A Path of Peace (AUDIO)

By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed Histories cannot be more certain than when [one] who creates the things also narrates them. -Vico Far too often we forget that there was a time when it was illegal for African-Americans to read and write in the United States. Slave narratives […]

One Year Later: A Verdict in the Freddie Gray Case

By Donna Auston One year after the horrific death of Freddie Gray many around the world were disappointed with the “Not Guilty” verdict, May 23, on the charges against Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero.  People still want justice.  This not guilty verdict coupled with the mistrial […]

Sapelo Square: One Year in Review

by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Founding Director and Senior Editor One year ago today my colleagues and I launched Sapelo Square. We, the “Sapelo Squad” chose to inaugurate this website on an auspicious day: the birth date of Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. […]

Exhuming the Martyred Memory of Malcolm and Mother Betty: Cultivating a Uniquely American Muslim Ethos by Visiting a Largely Forgotten Burial Site (Part 1)

By Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes In Part 1 of today’s post, Imam Muhammad Mendes reflects on the historical legacies of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, how their legacies have impacted him personally, and how he first became aware of the annual visitation (ziyarah) to the site […]