Aida Alami

Aida Alami is a freelance journalist who contributes to The New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and other publications.

Police in a line; people sitting; a woman holding a photo of Castile.

A Black Minneapolis Artist Brings Hidden Communities to Light

Bobby Rogers’s art finds beauty and creativity in unseen communities, from black Muslims to Minneapolis gang members to faces of police brutality protesters.

Spectators look at a derailed train at Sidi Bouknadel near Morocco's capital city, Rabat.

Morocco’s Deadly Train Accident

Morocco is preparing to launch a high-speed train, reputed to be the first in Africa. But in the wake of a deadly train derailment near the capital city, Rabat, residents say safe, rather than fast train service, should be the priority.

People wait to visit inmates at the prison in Port-au-Prince.

From Prison's Horrors, a Work of Art

In a traveling art installation, an artist works through the trauma he experienced while jailed at Haiti’s Port-au-Prince prison, a place where inmates languish in dire conditions, often without trial, for years.