Washington Capitals workout Arab female hockey star

February 10, 2017 2:11 pm0 comments
Washington Capitals workout Arab female hockey star

Fatima Al Ali is no stranger to the frozen floor.  But she was a stranger to the Washington Capitals, until this week. Al Ali, who is from Abu Dhabi, showed off her skills Wednesday at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

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In 10 tweets: Born in Iran, Twitter’s executive chairman soared in Silicon Valley

February 3, 2017 3:28 pm1 comment
In 10 tweets: Born in Iran, Twitter’s executive chairman soared in Silicon Valley

Born in Iran, Twitter’s Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani is one of many people who personify why Silicon Valley tech companies are so opposed to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. To read more, click here. 

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MoMA Protests Trump’s Visa Ban by Rehanging Works by Artists from Muslim Countries

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MoMA Protests Trump’s Visa Ban by Rehanging Works by Artists from Muslim Countries

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung part of its permanent collection to showcase works by artists from Muslim nations in a show of solidarity with the citizens of seven countries from the Middle East and North Africa who have been blocked from entering the United States […]

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Syrian refugees speak out at Sundance

January 27, 2017 3:02 pm0 comments
Syrian refugees speak out at Sundance

The streets of Park City are packed with fur-lined boots, thick-rimmed glasses and the newest KUHL jackets as chic Sundance Film Festival-goers bustle between theaters and private parties. To read more, click here.  

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Iranian Actress To Boycott 2017 Oscars In Protest Of Trump’s “Racist” Visa Ban

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Iranian Actress To Boycott 2017 Oscars In Protest Of Trump’s “Racist” Visa Ban

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti tweeted on Thursday that she will not be attending the 2017 Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order halting refugee and visa applications from 7 Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. To read more, click here. 

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Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

January 20, 2017 2:47 pm1 comment
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

Cultural rebellion and lyrical reflection come together in this world-premiere exhibition showcasing one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art. Encounter the works of 23 artists who have chosen self-expression over silence — men and women separated by generations but united in their desire to explore complex issues […]

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