Activism Blog

Vote by Marwa Balkar

I'm sorry if this comes off as harsh: if you're not voting, don't complain when you're attacked. Islamophobic hate crimes are on the rise, and the Muslim ban is in full effect. An important point to note: 64% of candidates either running or are currently in office...

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You Just Might Save Us…

Although every national election holds a significance, this midterm election is fueled in a way so different than those of recent memory. This midterm election carries the furious energy of the 2016 Presidential elections, and in many ways has only increased in...

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For the Love of Helping Hand- Final Reflections

Welcome to the last post of this series! I hope you were able to gain some insight into a very deep and often misunderstood matter. I’m sure some of you must be thinking how this topic correlates with our company, here’s how: If there’s one thing you should know about...

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For the Love of Helping Hand- Post #5

AssalamuAlaikum lovely readers, If you’ve been keeping up with the last few blog posts you probably understand the situation many Kenyans face to a certain extent. Their struggles, their stories, and their reality- although it’s a hard truth to face, its one which...

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For the Love of Helping Hand- Post #4

  750 million people around the world lack access to safe water; that is approximately one in nine people. (WHO) Why is it that 750 million people around the world lack one of the most basic necessities needed in order to survive? We really need to ask ourselves how...

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For the Love of Helping Hand- Post #3

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mendela If there is anything I am certain of, its that those words are indeed the truth. As I reflected upon my day every night before bed my thoughts always came to the same...

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For the Love of Helping Hand- Post #2

AssalamuAlaikum VB family, Today’s topic is a tough one for me- to be quite honest I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts for quite a few days now but every time I sit down to type, I can’t seem to find the right words to do my experience justice. Believe it or not...

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For the Love of Helping Hand – Post #1

As you all may know by now, I traveled to Kenya with the nonprofit organization Helping Hand (HH) last month. I embarked on this journey with a group of 12 girls who had one goal in mind- better understand what we can do for our brothers and sisters in need. The...

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Dreaming of a Free Palestine

On December 16th, 2017 a rally was held in D.C. in an effort to protest the validation of President Trump’s voice of support, stating that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the U.S. intends to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. As reported by...

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