New Detroit exhibit on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo gets rave review from New York Times

New art exhibit in Detroit: “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit”

The New York Times compares the Diego Rivera murals in Detroit to the Sistine chapel.

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Metro Detroit man to recite Muslim call to prayer in 50 mosques in 50 states in the U.S. Islam

Jameel Syed, 40, of Auburn Hills is embarking on a 35-day spiritual journey to become the first person to give the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, in all 50 states.

Read the full story here at the Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/04/03/muslim-call-prayer-states/25273397/

Watch video I shot of Syed giving the Musilm call to prayer

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V.S. Naipaul calls for the “”military annihilation” of ISIS, “the most potent threat…since” Nazis.

In a new essay, Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul says ISIS poses the biggest threat to the world since the Nazis. His essay explores religion and how the modern West developed. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, has written two books about the Muslim world, exploring the lives of people in non-Arab Muslim countries.

Click here to read V.S. Naipaul’s essay in the Daily Mail.

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Dr. Ben Carson, a native of Detroit and Republican Presidential candidate, is profiled in New York Times Magazine

The New York Times magazine did a long profile Sunday of Detroit native Dr. Ben Carson, a surgeon who’s considering running for President as a Republican. A 7th-Day Adventist (a denomination founded in Michigan about 150 years ago), Dr. Carson is known for his conservative views. The story looks at his challenges growing up and how he fits into the GOP Presidential race.

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Indian-American rapper Himanshu (Heems) has spiritual references on his new album: ‘Eat Pray Thug’

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Jazz on a Friday night, March 21, 2015, at Bert’s in Eastern Market in Detroit

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Over past 100 years, African religions have faded from sub-Saharan Africa, replaced by Christianity or Islam

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