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On August 9th, 2014, Mike Brown was shot by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. In the past year we’ve seen an important movement blossom and build, centering black people and forcing others community of colors to confront what it means to be in solidarity and in community. This album is mixtape of movement songs created by South Asian, Asian Americans and Black musicians/activists in the past few years. Mishthi Music is a site that primarily focuses on sharing South Asian American music and we feel strongly that to truly culture shift values, we need to use arts, music and pop culture. This mixtape is our little contribution as Desi Americans to this movement that is centering #BlackLivesMatter and pushing for racial justice. 

Track List:

Pigs Are Haram - The Kominas
Bandit Queen - King Khan 
Racist Accident - Prometheus Brown
Suicide By Cop - Heems
Say Her Name - Tef Poe
Comrades - Bambu
Oskar Barnack & Oscar Grant - Blue Scholars
The Knowing - Anik Khan
Stay Woke (ft Quelle Chris) - Green Street
King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
Left for Dead/ Martyrs in Paris - Digital Martyrs
Unity (Michael Brown) - Zion 1 (ft Bambu, D.U.S.T.)
Word - T-Dubb-O
Who Ready - Alia Sharrief
Can’t Breathe - Lyricks
Reconnect the Love - Te-Amir & Seti X

This mixtape was mixed by Taz Ahmed (@tazzystar/ tazzystar.blogspot.com), curator at Mishthi Music. Album art was created by Khushboo Gulati. ​​For more, be sure to check out www.mishthimusic.com​, a​n online mixtape that highlights music of the South Asian American diaspora, and more.​

http://www.mishthimusic.com/post/126652706864/mishthi-mixtape-vol-4-asian-americans-for
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On August 9th, 2014, Mike Brown was shot by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. In the past year we've seen an important movement blossom and build, centering black people and forcing others community of colors to confront what it means to be in solidarity and in community. This album is mixtape of movement songs created by South Asian, Asian Americans and Black musicians/activists in the past few years. Mishthi Music is a site that primarily focus...
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YOU GUYZZZZ!!!! I MADE IT ON BUZZFEED! As a blogger, this has been a lifelong dream of mine. Screw the dream of a  Comedy Central Muslim-Broad City like sitcom for  - THIS IS MY POT OF GOLD. Check out Zahra​ & I give awesome dating advice. Also, don't show this to my Dad. 
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HOLY MOLY! Our #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast live show recording (w/ me & Zahra​!) in NYC is going to be amazing! Come on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm! Thank you to the generous Asian American Writers' Workshop​ for giving us space, and to our co-sponsors Mipsterz - Muslim Hipsters​, Muslim Writers Collective​, Brown Girl Magazine​ & South Asian Women's Creative Collective - SAWCC​! And thanks to Navdeep Tucker​ from Good Cha Podcast for moderating the Q&A! DON'T FORGET TO RSVP FOR YOUR TICKETS TODAY!)

http://aaww.org/curation/goodmuslimbadmuslim-podcast/
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Hey #GoodMuslimBadMuslim fans - check out our updated summertime Media Roundup for Zahra Noorbakhsh​ & I for our podcast this summer! Featuring The MovieFilm Podcast​, CBC Tapestry with Mary Hynes​, PRI Public Radio International​, Yo, Is This Racist?​, Colorlines​, BBC World News​, Women, Action & the Media​, V3con: V3 Digital Media Conference presented by AAJA-LA​, & NBC News Asian America​! http://www.goodmuslimbadmuslim.com/podcast/2015/7/15/media-roundup-summertime-2015
We've had an exciting time this summer! And an exciting time with media. Thank you so much to everyone that's been listening to our podcast, sharing it, covering it, and giving us some love. We read all of your emails and tweets, even if we don't respond. We love you, we really do.  Here's a summary of some of our funnest media hits this summer. We love talking to media. So if you are in the media, do hit us up! We would love to talk...
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I am thrilled to be heading to Netroots Nation​ again, this time in Phoenix! If you are going to #NN15, check out my panel Thursday at 9am w/ Sabiha Basrai​  of Design Action Collective​ & Gregory A. Cendana​  of APALA & Puente Ink​: http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn_events/nn-15/love-is-a-revolutionary-act-using-culture-to-shift-narratives-in-communities-of-color/

I'll be sitting on a panel talking about #EpicFail in GOTV w/ 18 Million Rising​ & Cayden Mak​ on Friday, as well! Check that out --> #EpicFail at Netroots Nation​: http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn_events/nn-15/epicfail-a-look-at-gotv-failures-so-you-dont-repeat-them/
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This month's #RadicalLove is out! It's short, because I talk about our Poetry-A-Day for Ramadan project and the beautiful poems being churned out through the group. Please read and share!: 

"This Ramadan has been hard, so far. The long summer solstice days and deep heat. The nation charged with racial tensions. The obligatory iftars, the late night taraweeh, the early morning suhoor. The problematic tafsirs with implicit “-isms” that are so triggering. The thirst, the faltering, the not knowing if your piety is enough or how come the piety isn’t feeling more.

It is in this time of chaos and reflection that I choose to write. It’s the only way I know how to calm my mind, to focus my feelings. I know that if I can commit myself to writing one poem every day, that in those words I find healing energy, time to reflect, and a connection with Allah. It is for this reason that every Ramadan I challenge myself to writing a poem daily.

This year marks the second year I’ve hosted an online Poetry a Day for Ramadan virtual writing group. With close to fifty members, the only rule for poets is they must commit to writing daily. They can share if they want to. Just write. Make art."

http://loveinshallah.com/2015/07/01/poetry-ramadan/
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Are you sad you missed out on our ‪#‎GoodMuslImBadMuslim‬ live show in New York City last week? Now you can listen to it! Episode #7 is up, where Zahra Noorbakhsh & I take on New York City! We talk about Sandra Bland, Iranian foreign policy, bacon flavored seaweed and Muslim zombies. LISTEN BELOW. Or listen on iTunes. Or on www.goodmuslimbadmuslim.com - and be sure to comment and like on iTines!

Thanks so much to Asian American Writers' Workshop, Mipsterz - Muslim Hipsters, Brown Girl Magazine, South Asian Women's Creative Collective - SAWCC, DJ Rekha, Muslim Writers Collective and Navdeep Tucker of Good Cha Podcast!!

If you want to bring #GoodMuslimBadMuslim out to your city, let us know!
The one where Taz and Zahra meet up in the Big Apple: Zahra becomes an Iranian foreign policy expert because of a joke and Taz declares war on bacon flavored seaweed.
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OMG THIS WAS SO FUNNY! Watch #GoodMuslimBadMuslim compadre Zahra Noorbakhsh​ at the Muslim Funny Fest​! This is the whole reason we went to New York this week!
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Spent Eid Eve curating the latest lovely poetic blessings at the Poetry-A-Day For Ramadan project. #EidMubarak! https://medium.com/poetry-a-day-for-ramadan
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Whoa! Zahra​ talks about the Iranian deal on behalf of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast for PRI! Side bar - does our comedy podcast now make us experts to turn to on foreign policy & all things political, now?

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-07-15/goodmuslimbadmuslim-ponders-washingtons-pact-tehran-and-asks-when-can-we-go-home
For many Iranian Americans, news of the nuclear deal poses more questions than it answers.
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New #poems are up for Poetry A Day for Ramadan! Peep them here: https://medium.com/poetry-a-day-for-ramadan
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Thanks to IdeateTV for interviewing me at #v3con this weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL1Zsk5e2y0
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