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French interior minister Cazeneuve hosts talks on the future of Islam in FranceFrench24
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve held talks on the future of Islam in France with the hope of creating a foundation to fund programs that educate the public and create communities between Muslim minorities and the secular French.
The Kaepernick AftermathSports Illustrated
Colin Kaepernick’s choice to sit during the National Anthem has created a national debate on freedom of speech and Black Lives Matter.
Why Colin Kaepernick was right not to stand for the national anthemNy Daily News
Shaun King, writer and civil rights activist, defends Kaepernick’s choice to not stand for the National Anthem.
20 years before Colin Kaepernick, an NBA player refused to stand for the national anthem and paid dearlyFusion
Colin Kaepernick was not the first athlete to publicly refuse to stand for the National Anthem, NBA player Abdul-Rauf, refused to stand in 1995. He did so because he believed that the flag represented oppression and as a Muslim, his religion came first before any form of patriotism.
#VeteransforKaepernick show unflagging support for Colin KaepernickWashington Post
Washington Post compiled tweets from veterans who started a hashtag, #VeteransforKaepernick.
Why the bedrocks of L.A.'s civil rights movements won't embrace Black Lives MatterLos Angeles Times
In this story the Los Angeles Times examines why in Los Angeles, prominent Black Churches keep a distance to Black Lives Matter movement. Tactics, as well as local politics, create a wedge between the two sides.
A French imam’s argument for why Islam belongs in FranceWashington Post
Oubrou, a leader of the Muslim community in Bordeaux, argues for an Islam that is “progressive, inclusive and, most of all, French.”
‘The Way People Look at Us Has Changed’: Muslim Women on Life in EuropeThe New York Times
Muslim women reflect on how they are treated in France and how that has evolved since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in 2015.
Mother Teresa declared a saint before huge crowds in the VaticanCNN
Mother Teresa, a famous Catholic nun who helped the poor in India, was declared a saint by Pope Francis, Sunday September 4th.