Sekou Odinga: A Black Muslim Former Political Prisoner in the United States

Today’s post features a short talk by Sekou Odinga about the need to free political prisoners held in the United States. This FRED Talk (Facing Race, Elevating Democracy) was part of a series organized by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Sekou Odinga […]

Dr. Shakeela Hassan and the Making of a American Muslim Icon

Imagine the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and you will undoubtedly picture a man wearing a cap embroidered with a large star and crescent. This month’s post features Dr. Shakeela Hassan, the maker of those iconic caps.

Dr. Sulayman Nyang: Philosopher, Sage and Teacher

As a I sit here writing about Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang in his hospital room in Washington, DC as he recovers from a recent stroke, I am reminded of the timeless words that Dr. Nyang has said to me on numerous occasions encouraging myself, and thousands of others (perhaps more) to understand the interconnectedness as human beings, citizens of the world and people of African descent…

The Politics of Civic Engagement and Self-Determination

Sapelo Square Politics Editor, Kamilah A. Pickett, talks with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Board Chair of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project.

It Ain’t Easy: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Journey to Islam

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar narrates his journey to Islam and how Black identity is central to his conversion story.