Halima Aden — the Somalian-American beauty queen breaking barriers

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Of the 45 contestants that competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant on Sunday, no one made headlines quite like 19-year-old Somalian-American Halima Aden. The Muslim teen can proudly say that she broke barriers that night by becoming the first woman to wear her hijab during the competition. She even […]

‘Tis the Season for Black Friday Mayhem!

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It’s the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and consumers are anticipating this weekend’s Black Friday sales. Shoppers can expect to see sales starting as early as Red Thursday, carried into Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday and will follow through to Cyber Monday. Although Black Friday is nowhere near as big of […]

AR Rahman sings his way to Japan

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AR Rahman is singing his way into the hearts of the world. Earlier this week, Rahman was honored with the top cultural award of Asia known as the Fukuoka Prize in Japan and has been asked to deliver a lecture in Fukuoka titled, ‘From the Heart: The World of AR Rahman’s Music.’ The […]

Elected: Sadiq Khan, first South Asian Muslim Mayor of London

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Sadiq Khan was sworn in as the new Mayor of London, England this past weekend after defeating opponent Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1,310,143 votes to 994,614. His victory makes him the third mayor of London followed by Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson and has ended eight years of Conservative control of City Hall. Khan […]

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s “A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness” Earns an Oscar Nod

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By Lindsay Cooper Love and loss are said to go hand in hand. Nobody knows this better than the women who are murdered in the name of honour in Pakistan every year, the number estimated to be around a thousand each year. Known within Pakistan as karo-kari, honour killings are […]

Burberry SS15 Campaign

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Burberry just launched their SS 2015 ad campaign, with a very dynamic duo. The iconic British brand tapped British icons, Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn to be the face of the Spring 2015 brand.   Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative and chief executive officer said, ” Naomi and Jourdan- two great British […]