About Umar Hakim

Umar Hakim – an organizer, a new media personality, Associate Director/ H-Day Organizer with ILM Foundation in Los Angeles. I am a person with an imagination, wit and laughter for insightful discussions. A resident of Compton, California where urban life is a relevant component of my perspective. Also I'm member of American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, Community Organizing Residency and NewGround - Muslim Jewish Dialogue for Change.

"My intention is entertain you through an urban paradigm of thought, expressions and action!"

Create-A-Voice, "Urban Voice for the New World" Bringing you, the experience through urban eyes. Look forward in building with you... thanks and #createavoice "Simplicity is Key"

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Wisdom Wednesday #unTitled

#unTitledi am told, our soul is from the universe and our body is made of Earth.So that means my intelligence is vast, and my body is a commodity.So i am a diamond that is born under pressure.i am a composed of fallen dates, an olive branch, a treasure waiting to be discovered.i can tell you the Earth’s narrative, of many nations striving for divine rights.i know the deepest secret of victories that were planned at night.My mind, body, and soul is a representative f … [Read more...]

How Social Media Connects Customer Service and Social Change

“Baseerah” means “to have vision.” A consultancy that taps what you already know! It is the Age of the Millennials, where global communication is accessible through everyday devices. “We all Watch, Listen and Read” news travel around the world instantly. Your everyday person is now a food critic and secret shopper which could eventually be your best, or worst recommendation. On April 26, 2016 Northeast Valley News post says... “the average U.S. adult, 18 and over, uses electronic media, includi … [Read more...]

Narrative of Muslim America with Margari Hill

Narrative of Muslim America features Margari Hill, co-founder of Muslim Arc. As a student of knowledge Margari has created a meaningful space to challenge the ideals of race and power. This blog-ver-sa-tion explores her narrative in Northern California, as she speaks about personal trials growing up, and gaining her education. Learn about MuslimArc's work to educate, and equip minds with effective tools that counteracts racism. Margari Hill's narrative will describe her as... a wife, mother, and … [Read more...]

Narrative of Muslim America with Edina Lekovic Ep. 4

Narrative of Muslim America features Edina Lekovic; the Director of Policy and Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council. In this blog-ver-sa-tion, Edina will discuss 3 important phases of her life growing up; as the skateboarder, her college days, we were about to discuss her professional work but the conversatrion was so fun, we only discussed two interesting phases. She speaks about applying a Compassionate Leadership approach to her work, and this is how she leads against a current, … [Read more...]

Wisdom Wednesday…. Mistakes are mindful experiences

have your "mistakes" ignited a purpose?Recognizing a purpose through a decision gone wrong; is this even logic - for some it is. Our mistakes and challenges are the errors that will also form the sentences of your story; each period, comma, and exclamation - will narrate an oral narrative of your life.When reflecting on a mistake, most of us can dwell ourselves into an unproductive, and/or depressive behavior; which we may regret. Mainly because our choices did not produce the best … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Wisdom… Raise, Reduce, Eliminate

There is a good percentage of people, who believe the world's morality and social conscious is now an upside down culture. Values, principles, and ethics are being re-organized to facilitate what is percieved as bias self-interest actions. Our entertainment, politics, and some organizing campaigns literally isolates freedom of speech from being spoken. Here are my thoughts, or examples of what I feel needs clarity or discussion...How is it so easy, that over two-hundred girls are uprooted … [Read more...]

Wisdom Wednesday … Teaching Helplessness

Ask yourself, Are We Teaching Helplessness...Through past failures have we convinced and taught ourselves success cannot happen, or its far off? In fact we may have incubated a whole psychological philosophy, and culture around the concept of , "taught helplessness."This topic was inspired by my brother Kursat, who recently shared with me The Psychology of Everyday Actions by Donald A. Norman. Redesigning my game, this publication has sharpen not only my intention on new media content; … [Read more...]

Jeff’s Commentary on LA City Tom LaBonge’s motion to ban homeless feedings!

GENERAL JEFF'S THOUGHTS ON: City of LA moves to make it ILLEGAL to feed on the streets of Los Angeles (Think: Feed homeless people)A motion led by LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge and seconded by Mitch O'Farrell is making it's way through City Hall. The motion has a few objectives, but it's main focus centers on the feeding of homeless people in public streets.As a Board of Directors member for the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC)where I represent the Skid Row residents, … [Read more...]

Bulletpoints of an Urban Thought

“the State of Poverty and its pressure, births an unique willingness to alleviate its bonds”Having been given an opportunity to survive an urban environment; it raises a person’s self-awareness to escape poverty, by having the following traits develop:• Survival: create a foundation for sustainability • Emotional Intelligence: one’s thought process; Baseerah (to have vision) • Faith: a Will to believe relief is near • an Intention: purpose, determination, volition to do good and contri … [Read more...]

Ramadan… after Day 29

Remaining in Ramadan after Ramadan....after Day 29, this has been on my mind since 2010Ramadan activates one's sincerity, subsequently while preserving oneself with patience. Fasting enriches our piety, intensifying our spiritual parts for acts of goodness. Fasting, a grateful reminder for what we have and a guidance to strive righteously for a better life. We are in the midst of forming 1 Muslim Narrative and Culture here in the United States, as ambassadors of good will. "It is So Cool … [Read more...]


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