Laila Alawa

The Tempest

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Laila Alawa is CEO and founder of The Tempest (formerly Coming of Faith), a digital media startup geared toward giving millennial women of all ethnic backgrounds a voice.

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For the 45th time, America has accomplished a peaceful transition of power-- leaving the country with a sense of uncertainty about the future.

A new president. What comes next?

For the 45th time, America has accomplished a peaceful transition of power-- leaving the country with a sense of uncertainty about the future.

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In just ten days after last month's election the Southern Poverty Law Center counted  more than 850 incidents of hate and intimidation , many of them against Muslim-Americans.

2017: A new year of fear?

In just ten days after last month's election the Southern Poverty Law Center counted more than 850 incidents of hate and intimidation , many of them against Muslim-Americans.

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The bikini was initially called provocative for showing too much of a woman's body. The body-covering burkini's is provocative for different reasons.

The battle over burkinis… beyond the beach

The bikini was initially called provocative for showing too much of a woman's body. The body-covering burkini's is provocative for different reasons.

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