Watch the Trailer to New Animated movie, ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’ Inspired By True Events.

For now, I won’t get into the politics on why this animated film wasn’t more heavily promoted, but the trailer to this movie looks fantastic! The first fully Middle Eastern-funded and produced CGI-animation film, Bilal is inspired by the life of Hazrat Bilal bin Rabah, the Ethiopian slave and companion of the Prophet Muhammad “Peace Be Upon Him” (PBUH), whose valor was considered nothing short of legendary.

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‘He Is Not My President’: Why I Dread the Future of America Under Donald Trump’s Presidency

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Photo Credit:  Chicago Tribune (Tribune News Services)

For over the last 24 hours, I’ve been facilitating between shock, disbelief, grief, anger, horror and shame.  I’ve repeatedly questioned how we’ll be able to move forward in the coming days or weeks, while unceasingly struggled to anticipate the vision of the world and the changes that president elect Donald Trump is planning to implement on our nation.  Make no mistake, this is truly one of the biggest upsets in American history; and yes, as a father, son, brother and entrepreneur, I have dire concerns about the future of our nation.

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“Terror has no religion.” “The whole world is my native land.” “I love Brussels.”

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Photo Credit:  Kenzo Tribouillard | AFP | Getty Images

The above words were some of the many messages of solidarity, defiance and peace that was inscribed in chalk on the city streets of Bourse Square after the Brussels attacks.  Make no mistake… this was a cold, calculated attack– in which ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is claiming responsibility for this heinous act.  It’s scary to think how this could have happened anywhere in the world.  Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Toronto, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York City… just pick any city with a major media and cultural market.

Most of us get on social media and scream, “when will it end?”  “We need to come together.” “We want justice, equality and peace.” “Why won’t humanity love and respect each other for their religious, political, social and sexual preferences?”  Correct me if I’m wrong, but the only thing that arguably makes us different from each other is the language we speak and the God(s) we pray to.  Once we get a universal understanding that we are all the same, society will always suffer under a state of separation.  Perhaps, that’s the biggest issue that plagues humanity right now and could possibly signal the end of our existence.

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‘The Witch’ Perfectly Blends Old-world Horror With Modern Feminist Ideas

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Photo Credit:  A24 Films

When horror maestro Stephen King speaks about a movie that “scared the hell” out of him, you have to take notice.  From King’s Twitter:

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