Category: Politics

What Happened to Our Brother?

by Maurice Hines An elder once told me that back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Black community regarded its Muslims as the big brother who stood up to the bully. Whenever white supremacist ideologues tried to back Black folks into a corner, the Black community could trust that by […]

NWMI “Faith in Action: At the Intersection of Islam, Race and #BlackLivesMatter” Panel 2016

In October 2016, Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) hosted a panel titled “Faith in Action: At the Intersection of Islam, Race, and #BlackLivesMatter”. It was held at the renowned Busboys & Poets Restaurant in Washington, DC. Moderated by Saafir Rabb II, the panel included notable guests Donna Auston (Rutgers University PhD […]

Karbala: A Brief Spiritual History

by Hope Copeland “Labbayk Ya Husayn! Labbayk Ya Husayn! Labbayk Ya Husayn!” That is the cry often heard from the lovers of the Family of the Prophetic Household (ahl al-bayt) of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him). What does it mean? Why do millions of […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Right to Migration —What is the Color of Humanity in the United States?

by Seydi Sarr When the Dream Act, to provide legal status to millions of undocumented youth, was reintroduced in 2009, Congress staunchly refused to consider, review, hear, or act on behalf of millions of children and youth. Born outside of the United States, these minors were brought to this country […]