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Looking Back to COINTELPRO in the Age of “Black Identity Extremism”

by Will Caldwell The FBI issued an intelligence assessment on Aug. 3, 2017, alerting law enforcement around the country to the new threat of “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE). Foreign Policy since has obtained a copy of the report and it is now receiving widespread media coverage. Many in the government […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 28

by: Dallas Wright Salaams Dallas, You certainly came across the ayat: “O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.” (61:2–3) Your Creator has asked you to look inward, […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 27

Surah al-Rahman and the Gift of Blackness by: Ameer Hasan Loggins Juz’ 27 begins with Surah al-Dhāriyāt (The Winnowing Winds; 51:31) and ends with al-Hadid (The Iron; 57:29). I will focus on the gleaning the gems from Surah al-Rahman Surah al-Rahman (55) is named after one of the most beautiful […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 26

by Shamar Hemphill The believers are a but a single family: So make peace and reconciliation between your brothers and sisters; and fear Allah, that you may receive Mercy — 49:10 We are in the midst of some of the most vulnerable times as it relates to violence and poverty. […]