Other” attempts to delve into the psychological reasons as to why women are infamously noted for rivaling and...

Historic Ruling Upholds Rights of American Muslims

by Glenn Katon, Legal Director, Muslim Advocates In an historic ruling last week, a federal appeals court upheld the right of American Muslims to be free from suspicionless surveillance based solely upon...