F*ck Tha Police: A Rumination on Black Life and Death

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 […]

“The Name Means Everything”: On the Birth of the Black Muslim

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.

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 2

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 […]

Black Muslim Politics: Anthems

anthem, n. a popular song with rousing, emotive, qualities, often one identified with a particular subculture, social group, or cause

Black Churches Burning- Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Emerging Leaders Plenary

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 […]

Road Trip

They were leaving. Where exactly? She and her son had yet to decide. There were no good choices. But staying was not an option.

The Black Power Politics of Malcolm X

By Hakeem Muhammad Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved.  However,  several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a global political system that had to be vehemently opposed.  Malcolm explained, “The economy, the politics, the civil life of America is […]

Ramadan 2016

by Sapelo Square This special feature provides an insight into the posts related to Ramadan 2016. Please Click Here! to access all the posts related to this special feature.

Pop ‘n Lock: A Conversation with Al – Taw’am

by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer If you’ve seen Brother Ali’s video “Mourning in America” or Mona Haydar’s “Hijabi (Rock My Hijab)”, then you are probably familiar with Al-Taw’am. Minnesota-based twins Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin have been leaving their mark in the dance community. In addition to performing at multiple events […]

Reflections on the Women’s March on Washington Part 2

My Body, My Choice!!! By Ieasha Prime My, Body, My Choice! Watching, hijab-clad young women march next to middle-aged white feminists while shouting this phrase sent shock waves through the Muslim community. Some scrambled for answers to questions such as, “Can we say that?” Are our women siding with “them”? […]