We Need Diverse Books: Reclaiming Time on the Page Part I

The fight for diversity in publishing is happening on social media. On April 24, 2014 Aisha Saeed one of the founders of We Need Diverse Books tweeted: No diverse authors at #BookCon None. Nada. Zilch. #nowords http://t.co/iGza0WYXHL … #weneeddiversebooks @BookRiot — Aisha Saeed (Amal Unbound Out May 8!) (@aishacs) April 24, 2014 The groundwork for […]

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Hate in America

After 9/11, anti-Muslim hate groups emerged faster then I could say “freedom of religion!”. By 2010 anti-muslim legislation was making headlines in New York because people were opposing development of Islamic Centers in lower Manhattan. ACT for America, founded in in 2007 by Brigitte Gabriel is a US-based anti-Muslim advocacy group. It is one of […]

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Don’t Crucify Jesus Christ Superstar. Don’t Worship It, Either.

Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, that conflates the story of Jesus’s last days with modern celebrity culture. On April 1st, NBC broadcasted its acclaimed live concert performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. Despite some technical flubs, the production has been unanimously praised, overcoming the ambivalence that audiences usually have for […]

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