In this episode of Transnational, Rana Thamrin embarks on a spiritual journey to Indonesia’s only Islamic school in Yogyakarta where transgender Muslim women are finding ways to reconcile their faith and trans identity.
In the spirit of taking a closer look at the new and frankly increasingly disturbing crop of GOP leaders, let’s head down to the political swamplands of Florida to examine the education and culture wars recently ignited by Gov. Ron DeSantis. These provide a preview of what we might expect to hear more regularly as DeSantis weighs a primary challenge to reigning MAGA king Donald Trump.
DeSantis was back in the news on Wednesday with an unusual direct challenge to the College Board. As the National Review breathlessly reported, on January 12 the DeSantis administration, through its Department of Education’s “Office of Articulation,” blocked approval for an AP African American Studies (APAAS) curriculum in the state, claiming to the College Board…Read more
There’s a particularly expressive drawing near the front of Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez’ Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts that sums up what’s unique about this graphic novel. Martínez draws Hall — a trained historian and lawyer — at the New York Historical Society, reading the records of a 1712 slave revolt…Read more
The gunman who opened fire inside of a Colorado gay club Saturday night, killing five and injuring 25 others, was not only previously arrested for threatening to bomb a neighborhood last year, but is the grandson of California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel – a Trump-supporting MAGA who compared the Jan. 6th insurrection to the Revolutionary…Read more
Two malnourished teen siblings in Texas escaped from handcuffs at their home this week when one of them found the key in his mother’s purse and hid it in his mouth until it was safe to flee, according to court records.The 15-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, said they were handcuffed in a laundry…Read more
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BNAJklrxyw&ab_channel=GetaBetterLifeTV[/embed] Meet the Mother of Orisha followers (Iyaosa) of Ogun State Nigeria as she Explains Orishas Priestess Like and Subscribe on YouTube!Read more
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6LPl2pFoeU&ab_channel=VICENews[/embed] For decades, evangelical missionaries have come to Brazil’s Amazon in search of new Christians – but indigenous tribes are fighting back. VICE News went to the border of the Javari Valley to find out why it’s so hard to keep missionaries out – and why some tribes want them back in.Read more
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgLxyRS6i8&ab_channel=K.Sis.NicoleLasher%28Ibtisam70%29[/embed] My impression of the movie everybody’s talking about lately. No point in “boycotting” this movie unless you’re boycotting Hollywood in general. Regardless, if you’re going to claim to be offended by people lying to you, then you should be giving more support to the people telling you the truth. These documentaries have been on…Read more
E arly Christianity emerged in a world in which people from various walks of life acknowledged that women could have sexual contact with women. Close textual analysis of several early Christian writers demonstrates that they knew more about sexual relations between women than previous scholars have assumed, which accords with a heightened awareness of female…Read more
For the 5th year in a row, we will gather on the beautiful grounds of H.E.R. Living Campus with yogis and energy workers from various disciplines to share our love for yoga in a natural setting. This… Source: 5th Annual African Yoga FestRead more