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Arab American Elders Facing the Rest of Their Lives Alone

The Kennedy Center building on Bingham Street in East Dearborn is a nine-story residential site for low-income elders in the heart of the Detroit area's Arab American community.

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Malcolm Latiff Shabazz Funeral on Friday in Oakland

Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm-Lateef Shabazz, was killed last week in Mexico City. While his violent death was shrouded in mystery, his body will be laid to rest on Friday after a funeral service at an Oakland mosque.

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Virgina Muslim Community Upset Over Tamerlan Tsarnaev Burial

There's been much controversy surrounding the burial of suspected Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He was recently buried in a cemetery in rural Virginia, drawing sharp dissent from the locals. His burial has not only angered the community as whole but has also drawn a great deal of criticism from the area's Muslim community as well as local officials.

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IRS Tea Party Scandal

Is the IRS being more favorable to Muslim nonprofits than Tea Party groups? A recent investigation shows that the IRS has been stonewalling Tea Party nonprofit applications. Now, Republican lawmakers are calling for a deeper investigation.

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UC President: Serving Minorities 'Key Question' Going Forward

In August, University of California President Mark Yudof will step down after a five-year tenure that coincided with one of the worst economic downturns in recent memory and a historic demographic shift that continues to play out across the social and political landscape, as well as in higher education. Yudof spoke with New America Media editor Peter Schurmann about how the University of California has met these challenges and its plans for the road ahead.

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Muslim Youth, Your Time Has Come: Maher Hathout

Last week, we all witnessed the horrifying attack in Boston and learned about the two perpetrators, which have sadly triggered stereotypes and suspicion of Muslims, yet again. Regardless of the conversations about who the two young alleged perpetrators are, the fact is there are many perceptions that we need to deal with as they will impact our realities.

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Comedian Hasan Minhaj Takes On CNN’s Boston Manhunt Coverage

Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj takes on CNN reporting misinformation.

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From Chicago, This is Damascus

Wafa Zarzour and her son Khaled fled Syria in the summer of 2012 for Chicago, where Wafa's daughter Hadia lives. They have since found themselves effectively stranded and unable to return.

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Boston Marathon: Home Under Attack

It was a regular day at work on Patriot’s Day for Hamza Syed. Working in his office in the suburbs Burlington, Massachusetts, life was going at its typical Monday pace. About 18 miles away, in Copley Square, thousands of people had gathered to cheer on runners participating in the 117th Boston Marathon.

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Youth Group Tackles Hateful Bullying After Boston Marathon Bombings

Dunia Kassay, a sophomore at Northeastern University, was on her way to the Boston Marathon when the explosions happened. The MBTA red line was put on hold so she decided it was best to just head home. On her way back her parents called to make sure she was okay.