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Nida Khan
Nida Khan is an independent journalist and producer working in both print and radio. In addition to Huffington Post, her work has appeared in diverse outlets such as The New York Daily News, Essence Magazine, the, the Associated Press,, The Source Magazine,, and more.

Nida is a member of the production team for 107.5 WBLS' public affairs program 'Open Line' featuring Bob Slade, James Mtume and Bob Pickett. She previously served as a news correspondent for WRKS 98.7 Kiss FM NY, covering everything from Barack Obama's Presidential campaign to protests in defense of Sean Bell. She also worked on the station's 'The Week in Review' broadcast, and made several appearances on the nationally syndicated 'Michael Baisden Show'.

Nida previously served as EIC of elan: The Guide to Global Muslim Culture, a magazine geared towards young Muslim professionals. She has also worked on the production end of television projects like ‘The Business of Innovation’ hosted by Mario Bartiromo at CNBC, as well as RNC coverage for WNBC News Channel 4 NY.

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Spin Is a Hell of a Thing

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Following ISIL's recent release of the horrific video depicting the death of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, the conversation at home has pretty much fallen on predictable lines: Islam has an internal problem that it must resolve, and there must be something inherently wrong with the religion. But what's missing...

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At War With Islam?

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 9:57 AM

The words "We are not at war with Islam" have been uttered by everyone from President Obama and former President Bush to top-level military officials. As Andrew J. Bacevich points out in a recent piece, Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces...

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The Revolution May Not Always Be Televised, But It Damn Sure Will Be #Tweeted

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 3:04 PM

When we hear the word revolution, one usually tends to think of images of rioting, unrest and utter chaos. But a revolution can also mean a break from traditional thinking; a revamp of the way we view things, accept stated norms and conduct ourselves. At this very moment, there is...

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Why People Apparently Don't Care About Muslim Surveillance or Dead Palestinian Kids

(15) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 9:15 AM

When news recently broke of NSA spying on prominent Muslim Americans, most people were far from shocked. If anything, it was expected. After all, these individuals have Muslim names, either advocate on behalf of the Muslim community or speak on Islamic-related issues, and have some sort of connection to 'that...

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Using Tragedy to Change the Narrative

(26) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 10:54 AM

When the Presbyterian Church (USA) made the unprecedented decision to divest from three corporations linked with the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, it marked the first time that a large entity within the United States actively divested millions from those that contribute to the violence and repression against Palestinians. As...

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After Seven Years Without Health Insurance, I Am Eagerly Signing Up for Obamacare

(128) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 4:25 PM

'Til this day, I'm not 100 percent sure what happened. The conclusion that I came to, and the one that most doctors stated, was that I had some sort of bacterial infection, likely transmitted from contaminated food. But who knows for certain. All I remember is being very ill for...

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MLK Would Not Dance to the Drumbeat of War

(74) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 2:03 PM

On Wednesday, President Obama, former Presidents Clinton and Carter, and many others will honored the 50th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They will pay homage to the preeminent civil rights leader of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and reflect upon his character...

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If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

(286) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 3:06 PM

If the NYPD routinely stopped and frisked rich, white billionaires who have amassed tremendous wealth while Main Street suffered the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression, Mayor Bloomberg might be singing a different tune. But that's right, intense greed isn't a crime; being black or brown in New York...

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Latest Terror Threat: Looking for More Than Just a Headline

(9) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 11:39 AM

The American people deserve better. Over the course of the last few days, anyone who's caught a glimpse of the news is cognizant of the fact that the United States and several European nations have taken stringent action to protect their citizens and diplomats overseas. After intercepting what it deemed...

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Al Jazeera America -- The Newsroom We've Been Waiting For

(34) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 10:25 AM

If you told the average American that most Muslims actually aren't Arab, and that Arabs are also Christians, Jews, atheists and more, chances are, you'd get a look like you just informed them that the world isn't flat. In 2013, at a time when we are more engaged in 'that...

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The Truly Frightening Power of the Right-Wing Mainstream Media

(23) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 1:10 PM

The night before the coveted first presidential debate, a bit of "news" transpired. One network in particular, Fox News, led with the story on several of its broadcasts and dedicated a significant portion of its programming to this earth-shattering information. The breaking news? A video tape of President Obama from...

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All American Muslims Better Get Ready for a New Reality

(82) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 11:55 AM

While many Muslims (and people outside the faith for that matter) were heavily embedded in a debate over the controversy surrounding hardware store Lowe's and its recent decision to remove ads from TLC's reality show All American Muslim, a more detrimental attack against their future was all but...

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What if Newt Gingrich Were Black?

(13) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:24 PM

When Newt Gingrich, the now extremely plausible GOP nominee, stated 'But I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather' during Saturday's Iowa debate when the question of marital fidelity and trust was raised, he did more than just play the victim card. In one quick swoop, Gingrich effectively shot down criticism and the...

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Are We on the Wrong Side of History?

(6) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 3:15 PM

When President Mahmoud Abbas took center stage at the UN General Assembly last Friday, there was a resounding applause and standing ovation throughout the packed room from the assembly floor all the way to the visitor's gallery that quite honestly lasted much longer than I expected. As he humbly nodded...

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Osama Bin Laden's Death: Good or Bad for U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

(3) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 6:40 PM

Following a decade long international search now referred to as the greatest manhunt in history, Osama bin Laden was discovered in the quaint, picturesque area of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Situated some 60 miles from the country's capital of Islamabad, Abbottabad (named after the British Major James Abbott) is home to more...

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Religious Profiling -- The New Norm?

(9) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 5:44 PM

Patiently waiting for luggage in baggage claim at San Francisco International Airport recently, I had a chance encounter with Major Garrett, formerly of Fox News, now back to print at the National Journal. In a brief -- yet engaging and civil conversation -- Major Garrett and I discussed the tumultuous...

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President Obama: It's Not Our Fault

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2010 | 7:30 PM

President Obama is angry, and rightfully so. He's endured two years of meticulous Republican opposition to virtually every measure put forth, even when he -- dare I say -- compromised. Setting aside campaign promises of a public healthcare option and a closing of Guantanamo Bay, the President has abandoned many...

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Abandoned Children

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 2:21 PM

'Young people know thinking is patriotic'

These six words, etched on a giant handmade poster board, accompanied a group of 20-somethings last weekend at the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert dueling rallies in Washington, D.C. One of countless creative, insightful and at times severely sarcastic banners, it in effect summarized the sentiments...

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Islamophobia -- Weapon of Choice for the Midterms

(44) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 2:21 PM

It's that time of year again. Congress is on its lengthy August recess, and candidates have only a few months until the November elections. Just shy of the coveted midterms, both Republican and Democratic politicians will undoubtedly up the ante during these few weeks of downtime. But as we all...

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The CIA & The ISI: More In Common Than We Think?

(15) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 6:41 PM

'Drones Kill 12 Children Playing Outside'
'A Family Buries 15'
'Americans Target the Wrong House Again'

Virtually every morning on the streets of Karachi, Pakistan, these sorts of headlines gleamed across the front pages of major papers, led the evening news broadcasts and drove conversations around dinner tables...

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