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“Well, Who Burns Churches in God’s Name??!!” South Carolina Black Churches Under Fire

02/07/2015

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New Orleans LA: A four alarm fire burns down the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans on January 7, 2011 at between 9 and 10 p.m.

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 23:57 p.m. EST, 2 July 2015 SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES Ragged pieces of the Confederate Flag Dipped in blood still smoulders upon The basement floor of Mount Zion AME Church. A White man in ‘Blackface‘ Adorned in the KKK’s uniform Waves his right hand in the air, […]

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Live Like You Were Dying | Tim McGraw

18/06/2015

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Cairo, Egypt Terminally Ill Patient, Photo by JoAnn Pollonais

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 09:53 a.m. EDT, 18 June 2015 Tim McGraw‘s song ‘Live Like You Were Dying,’ serves as yet another reminder that each of us is allotted a certain amount of time here on earth. None of us knows the date or hour that we will be called home, which is why […]

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Afghanistan Female Delegation Negotiates Face-to-Face with Taliban in Historic Oslo Meeting

13/06/2015

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Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, and Fawzia Koofi, Parliamentarian, greet one another at a breakfast at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State)

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 03:04 a.m. EST, 13 June 2015 OSLO, Norway – Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the first all-female delegation of Afghan women led by Parliamentarians Shukria Barakzai and Fawzia Koofi, met with Taliban representatives in Oslo, Norway to discuss women’s rights, with a particular focus on […]

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Qatar: Conciliators, Regional Superpower, or Simply Another Wealthy Arab Nation?

07/06/2015

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar & E.U. High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in Doha, Qatar, Photo EU-AFP Photo-Osama Faisa

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:26 p.m. EST, 7 June 2015 DOHA, Qatar – An internationally renowned nation which was once known only for its pearl-fishing has become a major global player. Pumping out nearly 2.3 millions of barrels of natural gas a day which gets shipped around the globe as LNG, it […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Retailer, Supports Woman Wearing Hijab

02/06/2015

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Stranger # 209 - Nada, Photo by Peter Grifoni

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:40 a.m. EST, 2 June 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf in a suit against an Abercombie & Fitch store in Oklahoma over the discrimination she experienced in 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the suit […]

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