Category: Doing Justice, Always with Pride

Be a living influence: My Thanksgiving Reflections

It had been years since I spent Thanksgiving with my family. I felt as if my choice of accepting Islam was one that wasn’t accepted by those I love. However, I realized that the more I love Islam and accept all of me that everyone else will accept who I am, even if they don’t

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No Judgement Zone: Survival of The Black Nation

The following text is from a speech delivered during the youth study group at The Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 2017. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I bear witness that there is no god, but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger. I am a student

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Get Out: More than a movie. It’s our reality.

The first time I seen the trailer of Get Out, I knew this movie would have a “Wake Up” message to it. Especially with the vocal queue, “The mind is a terrible thing to waste”. The production cost under $5 million to produce with a projection of $20 million with it’s weekend debut. However, the film brought in

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Rosa Parks; She sat down that we might stand

The article below is from The Final Call News.   I thank God for the accessible wisdom we have in a world that’s so corrupt. It’s important for us to retell stories, despite how much we think we already know. Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we take the sacrifices of those who have come before us

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a dreamer.

I was taught that all Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) wanted was to integrate us as a people, but something in me told me there was more to our Brother that I did not know. Once I joined the Nation of Islam (NOI), I learned that he was more than a dreamer. MLK did have

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It is not just a new year. We must acknowledge one of our brothers, Oscar Grant.

If you have not seen Fruitvale Station, I highly encourage you to watch this film of a real-life catastrophe based on the last 24 hours of 22-year young Oscar Grant, who was shot by a white San Francisco transit police officer on New Year’s Day of 2009. This was the first time I can recall

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