Month: April 2018

Hijra: A Black Muslim Retrospective

by Rasul Miller I recently had a conversation with a close friend who moved to Mexico a few years ago. He reflected that his experience living as an expat had been incredibly enriching, though difficult at times. As a Black American Muslim, he found that […]

Book Preview: 40 Hadith of ‘Aisha by Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight

by Kimberly Harper & Ryan Hilliard For her forthcoming publication Our Mother ‘Aisha: A Collection of 40 Hadith, Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight curated an array of 40 Prophetic narrations (Arabic: arba’in) that adds gravity to the body of modern women’s scholarship in Islam. The timeliness of […]

Power of the Griot: An Interview With Mohamed Tall

By Vanessa Taylor Drawing on a rich literary and musical heritage, spoken word has become a staple within Black communities. The legacy of spoken word is a continuation of ancestral stories, a genre that sprang from a multitude of inspirational points and it has assisted […]

Say His Name: The Significance of Stephon Clark

By Sapelo Square Geographer and activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore defines racism [1] as “the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” This definition describes a reality that Black people know well. A reality in which by virtue of who you are not […]