Category: Politics

Being “of the Land”: The Politics of Calling Ourselves Indigenous

By Su’ad Abdul Khabeer In what one might call American Muslim English, it is common to refer to Black Muslims as “indigenous.” The term came through self-definition and in response to the assertions of religious authority, tinged with anti-Black racism, made by Muslim immigrants from South Asia and the Middle […]

Losing Your Husband to Prison

The Politics section welcomes 2018 with a focus this year on mass incarceration, police brutality and surveillance, in addition to the many other events and activities that may happen in our community that require our response. Being Black and Muslim intersects these issues in a variety of ways. We start […]

Does the Apple Fall Far From Prison (Tree)?

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a child when their parents or guardians are incarcerated? Where do you go? Who do you live with? Are you at a higher risk of being incarcerated too? How do children learn to cope when daddy goes to jail? In this […]

The Relevance of Black American Muslim Thought

As Islam and Muslims find their way into the news more and more, Black Muslims are becoming few and far between in these discussions. Maurice Hines asked in a recent Sapelo Square article, “What Happened to Our Big Brother?” Where are the Black Muslim intellectuals? Where are the Black Muslim […]