Lowe's Facebook Page Explodes With Bigoted Hate Speech

Look, I'm no PR expert, but it can't be good for your brand to have folks writing stuff like, "I proudly admit to hating Islam" on your official Facebook page. After pulling ads from TLC's All-American Muslim, Lowe's issued a tepid apology on Facebook, which read, in part, "It appears that we managed to step into a… » 12/14/11 12:25pm 12/14/11 12:25pm

Russell Simmons Purchases Remaining Commercial Spots For TLC's…

Today in Tweet Beat, Uncle Rush puts his money where his mouth is and buys up the remaining commercials left after Lowes pulled their ads from TLC's actually-great-and-not-exploitave series All-American Muslim. Plus, Jennifer Hudson catches Bieber Fever, Kim Kardashian says that she "loved" last night's episode of her… » 12/12/11 7:45pm 12/12/11 7:45pm

Christian Group Pressures Lowe's Into Pulling Ads From All-American…

The whole point of TLC's All-American Muslim — which follows families living in Dearborn, Michigan — is to humanize folks who live in the U.S. and practice Islam. They have close-knit relationships, love football, and feel anxious about the first day of school, just like any other Americans. But home improvement… » 12/12/11 11:20am 12/12/11 11:20am

Muslim Woman Gives The Stinkeye At Suggestion That Islam Is 'Simple To…

All-American Muslim's Nina Bazzy does not wear a hijab or abaya — she prefers her ensembles to be tight and short. She's a successful party planner, and wants to open a club, but her parents consider that to be preposterous, because she is a woman. Her mother told her that a woman needs to be home with her family;… » 12/05/11 12:30pm 12/05/11 12:30pm

Coach Makes Tough Decision: Dinner At White House Or Football Practice?

On last night's All-American Muslim, we saw Coach Zaban get invited to the White House for the annual Ramadan Iftar (fast breaking) dinner. The coach had a tough time deciding whether or not he should go, since football is so important to Fordson High and the dinner was happening the same night as the first practice… » 11/28/11 3:00pm 11/28/11 3:00pm

The Connection Between The Hijab & Infertility

On last night's episode of All-American Muslim, we spent some time with Samira, who is struggling to conceive a child. She visited her imam — the leader of her mosque — to talk about IVF, but he had bad news, saying that if she used her husband's sperm, it would be okay, but using some other man's sperm to get… » 11/21/11 1:50pm 11/21/11 1:50pm

Meet The Normal, Slightly Boring Folks Of All-American Muslim

TLC draws in viewers by offering a glimpse into the lives of unusual people. There are the Duggars, Freaky Eaters, Hoarding: Buried Alive, The Little Couple, the saving-obsessed ladies of Extreme Couponing, and, of course, the makeup-spackled youngsters of Toddlers & Tiaras. But last night, All-American Muslim » 11/14/11 12:30pm 11/14/11 12:30pm