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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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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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French Burkini Ban Podcast

French Burkini Ban Podcast

The day after I published this podcast on the burkini ban, French courts ruled this practice unlawful. Some mayors still want to enforce it. Regardless- the global uproar on social media and the media had a huge affect on this outcome. France could not deal with the backlash. If you think your voice doesn’t matter, […]

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Be an unapologetic supporter of #BDS. I support #BDS

Be an unapologetic supporter of #BDS. I support #BDS

By on August 25, 2016 in civil rights, Middle East with No Comments

  There are some things in life you need to be unapologetic about. Some things you can’t allow bullying and intimidation to knock you off your heels. There are times to dig your heels IN- and #BDS is one of those things. This is one of those times. Please watch the above video. #BDS is […]

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#Syria #Aleppo

#Syria #Aleppo

By on August 18, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments
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Translating All Lives Matter Language

Translating All Lives Matter Language

By on July 20, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments

Published on the Huffington Post- Black Voices. Americans as a whole are a patriotic bunch. We don’t stand for the idea of people taking away our freedoms. We will stand on the hill tops proclaiming how important our freedoms are to us. But what is puzzling is that when black Americans and their allies stand […]

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Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Dear Bernards Township, New Jersey, Did you ever hear of the Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) of 2000? Better yet, have you ever heard of The Constitution? Or how about common decency? It’s disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning […]

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Photo Gallery:  Chicago UIC Trump Protest, March 11, 2016

Photo Gallery: Chicago UIC Trump Protest, March 11, 2016

This photo gallery of the protest that took place at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on March 11, 2016 accompanies my Chicago Monitor story that also has additional photos and that tells more of the “inside” story. I’ve also uploaded a number of outside video clips on my YouTube Channel (see an example below.) Being a part […]

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