Thursday, February 26, 2015

Aasif Mandvi Keeps it 'Halal in the Family' With New Comedy - NBC News.com

"By using satire," wrote Mandvi in his Indiegogo appeal, "We will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile!"
Aasif Mandvi Keeps it 'Halal in the Family' With New Comedy - NBC News.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Secret History of South Asian & African American Solidarity - NBC News.com

"Since the tragedy in Ferguson, I've been seeing a lot of Asian Americans working to engage anti-Black racism through conversations in their families and communities, protests, and direct action," said Chatterjee, "but they're not the first."
The Secret History of South Asian and African American Solidarity - NBC News.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Alabama Cop Arrested for Takedown That Left Indian Man Partially Paralyzed - NBC News.com

"I found that Officer Eric Parker's actions did not meet the high standards and expectations of the Madison City Police Department," Muncey said.
Alabama Cop Arrested for Takedown That Left Indian Man Partially Paralyzed - NBC News.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter With Alabama Police - NBC News.com

"We are preparing to file a lawsuit against the City of Madison, Alabama, and the officer who injured Mr. Patel," Hank Sherrod, Patel's civil rights attorney, told NBC News, "The lawsuit will include claims for violations of Mr. Patel's constitutional rights. Presently, however, the City of Madison is refusing to release the officer's name and refusing to provide the media or the family with audio and video of the incident."
Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter With Alabama Police - NBC News.com

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are You A 'Good' or 'Bad' Muslim? These Two Will Help Figure Out - NBC News.com

"I hope #GoodMuslimBadMuslim inspires peeps like me who live in the margins to take up space. Ever since Taz and I met on a "Love Inshallah" book tour road trip, I felt like I'd found a special buddy that I could be a "good/bad Muslim" with. Now, with the podcast, we are finding ways that - even with all our similarities - we are so different. I'm less interested in where our podcast is headed and am totally down for the ride. And I am also hoping Taz will find a boyfriend."
Are You A 'Good' or 'Bad' Muslim? These Two Will Help Figure Out - NBC News.com