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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 theContinue reading “Love Story from the Underground Railroad”

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 andContinue reading “Being Black and Muslim in the U.S.”

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 fromContinue reading “What Do I Look Like to You?”

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 haveContinue reading “Stop Using the Muslim Convert Stereotype”

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 upContinue reading “Lochte get out Of Jail Free Card: White Privilege”