Panel discussion on the sacred month of Muharram, resistance, oppression, and Black Lives Matter with co-panelists Tariq Toure & Layla Abdullah. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o92eYBc4ty8[/embedyt]
Reflections on Juz 13: On Trials, Testimony and Transformation We sent not a messenger except (to teach) in the language of his own people, in order to make (things) clear to them. –Surah Ibrahim: 4 Every race of people since time began who have attempted to describe God by words or painting, or by carvings, […]
Partial clip of discussion on the life and impact of Muhammad Ali’s religious and political legacy in the aftermath of his death. The interview aired on the Dean Obeidallah show, Sirius XM satellite radio. Listen to the conversation here.
I pulled my car up to a parking spot on a steep hill, deployed my emergency brake and made to step out of the car. As I did so, I noticed out of the corner of my eye a picture of a young black man printed on a sheet of white paper. The photograph was […]
The foundation for a righteous masculinity cannot be built upon the domination of women. Reflecting upon my experiences as a Muslim woman for the last twenty something years, who for much of that time has muddled through the enormity of trying to guide three daughters into Black Muslim womanhood in a world that rarely values […]
Mapping the Intersections of Islamophobia & #BlackLives Matter: Unearthing Black Muslim Life and Activism in the Policing Crisis
James Baldwin once said, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage nearly almost all of the time.” Last month, Baltimore erupted, and the rest of America got a glimpse into the ever-present but often hidden reality of black rage. Tensions have been simmering in […]
Donna participates in a lively discussion of recent and historical artistic contributions by black celebrities to issues of racial justice, interview with Mubarakah Ibrahim of New Haven Independent Radio. Listen to the conversation here.
Donna appears as guest of Dr. Pamela Brewer on MyNDTALK Radio for a discussion of Race, Ethnicity, and Islam in America: A Woman’s Point of View. Topics covered include Islamophobia, gender and discrimination, Black Muslim cultural experiences, and more. Listen to the entire interview here.
On Wednesday, July 8, I launched a Twitter campaign designed to highlight the rich legacy and experiences of Black Muslim life and culture in the month of Ramadan. Motivated by both the general absence of representations of Black Muslim life in mainstream media, as well as the recent deadly attacks on black sacred spaces in […]