Asraa Mustufa

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

by Asraa Mustufa on Dec 12, 2014 1:00PM

American Muslim leaders unload about the 'utter moral depravity' of the CIA's post-9/11 torture and talk next steps.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Why I Skipped the White House's Ramadan Dinner

by Asraa Mustufa on Jul 23, 2014 7:00AM

Samer Khalaf, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, details why he called for a boycott of the high-profie iftar at the White House.

Topics: Global Affairs

Obama's Unprecedented Use of State Secrets to Defend Religious Profiling

by Asraa Mustufa on Sep 8, 2011 9:31AM

President Obama vowed as a candidate to end George W. Bush's use of the state secrets privilege to get lawsuits thrown out of court. Instead, the administration is wielding it in previously unused ways to defend widespread profiling of Muslim Americans.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., National Security

Chicago Police Shooting Spree? 43 Shot Already in 2011; 16 Dead

by Asraa Mustufa on Aug 2, 2011 9:31AM

Chicago police have already shot nearly as many residents as all of last year--most recently a 13-year-old boy. Cops argue it's because residents have "a total lack of respect and fear." Residents say cops are "targeting black children."

Topics: Criminal Justice

South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley Makes Good on Anti-Immigrant Promises

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 30, 2011 9:31AM

While similar laws are temporarily blocked in other states, South Carolina presses forward with their SB 1070 copycat bill.

Topics: Immigration

Don Lemon on Colorism and Black Homophobia

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 29, 2011 3:02PM

The CNN anchor talks to The Root about coming out in the news industry as a black, gay man, and responds to claims that the industry prefers light skinned anchors.

Topics: Media

Today's Love: Danny Goldfield's Global Quest for Peace

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 28, 2011 4:34PM

For the past eight years, photographer Danny Goldfield has been on an ambitious mission that could probably only take place in the Big Apple.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 28, 2011 2:09PM

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is quickly becoming a gamechanger in the debate over the Dream Act.

Topics: Immigration, Media

Paramedic: Oscar Grant Received Inadequate Treatment After Shooting

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 28, 2011 1:27PM

A lawsuit accuses the Oakland Fire Department of covering up misconduct in the infamous police shooting incident.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Indiana Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

by Asraa Mustufa on Jun 28, 2011 11:12AM

But the right is plowing ahead with its state-level movement to block the group's reproductive health services, which are crucial to women of color in many cities.

Topics: Planned Parenthood, Politics, Health