In the month after the November general election in which Joe Biden emerged the victor from the Democratic Party as the next President of the United States, the Trump team has unsuccessfully litigated over 60 cases alleging voter fraud, sowing distrust in our electoral system, and the combination of social media giants Facebook and Twitter refusing to take down Trump's inflammatory rhetoric resulted in Trump supporters storming the US Capitol after using State Capitol buildings as test run to see how far they can get.

The face of modern domestic terrorism in the United States (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Governor Whitmer of Wisconsin was repeatedly threatened with death and other grotesque acts of violence…

Elected officials in the United States remain silent on the crisis in India while New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeeet Singh, Member of Parliament for Brampton East Gurratan Singh and UK Labour MPs Preet Kaur Gill and Tan Dhesi have spoken out against the injustice of the Farm Labor Bills which are threatening the existence of small farmers in Punjab but also across India.

Image of Sikh women during Gurpurab in the middle of the protests that are shutting down New Delhi. Image doesn’t belong to Kaur Republic

Indian farmers for 50 days have been protesting bills that have been passed by the Indian parliament, consolidating farmland from small farmers to make them into corporate farms owned by private companies. These bills also create an…

For far too long, gatekeepers in our community tried tosell us this idea that it would be in our best interest to keep electing people who knew where our communities live and where they can find us every four years, but not advocate for the issues that the working class is facing. …

It's without a doubt that the city of New York is facing a title wave of first time candidates and women of color who are finally stepping up to run for public office. Among the candidates are South Asian community members who have decided that they want to run to represent our communities in the places that matter the most. The best part of next year's elections is the fact that more women of color than ever a running to turn the balance of the people making decisions about our community. …

In the documentary, Lehman College, which is part of the City University of New York shows the story of students who are struggling to afford food in the pandemic. The documentary also shows the struggles of university students in the life decisions that they have made and being able to come to college and pursue the dreams that they sit out for themselves. Juggling work, education and family is a true trial for the students in the documentary. Americans across the country are facing unprecedented hunger struggles and aren't able to feed their families as millions face unemployment and they…

Many countries in the diaspora have fought with Sikhs over our religious articles of faith and just how much of our kes is permitted in the workplace. From Simranjit Singh’s post commerating the 60 years that we have fought for our right to wear our religious articles of faith and just how much that connection runs deep into the struggles we face in the COVID-19 world, when it comes to whether or not Sikhs can keep their beards and turbans while working to save lives, it’s always been clear that our right to Sikhi comes with terms and conditions when…

The Deli has brought influencers and local neighborhood foodies to enjoy and salivate over the traditional vegetarian Punjabi fare that we know and have grown up eating. Saag, Aloo Muttar, Aloo de Paranthe and so many more fresh and cheap food options is what makes this Deli so relatable to the everyday working class experience that we have known. …

In her speech last night, the former Ambassador to the United Nations and former Governor of South Carolina made some very questionable statements about the status of race relations in the United States. The uneven communication between Trump Admin priorities and Nikki Haley’s time serving as former UN ambassador raised many questions about the role that America envisions itself playing on the international stage and at home. Nikki Haley’s address to the Republican National Convention was tone deaf and served a contradiction in itself to everything that the Trump Admin has done to suppress dissent from critics and embolden Q-Anon and white supremacists. As someone who ran on the Reaganomics model of government, Haley’s speech rings hollow and doesn’t address the true issues facing America right now.

Credit: Fox News

While I didn’t see any value in sitting on the RNC because of the nature of the number of Trumps speaking, there is invariably one (or two) moments are worthy of commentary and that I hope serve to open the box about the state of politics we are in and the nature of our relationship to those who have historically oppressed us.

Her record with people of color and especially with the Muslim community has been an ugly mixed bag. Not many people know about who Nikki Haley is because she is a ‘rising star’ within the party after much…

The COVID-19 crisis has illustrated there are so many industries that are vulnerable to a pandemic and one of them, the taxi industry has especially felt a bite of this virus as more and more drivers are getting desperate because the city and state of New York are not showing up for them.

Photo by Fernanda Caetano on Unsplash

Taxi drivers around New York are getting even more restless because while the pandemic has shut everything down, creditors are still demanding that taxi drivers pay for the medallions that they took out loans for. This week taxi drivers shut down the area around New York City…

As we mark the hundred years of the passage of the 19th amendment, in the United States, a Sikh Suffragette in the UK, Sophia Duleep Singh was born into a life of privilege, access and luxury. Her connection to Queen Victoria as her goddaughter guaranteed a life of relative comfort and frequent interactions with the British upper-classes. Yet, she understood the problem of not being able to vote in Great Britian and frequently joined British suffragettes in their marches, protests and advocacy to ensure that the right to vote was something that was open and accessible to all.

Sophia Duleep Singh was active in the movement to expand voting to British women.

August 18th, 2020: Hundred Years of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

As American…

Navjot Pal Kaur

CUNY Grad ‘19|Higher Ed, Immigration & Voting Rights Advocate| Sign up for my newsletter http://eepurl.com/gORwLH

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store