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Making Peace with Pepperoni: A Muslim-American Perspective

As Muslim-Americans, we need to play a more active role in defining our faith, or will continue to have others define it for us The...

Born Here, Freed Here

  "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia . . .  My life had its beginning in the midst of...

Trump’s Executive Order Attacks the America I Know and Love

In this moment, America is not mine. It cannot be—it is not like anything I have seen. I came here in 2007, one year before...

May Our Hope Persist: A Love Letter for My Niece

America, June 2018 Dear Malia, Let me begin with what matters most: I love you. I don’t know how many times I have written this letter in...

How Donald Trump gets away with saying things other candidates can’t

This is piece is not saying that Donald Trump never means what he says. It's just sayin'...

Abolition For Me But Not For Thee

More than a year on from the January 6th insurrection, most defendants are being treated well. Of the 733 Capitol arrestees, 85% have been...

the long way to a small, angry inbox

Normally, this wouldn’t matter so much. A few nights ago, I logged into an old Yahoo account that I habitually checked and used for retrospective...

The Road to Juneteenth

A version of this post was originally published at dailykos.com   We are celebrating the day that the last of the legally enslaved people in the...