Suheir Sheikh

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June 16, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth, the Emancipation of African Americans

  It’s a day many activists have worked to raise awareness about for decades. Last year, the U.S. made history when U.S. President Joe Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. The holiday is celebrated on June 19th and celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans from […] Read More...
June 8, 2022

Gun violence victims plead for stricter gun control in testimony

Emotional testimony from family members of victims and survivors of gun violence was delivered to a congressional committee in the US capital ​Wednesday, in the wake of the latestU.S. mass shootings. Families of victims pleaded with members of ​the House panel for stricter gun control, as Senate talks […] Read More...
June 2, 2022

Would you still be contagious 10 days into COVID​-19 isolation?

While the ​U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least five days of isolation for COVID-19 patients, some people continue to test positive beyond those five days, raising questions about whether they may still be contagious. According to a Wall Street Journal special report, researchers […] Read More...
May 26, 2022

U.S. gun culture and the prospects for gun control

  On Tuesday, May 24th, ​police say an 18-year-old gunman shot his grandmother before ​he ​continued his rampage at an elementary school ​in Uvalde, Texas, ​opening fire and killing 19 children and two adults. The attack came 10 days after a racially motivated mass shooting took place at a ​Buffalo, New […] Read More...
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