The police must be abolished because they cannot protect and serve when the perpetuation of Black death is at the very root of the institution.
Mapping the Intersections of Islamophobia & #BlackLivesMatter: Unearthing Black Muslim Life & Activism in the Policing Crisis
By Donna Auston First Posted on May 19th, 2015 James Baldwin once said, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage nearly almost all of the time.” Last month, Baltimore erupted, and the rest of America got a glimpse into […]
by Will Caldwell First Posted on April 19th, 2016 “From Mr. Muhammad on down, the name, ‘Black Muslims,’ distressed everyone in the Nation of Islam. I tried at least two years to kill off that ‘Black Muslims.’ Every newspaper and magazine writer and microphone I got close to: ‘No! We are […]
Where Did All That Power Go?: Black Muslims in the Movement for Community Control and Police Accountability
The Nation’s 1972 call for local control of the police was not atypical. Black Sunni Muslims in urban American cities pursued similar strategies. While they may not have mounted campaigns for all-Black police forces, many initiated efforts to maintain law and order in their own neighborhoods.
By Margari Aziza Hill Today is the second day of fasting in the month of Ramadan, with many of us reading the second of thirty equal portions (juz) of the Holy Qur’an. This section of the Qur’an is comprised of the chapter Al-Baqarah (The Cow) verses 142 to 252. In […]
First Posted on October 20th, 2015 First I’d like to thank the Parliament of World Religions for inviting me here, I feel honored and humbled to be on this stage given the fact that I am so early in my own journey. I’d like to begin by talking to you […]
I’m Not Crazy, I’m a Believer: Unmasking and Confronting Mental Health Stigma in the Black Muslim Community
By Dr. Nicole Monteiro Most people are aware of or at least recognize the importance of maintaining good mental health, yet mental illness continues to be a taboo topic plagued by stigma within Black American and Muslim communities. There is often a double stigma for Black American Muslims struggling with mental health […]
By: Malikah Shabazz Images By: Rahmeek Rasul Eid Ul-Adha. The greater Eid. Around the world, Muslims celebrated Eid by wearing their best fabric and sweetest oils. The multitude of pictures shared across social media showcased the beauty of Muslims across the diaspora. However, it’s the lens of special photographers that […]
SEPT. 16, 2016 is the National Day of Action to Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin formerly H. Rap Brown. Around the country activists will hold prayer vigils, rallies, meet ups and discussions on how to increase the bridge of support for Imam Jamil. For more information on what you can do and […]