Rosa Parks Day: Stop Being An Abusive Husband, America

By NIDA ALI March 23, 2018 “On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks said one word that put her name down in history books for years to come. She said, “No.” No to racism, no to injustice, no to inhumanity, no…

Tipping: Get it Together!

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 7th, 2018 “According to the New York State Department of Labor, all tipped employees make a minimum of $7.50 per hour.” Dear Customer, Whenever a tourist reads a guidebook on the USA, one of the most…

Would Oprah 2020 be a Wise Move For The Democratic Party?

By ALEX JOHNSTON January 10, 2017 “She has the power to bring people together. She can make a great speech. Oprah 2020?  Hell no.“ Oprah is a wonderful person. Unlike Donald Trump, she really did pull herself up out of…

New Years Eve is Overrated in America and Here’s Why

By AMANDA BROWN December 30, 2017 “The whole thing is a build up to an anti-climatic 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, Happy New Year! And people kiss and it’s cute and kind sweet to see all the people, and then after that comes the…

Is Killing Animals Equivalent to Manslaughter?

By SHANK WANG December 14, 2017 “This is precisely why I find many of PETA’s (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) antics completely devoid of sense. A good proportion of them believe in equal rights between animals and humans. While…

The Entertainment Industry an Oppressive System?

By NUSRAT ZEBA October 10, 2017 “People who don’t think race is an issue in the entertainment industry need to think again. “ At some point in my life, (not too long ago) I was looking into becoming an actress.…

Bring You Inner Sexual Predator to Work Day

By AMINA RANA September 22, 2017 “If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job at some point in your life, there is a good chance you’ll be assaulted.” If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job…

Is it Possible to Completely Ban Guns in America?

By PAUL THEODOROPOULOS September 5, 2017 “A bill to repeal the second amendment would have to pass both the House and Senate of our congress first – by a two-thirds majority in each. This alone is a very high bar to…

Dear People of Color: Stop Being Racist

By ROMANA SHAIKH August 23, 2017 “It is imperative to address the prejudice and discrimination among  communities of color, especially among South Asians, the Black and Hispanic community because, let’s face it, it’s a serious problem that many encounter.” “Your…

The “Don’t Judge Me” Phenomenon

By HIBBA MAHMUD August 20, 2017 “My point is simply, that our relationship is with God and our religion, so we need to stop worrying about how others perceive us. “ Time and time again, we always get feelings and…

Nine Ways to Avoid Getting Raped: Keep Your Knees Together

By NIDA ALI August 1, 2017 “This is obviously satire. No woman is at fault for rape. No woman is ever asking for rape. And no woman deserves to get raped.” Canadian judge tells rape victim, she should’ve kept her…

Petty Starbucks Customers: Please Calm Down

By NIDA ALI and FARJANA AKHTAR July 30, 2017 “Calm yourself before you take an angry selfie with your drink, showing off your misspelled name and ranting about how incompetent the cashier was for not being sensitive enough to learn…

Has the Hijab Become a Stylish Commodity?

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 8, 2017 “With the power of social media, there has been numerous hijabi fashion bloggers who have transformed the image of hijab from oppressive to inclusive and trendy.” The Muslim women’s hijab, as an image, has…

23 and Divorced: Why South Asian Marriages Need a Reconsideration

By ROMANNA SHAIKH June 10th, 2017 “Although marriage is something that should last a long time (sometimes forever), this does become an issue for people who aren’t happy and want to get out of the union.” If you’re South Asian…

Why You Need to Stop Using “Gay” as an Insult

By NUSRAT ZEBA May 16, 2017 “Support for the gay community thrives in New York City but why is it that so many people still use the terms ‘that’s gay’ or ‘you’re gay’ as insults?” In a country that is…

Mona Haydar’s Hijab Rap Song is Not What We Need

By HIBBA MAHMUD April 3, 2017 “Instead of placing an emphasis on the physical beauty of Muslim women why not make a video that showcases Muslim women of intellect, thought, and character or celebrate their own intellect and character while…