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Asraa Mustufa

Asraa Mustufa

Cleveland Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Suspect

Cleveland Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Suspect

by Asraa Mustufa on June 14 2011, 2:53PM

Police officials insist there’s been no cover-up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Bobby Jindal's Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

Bobby Jindal’s Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

by Asraa Mustufa on June 13 2011, 2:38PM

Will Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s health care privatization scheme turn into the next big-business scandal for the GOP?

Topics: Politics

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