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Umar Farooq

Author Bios

Umar Farooq

Umar Farooq was born in Pakistan, raised in New Orleans, and spent five years as an activist and independent journalist in Baltimore.  He is currently interning at The Nation, and tries to maintain a blog at umarfarooqblog.wordpress.com.


News and Features

Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia lost his son to a drug cartel. Now he’s part of a movement to end the drug wars.

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.


When Bob Moses brought his Algebra Project to Baltimore in 1990, he could hardly have imagined the impact his mathematics curriculum would...