Month: July 2018

Remembering The First Mosque in North Carolina

By Youssef Carter It is a recognized fact that the United States has been profoundly shaped by the experience and contributions of Black Muslims. Yet, the retelling of Black Muslim history is often missing from public educational spaces. Thus, it is a welcome surprise that […]

Believers Bail Out

Believers Bail Out by Khadijah Abdul-Haqq Across the United States, half a million defendants are held in the criminal court system pre-trial simply because they are unable to pay their cash bond. The vast majority of them are Black and other People of Color. During […]

The Nation of Islam Mourns Elijah Muhammad

From Ebony Magazine, May 1975 The final post in our series on the Black press’s coverage of Black Muslims in the mid-twentieth century comes from Ebony Magazine’s article on the funeral and legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The head of the Nation of Islam […]

The African Qur’an: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religous Intolerance

by Dr. Rudolph Ware A common phrase that you might hear when talking about daily trials of living in America is “You know the struggle is real!” It seems that this phrase has, in some ways, replaced the cliché, “It’s all good.” These phrases represent […]