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Funny For A Woman

Written by Amina Amdeen. Images provided by Kaci Beeler and Nancy Norton. Of all the universal truths, “laughter is the best medicine” is my favorite. Not only has it endured the test of time, as proven by the continued importance of jokes in every culture, but it has also withstood countless social transformations. No matter what upheaval we experience in our […]

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Trevor Noah at Bass Concert Hall

Written by Amina Amdeen. Originally published as part of the Spring 2017 “Power” issue. “Turns out, once you go black you can go anywhere else.” The audience erupts with laughter. “For the first time in American history they’re asking the black man to stay,” Trevor Noah continued. Trevor Noah is not a political commentator, pundit, or confirmed expert. He is […]

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Southern Hospitality in Question: Texas and its Newest Citizens

Written by Amina Amdeen. While I removed my shoes at the door of a one-bedroom apartment, the scent of basmati rice and biryani spices suddenly overwhelmed me. Surrounded by the fragrances of my childhood, I felt at ease. I knew the family inside was an Iraqi family. Since the beginning of this year, 7,802 refugees have arrived in Texas, more than any other state […]