Black Muslim Politics: A Healthy Patriotism- Insight from the late Imam W. Deen Mohammad

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid In “A Healthy Patriotism” Imam W. Deen Mohammad gives a brief overview of Nation of Islam history and the transformative growth of African-American Islam before beginning a discourse about Patriotism. The talk is frank and accessible, as was the nature of the late imam, but as […]

Black Muslim Politics: Anthems

anthem, n. a popular song with rousing, emotive, qualities, often one identified with a particular subculture, social group, or cause

Black Muslim Politics: Hip Hop for Consciousness – The Imam Jamil Al-Amin Benefit Concert

In May 2001, a collaboration of Los Angeles and Bay Area Black and non-Black Muslims put on a benefit concert for Imam Jamil Al Amin called “Hip Hop for Consciousness.” The concert took place a little over a year after Imam Jamil was arrested for the murder of a police officer, […]

Black Muslim Politics: Why I am Going to Justice Or Else

By Stephen Jamal Leeper In 1724 the South Carolina legislature passed its first “bring your gun to church” law as a precautionary measure against slave rebellions. The fear of slaveowners was that if — when —  the rebellion came, it would be on the Lord’s day. Then, fifteen years later, on a Sunday, […]