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To Be or Not to Be Muslim?- Our Muslim Experience in America

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“We have to go to church on Friday evening, but we’ll see you on Saturday!” With a quick goodbye to our friends, we followed our mom out of the building. It was a warm autumn afternoon in Birmingham; the trees were a riot of color, the sky was a crisp …

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My Muslim Experience in America – Amani from Egypt

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It was my first time to travel abroad and I worked so hard to make it happen, for it is not easy for an Upper-Egyptian conservative family to let their only daughter travel very far away from home on her own. After being accepted by Fulbright to take part in …

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Remembering Rwanda

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“Memory can be a graveyard or it can be the true kingdom of man. The choice is before humanity.” –Elie Wiesel and Samuel Totten The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began on April 7, 1994. The night before the President of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana, was murdered when the plane …

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Want to Fight for Immigrants? Here’s Why and How

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Garcia, a mother in Phoenix, is on her way to work at the amusement park, distracted with worry about her son’s cold. She punches in, walks toward her station, waving at her friend, but someone grabs her arm. She turns to see a pair of Border Patrol agents and her …

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“Who Will Keep The Dream Alive Now” [Poem]

Complacent in our stations of hatred, feel like I’m facing this nation alone Pacing through this matrix the moans, and the screams it seems we can never rise up, getting tied up since before the screens on the tv, the screens now is in our minds opaque cant see past …

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A Young Girl’s Leadership on Diversity in School Reading with #1000BlackGirlBooks

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In a tumultuous world, stepping up and creating social change is needed more than ever. Whether it be a problem nationally or locally, youth across the country are finding their voices and taking action on causes they’re passionate about. In our classrooms, there have been questions raised about diversity. Are schools …

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The Women’s March: What were you marching for?

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A couple weeks ago over 3 million people worldwide marched for justice, the rights of the marginalized, a better future and for what makes America beautiful in the Women’s March. Three AMPster’s share their own experiences. Nicki participated in the “Disability March,” an amazing and inclusive alternative for people who were not able …

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