The Grind Doesn’t Stop: Fasting During Ramadan as a Marathoner

This Muslim runner is the first Syrian Six Star World Marathon Majors finisher During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, from sunrise till sundown, millions of Muslims across the globe fast for about 17 hours a day, without food or water. But fasting doesn’t set back the training for Michigan-based, Syrian Muslim marathoner Rahaf Khatib. … More The Grind Doesn’t Stop: Fasting During Ramadan as a Marathoner

The 23-Year-Old Creating Legislative Change for Women

A Q&A with Dana Mohammed, the student activist behind a new commission in Dearborn Heights BY MAYSSA MASRI A new commission on women and girls has passed in the city of Dearborn Heights – the first of its kind in the state of Michigan— and it’s largely due to the work of 23-year-old pre-law student, Dana … More The 23-Year-Old Creating Legislative Change for Women

Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet BY MAYSSA MASRI AND RACHAEL THOMAS GREEN SAFE PRODUCTS By creating compostable and biodegradable food containers, Green Safe Products seeks to mitigate the environmental damage that comes from disposing paper and plastic. The business works with over 400 other Michigan businesses … More Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

Detroiters Will Soon Be Able to Buy Cookies from a Vintage Milk Truck

Ferndale’s Detroit Cookie Company is preparing a 1967 Divco truck to sell ice cream sandwiches, coffee, and cookies on the go   Lauren Roumayah was unhappy working as a manager of a shoe store when her fiancée Tony Sevy asked her, “in a perfect world, what would make you happy?” Fast forward nine months to today … More Detroiters Will Soon Be Able to Buy Cookies from a Vintage Milk Truck

Drybar Opens Its First Michigan Salon in Downtown Birmingham

The ultimate blowout experience has (finally) arrived Following the recent openings of trendy hair salons, Detroit Blows and Blo Detroit, metro Detroit’s blow-dry bar scene is about to get even bigger. Drybar, the California-based premier blowout salon chain, is opening its first Michigan location in Birmingham next week. “After countless requests to open a Drybar … More Drybar Opens Its First Michigan Salon in Downtown Birmingham

3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

The annual event aims to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and give perspective to issues faced by the Arab world   The 2018 Arab Film Festival has officially kicked off in metro Detroit. As a part of the larger Cinetopia Film Festival, the event will run through June 10, presenting a lineup of director … More 3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

11 Metro Detroit Eateries to Visit on National Hamburger Day

May 28 — Mark your calendars When it comes to hamburgers, metro Detroit locals have plenty of options. The area has become a hub for a number of trendsetting, award-winning, and underrated hamburger restaurants. With National Hamburger Day falling on May 28, there’s no better time to indulge! Round out your holiday weekend with a … More 11 Metro Detroit Eateries to Visit on National Hamburger Day

Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

From Aleppo to Eastern Ghouta, news and public attention comes and goes, but the death toll continues to rise as the world bears witness to the horrors in Syria. “It’s not a top news story. That’s usually how it goes,” says Amal Rass, midwestern regional coordinator of Students Organize for Syria (SOS). “When it’s not … More Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

On the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, protesters demonstrated in Campus Martius Park to defend the rights of the working class, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people and People of Color who are targeted by Trump’s policies. “I’m here to join people all over the country and the world who are saying no one year … More Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King

  Detroiters joined to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Detroit Central United Methodist Church’s 15th annual celebration, the very same church Dr. King preached at over 50 years ago.   Hundreds of activists and leaders rallied and marched in downtown Detroit for jobs, peace and justice, continuing Dr. King’s peaceful … More Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King