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GOP Lawmaker Pushes To Derail Rashida Tlaib From Leading Delegation to West Bank
Melanie Zanona, Politico

GOP Lawmaker Pushes To Derail Rashida Tlaib From Leading Delegation to West Bank

A Republican lawmaker is trying to block freshman firebrand Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from leading a congressional delegation to the West Bank.

on February 11, 2019
Jewish Voice for Peace, 350+ Scholars Sign Letter Supporting Angela Davis
Sameer Rao, Colorlines

Jewish Voice for Peace, 350+ Scholars Sign Letter Supporting Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute recinded the activist and educator’s Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, saying, “she unfortunately does not meet all of the criteria on which the award is based.”

on February 11, 2019
Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel
Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times

Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel

Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, said this week that she was “stunned” after a civil rights group in her native Birmingham, Ala., reversed its decision to honor her with an award amid protests over her support for a boycott of Israel.

on January 9, 2019
Rashida Tlaib: The Senate’s Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
Democracy Now!

Rashida Tlaib: The Senate’s Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech

A new Senate bill would allow state and local governments to boycott any U.S. companies which are engaged in a boycott against Israel.

on January 9, 2019
Women Share Photos Of Traditional Palestinian Dresses To Celebrate Rashida Tlaib’s Swearing-In
Morgan Gstalter, The Hill

Women Share Photos Of Traditional Palestinian Dresses To Celebrate Rashida Tlaib’s Swearing-In

Women across the country are sharing photos of their traditional Palestinian gowns to celebrate the swearing-in of Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

on January 6, 2019
As Rashida Tlaib Is Sworn In, Palestinian-Americans Respond With #TweetYourThobe
Karen Zraick, The New York Times

As Rashida Tlaib Is Sworn In, Palestinian-Americans Respond With #TweetYourThobe

The new congresswoman from Michigan wore a thobe, a traditional Palestinian dress with elaborate embroidery, to her swearing-in, and her supporters posted photos of themselves in their own.

on January 6, 2019
Congresswoman Tlaib Inspires Palestinian-Americans With A Dress And A Hashtag
Daniella Cheslow, NPR

Congresswoman Tlaib Inspires Palestinian-Americans With A Dress And A Hashtag

On Thursday, Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. She wore an intricately embroidered red and black robe to her swearing-in ceremony and laid her left hand upon a Quran as she took her oath of office, inspiring legions of Palestinian-Americans who saw themselves in the attorney from Michigan.

on January 6, 2019
The Nation’s First Two Muslim Congresswomen Are Sworn In, Surrounded By The Women They Inspired
Michelle Boorstein, Marisa Iati and Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post

The Nation’s First Two Muslim Congresswomen Are Sworn In, Surrounded By The Women They Inspired

Khadra Mohamud stood in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s brand-new congressional office Thursday, taking in a new scene in American politics — a crowd of supporters, the majority of them women, many of them in hijabs, celebrating the swearing-in of a Muslim woman as a member of Congress.

on January 6, 2019
Palestinian Women Celebrate Rashida Tlaib’s Swearing-In With Traditional Dress Photos
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post

Palestinian Women Celebrate Rashida Tlaib’s Swearing-In With Traditional Dress Photos

Women posted photos with #TweetYourThobe to honor the first Palestinian-American congresswoman, who wore the traditional dress to her swearing in.

on January 6, 2019