A Muslim in a New York State of Mind—Part 1

 Muslim History Detective’s log, 05/28/13 Recently I travelled to New York to give a speech and I have to say, as a Muslim History Detective, I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I am there. Everywhere I turn in the city there are always so many amazing connections to the history of [Read More…]

An American Muslim’s Reflections on the U.S. Capitol, Obama, and Moving Forward Together

Muslim History Detective’s log, 01/24/13 To witness President Obama give his inaugural address on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day holds a particular significance for me as an American Muslim of African descent. My family—my husband, our two daughters, and me—watched the address on television. We wanted to be in Washington but [Read More…]