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…

Going to a CUNY: Not Your Average Experience

By: ITTECA KHAN March 12, 2018 “CUNY is made up of many well renowned and respected universities that give our nation’s top private schools a run for their money. This school system aims to provide high quality and affordable education…

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…

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

Why do Black Americans Support Trump?

By AARON ELLIS October 12, 2017 ” Despite the claims from his camp that polls show him owning over 40% of the Black and Hispanic vote, many of his polls have used skewed stats, like small sample sizes to seemingly…

Stop Idealizing Religious Figures: How to Handle Scandals in the Muslim Community

By HIBBA MAHMUD September 25, 2017 “With the glorification and “celebrity” status of Imams and Sheikhs, people often hold them on a pedestal and don’t realize that these people are humans at the end of day.” This article intentionally mentions…

Trump’s Impeachment: Is it Even Possible?

By ERIC SAUND September 24, 2017 “But suppose the outrage burns itself out, and viewership becomes acclimated as people tire of learning that Trump has bombed yet another refugee camp, or hosted Miss Universe at the White House wearing a…

Are You Actually a Foodie?

By LAMEECE MUSTAFA September 23, 2017 “Lets take a walk back in time to when the word foodie meant “having gourmet taste for rich, exotic food, and wine” (Vera Tweed). Nowadays, to be a foodie all you have to do…

DACA: Has America Officially Forgotten Humanity?

By AMINA RANA September 11, 2017 “In remembering the “forgotten Americans” President Trump has managed to forget humanity itself.” It can be argued that the POTUS has repeatedly crossed this line, but the removal of DACA has spawned unique outrage…

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…

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…

Is Genetically Modified Food Really “Bad” for You?

By KRYSIA OLSZEWSKA August 1, 2017 “Today, roughly 75-80% of foods are genetically modified in the United States. Which begs the question: is that as bad as many people say it is?” What did you eat today? We predict at…

Full Bellies Don’t Revolt: Why Poor People Do Not Deserve Welfare

By WILLIAM BETEET July 30, 2017 “This isn’t a question about what people deserve, it’s about what the state can provide its citizens. “ In a hundred years everyone will be on welfare. If machine learning technology continues to improve…

Should The Chinese People Fight for Democracy?

By BRIAN CHI ZHANG May 18, 2017 “A Democracy would probably make a lot of Chinese feel good, and would probably also make you and a lot of people in the world feel good, but it might turn China into…

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…

You Can’t Take What You Dish Out: An Open Letter To Conservatives

By EBO ERICSSON May 3, 2017 “Freedom of speech goes both ways, folks!” Dear Conservatives, You demanded Obama’s birth certificate, yet continue to maintain that he is Kenyan-born after seeing the long version and a newspaper clipping from that day,…

A Look at Trump’s Heart Wrenching 100 Days of Presidency

By AMINA RANA May 1, 2017 ” In the past 100 days, the President has erupted a number of controversies and passed numerous executive orders, many of which have sparked widespread protests.” It may seem like much longer but today…

Diversity and Acceptance: The True Driver of Economic Growth

By MICHAEL ZINNN April 21, 2017 “When we reject ideas, and people, we also reject their potential to change our lives, to innovate and to move world forward.” Over the past year, there have been many opinions on what’s wrong…

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…