In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and faith. He tells us what’s possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives as well.
Back in 1995, more than half of all people of color rented their homes — almost twice the proportion of white renters. Then the Clinton Administration pushed policies to bolster homeownership rates and those numbers began a gradual, decade-long decline. The number of people of color renting fell below 50 percent. This coincided with an increased willingness by lenders to extend credit including to subprime borrowers.
The new website Hipster Shaadi is traditional Muslim matchmaking for an untraditional crowd.
Craig Cobb, an outspoken white supremacist, went on a daytime talk show and found out that he’s 14 percent sub-Saharan African.
Marvel Comics recently said that it is reimagining Ms. Marvel, one of its superheroines, as an American teenager named Kamala Khan. But the news has gotten so much attention because Khan is Muslim.
— Gene Demby, on what the new Ms. Marvel means for Muslims in comics.
"He told me he was born in a prison and that he’d been held back in school. Twice. He didn’t belong in junior high anymore. It made him feel like a loser. But he wanted me to know that he wrote stories sometimes. About San Antonio gangs.
"… This Mexican kid, who was a thug, who was not pretty…