Remember the Name: Belal Muhammad, UFC Fighter

Muhammad earned his call to UFC by dominating in the smaller fighting circuits. He was 9-0 before he was notified about his opportunity at a more professional level, but he was not surprised. He fought five fights at Hoosier Fight Club in Indiana, two for Bellator MMA — a California-based MMA promotion — and three for Titan FC, a Florida-based MMA promotion. The Palestinian fighter expected the call from the UFC after he defeated former UFC fighter Steven Carl by TKO to win the Titan FC welterweight championship in 2016.

Invisible Words in the Empty Air

Breakfast, then work and school. Back home, then dinner: cheeses, labne, cucumbers, shai maʿ naʿ naʿ (tea with mint). Four years inched by. No sound but the gentle smacking of lips, the mechanical sips of shai. Dina used to watch the steam from the shai, the fumes from the cigarettes her father smoked at the table (as everywhere else) and imagine it was Jibran’s ghost. Maybe Jibran would slip in to their noses, their mouths, and shoot to their ear canals, stopping their ears translucently. Then everything would seem still. Jibran could keep carving invisible words in the empty air. 

Former ‘Project Runway’ star Rami Kashoú on his new ready-to-wear collection, Palestinian embroidery and being a design wunderkind at age 7

Since his 2007 appearance on season four of “Project Runway”, a reality show for fashion designers, Rami Kashoú has styled Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian and countless other women in evening wear with his signature elegant drapery. His Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear designs are a change of pace from his custom red carpet looks but no less constructed, bold and expressive.

Passage to Palestine

As a kid, I always looked for Palestine on the map and was confused as to why I couldn’t find it. It wasn’t on the atlas in class or in the textbooks.  Throughout my twelve years of public education, only my seventh-grade teacher went out of his way to educate students about something that was not even in the curriculum when it should have been.

Intelligentsia In Dissent: Palestine, Settler-Colonialism and Academic Unfreedom in the Work of Steven Salaita

The author invites readers to bask in Steven Salaita’s innovative bridging of Palestinian and Indigenous/Native American Studies frameworks. When conducted ethically, and in a genuinely reciprocal fashion, Salaita shows us, comparison is not an empty intellectual exercise, but a veritable plotting of points towards comprehensive, collective liberation. 

PYM Responds to Cancellation of Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship Celebration in Toronto Due to Zionist Pressure

The Palestinian Youth Movment was dismayed to receive word that Trinity St.-Paul’s United Church in Toronto caved to a smear and harassment campaign initiated by a Zionist organization and opted to cancel the upcoming celebration of the PYM’s annual Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship on July 13th, 2019.