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by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:50AM
But some in the religious community aren’t happy about it.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 11:29AM
‘The New Black’ may be coming to a theater near you.
A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 11:49AM
Christine Lee is breaking down barriers for Asian Americans in Harlem.
by Aura Bogado on September 25 2012, 9:48AM
People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.
by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 1:19PM
The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to elect its first black president at its annual meeting on Tuesday
by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 11:19AM
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to obtain public information regarding the sources of funding for these NYPD initiatives.
On campuses all over the Northeast, horrified students are discovering they were targets of surveillance, simply because they joined a Muslim student group. But domestic religious profiling is now routine for both NPYD and the FBI.
by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 5:21PM
The American Muslim Council estimates that in 2007 there were 200,000 Latino Muslims, a significant jump from 40,000 in 1997.
by Michelle Chen on May 25 2010, 8:50AM
Nearly nine years after the Twin Towers collapsed, Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan is still smoldering. The public response to a proposal to build an Islamic center near the site has reignited the embers of anti-Muslim animosity. The right-wing blogosphere…
Topics: Mosque Mania
by Guest Columnist on July 28 2009, 10:05AM
By Darlene Pagano I was quite taken by former President Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has left the Southern Baptist Convention as his faith home, because of their yet-again-affirmed statement that women may not serve as deacons, pastors or military…
by Guest Columnist on July 23 2009, 11:01AM
By Miriam Leshin Freedom of religion for all? Not quite. Earlier this week, Wal-Mart rehired a Muslim employee in Minnesota, whom the store had initially fired for disobeying a ban on prayer during work breaks. The Minnesota chapter of the…
by Guest Columnist on April 10 2009, 7:00AM
photo credit: Amy Touchette by Sonny Singh (Editor’s Note: We received this submission from Sonny, a RaceWire contributor, just in time for Vaisakhi, which is being celebrated this year on April 14.) My whole life Singh has been my…
by Julianne Hing on November 3 2008, 1:27PM
via ACLU blog San Bernardino County agreed today to institute policies that accommodate the First Amendment right to wear religious head scarves in jail. The agreement was reached after the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Southern…
by The News on October 10 2008, 11:44AM
By Chris Crews For several years now I have worked with Muslim friends trying to raise awareness about anti-Islamic rhetoric and the dangers of demonizing a growing population of American citizens. Sometimes that took the form of interfaith dialogues with…
by Megan Izen on July 25 2008, 10:00AM
Two Muslim women in Dearborn, Michigan filed suit against McDonald’s for not hiring them because of their hijabs. The young women were told by McDonald’s management that they had to choose between wearing their hijab or working at the…
by Jonathan Adams on May 12 2008, 10:03AM
With the Rev. Wright media dust-up settling, the foremost Black liberation theologians are gathering in Harlem to discuss the significant of liberation theology to the Black church tradition. Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective Monday, May 12, 2008…
by Jonathan Adams on April 28 2008, 10:50AM
Over the weekend, Reverend Jeremiah Wright finally began making appearances speaking out against the attacks made on him and his church. After YouTube clips of Wright’s sermons stirred such a controversy that Barack Obama had to formally distance himself from…