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Does this Fresno police contract help victimize poor people of color? Critics say yes

Several community organizations — including the Central Valley Urban Institute, Fresno Barrios Unidos, Council on American Islamic Relations, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, … Read More

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Immigration Advocates Hail SCOTUS Ruling on DACA, But Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Sukaina Hussain, Central California Outreach Director of Council on American Islamic Relations, also said she was pleased with the June 18 Supreme Court decision. “Trump … Read More

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‘I don’t have to keep worrying’: California DACA recipients celebrate Supreme Court ruling

Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, communications manager of the Sacramento office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, tapes signs on a car at Crocker Park in downtown Sacramento … Read More

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Invisible, Undercounted & Disenfranchised

“We had a food bank event for the Middle Eastern and Muslim community in south Sacramento that attracted more than 2,000 families who came by … Read More

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California’s MENA Populations & the 2020 Census

Basim Elkarra, CAIR, Sacramento, said he and his group’s partners are doing their best to remind people that they have a right to stand up … Read More

Op-ed: Recipe for Disaster – ‘Unmasking’ Yuba County Jail’s Response to COVID-19

By Rhonda Ríos Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As communities worldwide fight to contain a pandemic that has brought entire nations to a standstill, many detention … Read More

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Ramadan Begins This Week — And Sacramento Muslims Are Coming Together Virtually

Basim Elkarra, the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, said there are some aspects of celebrating Ramadan that will be missed. “It’s … Read More

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Video: CAIR-Sacramento Joins Ramadan Food Distribution Effort

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Muslim worshipers prepare for virtual Ramadan after coronavirus moves services online

“One of the foundations of Islamic jurisprudence is the preservation of life, and that takes precedence over congregational prayer,” Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Council … Read More