The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, gained popularity last year for their daily tweets about life under siege, while airstrikes rained down on them and Aleppo.     Thankfully, their lives have now changed for the better because they’re no longer dictated by airstrikes and uncertainty. When Bana’s Twitter account started in September 2016, thousands shared messages […]

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

The Syrian civil war started on the 15th of March 2011. Unfortunately, it is still an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict, fought primarily between the government of president Bashar al-Assad, and various forces opposing the government.     The war altered the lives of all Syrians, in ways no one could ever imagine. Which is why […]

Here’s Who’s Googling the Syrian Conflict

Here’s Who’s Googling the Syrian Conflict

  Five years ago this week, a country with one of the richest heritages in the wold was struck by more than just tragedy. A nation with ancient and religious roots that were celebrated across a diverse community of mixed minorities became divided by political, religious and violent means. Since 2011, an estimated nine million […]