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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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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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It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

Originally published at the HuffPost Religion on an Editor’s writing prompt. Great prompt, HuffPost! Thanks! Yasmina The 2016 elections are like none we’ve seen before. If you were to look up the meaning of “rock bottom,” the picture that would pop up would be the presidential debates of 2016. Typical political mudslinging has now morphed […]

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We’re Running for Peace!

We’re Running for Peace!

We’re Running for Peace! Click the link to help us reach our goal to help children in the middle get the medical treatment they need. THE PALESTINE CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND (WWW.PCRF.NET) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991 TO HELP ADDRESS THE MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FACING PALESTINIAN YOUTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IT HAS BECOME THE LARGEST […]

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Pray for Turkey

Pray for Turkey

By on June 28, 2016 in current events with No Comments

What does terrorism achieve? It achieves nothing. It is not “radical Islam.” It is radical politics. How does terrorism forward any religion? It doesn’t. Who are the victims? Mostly Muslim. After spending a week in Turkey learning about the vast threat of terrorism from multiple political factions from the east to the west, this is […]

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