On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them

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On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them Ok, so this isn’t really about my breasts. It’s about Dawn Holland’s breasts. Well, I guess it is kind of about my breasts, and Holland’s and every other woman’s. Let me explain. Holland was recently asked to leave an Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding her son… …discreetly… […]

Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion

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Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion It starts with interfaith dialogue—the real, unstaged, not-necessisarily-PC kind. That’s what it takes to change public sentiment about Muslims. As it is, all the dialogue in intrafaith, non-Muslims talking to other non-Muslims about Muslims and Muslims talking to other Muslims about Muslims. The […]

On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]

On Unconscious Racism: An Explanation of George Zimmerman & Upset Hunger Games Fans

Unconscious Racism They used to lynch us. They don’t do that anymore. They used to buy and sell us. They don’t do that anymore. They used to call our fathers “boy” and send them around back. They don’t do that anymore. Now it’s unconscious, so all they have to do is think. Racism has gone underground, […]

The American Muslim Project: Real Muslims Show Their Real Selves

The Foundation of The American Muslim Project The American Muslim Project (AMP) is a website full of short videos, but they aren’t just any videos. They’re videos of Muslims, talking about, well, whatever they want.  No long dissertations on Muslim-American relations. No sermons. No speeches. Just casual talk about the things that make them tick. […]

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Will Not Be in This Home

It is hard to turn on the TV or go to the store and not see some type of Hannah Montana paraphernalia. Other than the Disney Channel show, there are posters, shoes, clothes, dolls, purses, lunch boxes, you name it. Now, I don’t have a problem with Hannah. I actually think she has a great […]

On My Intercultural Marriage: When An African American and African Hook Up

On My Intercultural Marriage You have to look a little harder to tell with us. Our complexities don’t show on the skin. To the average passerby, my husband and I appear to be a typical African American couple, but that’s not the case. Not by a long shot. I, you see, am just as I […]