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Asra Nomani’s back in PBS’s ‘The Mosque in Morgantown’

posted by dali

If you are at all active in the national American Muslim community, or if you have paid attention in the least bit to the myriad of issues Muslim-Americans have struggled with since the tragedy of 9/11, then you’ve heard of […]

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‘The Domestic Crusaders’ Explores Modern Islamic Art

posted by dali

On September 11, 2009, playwright Wajahat Ali’s “The Domestic Crusaders” will make its world debut off-Broadway. Why does this matter? Because with this play, Ali is thrusting the genre of Islamic art into a modern arena, where theater, television, and […]

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Kareem Salama: A Muslim Country Singer for Your iPod

posted by dali

When I think of Muslim musicians, the genres of hip hop, rap, maybe a little rock, and of course the more religious category of nasheeds and Sufi-type music come to mind. But what about country? Putting aside the whole huge […]

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Muslim Video Contest Reveals Being an ‘Arab in America’ Isn’t Easy

posted by idol chatter

For many American Muslims, the mainstream presentation of their diverse voices seems lost in a vacuum dominated by simplistic, cardboard stereotypes depicting them as fundamentalists or perpetual suspects. Thankfully, Link TV in collaboration with One Nation has provided a way […]

Demand ‘Britz’ on BBC America

posted by Ellen Leventry

Lost in the hustle and bustle of this past Thanksgiving holiday was one of the most riveting post 9/11, and in this case post 7/7, dramas made to date, “Britz.” This thriller follows the lives of Sohail and Nasima, a […]

Michael Jackson Converts to Islam

posted by dali

Don’t call him the King of Pop anymore, because Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and wants to be called Mikaeel. The 50-year-old pop star took his shahada (oath of faith) in Los Angeles on Friday, as reported by news […]

Arab Soap Opera Showcases Equality in Marriage

posted by dali

Quick! When you think of what married life is in the Middle East, what comes to mind? Women clad in black burkas, abayas (robes), hijabs, and face veils, sticking close to home, raising kids and following the lead of her […]

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Rio Olympics: Flame Handed to Brazil in Athens
Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics from August 5-21, but preparations for the event are already underway. The Olympic flame that will burn at the Summer Olympics was handed over to Brazil last Wednesday. The ceremony was held in ...

posted 1:48:32pm Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Celebrating the 46th Year of Earth Day
The movement continues. This year is the 46th year of Earth Day, a day that inspires, ignites passion, and motivates people to action. In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated with a mission to channel human energy toward environmental ...

posted 9:51:26am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Eclectic Pop Music Superstar Prince Has Passed
We mourn the loss of another musical great this year. Multiple sources have confirmed that the artist known as Prince has passed. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his ...

posted 1:52:31pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former WWE Star Chyna Found Dead
Former pro wrestler Joan Laurer, known as Chyna in the WWE community, has died at the age of 45. The cause of her death remains unknown to the public. Chyna was a huge pioneer for female wrestlers in the WWE. Fans and friends of Chyna took to ...

posted 10:35:25am Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former Syracuse Great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington Dies at 52
Former Syracuse great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington passed away at 52. Washington was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer and received surgery in the fall. Washington grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he first received his nickname ...

posted 1:34:35pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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