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Brooklyn Student Graduates with Mom

By: Astrid Schröder | June 26, 2017

A recent commencement in Brooklyn was especially meaningful for a young man from Crown Heights, and his mom. John Johnson is an alumnus of Global Citizenship Seminar 8 of the Global Citizenship Alliance that took place last April in Salzburg, Austria. John, a graduate of Kingsborough Community College, also is the recipient of the most prestigious transfer scholarship in the U.S., the Jack Kent Cooke, which will cover his education at the Tish School of Arts at New York University starting this fall.

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The ‘Allahu Akbar’ Double Standard of Terrorism

One of the worst mass shootings in modern American history recently took place in October 2017 when a white man named Stephen Paddock shot over 500 people (killing 58 of them) during an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. A few weeks after the Las Vegas massacre, a 29-year-old Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan named Saifullo Saipov killed 8 people in lower Manhattan in New York City while allegedly saying “Allahu Akbar” during his murder spree. Both of these acts of mass murder were meant to instill terror in the general public; yet only one of them is called terrorism. The Bridge Initiative