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 Akilah James (@ajxmesss)
International Women’s Day globally celebrates the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women. It is one of the most important days of the year to work towards raising awareness about women’s equality, fundraise for female-focused charities, and lobby for accelerated gender parity.
By Claudia Cheung
The United Nations has recognized February 20 as the World Day of Social Justice.
Just weeks ago the world commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day - in memory of the Nazi concentration camp victims and survivors.
The dark and violent history seems to be repeating itself right before our very eyes in in the form of “concentration camps” in China. Wherein the Uyghur ethnic minority – predominantly Muslim - detained, tortured, raped, mass murdered and “re-educated” to rid them of their religious identity. A cultural and religious genocide, unfolding.
By Janica Maya (@janicamaya)
Childbirth is an unforgettable experience for many women as they fight physical and emotional pain for months, but it is a tougher battle for many Black women as they continue to face racism throughout their pregnancy. The impact of racism and ongoing exploitation negatively affects Black women’s maternal health as the health care system overlooks their needs and issues.