Art, For the Culture

TBB Featured Artist: Roomana Shaikh

Welcome to the first artist showcasing their work on That Brown Blog. We hope you enjoy this ongoing series of wonderful talent from all over. If you or know someone that would be interested in participating please contact us at We’re honored to have our first featured artist, lets all give a warm welcome to Roomana […]

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Food, Thoughts

She’s Got the Chops- Meet Anika from Neeksomefood

Today’s interview will be discussing the Instagram chef Anika Ahmed of Neeksomefood. Anika specializes in Pakistani home-cooked dishes that are easy to make and 100% delicious. Let’s dive in. So the name, Neeksomefood, can you tell me more about the inspiration of the name? Well growing up my friends would call me Neeks and I […]

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Poetry, Thoughts

“Tariff” by Fiqry Kleib

Tariff   They ask for my thick skin Is my god truly a sin? Are we preaching fear? Is your love paper thin? Does it bring you to tears? No? Because it should   Sun-kissed melanin Young brown man Do not seek reclamation No one will ever be your biggest fan Don’t do that! No […]

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Most Underrated Vegan Food That All Non-Vegans Should Try

By Kristin Schallhorn Vegan food has a (very undeserved) reputation for being flavorless, which causes some meat-eaters to run away from food with a “vegan” label. But if all vegan food was labeled as such, you might be pretty surprised how much vegan food you actually eat. Oreos, Jell-O, Twizzlers, even Betty Crocker’s Bacon Bits are […]

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To Roommate or Not to Roommate?

As I am sure many of you have already lived or are currently living with roommates. When you graduate college and enter adulthood, you have a choice: to roommate or not to roommate? For me, this was a decision which required a lot of thinking. Living with someone can have a drastic impact on your […]

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Music, Thoughts

Shabab’s top 10 favorite Cardi B songs

10) Get up 10 “Went from making tuna sandwiches to making the news, I started speaking my mind and tripled my views” A strong opening song to her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, “Get Up 10” Cardi B bursts through the door; introducing herself the world. 9) Best Life (feat.Chance the rapper)   “Ain’t no […]

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Art, Thoughts

The Taste of Sweet Success

Today’s interview is a special one. I had the pleasure to speak with my cousin, baker/entrepreneur Rumaisa Palwala. Her company, “RB Cupcakes” began in 2014. She rebranded to “Sweet Impressions” after her move to Toronto in 2016. We discussed the origins of her success, influences, teamwork and how her making cupcakes played a role in […]

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Jobs/Internships, Lifestyle, Thoughts

“Why Not Now!?”

Human beings, I think, love to devise ways they can avoid doing a chore or anything relatively laborious, from going to work to going to the gym. We will literally do anything to avoid a little work. Personally, I’ve always struggled with thinking before doing a task, even when the task is simple, like….. washing […]

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Lifestyle, Thoughts

Packing Happiness

By Ali Khan Flashback to August 2016, I just returned to the States after a week-long life-altering trip to Jordan with Helping Hand (An NGO that focuses on Relief and Development). Without going into too much detail, I had a unique opportunity to visit refugee camps consisting of people predominately displaced by the Palestinian and […]

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