Month: March 2017

What Stands For Liberation? A Call for a Muslim American Liberation Theology

by Margari Aziza Hill (originally published for Muslim Matters; March 18, 2017) “I grew up like a neglected weed — ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented.” —Harriet Tubman to Benjamin Drew; St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 1855 I’m not a theologian, or am […]

The History of African American Sunni Muslims

by Rasul Miller Join our history co-editor, Rasul Miller, this month for a two-part lecture on the history of African American Sunni communities in the United States. This series from Lamppost Productions presents this history as an important and foundational part of the story of Islam in the United States. […]

Above the Lens: A Talk with Photography Phenom Yasin Osman

by Tariq Toure On my last day in Toronto in November 2016, I meandered around the jam-packed lobby of The Drake Hotel on Queens St. West, waiting for the arrival of my host Gavin Sheppard, co-conspirator of the Creative Jungle DAIS Creates. I had been in Toronto for 2 days […]

#BlackGirlMagic: A Sapelo Square Women’s History Roundup

By Sapelo Square Each March, since 1987, Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States to amplify the many contributions women have made locally, nationally and globally. Commemorative months like these are created because the contributions of marginalized people, like women, have been historically unrecognized or underappreciated or unknown. […]