Ilhan Omar is a woman of many firsts. A former refugee, she became the first Somali-American state legislator in Minnesota in 2016. Now, she is set to become the nation’s first Somali American in Congress after winning the Democratic U.S. House primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. She may also be one of…
She stayed in a Las Vegas jail for roughly a year on charges of robbery because she could not afford to post bail and fight her case from home. Eventually, Cheryl Diston was found not guilty.
Images of black and brown women are not the first thing that come to mind when one thinks of surf culture. The Oakland, Calif.-based organization called Brown Girl Surf challenges that by simply inviting women of color to dive into the water.
Police departments across the nation have long been under scrutiny for officer-involved shootings, particularly of unarmed African Americans, and law enforcement officers in Sacramento, Calif., are no exception.
Two things inspired then-high school sophomore George Hofstetter to create an app that aims to prevent police brutality: the killing of Trayvon Martin and George’s worries for his younger brother’s future.
Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.
From leading protests at the Los Angeles airport to helping local Muslims navigate the new administration’s policies, Hussam Ayloush and Ameena Mirza Qazi have been busy. They are the executive director of CAIR’s Los Angeles chapter and executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, respectively. The Council on…