Every Thursday with Sherman Jackson


"Every Thursday" will feature people of creativity and/or ideals of leadership throughout their work."Sherman A. Jackson, also known as Abdul Hakim, is an American scholar. He is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He was formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of … [Read more...]

Wisdom Wednesday…fast, revive and redevelop


Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims worldwide.  A time where individuals reflect on reading Quran, internalize its meanings and try our best to implement its teachings into belief, purpose and a just social cause. Holding the rope of faith that is given to each individual, then at sunset breaking of the fast; to experience a feeling of appreciation. After 12 or 14 hours of fasting; a reality sets in and it tells you something like, "life is more precious than before...be thankful" What does … [Read more...]

Every Thursday with People Helping People

Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity

"Every Thursday" will feature people of creativity, who exemplify ideals and leadership throughout their work.Los Angeles, California the home for Hollywood's glamour, awesome weather in the Winter, and the highest population of homelessness in the nation. In the shadows of Downtown LA, lies the community of Skid Row. A community once known for its hard workers and now it is a neighborhood for charity, good deeds and special care.Some important Homeless Facts...On an … [Read more...]

Create A Voice on Patheos


Ramadan Mubarak, Greetings or Hello...This is a blessing joining Patheos team, as they host conversations of faith. I am Umar Hakim – an organizer, a new media personality, consultant of urban technology (ask later..lol)  and most of all, a person with imagination. Please follow my blog-ver-sa-tions as I post under some unique categories of Create-A-Voice.Watch, Listen and Read...Relevant Blog-ver-sa-tions. What is a blog-ver-sa-tion, you might be wondering? It is where blogging meets co … [Read more...]

Every Thursday with Naim Shah Sr.

Naim Shah Sr. "Poppa Shah"

"Every Thursday" will feature leading people of creativity and/or ideas of leadership throughout their work.Meet Naim Shah Sr. a person of leadership, fatherhood, and community. A statesman who strengthens the next person, using a confident voice and a disposition of respect. He will not ask of you anything he cannot or will not do himself. Urban communities have Men and Women whose name and narrative are symbols of strength and he is part of that Urban American Legacy. Living a way of … [Read more...]