Imagine the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and you will undoubtedly picture a man wearing a cap embroidered with a large star and crescent. This month’s post features Dr. Shakeela Hassan, the maker of those iconic caps.
From Ebony Magazine, May 1975
The final post in our series on the Black press’s coverage of Black Muslims in the mid-twentieth century comes from Ebony Magazine’s article on the funeral and legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The head of the Nation of Islam (NOI)
by Sylvester A. Johnson and Edward E. Curtis IV from The Journal of Africana Religions, vol. 5, no. 1. Reposted with the permission of the editors.
This month we are reposting three articles written by Bayyinah Sharrieff, a remarkable convert to the Nation of Islam, for
by Will Caldwell
We are still grappling with the life and legacy of Malcolm X now more than fifty years after his martyrdom in the Audubon Ballroom. His lived example ironically inspired both the formation of the Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam’s gradual
By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed
[caption id="attachment_818" align="alignnone" width="997"] My grandfather, Melvin Jones Jr. and my great-grandmother Bernice Jones, in San Francisco, CA, circa 1960s, (c) jones|rasheed archive[/caption]
I’m embarrassed to admit there was a time in my life that I wanted to disassociate myself from my ancestral