Social Activism

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

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

Pakistani Women Reclaim the Streets by Getting on Bicycles

Community Spotlight

by Fatima Ahmed Pakistani society, a male-dominated society, isn’t always a friendly and safe atmosphere for women living there. In fact, women often find themselves victims of

Pepsi Won’t Drive the Resistance but These Apps Can Help

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by Elizabeth Jaikaran This time around, at this point in history, the revolution is devotedly televised, meme-fied, and commodified. It is televised because our numbers are diffic

The Palestine Foundation Provides Funds to Help Palestinians Help Themselves

Community Spotlight

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

Muslim Teens Writes ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times is Accepted to Stanford but Not Everyone is Happy

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by Hira Uddin Growing up desi, many youth trying to find their purpose in life can relate to hearing “you are not (insert an array of demeaning adjectives here) enough.” Young

#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

Mercy-USA Continues On The Ground Humanitarian Relief in Syria

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by Kari Ansari of Mercy USA Poignant and forceful, Mercy-USA Field Team Manager, Zein Al Shamm, who had just escaped Aleppo, Syria spoke to an audience of close to 400 people Satu

7 Muslim-American Women to Celebrate on International Women’s Day 2017

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by Fatima Ahmed Muslim women often find themselves underrepresented in our society. Too often they find themselves unfairly represented because they are women and misrepresented b

Brooklyn Neighborhood Responds to Immigration Ban with ‘Hate Free Zone’

Community Spotlight

by Nasif Khan On January 25, 2017, while thousands of New Yorkers rallied in Washington Square Park in response to newly elected President Donald Trump’s rapid push for executiv

Black Muslim Hip Hop Artists Take on “Agent Orange” at the Grammys

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by Fatima Ahmed In today’s politically charged climate, the Grammys found themselves becoming a platform for numerous stars to voice their political stances. From Paris Jackson