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Remembering Medgar Evers

Today is the 57th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. He was killed on June 12, 1963 by Byron De La Beckwith, a Ku Klux Klan member, in the driveway of his home. Evers’ wife Myrlie and their children were inside of their home at the time.  “On June 12, 1963,… Read More Remembering Medgar Evers

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What You Can Do If You’re Not Able to Participate in a Peaceful Protest

I am amazed at how many cities across the country are holding peaceful protests. I’ve been seeing more and more communities coming together to protest against police brutality and seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans who have lost their lives to police violence.  In the last few days, there have… Read More What You Can Do If You’re Not Able to Participate in a Peaceful Protest

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On Speaking Out

The last few days have been hard. I’ve been reading news articles, op-eds, blog posts, and social media posts about the tragic death of George Floyd and how others are feeling right now. Many people are hurting and are devastated because of his death. I can’t even begin to imagine what his family, friends, and… Read More On Speaking Out

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“Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” is a Must-See Documentary

I watched a very interesting documentary yesterday called “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” and it’s about the key battles in the Civil Rights Movement. If you are into watching documentaries and learning more about the Civil Rights Movement, then I recommend watching this film. I learned a few new facts about the Civil Rights… Read More “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” is a Must-See Documentary

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Hamtramck Peaceful Protest: Standing in Solidarity with Our Muslim Community

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, I attended the Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims (#NoBanNoWall) to show my support for my Muslim neighbors and citizens of this country. The event was a peaceful protest and I also brought along Michala (my oldest daughter). Despite the cold weather, it was a good turn… Read More Hamtramck Peaceful Protest: Standing in Solidarity with Our Muslim Community