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15 Wisdom Quotes on Racism By Black and African-Americans

Muslim & non-Muslim African-American celebrities from different fields summing up their experiences being of a black color in this country. ♦ 1-“You can’t have capitalism without racism.”  Malcolm X ♦2- “Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”  Malcolm X ♦3- “Even …

Honoring Bilal - The Black Companion of the Prophet Muhammad

Honoring Bilal - The Black Companion of the Prophet Muhammad

Bilal was the son of an Arab man, Rabah, and a Black princess, Hamamah. They were important members of their community before being taken as slaves to Makkah. There, Bilal was born and grew up as a slave. Because of his intelligence and strength…

5 Lessons from Malcolm X Life

5 Lessons from Malcolm X Life

Malcolm X, one of the symbols of the black struggle in America, has become an icon of freedom and human rights for Americans, African Americans, and Muslim Americans. In this article, I share some reflections on the story of Malcolm from a personal perspective. I refrained as much as I could from talking about political …

The African struggle

The African Struggle: A Look Back and a Look Forward

The African Struggle continues to be thought about around the world by Africans and African descendants. While I have religious and non-religious reasons why I think black heroes deserve the spotlight daily, at the grassroots level,  and that attention on these unsung heroes should not be restricted to a specific month, I know that the …

Black & American- Islam Gave Me Hope

Black & American: Islam Gave Me Hope

My name is Lawrence Coleman, right? So I could choose to hide but, you know, Islam gives me a place to hope for better. My parents, my mother was born in the City of Tacoma. My father was born in Chicago. We ended up moving to the hilltop area in the early nineties.

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

In this counseling answer: When parents are abusive and have their own mental health issues, the counselor suggests family therapy that involve all members of the family as well as making a family time wherein parents and children read the Quran together. The counselor also encourages to think of all the good the parents did …


#OurThreeBrothers: Do You See Us Black Muslims Now?

Where were non-Black Muslims at #BlackLivesMatter protests? As if the original Muslims in the United States were not Black. As if the original Arabs were not Black. We expect allies but oppress other groups for our own liberation.


“My Fellow African Americans, We Are Royal”

“You are a royal. You come from a royal background,” the Spruce Street neighborhood boys were told in Smitty’s barbershop when they came in for their weekly haircuts. With these words, the lives of these young African American males were impacted forever. They were inspired to think about themselves in a way that was broader …

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