Friday News Bites: Gun Violence, Terrorist Violence, + What do we even say anymore?

With server changes around these parts, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and in that time we’ve had a lot of disheartening news happen around the world. I don’t even know what to say about it all, but I’ll do my best to round it up here, and then let’s all go get a drink together. Sound good? Okay.

Read More Friday News Bites: Gun Violence, Terrorist Violence, + What do we even say anymore?

Actually, Arab

Arabs can be a tricky sort of people. At least if you’re into racial profiling. The trouble lies in the immense spread of geography which contributes to major differences in skin tone and facial features. Go to Sudan and most will assume they are speaking to a black African. But to some Sudanese, they identify primarily as Arab Africans. From Morocco to Syria, the spectrum of appearance plays out almost within its entirety. Like Islam, this cohesive, multi-ethnic layer is something most Arabs, and most Muslims, are incredibly proud of. Read More Actually, Arab

Understanding The Nakba

Al-Nakba is known in Arabic as “the catastrophe” and known in Israel as the day of independence. For Palestinians, it is a day of mournful commemoration as it marks a period when 700,000 Palestinians were forcefully removed from their cities and villages and displaced into Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank.
Read More Understanding The Nakba