Meet the New Ms. Marvel — A Female, Muslim, Pakistani Superhero

Meet the New Ms. Marvel — A Female, Muslim, Pakistani Superhero

Who are some of the first superheroes that come to your mind? Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the Hulk, Ironman, Captain America… and what do they have in common? They’re all white dudes.

Comic companies are trying to diversify their superhero ranks. There have been non-white characters, and even a few Muslim heros.

Marvel Comics announced a new superhero comic book series featuring Kamala Khan: a Muslim, Pakistani 16-year-old who lives in New Jersey. She’ll be taking on the name of Ms. Marvel, after the former Ms. Marvel, who is now going by Captain Marvel.

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One Doctor Calls for ‘an Ounce of Prevention Over an Ounce of Maggi’ in Haiti

One Doctor Calls for ‘an Ounce of Prevention Over an Ounce of Maggi’ in Haiti

The Haiti that Mackenzy Brun returned to in 2005 was not the same one he left in 1987. After almost 20 years in Brooklyn, Mackenzy expected the newly paved streets that crisscrossed his small city in Haiti’s central plateau and the electric grid that inched into town in 2011. What he did not expect was the dramatic change to his grandmother’s cooking. He dreamt of her soup joumou(squash soup), legim (vegetable soup) and diri kole ak pwa (rice and beans). What he found was that the locally sourced green herbs that flavored her cooking had been replaced by a dense yellow-wrapped cube: Maggi.

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