A short quote from “A People’s History of the United States”

The Rev. Dr. William Barber reminded Americans in his AJ+ video that the current regime is not the first time America has had to deal with racists in the White House. Although the regime is unprecedented in many ways, racism and violence as a foundation for policy is not. What is needed from today’s citizens is… Read More A short quote from “A People’s History of the United States”

Mahfuzul, Social Entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor– but really this article is about Bengali Food

I met Mahfuzul when I was visiting Stony Brook the year after I graduated (2009). He was a new freshman at the time and I was working as a political and community organizer. I remember the first thing I said to him was that he had very presidential hair. Over the years his hair has… Read More Mahfuzul, Social Entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor– but really this article is about Bengali Food

Notes on Indivisible’s Emergency Call on the Muslim Ban

Indivisible, a nonprofit launched by liberal and progressive congressional staff in the wake of Trump’s victory, conducted an emergency call with over 25,000 individuals at 9 PM EST tonight on the Muslim Ban executive order. What follows is a summation of the 2 action points (because millennial reading habits) and detail notes and links to how they… Read More Notes on Indivisible’s Emergency Call on the Muslim Ban

Jhal NYC

Mahfuzul Islam A small woman, who looked like my mother, came up to our stand with her child. The child started playing with the lanterns on our table. She asked us how old we are. “Everyone is under the age of 24. We’re all cousins.” “How long do you have him working out here?”, pointing at… Read More Jhal NYC