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Standing Rock, Remember My Name

Date: December 7, 2016 | Categories: Injustice To Indigenous People, Opinion All, Opinions,

By Imam Khalid Griggs What appeared to be an inevitable violent confrontation on December 5 between over 2,000 US military veterans, the Standing Rock Sioux and their thousands of allies, aligned against local and county law enforcement agents from ten states and the paid goons of Energy Transfer Partners was averted when the Department of the Army announced that it …

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We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans

Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Injustice To Indigenous People, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Social Justice (CSJ) On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world. Yet, the setting was not a foreign country and …

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Minimum Wage Mythbusters

Date: September 18, 2016 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

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. …