By Akilah James
Ramadan – the holiest month for Muslims around the world - is upon us. Every year, Muslims partake in a period of fasting and spiritual growth as a part of the five pillars of Islam. However, with strict rules put in place to limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease, many of Ramadan’s rituals and festivities will be differently this year, again.
By Janica Maya
The COVID-19 pandemic has only escalated anti-Asian racism fueled by many years of anti-Asian hate crimes. Many countries have reported a spike in Asian-hate crimes and for most people; the pandemic has only intensified and recognized the long-lasting violence and anti-Asian racism.