Maryam Mohammed hoped to be the first Nashville police officer to wear a hijab. But records obtained by WPLN News show department leadership repeatedly told her she would not be allowed to wear her headscarf if accepted to the academy, because it violated the uniform policy.
“It’s just more than a convenience store,” says a close friend of the owners. “It’s been kind of like a second home for a lot of people.”
Listen / Nashville Kurds celebrated in January when the public schools board voted to offer Kurdish language classes in local high schools. But school officials now say they’re struggling to recruit students.
Listen / The Metro Nashville Public Schools board approved Tuesday night a proposal to add Kurdish to its list of world languages available for high school credit. Now the request is going to the state for approval. The proposal stems from Nashville’s large Kurdish community, and it’s earned support from educators. They believe it will […]
Listen / A group of Nashville Kurds could be released from federal custody after spending nearly seven months in detention, after a judge in Michigan determined the government has not shown they’re dangerous to the public or flight risks.
Listen / Hundreds of demonstrators lined three blocks of Broadway on Wednesday to call on the United States to offer more support for Kurdish independence.