Black History Month is the time of year where we tell the untold stories of Black men and women. we have an opportunity to learn of the historical impact and contribution the black community has had on society. Dating as
As this year’s Black History Month comes to a close, I couldn’t help but wonder if the Arab world needs its own version of “Black History Month”. A month where we can educate our fellow Arabs about the history of
*Trigger warning: description of racist events and performances describes below for awareness purposes* History tells us that Afro Arabs discrimination had been happening long ago in the Middle East. Afro Arabs of today are speaking out about how they continue
TikTok has taken the world of social media apps by a storm. It has beat competitors like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat by being the most used app for the younger generations. Not only that, but it is finally showcasing
“Men talk side by side – Not face to face” said an interviewee on a radio piece about a mental health workshop popping up in a town in Ontario. No, not a workshop for mental health, an actual workshop with
As we know there are numerous parts of the world right now that are in strict lock down due to the growing spread of the Coronavirus. Although we hope that there will come a time when things will go back
The moment the term “Arab Community” is raised in a conversation or is uttered through someone’s lips, I shudder. To me it is both a blessing and a curse, but a toxic bubble I needed so badly to escape from
Muslim women don’t get a great rap in Western media. We’re either oppressed or we’re terrorists. I can’t think of an example growing up where I saw a Hijabi on screen representing me in a way I could connect with.
I worry for a country defined by its wars A country coated in fear And infiltrated with violence Enemies who abuse its vulnerabilities Tears of thick blood shed by bombs of silence My mother can still hear the sirens My
If you are reading this, then the chances are that you are a “cultural misfit” or a “third culture kid” like me. That, I believe, puts us in the same boat even though we may not know each other. My
It’s a tragic thing to hear that they are places in the world that still do not treat its people with respect, and continue to judge and mistreat them for their sexual orientation. It is even saddening to hear that
How does religious persecution look like in 2021? What if I told you that just because we have technology and religious freedoms, many Muslims till this day are still being persecuted against? And what if I told you that those
The model sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid are not born into your typical Arab household. Their father is a Palestinian Billionaire Mohammad Hadid, and their mother is Dutch Model Yolanda Hadid. When it comes to embracing their Arabic identity the
Happy new year! As 2020 came to a close (thank goodness), you might be thinking about your goals and trying to set some resolutions for the year. You know: “new year, new me”. While your options are endless, I know
Dear Angry Arab, I think I understand now. You were never angry with me, I just received the short end of the stick. I’m not sure what has made you angry all these years and perhaps I will never know.
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