By Bashirah Mack
My earliest memories of Sapelo are steeped in girlhood from my father’s fascinating stories about the island off the coast of Georgia where our African Muslim ancestors lived and practiced Islam as early as the 1800s. The narrative of Bilali Muhammad, a well
By Kamal Hassan Ali
The following is an excerpt from the book Dar ul-Islam: Principle, Praxis, Movement by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali, professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies at Westfield State University.
This seminal work by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali is rooted in his personal involvement
Visual Verse [A Poem & Film] By Mustafa Davis and Amir Sulaiman
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Film director/photographer, Mustafa Davis and poet/recording artist, Amir Sulaiman teamed up to do an art series entitled, VisualVerse. These are spontaneous mash-up collaborations. Sometimes Mustafa will shoot something and Amir
By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed, Arts & Culture Editor
Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust is one of the most visually brilliant films in American cinema. Shot with only natural light, the film feels almost like a documentary, along with having some qualities of ethnography film. Dash’s
Over the years, many Black American Muslims have been at the forefront of articulating Islamic thought for the growing American Muslim community. But this seems to have changed as a dominant narrative has taken over.
“Baltimore’s population is not one that you would want to anger,” I recall telling several friends from abroad. Then after several weeks of peaceful protests went largely ignored by the media, police and politicians alike, my neighborhood erupted.
Participants in this online exhibit were given two simple requests: to submit a photo of themselves with the image of Malcolm X and a brief audio commentary that described what Malcolm X means to them.
The Malcolm X Mixtape is a collaborative project by the Students of "Black Studies 190: Malcolm X" (Spring 2011 and Spring 2015) at The City College of New York under the direction of Zaheer Ali. The Mixtape documents songs, from multiple musical genres, that reflect