Amid political unease, Muslims seek comfort in faith

Muslim Town Hall Meeting at ICN

By Maryam Saleh Standing in front of an American flag that hangs on the wall of the gymnasium at the Islamic Center of Naperville, sunlight spilling through the large windows behind him, Imam Rizwan Ali spoke of hope. “As Allah took care of his prophets, he will take care of us, and we need to […]

What is solar energy’s future under Trump?

Experts talked at the Solar Power PV Conference in Chicago a day after the election.

By Yu-Ning Aileen Chuang A few hours after Donald Trump delivered his victory speech, hundreds of solar industry practitioners, environmentalists and policy experts gathered in Chicago to consider what lies ahead under the president-elect. “Clearly, there is an elephant in the room,” said Tom Kimbis, the interim president at the Washington-based Solar Energy Industries Association, […]

Torrey Pines tells the forgotten narrative of the transgender coming-of-age experience

By Lauren Ball They filled the darkened, hushed room of The Nightingale, a small independent movie theater in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. The audience, characterized by intensely dyed hair of neon pink and greens, Doc Martens, and nose rings, huddled close together while the film reel hummed. They had all arrived for the premiere of […]

Hmong Community Struggles to Face Future Without Losing Sight of Past

Hmongs, PTSD, Refugees

By Duke Omara WASAU, Wis. – Fifteen-year old Dylan Yang had stabbed and killed 13-year-old Isaiah Powell after the two became involved in a Facebook feud. But what seemed like a teenage gang killing last February struck some as being symbolic of something much more malignant. Dylan belongs to the Hmong, a community of war […]