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The life and death of a gay San Diego Palestinian

Hassan is an example that we in the activist community need to remember.

A month ago, the Palestinian-American community and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement lost one of their most devoted members.

Hassan (left-SDGLN has hidden his identity out of respect to him) was only 24 years old when he was found dead in his San Diego home.

Pepsi ad failed its multicultural audience

Kendall Jenner's generation protests injustice by drinking soda, according to Pepsi ad.

Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca-Cola, its archrival, into an advantage.

However, Pepsi’s recent commercial starring Kendall Jenner (of the Kardashian clan) was a fiasco.

The irony behind Trump’s travel ban and Holocaust Remembrance Day

Trump’s public statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day omitted any mention of Judaism, anti-Semitism or the Nazis’ systematic program exterminating European Jewry.

The omission was not only hurtful to remaining Holocaust survivors, their families, and friends, but it was dismissive of its six million victims during World War II. 

War on Christmas continues

But there is a difference, in my opinion, between Christian apologists and Christmas apologists.

More than a decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle about what the appropriated season’s greeting should be, exemplifying the continued chapter in the culture “War on Christmas.”

This year we can see the divide between both religious and political party lines.

The darkest day: 'I don't know how to get past this'

"So scary that my friends who I thought I knew, I didn't know them at all."

I check my phone at 3 am and I see that he has won.

I struggle to go back to sleep but I wind up checking it again and see that the Canadian immigration web site has crashed.

I wish I could afford to move but even if I could I have a teenage daughter here.