Source: U.S. Department of Labor Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens. Not true: The typical minimum wage worker is not a high school student earning weekend pocket money. In fact, 89 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase to $12 per hour are age 20 or older, and 56 percent are women. … Read more Minimum Wage Mythbusters
Source: Washington Post By Editorial Board MUSLIM PASSENGERS are escorted off U.S.-based airlines with alarming frequency these days, and while the circumstances of each incident vary, there is also a sameness to them. More often than not, someone on the plane — a seatmate, a passenger a few rows away, a flight attendant — feels “uncomfortable.” The trigger for that … Read more Flying While Muslim is Not a Crime
By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice The recent extrajudicial police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota are dramatic and damnable examples of America’s centuries-long unresolved, racist dysfunctional relationship with African American people, particularly males. Police officers across the country have executed African Americans on the streets … Read more The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
In light of the Orlando shooting this month, the following article is a must read. Source: theconversation.com By Peter Squires Does gun control actually work? Evidence from the US itself shows a strong relationship between individual states with lax gun laws and higher than average rates of gun violence but despite apparent public support for sensible gun control, progress at the … Read more Does Gun Control Work?
Source: Independent.co.uk By Malik Jalal I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’. I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted for death over and over again. Four times missiles have been fired at me. I am extraordinarily fortunate to be alive. I don’t want … Read more I’m on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones
Source: GazetteXtra By Chris Haynes Two weeks ago, three men assaulted a 19-year-old American Muslim in Astoria, Queens. One suspect shouted “Arab” and punched the victim twice in the face. A second screamed “ISIS” and approached with a metal pipe. When a bystander appeared, the three suspects fled the scene. What’s especially alarming about this incident is how commonplace such … Read more First Amendment: Make America safe again by rejecting Islamophobia
By Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan The family is that solid block which forms the foundation of a functional society. It comprises of individuals with their distinctive relationships, such as, husband-wife relationship, extended family, in-laws but at the top of this list is the parent-child relationship. All of these relationships are maintained by strong bonds of love, affection, respect and sacrifice. … Read more Importance of Parents: An Islamic Perspective
Source: Equal Justice Initiative The myth of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.
Source: Muslimgirl.com As women, we are endowed by our Creator with the miracle (and sacrifice) of pregnancy and childbirth. As Muslims, our children are the central focus of our family life. As Americans, we are left high and dry when it comes to legislation that encompasses both. I AM TALKING ABOUT PAID FAMILY LEAVE. Paid Family Leave is legislation that … Read more Here’s Why Passing Paid Family Leave is Absolutely Vital