Profile: Sheikh Mujahid Abdul-Karim

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid Last year April 26th marked the 25th anniversary of the Watts Peace Treaty between the Bloods and Crips. Many know of this significant event or have a general idea of the bloodshed and conflict that filled the streets of California that led […]

Profile: The Tenacious Margari Hill

By Namira Islam   “In this competitive … and unequal world, we don’t have control over the privileges that are bestowed upon us or the doors that open up for us. What matters is that when we walk through some doors we kick them open […]

The Three M’s – Mexicans, Migrants, and Muslims

By Najlaa Abdus-Samad| Allegiance – a word that evokes so much – responsibility, loyalty, even destiny, perhaps. Legendary actor and activist George Takei has crowned his life’s work with a Broadway play of this name. I watched it with my son, a chance to enjoy […]

Profile: The Yellow House in Medina Baye, Senegal

By Samiha Rahman Aminah Abdullah, a 12-year-old African American girl from Brooklyn, NY, boarded a plane with her 5-year-old sister Tauhidah in July of 1988. They were headed to Senegal to memorize the Qu’ran. Though their mother herself had never been to Africa, she felt […]