When Was America Actually Great? It wasn’t.

I’m a Native of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican tribe and I’m proud of that. Nathan Phillips, a tribal elder, and Vietnam veteran, was the man who stood in D.C., playing his drum, while little racist teenagers made fun of him.  He was proudly displaying his indigenous culture and playing his drum through their hate. The way

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My Experience As A Black Muslim

Written By: Renea ‘Ayah’ Thompson I have been avoiding writing this for some time because it hurts to think about really. I’m happy as a Muslim. Alhamdulilah (Thanks be to God). I can say this with certainty, but my experience as a black Muslim deserves its own separate narrative.  It’s one of tears and self-doubt

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Muslim Youth of Panama City Bring Food and Gift Cards to Local TSA Agents

On Monday evening of January 28, 2019, the Youth of Bay County Islamic Society (BCIS) brought food, gift cards, and drinks, to the Panama City – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport’s TSA agents. They did this to acknowledge the hard work the of the TSA and what other government paid workers do. This started off

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Muslim or Not: Here is Why You Should Stop Dictating How Muslim Women Dress

Sometimes Hijab is a pressure by the society around you. When or if it was the case that if a Muslim women is forced to wear it, then some women who take off the hijab, may feel like they are free since they took it off. Though I cannot speak for what happens to the Muslim women oversees, I have never met a Muslim woman in this country who was forced to wear the hijab. In this country I have seen women getting their hijab torn off their head or maybe even their family opposes them wearing hijab, like my parents for instance.

Would Jesus Be Accepted As a Migrant Into The U.S. Today?

If you are a Christian and you are celebrating Christmas this year, or getting into the holiday spirit of some sort, do not forget that this is the time of year where Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, who was a migrant, brown, and a middle easterner, as was his mother. I want you to

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Why did Hurricane Katrina get more press than hurricane Michael?

I saw the hope and love in people’s eyes after the hurricane hit, not because they were happy their city, homes, and businesses were destroyed, but because they felt blessed to be alive. The way the community came together and helped one another, was beautiful to watch. Everyone of different backgrounds, religion, and race, came

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What it Feels like Living with Deadly Food Allergies

I am still stuck with the trauma I had as a child from the first time I went into Anaphylactic Shock. I was at my great grandma’s house and my mom was in the shower. I opened up a glass jar and grabbed out a small handful of cashews. Then I shoved them into my

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Who Has it Worse, Converts or Born Muslims?

I recently came across a post on social media where a born Muslim stated that,  “A lot of times I come across reverts/converts, who swear that born and raised Muslims have a leg up, are ungrateful, and just take Islam for granted” Being a convert myself, I personally have never said that born Muslims have

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