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Regardless of how educated we may think we are, or what position we may think we have attained, we should never belittle people. It is so easy to be dismissive and condescending on social media. To show no manners in our disagreements. To show no mercy in our virtual take downs. But know that your written words have consequences and are accurate portrayals of your character. We can have strong criticisms of positions without accusing those who hold them to be insincere or unintelligent.

May Allah protect us from our egos! Ameen.

—  Omar Suleiman
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At The Drive-In : Arcarsenal (live at Big Day Out 2001)

Omar’s dancing got me too fucking hyped so I had to share this

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Warning: Pokemon GO is a Death Sentence if you are a Black Man.

Omari Akil wrote an article warning Black people not to play Pokemon Go. The story went viral and broke the Internet.
He wrote that  if he keeps playing this game, it could literally kill him. He met visibly disturbed white women on their way to the bus stop, and many warned faces staring at him.

“Honestly, I wish this was a joke post or a satire of some sort. It isn’t. Something needs to change…like yesterday.”

And that is TRUE.

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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar (2016)   

“The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn’t know then was what it took to get there. 

An Olympic Dream follows Omar’s second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe. 

By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future. “

by Reinhard Kleist

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