By Faatimah Knight | Kalief Browder committed suicide this past Saturday in his home after losing a battle against depression that intensified during years of abuse inflicted upon him by guards and fellow inmates at Rikers Prison in New York.
By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed | “Hip-Hop is what brought me to Al-Islam; and enslaved Africans and their
trajectory and their sojourn; and their beautiful display of humanity; and love for the Divine is
what brought me to Al-Islam; through music, and in my mind there is
By Shaykh Muhammad Shareef | The ability to ‘name’ is the primary function of Adam and constitutes his and his progeny’s distinction and autonomy from the rest of creational realities. If you named yourself, then you defined yourself and established the demarcation of the diameter
By Kamal Hassan Ali
The following is an excerpt from the book Dar ul-Islam: Principle, Praxis, Movement by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali, professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies at Westfield State University.
This seminal work by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali is rooted in his personal involvement
Visual Verse [A Poem & Film] By Mustafa Davis and Amir Sulaiman
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Film director/photographer, Mustafa Davis and poet/recording artist, Amir Sulaiman teamed up to do an art series entitled, VisualVerse. These are spontaneous mash-up collaborations. Sometimes Mustafa will shoot something and Amir
By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed, Arts & Culture Editor
Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust is one of the most visually brilliant films in American cinema. Shot with only natural light, the film feels almost like a documentary, along with having some qualities of ethnography film. Dash’s
Over the years, many Black American Muslims have been at the forefront of articulating Islamic thought for the growing American Muslim community. But this seems to have changed as a dominant narrative has taken over.
“Baltimore’s population is not one that you would want to anger,” I recall telling several friends from abroad. Then after several weeks of peaceful protests went largely ignored by the media, police and politicians alike, my neighborhood erupted.