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#BeingBlackAndMuslims: How Black American Muslims Fought Racism

DETROIT – As America marks Black History Month, Black American Muslims in Detroit are busy educating Muslims on racial justice, discussing their experiences with racism, Religion News reported. “We wanted to reflect on the erasure of black Muslims in the conversations we were seeing online, as well as in our communities and institutions,” Namira Islam, …

Bernie Sanders Picks Muslim to Lead Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON – Immediately after officially announcing his new run for the 2020 American presidency, the US Senator Bernie Sanders has named Faiz Shakir, a prominent Muslim civil rights lawyer, to lead his effort, in a first for a major American presidential bid, Anadolu Agency reported. Shakir was named a campaign manager by the independent senator. He’s …

American Muslim Elected to Virginia House

VIRGINIA – A second American Muslim has been elected to the House of Delegates in Virginia, after receiving 59 percent of the vote in the special election, The Washington Times reported. Ibraheem Samirah, a Palestinian-American dentist, beat Republican Gregg Nelson and independent Connie Hutchinson for the post, which was left vacant after Democrat Jennifer Boysko …

"Eat with Muslims": Seattle Muslim Group Invites Everyone to Dinner Table

The aim is to change negative perceptions by exposing people to the diversity and personal stories of Muslims in America today SEATTLE – A Seattle Muslim group is inviting everyone to break bread together and share personal stories with the Muslim community, King5 reported. The organization “Eat with Muslims” was inspired by Fathia Absie and …

American Rally Decries Hate Crime Targeting Muslim Business

WISCONSIN – About 100 people rallied on February 15 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to denounce the Islamophobic attacks against Muslims in the state, Madison reported on February 19. “This racist and Islamophobic incident did occur. We’ve to accept that because doing anything less would be minimizing the pain and seriousness of the incident,” said Wale …

Chicago Cubs, Muslims Agree to Combat Islamophobia

CHICAGO – In the first positive reaction to hate emails leaked from its billionaire owner, the Chicago Cubs and the local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday announced a joint agreement to combat Islamophobia, bigotry, and racism, Chicago Tribune reported. “We have a tremendous opportunity to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion …

US Muslim Family Awarded for Helping Neighbors

Muslim Family Awarded for Helping Neighbors During Winter Storm

A Muslim family has been awarded by local authorities for providing help to their neighbors during a winter storm in the U.S. village of Morton Grove. Mayor Dan Dimaria honored the Muslim family on Monday, February 11 2019. “Thank you for showing what Morton Grove really is about,” Mr Dimaria said to the family of Sabeel Ahmed. On …

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

Give me a media without conscience; I will give you a nation without awareness. Perhaps this adage is suitable for the current times in America with the widespread of Islamophobia. Still worse, a study shows that more than half of the Americans have never met a Muslim in their lives. This combination of malicious agendas …

Pew Research African Americans Find Haven in Islamic Heritage

Pew Research: African Americans Find Haven in Islamic Heritage

CAROLINA – According to a recent Pew Research report, which concluded its findings last month, most black Americans though identify with Christianity, many of them follow Islam and reconvert to the faith of their ancestors from various religions, Post And Courier reported on February 17. “The first Muslims that came to America were enslaved Africans,” …

More Young Muslim Women Lean into Arranged Marriages

NEW YORK — By the begging of 2019, the Muslim matchmaking app Muzmatch announced hitting one million global users. The co-founders of the dating tool further informed that at least 15,000 users have gotten married after meeting through Muzmatch. However, many young Muslim women are leaning into their families’ traditions of arranged marriage, seeing it …



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