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Love Story from the Underground Railroad

My name is Kaya Gravitter. I am the great-great-great granddaughter of a love story that comes from a dark time in the United States history.My great-great-great grandfather was a slave. He was forced here from the shores of West Africa, in the Atlantic Slave Trade. My great-great-great grandmother was a Native Indian of the the

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Being Black and Muslim in the U.S.

This article is to teach you about the Black Muslim experience. One thing I see happening in the world is too much racism. People are hated for their race, religion, etc. Some of the worst racism I have seen is aimed towards our Black brothers and sisters. This should be unacceptable to all humans and

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What Do I Look Like to You?

Though I am an American born convert to Islam, a lot of people still ask me what my ethnicity is or where I came from. With my choice to wear the headscarf, it is obvious that I look Muslim but they still cannot tell what my ethnicity is. Non-Muslims assume that I am not from

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Stop Using the Muslim Convert Stereotype

I, and many other Muslim Reverts are apart of this stigma and this stereotype among Muslims and non-Muslims. We are disliked by Muslims and Non-Muslims. We struggle fitting in with our families, old friends, and our now new Muslim brothers and sisters. I did not want to write this article but I feel I have

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Lochte get out Of Jail Free Card: White Privilege

Let me give you an overview of what that took place in Rio de janiro, Brazil by olympian, Ryan Lochte and his swimming teammates. A few days ago Ryan Lochte told a story that he was robbed at gunpoint, to the police….. On Friday he apologized for “exaggerating.” By exaggerating, I mean he made up

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