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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

November 11, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Who gets to say the N-word

By | Feb 5, 2019

I will probably never be comfortable with nonblack usages of n—a and especially n—er, even if they’re merely referring to it and not using it.

Free speech, inclusivity and open dialogue: A response to Dr. Bradwell

By | Dec 11, 2018

We need to recognize that although these conversations may be taxing, they are necessary, and we need to talk about how to effectively approach them.

Editorial: College’s efforts to support Mahad Olad are admirable

By The Ithacan | Feb 14, 2018

The faculty and staff coordinated Olad’s arrival and made sure he would be financially secure while staying at the college. Their efforts should be recognized.

Past Deadline: Mahad Olad discusses escaping gay conversion therapy in Kenya

By | Feb 9, 2018

In this episode of “Past Deadline,” host Grace Elletson sits down with Mahad Olad to discuss his recent article, ‘Escaping gay conversion therapy in Kenya,’ and what impact he hopes it has.

Escaping gay conversion therapy in Kenya

By | Feb 7, 2018

That is why I’m sharing my story: so the U.S. and other governments can do more to protect the vulnerable youth of Muslim backgrounds whose parents abuse them in the name of religion and culture.

In My Own Words: Mahad Olad

By | Nov 10, 2017

This week on “In My Own Words,” Glenn Epps sits down with Ithacan columnist Mahad Olad to discuss what it’s like to leave Islam, colorism and more.

CVE program targets Muslims

By | Sep 11, 2017

CVE should focus on the integration and success of Muslim communities rather than their ability to identify terrorists.

White identity politics

By | Aug 30, 2017

White supremacist claims of “subjugation” and “victimhood” are specious, silly and narcissistic.

Protecting students of color from harmful speech

By | Apr 26, 2017

I’m gay, black and an immigrant, and believe me, I am more than capable of speaking up in defense of my values.

African vs. African American

By | Apr 20, 2017

As an immigrant from Kenya born to Somali parents, I have seen firsthand the divide between African immigrants and African-Americans.

Why I left Islam

By | Apr 13, 2017

Even in the secular West, where the freedom to change religions is recognized, ex-Muslims continue to fear for their lives.

First-generation students face distinctive challenges

By | Apr 6, 2017

The decision to pursue postsecondary education outside of my home came with the price of leaving my family behind. It was emotional and tumultuous.