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Love is at the Root of Our Resistance

By Sapelo Square And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us […]

The Black Power Politics of Malcolm X

As we approach the birth anniversary of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X, we share this repost. By Hakeem Muhammad Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved. However, several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy […]

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 […]

Hijab and the Policing of Black Women and Girls: Black Muslims Respond

By Nisa Muhammad On February 1, 2018, World Hijab Day was observed and encountered opposition from an unlikely source. A number of Black Muslims were taken aback on February 13, when 10 feminist faculty members of Spelman College released a letter expressing their concerns with […]