Category: History

There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam

This month’s post is an abridged version of Shaykh Muhammad Nizami’s article, “There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam.” Here, Nizami calls us to consider how the notion that Black Muslims have made a “contribution” to Islam in fact positions them as “fringe associates rather than inherent fellows.” He demonstrates […]

Professor Muhammad Ezzeldeen and the Routes of Black Sunnism in the U.S.

by Akil Fahd In this Facebook Live video stream, Akil Fahd, an independent researcher formerly based in Detroit, Mich., discusses the life of Professor Muhammad Ezzeldeen, founder of prominent Black Sunni organization in the 1940s, the Addeynu Allahe Universal Arabic Association (AAUAA). Professor Ezzeldeen is perhaps the most underappreciated Black […]

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 […]

Where Did All That Power Go?: Black Muslims in the Movement for Community Control and Police Accountability

By Rasul Miller First Posted on Sept 1st, 2015 On April 14th, 1972, a man claiming to be a Detective Thomas from New York City’s 28th police precinct placed a call requesting assistance for a fellow officer in distress. The call, later determined to be a fake, prompted two officers to […]