Education

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The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

British and American soldiers fighting forces of terrorism in Afghanistan have recently been shocked at an age-old Afghan practice known as “bacha bazi.”

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Wrapping For Literacy, Senegalese Mix

Twelve pages of diversified head-covered women in the 2011 wall calendar, Beautifully Wrapped, will contribute to the literacy of 10,000 girls from Senegal.

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Gates Applauds Khan Academy's Ingenuity

Weeks ago at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Bill Gates applauded the educational efforts of Salman Khan in front of a 2,000-man audience. Khan, the only teacher of the online Khan Academy, produces videos and tutorials that have made his website one of the most popular educational sites on the internet.

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Nation's First Muslim College Opens Its Doors

What promises to be America’s first Muslim full-time institution, Zaytuna College, has opened its doors to students this week.

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The Power of Storytelling: Creating a New Future for American Muslims

In 7th-century Arabia, the storyteller was valued more than the swordsman. The audience sat on the floor surrounding the gifted orator as he captivated the eager listeners with beautiful poetry narrating their history. In the 21st century, the art form may have evolved to include motion pictures, TV shows, theater productions, novels, and standup comedy, but they all serve the same function: storytelling.

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MOOZ-lum: The Movie

Sunday, August 8 saw the release of the official trailer for the long-awaited feature film MOOZ-lum: The Movie. Written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir, starring Danny Glover, Nia Long and Evan Ross, it promises to be a ground-breaking film about the American Muslim experience.

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Muslim Holidays in Public Schools

In U.S. cities where Muslim populations are growing fast, families are pushing to make their holidays part the calendar in schools. Some cities have adopted the idea – but in the nation’s largest school system – New York City – the debate continues. Lily Jamali reports from New York.

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Home Is Where the School Is

Ask Omar Alwazzani to name all the countries in Western Europe and he’ll do it at the speed of light.

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Obama and Clinton Pledge to Support Global AIDs and HIV Relief Efforts

This Friday at the culmination of the 2010 International AIDs Conference, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised US assistance in the international fight against HIV and AIDs.

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Rapper Talib Kweli Speaks on Malcolm X’s Legacy

Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli speaks to Sway of MTV about the legacies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.