Mapping the Intersections of Islamophobia & #BlackLivesMatter: Unearthing Black Muslim Life & Activism in the Policing Crisis

By Donna Auston First Posted on May 19th, 2015 James Baldwin once said, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage nearly almost all of the time.” Last month, Baltimore erupted, and the rest of America got a glimpse into […]

Narratives of Black Muslim Women: Between the Nation and Sunni Islam

By Jamillah Karim When I was invited in 2012 to speak at Harvard University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference, “Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities,” I was in the middle of my research for my new book Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam, co-authored […]

X Speaks: The Oppressed Masses of the World Cry Out for Action Against the Common Oppressor

Throughout February 2015, artist Nsenga Knight invited members of the Black Muslim community to collectively perform or present Malcolm X’s final eight speeches on the exact dates they were delivered 50 years prior and reflect on his continuing pertinence.

Refracting Light: An Online Photo and Audio Exhibit on the legacy of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El Shabazz

The legacy of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El Shabazz, which is itself a kind of light, passes from him and them to you. These refractions of his legacy come from different perspectives and offer multiple ways to consider the profound and transformative impact of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, may Allah be pleased with him.