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Asraa Mustufa

Asraa Mustufa

Red, Bike & Green Rides for a Healthy Love

Red, Bike & Green Rides for a Healthy Love

by Asraa Mustufa on May 11 2011, 5:47PM

Founded by Oakland resident Jenna Burton, this initiative uses bi-monthly bike rides to promote wholesome black communities.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Report: Big Banks Leaving Abandoned, Foreclosed Homes in Ohio

Report: Big Banks Leaving Abandoned, Foreclosed Homes in Ohio

by Asraa Mustufa on May 10 2011, 12:03PM

Filings in at least three of the state’s cities were nearly three times more concentrated in communities of color than in majority white ones.

Topics: Economy

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: 'Let's Just Go to the Supreme Court'

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: ‘Let’s Just Go to the Supreme Court’

by Asraa Mustufa on May 10 2011, 11:24AM

Arizona’s immigration hawks may finally get their day before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Immigration

American Muslims Still Live in a Climate of Hate

American Muslims Still Live in a Climate of Hate

by Asraa Mustufa on May 6 2011, 12:17PM

Less than a week after Osama bin Laden’s death, individual acts of Islamophobic hate still make news.

Topics: National Security

Rep. Sally Kern Reprimanded for Racist Comments

Rep. Sally Kern Reprimanded for Racist Comments

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

Oklahoma’s Black Legislative Caucus and the NAACP weren’t letting the lawmaker off so easily.

Topics: Politics

9/11 Hate Victim's Name to Stay on Arizona Memorial

9/11 Hate Victim’s Name to Stay on Arizona Memorial

by Asraa Mustufa on May 3 2011, 2:06PM

Gov. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have removed hate crime victim Balbir Singh Sodhi’s name from a 9/11 memorial.

Topics: Politics

Prison Reformers Push to Stop Troy Davis's Execution

Prison Reformers Push to Stop Troy Davis’s Execution

by Asraa Mustufa on April 28 2011, 10:21AM

The NAACP, Amnesty International, and Color of Change are circulating action items urging the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole to grant Davis clemency.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Arizona Rep Backpedals on Effort to Remove Sikh Man from 9/11 Memorial

Arizona Rep Backpedals on Effort to Remove Sikh Man from 9/11 Memorial

by Asraa Mustufa on April 27 2011, 2:57PM

Remember John Kavanagh, of birthright citizenship fame? He’s back. And this time, he’s sorry.

Topics: Politics

The Love Story That Made Marriage a Fundamental Right

The Love Story That Made Marriage a Fundamental Right

by Asraa Mustufa on April 27 2011, 10:16AM

A new documentary brings to life Richard and Mildred Loving’s quiet activism against race-mixing laws at this week’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

Allen West Warns Deficit Will Grow if Liberal Women Get in the Way

Allen West Warns Deficit Will Grow if Liberal Women Get in the Way

by Asraa Mustufa on April 26 2011, 11:07AM

The conservative black lawmaker uses Hollywood to help make his case that we need stronger men.

Topics: Politics

Transgender Inmate Sues State for Sex Reassignment

Transgender Inmate Sues State for Sex Reassignment

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 1:36PM

California inmate Lyralisa Stevens says that the surgery could save her from being harassed and sexually assaulted in a male prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Tea Party's Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Obama Chimp Email

Tea Party’s Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Obama Chimp Email

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

But she’s still blaming the liberal left for picking up the story in the first place.

Topics: Politics

Pastor Terry Jones Takes Anti-Muslim Campaign to Michigan

Pastor Terry Jones Takes Anti-Muslim Campaign to Michigan

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

This time the serial provocateur has popped up in Michigan.

Topics: Politics

Glenn Beck Claims Obama and Van Jones Support 'Killing the Parents'

Glenn Beck Claims Obama and Van Jones Support ‘Killing the Parents’

by Asraa Mustufa on April 19 2011, 2:13PM

The talk show host goes after young climate change activists who had gathered this week in D.C. for the national Power Shift conference.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Granted Temporary Stay in U.S., Still in Coma

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Granted Temporary Stay in U.S., Still in Coma

by Asraa Mustufa on April 19 2011, 12:53PM

The married father of two was tased into a coma by border patrol agents in Arizona.

Topics: Immigration

Join the Tax Day Shuffle: A Love Story

Join the Tax Day Shuffle: A Love Story

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 5:45PM

In seven cities across the country, people are turning the fight for a more equitable tax structure into a dance party.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Professor Recounts: My Student, the

Professor Recounts: My Student, the “Terrorist”

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 2:26PM

Jeanne Theoharis details the extent to which our government is policing dissent under the guise of the War on Terror.

Topics: National Security

Yes, Again: Tea Party GOP Member Sends Racist Email

Yes, Again: Tea Party GOP Member Sends Racist Email

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 1:50PM

For them, it just doesn’t get old.

Topics: Politics

Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

by Asraa Mustufa on April 14 2011, 12:17PM

Jose Gutierrez was a film engineer and married to U.S. citizen Shena Wilson, with whom he has two children.

Topics: Immigration

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth