Storytellers are carriers of history, cultural memory, resilience and hope. Tariq Touré is a storyteller, who uses poetry to shed light on social injustice, anti-Blackness and the complexities of the Black Muslim identity in America.
By Sapelo Square
In celebration of Imam Jamil Al-Amin's 75th birthday, and in recognition of almost two decades of imprisonment and the ongoing fight for his freedom, we are uplifting two recent works that highlight the work of Black Muslims in Prisoners' Rights movements and Imam
By Rasul Miller
Today’s post features a short talk by Sekou Odinga about the need to free political prisoners held in the United States. This FRED Talk (Facing Race, Elevating Democracy) was part of a series organized by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.
This month, we invite you to listen to an episode from the Identity Politics podcast as hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali interview Imam Muhammad Mendes. Imam Mendes touches on several interesting points. In particular, he discusses how the Muslim community defines the terms imam and
Before the 1960s, the dominant images of U.S. Muslims highlighted in the media and popular culture were Black. Yet, today’s media portrayals overwhelmingly present Muslims as foreign to this land. We invite you to revisit a post written by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer from August
By Kamilah Pickett
In June 1944, 11 years before the brutal murder of Emmett Till and the images of his broken body would jolt the nation, another 14-year-old Black boy George Junius Stinney Jr was murdered under equally horrific circumstances. The mob who attacked George
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By Mikel Aki'lah Jones
(originally posted on HijabiChronicles.com)
After greeting me, or sometimes before, fellow Muslims usually ask: Where are you from? My response is always, here. That response must not be what they are looking for because they are always left confused or uninterested in further conversation.