Last years movie Lincoln was pushed through right in time of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 2013. A hundred years after that Proclamation on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched to the memorial of Abraham Lincoln, where they listened to one of the most famous speeches in world history,Continue reading “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington DC”
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CA Muslim Community Makes Political History 28 Muslim Delegates Elected to CA Dem Party
By Farrah Khan This past weekend, California Muslims made political history when 28 Muslim candidates were elected by Democrats as delegates and alternate delegates to the California Democratic Party (CDP). This constitutes the largest number of Muslims ever elected as delegates in California. The CDP held statewide elections for delegates to represent each of theContinue reading “CA Muslim Community Makes Political History 28 Muslim Delegates Elected to CA Dem Party”
Happy New Year and Happy (Big THREE-ZERO) Birthday to Me!
I haven’t written much because I haven’t been all that into writing. Also I stopped reading or listening to mind stimulating stuff and have been busy curled up in my bed (or sofa) reading “The Hobbit” and “The Silmarillion”, I mean who would have anything to say while enjoying those books? But alas, time toContinue reading “Happy New Year and Happy (Big THREE-ZERO) Birthday to Me!”
Rage Against the Video: Copyright Claims on Performance
Tragic deaths of Ambassador Stevens and others, rioting, and all sort of debate were the fallout from a short trailer posted up called “The Innocence of Muslims” which we found out was produced and posted by a Egyptian Coptic Christian (who carried a lot of hate toward Muslims). He was a fanatic on the marginsContinue reading “Rage Against the Video: Copyright Claims on Performance”
Because Ideas Matter: 10 TED Lectures You Need to Watch
So ideas are supposed to be powerful and change society. Really excited because TED provides some amazing people the microphone to get their ideas out to the world. There is so much excitement when I listen to these lectures, that its sort of become a ritual where over the course of three months I favoriteContinue reading “Because Ideas Matter: 10 TED Lectures You Need to Watch”
How is that politicians always know the answers?
Ever wonder how a politician could possibly know everything? Can it be omnipresence? When I was younger I just was in awe at how politicians could answer all the questions being asked of them, how they must have amazing memories but also a voracious appetite for information. To me that put a politician in aContinue reading “How is that politicians always know the answers?”
Friday Roundup- Week 7
Friday Khutbah Since I am doing this a few days after “Friday” I really don’t have much to say about the Khutbah (though I may have also missed it, possibly, most likely). Blog in Review For updates on my San Francisco trip- if anyone is interested in reading the review- Hotel Vertigo. For the full MuirContinue reading “Friday Roundup- Week 7”
MYLP: Senioritis- You are a Senior in High School, What to do?
If you are a senior in high school then it might be to late for me to help you. You either will apply the stuff above or will work on the stuff below to catch up. Or you will stumble along in life like everyone else. The thing is if you are going to collegeContinue reading “MYLP: Senioritis- You are a Senior in High School, What to do?”
MYLP: You’re a Junior in High School, the madness is deafening!
You have a major life decision ahead of you. There are lots of spoken and unspoken expectations. There are lots of pressures on you from all sorts of places. The thing is if you are going to college then you either are BRILLIANT or ATHLETICALLY GIFTED or TALENTED in a way that sets you apartContinue reading “MYLP: You’re a Junior in High School, the madness is deafening!”