Where Do I Begin?

    It’s the 12th of February which means we are almost halfway through Black History Month and I have to be honest – I still don’t even know where to begin. I have written draft after draft on varying topics and…I have discarded every single one. Why? Because it … Continue reading

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Black History: Our Spiritual and Mental Inheritance

  Monday February 26, 2018 will mark 92 years since Dr. Carter G. Woodson announced the commemoration of Negro History Week. In 1976, this commemoration was expanded to include the entire month of February. Dr. Woodson’s initiative to recognize black history came at a time when African-Americans were barely mentioned in … Continue reading

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Voting 101

Register to vote: Facts you need to know before registering to vote You must be a United States citizen who will be 18 or older on Election Day in order to register to vote. Each state has its own guidelines about who can register, how to register and what information … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: CAIR-Houston Issues Travel Alert for Muslims After U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates President Trump’s Muslim Ban

(Houston, TX – 12/5/2017) The Houston, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today responded to the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of the Muslim Ban by issuing a travel alert to Greater Houston area Muslims, as well as local businesses and schools, with connections to citizens of the six targeted … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Meet With Congressmen During August Recess

CAIR-Houston urges American Muslim voters to take advantage of the upcoming August recess — during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents — by requesting meetings to advocate on state and national issues of importance that include: opposing the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban” executive orders; … Continue reading

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July 2017 News: Unite and Glean Lessons

Our July 2017 newsletter is out.  It includes this message from our Executive Director, Mustafaa Carroll, about gleaning lessons from the past. 2017 began with President Trump’s second executive order on immigration banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The ban was revised once and then the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan: Eid Mubarak, It’s Over!

It’s over. Ramadan is over. I can’t be the only one this ridiculously sad that the 30 days flew by the way they did.  It’s not anything new either; it happens every year. Every year Ramadan is upon us without warning (at least that’s what it feels like) so we … Continue reading

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SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 6/26/17) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 28: Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar

Y’all my Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar is broken. Laylat-ul-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is when the first words of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is believed that Laylat-ul-Qadr first occurred on an odd night in the last 10 days of Ramadan, although … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 26: Stay Safe

Now that we’re nearing the end of Ramadan many of us have increased our efforts to attain some form of spiritual balance. We started off with the fasting, praying, and reading Quran – and added nightly Taraweeh prayers and maybe a program or a lecture here or there. We found … Continue reading

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