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ELLE.com Features Beauty Influencers who also Happen to Wear Hijab

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A narrative has been held present for Muslim women for years, specifically in pop culture. For generations, Muslim women have been depicted as oppressed, dangerous, conservative, v

Mark Zuckerberg Gets to Know American Muslims at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

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by Syeda Arbab & Yousuf Ali Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg visited Muslim students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on May 12, 2017, and exemplified the mantra 'lis

Free Speech and Security: Two Sides to a Three-Way Coin

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by Saeed Khan Are universities bastions of free speech, safe spaces or are they the new battleground for competing forces on the political spectrum? The answer, of course, is th

Hamtramck Public Pool Art Space Collecting Jars for Exhibition on American Muslim Youth

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by Nargis Rahman American Muslim youth in Michigan are encouraged to submit a mason jar filled with symbolic items representing their identity for a collaborative interactive ar

Sheila Abdus-Salaam: First US Muslim African American Woman to Serve High Court Found Dead

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by Aysha Qamar The country’s first female Muslim and African-American women to serve on New York’s highest court was found dead in the Hudson River near Manhattan, according t

The Palestine Foundation Provides Funds to Help Palestinians Help Themselves

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by Susan Shwartz Throughout the civilized world, people of good will, people who place a high value on justice and decency, hold the beleaguered people of Palestine close to their

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding Continues to Change the Narrative about Muslim Through Research

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by Fatima Ahmed The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) started in the fall of 2001, just weeks after the harrowing events of 9/11, a date and an event that marke

#ANewBronxTale: Bronx Community Organizers Fight to Resist with Local Office

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by Nasif Khan On the brisk night of January 29th, 2017, a brief rally formed following an estimated 100 people outside a Bengali restaurant in the East Bronx, New York. On Starlin

‘Amina’s Voice’ Lets a Muslim Girl’s Voice Shine in Mainstream Media

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by Saadia Faruqi If you’ve been searching in vain for fiction you can identify with as a South Asian or a Muslim, or perhaps both, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing has

Muslim, Women, and Entrepreneurs: An Ode to Muslim Womanhood

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by Elizabeth Jaikaran Despite prevailing western narratives that perpetuate false and degrading representations of Muslim women, the realities of Muslim women’s strength, power,