Is “Allahu Akbar” Really the Problem?

By EEMA MANZOOR April 1st, 2018 “Islamophobes, or anyone weary of Islam, often view the words “Allahu akbar” as a sign that people are about to die or kill others. Even many people who don’t necessarily dislike Muslims cower a…

Live and Help Live: Lessons From Abdul Sattar Edhi

By NIDA ALI February 28. 2018 “Today, February 28, 2018 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Abdul Sattar Edhi, a renowned humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of the Edhi Foundation who passed away last year.” Hira Imtiaz, 19,…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

Cycle of History: A Four-Line Saying

By ARJUN MENON January 31, 2018 “The Cycle of History; The Cycle of Life” No country, institution, government, or civilization of power is immune to the cycle of history. The cycle of life.   “Hard times bring forth strong men. Strong…

How War Can Influence Culture By Creating an Imbalance in Populations

By Alexey Tereshchenko January 20, 2017 “After the war, no job was difficult for a Russian woman.” War can have a huge affect on society and the roles of the people within it. Under the circumstances of war, Russia showed…

Why We Left Our Good Life in Venezuela to Come to America

By ANDREA PARGEL January 11, 2017 ” It was really hard: my parents in particular doubted their decision, especially after Venezuela’s economy improved during the oil boom of 2004–2007.” When my parents and I left Venezuela, we were quite wealthy.…

Drug Control in China

By ANDY LEE CHAISIRI January 12, 2018 “Mainland China media’s done a great job framing the drug problem as something that affects dirty poor folks and urban elites.” In general mainland Chinese are not fearful of police (and police in…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

Is India Obsessed With Westernization?

By BEN A. WISE December 23, 2017 “This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s so-called “developing world.” This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s…

Trump: Jerusalem is Now The Capital of Israel

By TAYLOR GRIFFIN December 11, 2017 “President Trump, like most Republican Presidential candidates, pledged to relocate the Embassy to Jerusalem. Now, Trump looks to actually go through with it. It is a long-sought victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Where Does DACA Stand Now? | REV 21 Media

BY REV 21 STAFF December 8, 2017 READ: DACA: Has America Officially Forgotten Humanity? Its been two months since.Trump withdrew the DACA program which granted thousands of immigrants a work permit. Here’s whats going on with the program today!  

Historical Photographs That Will Make You Cry

By ASMITA DAS December 7, 2017 Here are a series of historical photographs and events that will make you cry, if not make you immensely sad. A picture can say a thousand words. Photographers play a huge role in shaping…

The Palestinian Narrative: First Hand Persecution by Israeli Soldiers

By MOHAMMAD KALBONEH December 4, 2017 “Israeli soldiers always guarded the Tomb. They always tried to mess with us as kids, trying to make fun of us, cursed us in Hebrew which we later got to understand the meaning of…

Made in Bangladesh: The Truth about the Garment Industry

By NIDA ALI November 24, 2017 “Mahnure, 22, traveled to Bangladesh to uncover poor working conditions in garment factories, some of which we buy from every day without thinking twice. “ In a small swindling factory in Naranjang, Bangladesh, Janis…

The History of The Rohingya People

By CHAM TAN November 2, 2017 “The Rohingya have always been persecuted and oppressed because they are considered to be ‘stateless,’ and are not recognized by the Myanmar government. The Bangladeshi government refuses to help them because they see them…

The Nazi That Committed a Humanitarian Faux Pas

By JIM WILSON October 19, 2017 “I don’t think he was perfect – he was in the SS… He was a Nazi… His hat has a skull and crossbones on it (n.b. later found out about it’s Germanic history. Still…

Beyond The Catastrophe: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Mental Health

By Aleeza Chaudhry October 11th, 2017 “But with such catastrophes come a lasting impact on mental health that may take much longer to diminish – post-trauma/disaster stress.“ In light of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the recent monsoon floods in…

Genghis Khan: The Most Eco-Friendly Invader?

By ARJUN SATHEESH MENON August 17, 2017 “Based on the knowledge we have gained from the past, we are now in a position to make land-use decisions that will diminish our impact on climate and the carbon cycle,” Genghis Khan…

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…

Comey Testimony: Should we Take Trump’s Reluctance as a Coping Mechanism for Possible Guilt?

By AMINA RANA June 13, 2017 “The same man who vehemently called to question President Obama’s birth certificate has been belligerent about the prospect of investigation.” President Trump’s manipulative nature was best embodied in Comey’s highly anticipated testimony in front…