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 […]
In April of 1964, Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz delivered his famous speech, Ballot or the Bullet. In this speech he called 1964 “the most explosive year America has witnessed.” He pointed out there was a new generation of Black youth who were deeply dissatisfied with the political status quo–interested […]
By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid A very concise summary of the events at Karbala: In the month of Muharram in 10AH when Yazid, son of Mu’awiya, declared himself as a ruler over the Ummah, he demanded Imam Al-Husayn’s allegiance. Imam Husayn refused to make bayat because Yazid was a tyrant and did […]
by Bashirah Mack To the American Muslim community, Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H Rap Brown) is either an individual whose name is grossly unfamiliar, or it is the name of a man so respected, that it remains on the tongues, in the hearts, and on the minds of those familiar with […]