ICNA Participates in the Fair Chance Act


By Abdus-Salaam Musa The South East Queens Muslim Collective and the Islamic Circle of North America presented an event with the Human Rights Commission of New York City on the the Fair Chance Act. The Fair Chance Act described an individuals rights for employment and housing if they had been previously arrested. There was a brief historical presentation by Imam Aiyub

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ICNA Activist Advocates for Felons’ Vote in Virginia


Source: Mount Vernon Voice A local advocate for restoring voting rights to former felons, Mohamed B. Rahman, was invited to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcement of his executive order restoring the civil rights of 206,000 former felons in Virginia on April 22. He may even have planted the idea. “I have been engaged in community work on this issue for three

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ICNA Participates in Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill


Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joined other Muslim organizations on April 18, 2016 as part of Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The event is an annual project of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), whose mission is to open effective communication and coordination spectrum between all American Muslim organizations. This was the second year that the organizations met

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Thanks But No Thanks: Ted Cruz, Staff Refuse to Meet With Muslim Voters


Source: Sputnik News Republican US presidential candidate Ted Cruz, calling for security patrols of “Muslim neighborhoods,” has refused, along with his staff, to meet with those constituents he intends to police. On Monday, during National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, his Muslim constituents requested a meeting with the Senator and were refused. For weeks, Muslims, traveling from Texas, attempted

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Target increases minimum wage to $10 an hour – sources

The sign outside the Target store is seen in Arvada, Colorado January 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Source: Reuters.com Discount retailer Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured by a competitive job market and labor groups calling for higher wages at retail chains, sources said. Target management has informed store managers, who in turn have started informing employees about the wage hike and

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The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander


Source: TED.COM Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation swept across the nation, targeting Black and Brown communities. Of her arguments, the most compelling point underlines how mass incarceration disenfranchises criminals – even after they have served their sentences. For instance, convicted felons are subjected

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The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!


Source: RisingAfrica.org Foreign developed nations often wax lyrical about their generous donations of aid to Africa. But a coalition of UK and African researchers has released research findings that illustrate how the continent actually loses over six times the amount it receives in aid. As we often watch wealthy countries heap on themselves and each other generous portions of praise

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