Month: October 2016

Black, Muslim, and Other

by Malikah A. Shabazz With the growth of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, spaces for Black nerds, geeks, weirdos and all those who identify as different have grown and begun to flourish. The “Blerds” have come out to play and it’s a beautiful sight. Being seen as […]

The Ballot or the Bullet: 2016

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 […]

Someone Murdered the Prophet’s Grandson and you ask why I Mourn Him?

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 […]

Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H Rap Brown)

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 […]