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Asraa Mustufa

Asraa Mustufa

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

by Asraa Mustufa on December 12 2014, 1:00PM

American Muslim leaders unload about the ‘utter moral depravity’ of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture and talk next steps.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Why I Skipped the White House's Ramadan Dinner

Why I Skipped the White House’s Ramadan Dinner

by Asraa Mustufa on July 23 2014, 7:00AM

Samer Khalaf, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, details why he called for a boycott of the high-profie iftar at the White House.

Topics: Global Affairs

Obama's Unprecedented Use of State Secrets to Defend Religious Profiling

Obama’s Unprecedented Use of State Secrets to Defend Religious Profiling

by Asraa Mustufa on September 8 2011, 9:31AM

President Obama vowed as a candidate to end George W. Bush’s use of the state secrets privilege to get lawsuits thrown out of court. Instead, the administration is wielding it in previously unused ways to defend widespread profiling of Muslim Americans.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., National Security

Chicago Police Shooting Spree? 43 Shot Already in 2011; 16 Dead

Chicago Police Shooting Spree? 43 Shot Already in 2011; 16 Dead

by Asraa Mustufa on August 2 2011, 9:31AM

Chicago police have already shot nearly as many residents as all of last year—most recently a 13-year-old boy. Cops argue it’s because residents have “a total lack of respect and fear.” Residents say cops are “targeting black children.”

Topics: Criminal Justice

South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley Makes Good on Anti-Immigrant Promises

South Carolina’s Gov. Nikki Haley Makes Good on Anti-Immigrant Promises

by Asraa Mustufa on June 30 2011, 9:31AM

While similar laws are temporarily blocked in other states, South Carolina presses forward with their SB 1070 copycat bill.

Topics: Immigration

Don Lemon on Colorism and Black Homophobia

Don Lemon on Colorism and Black Homophobia

by Asraa Mustufa on June 29 2011, 3:02PM

The CNN anchor talks to The Root about coming out in the news industry as a black, gay man, and responds to claims that the industry prefers light skinned anchors.

Topics: Media

Today's Love: Danny Goldfield's Global Quest for Peace

Today’s Love: Danny Goldfield’s Global Quest for Peace

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 4:34PM

For the past eight years, photographer Danny Goldfield has been on an ambitious mission that could probably only take place in the Big Apple.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 2:09PM

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is quickly becoming a gamechanger in the debate over the Dream Act.

Topics: Immigration, Media

Paramedic: Oscar Grant Received Inadequate Treatment After Shooting

Paramedic: Oscar Grant Received Inadequate Treatment After Shooting

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 1:27PM

A lawsuit accuses the Oakland Fire Department of covering up misconduct in the infamous police shooting incident.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Indiana Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

Indiana Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 11:12AM

But the right is plowing ahead with its state-level movement to block the group’s reproductive health services, which are crucial to women of color in many cities.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Alice Walker Doesn't Mince Words in Challenging Israeli Blockade of Gaza

Alice Walker Doesn’t Mince Words in Challenging Israeli Blockade of Gaza

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 10:35AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is set to sail to Gaza, and compares the treatment of Palestinians to her own childhood in the American South.

Topics: Global Affairs

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don't Know They Have It Infographic

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don’t Know They Have It

by Asraa Mustufa, Stokely Baksh on June 27 2011, 1:18PM

We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Brooklyn Gets Ready to Show Love to Jamel Shabazz

Brooklyn Gets Ready to Show Love to Jamel Shabazz

by Asraa Mustufa on June 22 2011, 6:01PM

A documentary about the chronicler of New York hip hop will premiere in Brooklyn this weekend.

Topics: Celebrate Love

9/11 Hate Crime Victim Campaigns for Attacker's Life

9/11 Hate Crime Victim Campaigns for Attacker’s Life

by Asraa Mustufa on June 22 2011, 3:00PM

Rais Bhuiyan thinks it’s wrong to combat violence with more violence.

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Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Law

Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Law

by Asraa Mustufa on June 22 2011, 10:03AM

A decision is expected to be made before July 1, when HB 87 is scheduled to take effect.

Topics: Immigration

Supporters Remember Vincent Chin, Still Search for Justice

Supporters Remember Vincent Chin, Still Search for Justice

by Asraa Mustufa on June 21 2011, 3:30PM

It’s been nearly 30 years since Chin was murdered amid massive deindustrialization in Detroit.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Van Jones Challenges Glenn Beck to a Debate

Van Jones Challenges Glenn Beck to a Debate

by Asraa Mustufa on June 20 2011, 4:20PM

The green jobs guru tells Beck: “Anytime, Anywhere.”

Topics: Media

Chicago Activists Push for Trauma Center on the South Side

Chicago Activists Push for Trauma Center on the South Side

by Asraa Mustufa on June 17 2011, 3:21PM

Residents demand that one of the world’s premier hospitals also help save the lives of its neighbors.

Topics: Health

NBA Star John Amaechi Wins Top British Honor

NBA Star John Amaechi Wins Top British Honor

by Asraa Mustufa on June 17 2011, 1:50PM

The former professional basketball player is out, proud and quickly becoming a champion of gay rights activism.

Topics: Arts & Culture

North Carolina Confronts the Ugly Past of Its Eugenics Law

North Carolina Confronts the Ugly Past of Its Eugenics Law

by Asraa Mustufa on June 15 2011, 12:39PM

Surviving victims of the state’s forced sterilization programs will be able to tell their stories and push for reparations.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History

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