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Sad Week

Sad Week

By on October 3, 2017 in social issues with No Comments

It’s time to stop pretending we don’t have a serious problem in the United States. Our politicians are purchased by NRA- and children are orphaned this week due to yet another mass shooting. When will the next one be? No one is safe. We are living in terror thanks to our reckless gun culture and […]

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I Take a Knee

I Take a Knee

By on September 26, 2017 in civil rights, culture with No Comments

I know I am overly passionate and argumentative- but racism (xenophobia- all its forms) has always been a huge trigger for me. As far back as I can remember. When I was a child even.   I remember grilling my husband about it when we dated- because racism in a partner is an absolute deal […]

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3 Heroes in Portland

3 Heroes in Portland

The climate of Trumpistan (aka America) is one where the most dreadful things like hate speech and incitement of violence are dying to become normalized. So much so- people are dying. Trump’s America is killing people. When a white, extremist terrorist who will not be named on my blog- no notoriety here- walked on a […]

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Turkish Airlines Business Class Is All about Pampering

Turkish Airlines Business Class Is All about Pampering

By on May 9, 2017 in culture with No Comments

Photos by Sadaf Syed, Author of ICover: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American COVERed Girl (This story was translated into Turkish and published in the AirportHaber Magazine. http://www.airporthaber.com/thy-haberleri/abdli-gazeteci-thyye-hayran-kaldi.html ) I had the privilege, along with my Photojournalist colleague, Sadaf Syed, of attending Turkey’s DS Centre of Policy Studies’ Spring 2016 Journalism Academy. This Think […]

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I Joined Faith Leaders in Discussing Faith and Our Duties as Voters

I Joined Faith Leaders in Discussing Faith and Our Duties as Voters

By on February 16, 2017 in politics, spirituality with No Comments

RELIGION Why All Spiritual People Should Vote, According To These Faith Leaders Think, pray, vote. 11/07/2016 07:06 pm ET Antonia Blumberg  Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post This election cycle has been divisive and draining. It’s forced Americans across the spectrum to interrogate their own beliefs, make compromises and reflect on how much further we […]

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First Black American Girl Doll Of The Year. Could A Muslim Doll Be Next?

First Black American Girl Doll Of The Year. Could A Muslim Doll Be Next?

By on January 4, 2017 in culture, current events with No Comments

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post.  American Girl Doll Company (owned by Mattel) finally took customer feedback to heart and introduced their first black doll of the year, Gabriella McBride. Each January for more than a decade, they have unveiled the doll of the year and accessories that coincide with her story. […]

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Good Bye, 2016

Good Bye, 2016

By on December 23, 2016 in current events, personal stories with No Comments

I’m not one of those people that would lump an entire year into a negative label and dramatically welcome in the coming year. You know what I’m talking about– when people are all, “This year sucked! The new year can’t get here soon enough!”  No- I don’t talk like that. Every day that I wake […]

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Aleppo

Aleppo

By on December 13, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments

#Aleppo

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Guest Blogger on DAPL: A Timeline for a Timeless American Tragedy

Guest Blogger on DAPL: A Timeline for a Timeless American Tragedy

I’m so excited to introduced guest blogger, Natasha, to yasminareality.com.  Natasha and I met at an open house mosque event that brought more than 400 community members together in Schaumburg, IL of all faiths and walks of life. The event brought together Americans who want to look past fear-mongering and hate and unite in our […]

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Guest Blogger, Hani: Thanksgiving Message to Immigrants

Guest Blogger, Hani: Thanksgiving Message to Immigrants

I always love having guest bloggers. In fact, I am soliciting aspiring writers and activists to contribute to the yasminareality.com independent platform on topics such as immigration, hate crimes, Standing Rock, Flint water crisis and other ideas you might have. This blog comes to you from Hani on the topic of immigration.  Thank you, Hani!  […]

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