This video shows some of the history behind the hijab, which is starting to become a fashion trend after being spotted as an accessory on high-end designer runways. MuslimGirl, a site working to break stereotypes and normalize Muslim voices, says the hijab has been a symbol of autonomy, control, and defiance for Muslim women. "We made … Continue reading

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Waiting For A Ring, But Not The Kind You Think

Did you know that boxing is actually banned for women in Cuba? Women in the island nation are encouraged to participate in all other sports including wrestling, Judo, weight-lifting, and Tae Kwon Do, but not boxing. Well, meet Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the only known female boxer in Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. Read More...   … Continue reading Waiting For A Ring, But Not The Kind You Think

No Offense to Mrs. Morrison But…

Where are our bookworms? If you love amazing writers like Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler and Junot Diaz, why not expand your library with even more authors of color? Many people claim there just aren't that many good ones out there but this list of ten writers will make you clap back at them with … Continue reading No Offense to Mrs. Morrison But…