Spend 10 minutes of your day with us, The Nowhere Men, and we'll show you a side of being Muslim the news media will NEVER show you…
Saana is an African-American Muslim who grew up in New York City.
She invited us to spend some time with her during the holy month of Ramadan to show us the life of average Muslims, in a time when Muslims in America are under attack.
We can't thank Saana and her friends and family enough.
We learned so much in the making of this video- above all, we confirmed our belief that People Are Good, no matter who they are or what they believe.
If you believe in the message this video seeks to spread, SHARE THIS VIDEO!!
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Posted by Nowhere Men on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Make sure to watch Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown tonight at 9pm on CNN! You might see someone you recognize…
Our friend Evelia, the tamale vendor we filmed a Day in the Life with in January, will be featured by Bourdain on tonight's episode about Queens! Our friends at Street Vendor Project, an organization that represents many of NYC's street cart vendors, will also be featured. We'll be at the watch party and are so excited!
We've never posted this on Facebook, but here is our 8-minute Day in the Life of a NYC Street Vendor video we made with Evelia and SVP back in January. We got to Evelia's kitchen at midnight to cook 600+ tamales, and were out on the streets of Queens by 4am to start the long day of selling them from her cart. What a day!
Posted by Nowhere Men on Sunday, May 21, 2017
We believe that everybody has a story to tell. And we think by sharing these stories, we can better understand each other and make the world a better place.
So today we're launching a new video series right here on the Nowhere Men page: Stories from Strangers.
We're going out into the world to collect stories. We're going to the park, to the subway, to foreign lands, to wherever we need to listen to yours.
We'll be posting one quick video story a week that comes directly from the mouths of strangers. You'll see them on our page each Monday (the first one will debut later today!).
We're so excited for the conversations we're going to have, and the stories we're going to hear. Keep watching!
#starttheconversation #peoplearegood #rallyon
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Posted by Nowhere Men on Monday, August 28, 2017
White people are afraid to talk about race. We are white. And we're afraid to talk about it too. But we're giving it a try.
The truth is, when we filmed this video with Jim St. Germain, what we were exploring was an extraordinary story of a man who rose from an improbable place in life. Now in his mid twenties, he's gone from ex-juvenile delinquent to successful community leader. (Although if you ask Jim about the word "success," you'll get a different description)
Our videos are about the incredible people we meet. But they're also about how WE learn from those people. So when we thought about this video in particular, we had to acknowledge what was obvious, but hard to discuss:
Our lives, as privileged white men, have been inherently easier than Jim's life, as a black immigrant. The racial dynamics here matter. Because this is representative of systemic racial inequalities that are deeply entrenched in the story of America.
But this story is one of hope. Jim is making a difference. And we want to celebrate him.
Jim's memoir, "A Stone of Hope", is available NOW for pre-order on Amazon. Get your copy now and discover Jim's whole story that we couldn't tell in only 2 minutes!
Posted by Nowhere Men on Wednesday, June 21, 2017