Like the Internet, television is also an ephemeral medium. We began archiving television programs in late 2000, and our first public TV project was an archive of TV news surrounding the events of September 11, 2001.

Internet archive as we know is a huge library which is used universally. It serves global issues and is working on different projects. Now you can easily pop over to this web-site to get any information you need about any field or subject. Here we will discuss different projects which it has undertaken. Let’s go through them.

  • Open library- It is comprised of two great One of them is called a free digital library which comprises over 2 million eBooks. The users can read these books in the browser or they can download it easily to read them offline whenever they fell like. This offline facility helps the user to make proper use of their time. They can freely make use of this site without any time boundation. It provides a unique web page for every published book. It is a great help for those who love reading. It has already made 20000 web pages for different books and these are available on This site is an open project, therefore, anyone can participate in the building of this site.
  • Scanning services- The best part of internet archive is it can digitize our collections and provides free and easy access to these collections. Not only this it also provides many other facilities like-long term storage of our data, unlimited download facility with lifetime file management. It has already scanned more than 600 pages. Its partners are a library of Congress and the Smithsonian to New York public library.
  • Software archive- It is designed to preserve and provide knowledge and facts of those software titles which are rare or difficult to find. It gives an easy to these software titles and background information on these titles. It includes a broad range of software and materials related to software like shareware and freeware to its customers. This software easily available to customers. It also gives video news releases about software titles. Other software which is also easily accessible to people is speed runs of gameplay, previews, and promos related to software games.
  • Way back machine- It is a web archive which was launched in 1996. It contains almost 2 betabytes of data which is compressed. With this, it also provides the users with150+ web captures which are very useful for them which always includes content from the top level domain.

We are funded through donations, grants, and by providing web archiving and book digitization services for our partners. As with most libraries, we value the privacy of our patrons

Events Task


Knowledge is power. Every person in this world will have an urge to learn something at any point in time. We always have the habit of making the best in life with all the energy possible. We always have the habit of reading about something that interests us to a large extent. Thus, the power of learning has no age. This is a proven fact. Wealth earned out of true learning gets imbibed within our blood and gets to become a part of our body. This is indeed a pleasing phenomenon.

We always have a big question in the recent past. What do we have to essentially learn about? What is the primary talk of the day? The most important concern of today is about how we manage the governing principles that are necessary for effective management. Life seems to be very difficult with such changes and challenges that get raised beyond our control. We have to live in accordance with nature but will have to rule over the necessary establishments in the right manner to manage things in the right manner. Politics and its effects on the day to day management is a trend that we cannot predict. Decisions have to be made sharp in order to gain the best.

These are considered important because it has its impacts in different dimensions concerning the world. It will have its own replications in International Relations. We will have the policies changing the trends in human perceptions which will affect the demand and supply to a considerable extent. This will further bring inflation to the peak and currency fluctuations can create a lot of trouble. This is a fact that has been checked by a lot of people. What can be the best resolution in this regard?

It is all about bringing good culture and emergent leaders to the society. We are having many opportunities to build this in our society. The right inquiry will let us progress in the best possible manner. We are having many training events that will groom the leaders of tomorrow with all that is essentially required for them to rule over the scenario taking timely decisions. It is a great investment if we bring good knowledge to the younger generation today. What we sow today will reap tomorrow. Keep this principle in mind and just work hard towards taking the relevant training for the world today.

Emerge USA Training at ISNA East Zone Conference

Event date:January 08, 2011 04:30 PM

Event end date:January 08, 2011 05:45 PM

Individual Price:Free


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The Emerging Leaders Program is a one of a kind program that lets you have a clear view of what is in store for the future. The organization is recognized globally that helps to take you ahead in your career and your life. This interactive experience that the program offers to you lets you explore about the people, culture and the services. You also get to have first-hand knowledge when you build relationships with the employees and the fellow students of this program.

The Emerging Leaders Program is hosted in many locations all over the country and you will have to apply to the office location near where you stay. This is from where you plan to intern or to work full time. Your school can guide you on the preferred location from where you can apply.

Who is this program for?

The Emerging Leaders Program is for the third or the fourth year students who are presently pursuing a five year program. Students who are in their second or third year and doing four-year program of accounting, information technology, and business can also apply for the same. It is important that those who apply for the Emerging Leaders Program have an interest in working in the professional services and plan to have a career in the business field. They should have high academic credentials and have the maturity and integrity and possess the enthusiasm to perform responsibilities. The individual should also demonstrate teamwork and have an analytical blend of mind. They need to have strong communication and writing skills as well as strong organizational skills.

Here is what one seeks from the students who apply for the Emerging Leaders Program.

They should be people who have integrity. The students may be from diverse backgrounds but should possess similar values. The students should be personally and professionally accountable. The students should have sound judgment and common sense and should be able to build relationships. They should aim to do the right thing.

The students should be academically high achievers and should have analytical thinking. They need to be able to communicate clearly and have leadership qualities. A lot of focus will be paid to being involved in community services and other extra co-curricular activities.

The program looks out for students who are able to recognize and value the different backgrounds. They should have an open mind about different perspectives and experiences. This lets them enhance the services that they provide.

Sneak a peek at this site for more information on the Emerging Leaders Program.



“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell

The Emerging Leaders Program builds a pipeline of ethical, well informed, diverse, and prepared individuals, ready to serve as civic leaders in their communities and across the state and country. At the end of this six-month program, participants are connected with internship opportunities within government and civics in order to utilize the skills they learned throughout their time in Emerging Leaders.

Why Apply?

College students often are often pressured to focus solely on textbook and lecture-led education; during the Emerging Leaders: Leadership Program retreat participants practice team-building skills in realistic, hands-on scenarios, as well as fostering lifelong relationships with like-minded colleagues and dedicated mentors.
All Emerging Leaders graduates are assisted individually to secure an internship in their field of interest once the program is completed.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerging Leaders program is looking for dedicated and motivated college age and graduate students from Florida, Texas and Virginia to participate in the 2015-2016 class of Emerging Leaders. Emerge USA is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring our country’s minority communities have the same constitutional rights, social privileges, and political opportunities afforded to all Americans.

There are representatives for the new communities to ensure their safe participation and good living conditions. This makes up for the most important work of supporting minorities and the way of making sure there are no worries regarding their recognition and their way of living. To know more details it is better to navigate to this website.

Therefore, all applicants must represent an underrepresented community and be registered college students or recently graduated. Visit your State to see Application Deadlines.


The Emerging Voters program includes voter registration campaigns, absentee ballot drives, candidate forums, statewide phone banking and organizing early voting events. These activities create opportunities for candidates and elected officials to interact with community members so they can learn about and discuss issues that are important to them.

“Emerge’s voter guide provided all the information and was a tremendous resource in helping voters make an informed decision about our locally and nationally elected officials.” -Dr. Hajira Shujaat, 35, Orlando


February 09, 2017 5:19 PM

With the Affordable Care Act being repealed, the fate of our Commonwealth’s healthcare system and the over 400,000 Virginians without healthcare demands immediate attention.


April 25, 2016 4:12 PM

The best way to become a victim and play that role with no end in sight is to use terminology that forces you to be stuck in a self-deprecating cycle, in a box of your own making full of loaded emotions, in a world .


December 16, 2015 10:15 AM

It isn’t just the holiday season. With a month to go before the start of Virginia’s 2016 Legislative Session, this is the time where the Commonwealth’s American Muslims should be gearing up for their asks of law makers.

About Us

Emerge USA is a 501c(4) that seeks to engage, educate and empower Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated citizens.

Emerge USA Foundation, a 501c(3), also politically empowers and trains its constituents to be engaged and active citizens. The foundation has three programs that help fulfill this mission: Emerging Leaders, Emerging Voters, and Emerging Data.

We currently have chapters in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas. Our goal is to build civic and political capacity in the MASA communities in these states, while continuing to identify other states for future expansion.

It is very important to ensure equality and political participation of minorities.  Several nations which ignored these in the past had to face the following issues:

  1. Refugees and minorities immigrated to new countries only due to unfavorable situations like a war in their home countries. They already had a lot of mental burdens.  Hence there was widespread use of narcotic drugs among them.  When an economically strong nation accommodates considerable population, who turned out to be drug users, the rate of social crimes spur.
  2. This resulted in an increase in terrorism and prostitution. When something new comes, it always does not turn out to be a blessing like Ethereum Code.   The use of illegal weapons was widespread spoiling the local peace.
  3. Widespread poverty amongst minorities resulted in using them as forced laborer’s. These people were used in large numbers to manufacture duplicate goods of a poor quality that flooded into markets.  These people were forced to work in inhuman working conditions.  They had to work for very long hours without break.  Their medical conditions were totally ignored.    They worked for very low wages.  Also, the counterfeit goods which were introduced in the market totally damaged the sale of original goods.  This had a severe economic impact bringing the demand of the genuine goods down.  The sale proceeds of the illicit goods were used for funding terrorism.  Hence this organization works for improving minority communities’ rights.

PRIVACY POLICY: Emerge USA Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, sign-up via the website and/or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.


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Emerging Leader

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell

The Emerging Leaders Program builds a pipeline of ethical, well informed, diverse, and prepared individuals, ready to serve as civic leaders in their communities and across the state and country. At the end of this six-month program, participants are connected with internship opportunities within government and civics in order to utilize the skills they learned throughout their time in Emerging Leaders.

Why Apply?

College students often are often pressured to focus solely on textbook and lecture-led education; during the Emerging Leaders: Leadership Program retreat participants practice team-building skills in realistic, hands-on scenarios, as well as fostering lifelong relationships with like-minded colleagues and dedicated mentors.
All Emerging Leaders graduates are assisted individually to secure an internship in their field of interest once the program is completed.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerging Leaders program is looking for dedicated and motivated college age and graduate students from Florida, Texas and Virginia to participate in the 2015-2016 class of Emerging Leaders. Emerge USA is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring our country’s minority communities have the same constitutional rights, social privileges, and political opportunities afforded to all Americans.

The people who are belonging in these minority communities are trying their level best to come out, which is being stamped down by the forward communities to stop them from emerging. It is important for people trying to help these communities to understand their need and requirement for improvement and is ready to work towards this mission. For more details, you can check here for the work that needs to be done.

Therefore, all applicants must represent an underrepresented community and be registered college students or recently graduated. Visit your State to see Application Deadlines.


November 07, 2016 12:00 PM

 Election day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Polls Open 7 am to 7 pm.


November 03, 2016 1:12 PM

Emerge USA has been hitting the radio this election season. Our goal, as always, is to get people out and engaged in the political process.


November 01, 2016 2:21 PM

Emerge USA has been in the news this past election season. Check out some of the things we’ve been up to: Muslim Voters Ready to Vote Amid Growing AnxietyHouston Chronicle – October 31st, 2016     A report by the Epoch Times on Emerge USA.


Emerge USA Interviews Ahmad Rafah, American Muslim Candidate for Santa Clara City Council

In order to drive change, strong leadership is needed on all levels of government: federal, state and city. Ahmad Rafah is leading the way in Santa Clara, CA and is currently running for City Council as the first American Muslim and ethnic minority in the city’s 150 year history. Emerge USA’s Communications Coordinator Baura Zia recently spoke with Mr. Rafah about his campaign.

Mr. Rafah, please tell us about your background.

My family escaped from the Soviet-Afghan War in the 80s and were fortunately relocated to the United States. When we relocated, my family lost everything we had — we barely had money and my father, who was already a doctor, couldn’t practice here. We lived in poverty most of our lives, with my mom supporting us as a teacher while my father worked to become a licensed physician again.

Life is so smooth for many of you.  You earn, invest easily using BTC profit, get more money and live comfortably.  But imagine the plight of those who do not have a country of their own to live in.  Deprived of everything their life is shattered by hunger and fear.  Back to the story of Rafah.

That story is familiar to many of the Afghans who became refugees of war at the time. We were all devastated by what happened there, but it made us tough, resilient, and resourceful. I’m proud of the Afghan community and how far we’ve come together.

I graduated from university with high honors in Chemistry. I could have followed in my dad’s footsteps and become a doctor, but I wanted to pursue a form of public service that would make a wider impact — to one day be in a position to solve regional problems like disease, poverty, public safety, discrimination, and housing. So I chose to work in government and politics to figure out how to address our biggest problems.

Since then, I’ve been a teacher, community organizer, and Deputy Communications Director to Congressman Mike Honda, who represents Silicon Valley — including the City of Santa Clara, where I live. In Santa Clara, I serve as President and Founder of the City of Santa Clara Democratic Club, am an active member of the Santa Clara Rotary, and was appointed to the Santa Clara Charter Review Committee.

What inspired you to run for City Council?

I was inspired to run for City Council because I remember what it was when my family first came to this country as refugees of war from Afghanistan — we were completely alone and helpless. We only survived because the government and our local community helped us get on our feet and gave us the chance to build a better life.

My entire family was inspired by that experience to give back to the people that helped us, those who gave us a voice we never had coming from Afghanistan. Now, my dad is a doctor, my mother is a teacher, my sister is a social worker, and my brother is an anti-bullying advocate. I have dedicated my entire professional career to public service, as a teacher and most recently a Congressional aide, so that I could become someone who gives a voice to the voiceless, and hope to the hopeless.

What issues are most important to you and how do you plan on bringing change to those areas? 

My top issues are fixing the traffic congestion, finding solutions to the housing crisis, and giving a voice to residents in Santa Clara who feel like they have no connection to the city government.

First and foremost, as a professional who lives and works in Santa Clara, I experience the extreme traffic congestion day-in, day-out. I know what it’s like to be stuck on El Camino or Lafayette during peak hours. This traffic problem is even spilling into residential areas as drivers try to find more and more ways to avoid traffic, which endangers children walking to and from their schools and pedestrians in general. This problem didn’t just come out of nowhere — it’s been here for years, decades. And yet the City Council has never even seriously put any effort into comprehensively planning how to ease the congestion. That’s the first time I’m going to do as a member of the Council, because too many working professionals that fuel our local economy are spending time in traffic rather than time with their families.

Secondly, I believe that once we focus our energy into creating a comprehensive transportation grid and solving that issue, more and more residents would feel comfortable with the intense development projects popping up in Santa Clara. The Council is seeing a lot of opposition to their developments because they haven’t shown they are capable of dealing with problems that their residents experience every day in relation to the traffic issue. We need to focus development in transit areas, like near the Caltrain station, and make sure we’re creating transit villages that encourage walking rather than driving.

Lastly, and most personally, I believe the Council needs a new perspective, one that is more relatable to most Santa Clarans. The Council, for so many years, has been made up of people from the same ethnic, economic, and age group. I believe working Santa Clarans, young Santa Clarans, and new Santa Clarans also deserve a voice on the Council, and I believe I can represent their concerns and make this a better place for them to live, work, and raise their families in.

What can you say about the nature of this year’s election, specifically touching on Donald Trump and the rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric?

To me, the anti-Muslim rhetoric that is being tolerated and spouted by the media and other politicians is disgusting, reprehensible, and frightening. Donald Trump, and others like him, have given racists a platform to incite violence against innocent, peaceful Muslims and other ethnic minorities throughout the country. Even famous celebrities like Aziz Ansari have come out saying they fear for the lives of their parents, relatives, and friends.

A huge reason I’m running for City Council is to combat that hateful rhetoric and show the community that there is hope. No matter how hard they will try to cut us down and make us feel like second-class citizens, they can’t take away our voices and our right to serve the country — which is as much ours as it is theirs.

I grew up during 9/11 — I was always afraid of the first day of school, because the teacher always said my name wrong and kids always laughed at me and called me names, like “terrorist.” I’m running to end that cycle. I’m running so that Muslim kids won’t ever feel like I did on the first day of school — that they’d be proud to have a “funny” name like “Ahmad Rafah” or “Barack Obama.” I’m running to give those kids the hope they deserve.

What is your stance on the refugee crisis? Gun reform? The results of the Brexit referendum?

As Congressman Honda’s main advisor on Middle East and Muslim issues, I made sure that he did everything to make sure the American government supported the Syrian refugees during the height of their migration. The Congressman was on the forefront of advocating for helping the refugees because I was a refugee. I’ve been there. No one should turn their backs on people who are running from war, who are just looking to survive. I did everything I could to be there for them, as the government was there for me when my family came here.

With regard to the Brexit referendum, as a Muslim, I definitely felt that the movement to leave the EU was inspired by anti-Muslim hate in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. I think many people who voted to leave were uninformed of the consequences of that decision and that they let the hateful rhetoric of a prejudiced minority get the better of them. The campaign to leave the EU was based a lot on fear-mongering against the refugees and the Muslim community, and it led at least half of British voters to vote against their interest. Now, they are suffering from those consequences — and that’s exactly the danger of letting hateful, xenophic rhetoric have a place in society.

Why is this year’s election a historic one?

On the Presidential level, this election is historic because America may elect its first woman president — following the lead of many other successful, developed countries. It’s also historic because it will demonstrate how equality and diversity can overcome the hate, violence, racism, and discrimination that Donald Trump glorifies and represents.

My election will also be a historic one. If I’m elected, I would become the first ethnic minority and Muslim to serve on Santa Clara City Council in its 150-year history. I would likely become the only Muslim in elected office in the San Francisco Bay Area. And last, but not least, I would make history as the first Afghan to ever be elected in the United States.

What do you say to American Muslims on the importance of staying politically involved and civically engaged in this years’ election? And beyond?

I would say that, if this election year has taught our community anything, it’s that we need our own voices in government to defend our people, our faith, and our futures. If we stand any chance of being able to shape the discussions happening in the media, to combat hateful legislation being passed against us in the local, state, or federal level — we need to elect Muslim candidates.

I work for one of the strongest supporters of the Muslim community in Congress, but I can tell you that I have had to live with decisions he made that were not friendly to the Muslim community. Imagine if there was someone the community could count on to do whatever it took to make sure our voices were heard, that our community was treated equally in the eyes of the law, that fought openly against anti-Muslim bigotry. That’s the future I’m fighting to make reality for Muslims everywhere — to show the community that it is possible for us to directly shape the direction of this country.

We need to unify and solidify the power we hold in our vote, pockets, and voices, and use them to finally gain our rightful political power, to finally get a seat at the table.

What You Need to Know About Presidential Primaries in February

What You Need to Know about Presidential Primaries in February


The Presidential Primaries are here and regardless of being a Democrat, Republican or an independent, its important to know the rules! The schedule below shows the Presidential primaries through the month of February, whether the Primary is closed or open and your voter registration date. 

Way back machine works with thousands of partners and that too globally. They do so to save copies of their work into special collections. The one who is having a free account can easily upload their media to the internet archive. As we all know that it is a library and it deals with books. Not everyone can have easy access to public libraries, our site of Academic libraries are also there to help people with different books but here also we have to face the same problem of easy access. So to solve this problem and to provide easy access to all we have these digital versions of books and these are easily available. Anyone can take benefit of these books any time. One only has to make an account. This library started the work of programming the digital books in 2005 and today they scan 1000 books per day. This shows that the library has achieved a lot of success.  These books are scanned in different 28 locations around the world. The books which were published prior to 1923 are now available for download. There is one open library site available for the users and here people can make use of thousands of modem books. They can borrow these books also. But some of the digitized books are available to the customers only through print disabled. Television is also an ephemeral medium like the internet.  Archiving of the television programs was started in late 2000. First public TV project done by way back machine was an archive on T.V news covering the events of September 11, 2001. Then came the year 2009 when they began to make selected U.S television news broadcast. These were easily available in the T.V news archive. But it was to be searched by the caption.

Television now became a citable and sharable reference for users. It serves millions of people each day and provides them universal knowledge. It is considered one of the top 300 websites available in the world. If we talk about a single copy of the internet archive library then you will be shocked to know that it has a vast collection of 30+ petabytes of server space.

If you are an independent in a closed primary State, you will NOT be able to vote for any Democratic or Republican Party candidate, i.e. Hillary, Bernie, Jeb, Kasich, etc. 

What is an Open Primary?

In an open primary, the voter has the choice to vote in any one party without being officially affiliated or registered with that party. Example: I can vote in the Republican primary even though I am registered as a Democrat. Also important to note, you cannot vote in both primaries- you have to pick one.

What is a closed Primary?

You must be officially affiliated with a party to vote for that party. Example: If I want to vote for Bernie or Hillary, I have to be registered as a Democrat. If I am registered as an independent, I cannot vote for either/any of them in the Presidential Primary.


If you don’t vote, it is as if you don’t exist. Do your civic duty for you and your community and 
get registered to vote today regardless of where you live!


Virginia Eid Gala 2016

Emerge USA Annual Eid Gala
“Engaging the Muslim Vote in 2016”

Voting expresses political choice and influences our elected leaders. Emerge USA chapters across the US are working to civically and politically empower American Muslims through programs and activities at all levels of government. For over a year, our Virginia Chapter has been building relationships, training constituents, and focusing on data driven strategies for innovative outreach.

Growing the voter base this Presidential election cycle is indeed critical, but representative governance requires the constant mobilization of communities in influencing local policies, which directly affect the well being of all citizens and continually strengthen our union.

There is a growing acceptance to the minority community now that has made sure to ensure good governance in their life that will help them to lead a better lifestyle to help with making sure that their life is a much better improvement on the one they had on their own country. This has interested many people to help them with helping hand.

There are donations given, that can help out with the way the minority community functions, making sure that they do not lose out on their life making up for the lost opportunities and time, in total providing a better opportunity that they came looking for. Much like a helping hand that can make sure to enable a better situation, lifestyle has been pushed above the given level and helps the life beyond borders.

It is good to have a peek here to understand the plans that are in store for the Eid celebrations that will definitely be the most wonderful opportunity of showing unity in the minority sections. It is a place where celebrations and good and enjoyable situations can emerge that will be best for the world. With improving world situation such gatherings have been the most influential and the best possible show of unity and power. It is a very auspicious occasion and has been the most suitable time to celebrate towards a new life.

We are dedicated to providing communities across America the tools to remain informed, more relevant and consistently engaged. As we celebrate this Eid, join us in recognizing our milestones as the Virginia Chapter of Emerge USA and share with us a vision for the future.

July 16, 2016 at 7pm – 10pm
Virginia Eid Gala 2016
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
United States
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Who are American Muslims Supporting?

Who are American Muslims Supporting?

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding released the results of their American Muslim Poll: Politics, Priorities and Prejudice in 2016.  You can see the data below that summarizes sentiments of American Muslims.

If we want to discuss the world’s largest library then we must go now and discuss The Internet Archive which is now known as the largest public digital libraries. It has an extensive collection of human culture which includes 2 million books and 430 billion web pages and not to forget 3 million hours of television and more. It is very important to preserve the world’s knowledge and the public should be encouraged to contribute. That is why the archive’s users upload a small percentage of these materials. The archive is working on a site called which would be more community-driven. It will be achieved by improving the tools that allow all the people to upload and organize items. It aims to provide global community able to share their cultural treasures with others and that too free. They will also be able to save and manage their treasures themselves. It wants people to do a collection for media. It will provide people with different tools and these tools will help them to build library collection together.