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Asraa Mustufa

Asraa Mustufa

Football Star Michael Strahan Joins Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

Football Star Michael Strahan Joins Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

by Asraa Mustufa on June 13 2011, 11:37AM

The move makes the former Giants star one of just a handful of black athletes to publicly support same-sex marriage.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 1:42PM

But with such a remarkable life story, should so much of the focus be based on her size?

Topics: Health

More Fallout From 'Liberal Bias' Claims in Hollywood

More Fallout From ‘Liberal Bias’ Claims in Hollywood

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 12:15PM

After making waves last week, Ben Shapiro’s book release is causing discord elsewhere in the entertainment world.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Advocates Applaud Connecticut Mandate for Workers' Paid Sick Days

Advocates Applaud Connecticut Mandate for Workers’ Paid Sick Days

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 11:39AM

The state’s historic vote adds momentum to campaigns for paid sick days across the country. And advocates say that it’s low-income women of color who stand to gain the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren't the Same

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren’t the Same

by Asraa Mustufa on June 6 2011, 10:00AM

It’s time for a more nuanced approach to address the needs of young voters of color.

Topics: Politics

How Long Can GOP Lawmakers Alienate Muslim Voters?

How Long Can GOP Lawmakers Alienate Muslim Voters?

by Asraa Mustufa on June 6 2011, 10:00AM

Tim Murphy at Mother Jones takes a closer look at the GOP’s changing attitude toward yet another growing voting bloc.

Topics: Politics

Conservative Group Targets Oakland's Classroom Gender Lessons

Conservative Group Targets Oakland’s Classroom Gender Lessons

by Asraa Mustufa on June 6 2011, 4:38AM

The National Organization of Marriage has its eyes set on a new black community.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

New Research Details Transgender Inmate Prison Stories

New Research Details Transgender Inmate Prison Stories

by Asraa Mustufa on June 3 2011, 11:56AM

Report details the challenges faced by gender non conforming inmates in Pennsylvania’s prisons.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

by Asraa Mustufa on June 2 2011, 3:30AM

A new infrographic from Amnesty International shows that low-income and women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes.

Topics: Health

5 Ways to Prepare For When Disaster Strikes

5 Ways to Prepare For When Disaster Strikes

by Asraa Mustufa on May 31 2011, 9:57AM

Advocates from the country’s Black Belt share their hard-learned lessons.

Topics: Environment

Can You Picture America's Demographic Future?

Can You Picture America’s Demographic Future?

by Asraa Mustufa on May 27 2011, 3:22PM

PolicyLink recently released a time-lapse map showing where people of color will become a majority in the U.S. over the next 30 years.

Topics: Politics

DOJ Official Acknowledges Mistakes in Japanese American Internment Cases

DOJ Official Acknowledges Mistakes in Japanese American Internment Cases

by Asraa Mustufa on May 26 2011, 1:30PM

It’s a long overdue and highly unusual move for the Supreme Court’s top lawyer.

Topics: History

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Infographic

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 3:00PM

A new interactive map by the USDA tracks food access across the United States.

Topics: Health

Study: Whites Think 'Reverse Racism' is on the Rise

Study: Whites Think ‘Reverse Racism’ is on the Rise

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 2:45PM

Researchers at Tufts University and Harvard Business School prove that we’re still missing the point on institutional privilege.

Topics: History

Finding Love Amid the Changing Face of Harlem

Finding Love Amid the Changing Face of Harlem

by Asraa Mustufa on May 23 2011, 5:48PM

A new film wants to talk about gentrification in America’s most storied black community. But it needs your help.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Activists to Obama: Where's the Executive Order for DREAMers?

Activists to Obama: Where’s the Executive Order for DREAMers?

by Asraa Mustufa on May 23 2011, 3:28PM

Presente.org has lined up their list of the top six executive Orders in history. President Obama, are you listening?

Topics: Immigration

Sean Bell Community Center Opens in New York

Sean Bell Community Center Opens in New York

by Asraa Mustufa on May 23 2011, 11:20AM

Five years after Sean Bell was killed in a hail of police gunfire, a community center named in his honor opened Friday in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Ohio Homeowners Storm Chase Shareholders Meeting

Ohio Homeowners Storm Chase Shareholders Meeting

by Asraa Mustufa on May 18 2011, 12:41PM

Dozens testified demanding accountability for Chase’s lending. The bank has rejected more modification applications than Bank of America and Wells Fargo combined.

Topics: Economy

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against Civil Rights Act

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against Civil Rights Act

by Asraa Mustufa on May 16 2011, 11:53AM

Staying true to his brand of extreme libertarianism, the presidential candidate said he objected to the Civil Rights Act because of its infringement on private property rights.

Topics: Politics

Tennesee's Radical Anti-Shariah Bill Amended, But Still Targeted at Muslims

Tennesee’s Radical Anti-Shariah Bill Amended, But Still Targeted at Muslims

by Asraa Mustufa on May 13 2011, 9:00AM

Critics argue that the new bill raises huge concerns about due process and other possible constitutional violations.

Topics: Politics