Israel: Bringing Apartheid To The Holy Land!

President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel on December 6.   This was celebrated by ‘israeli’ prime minister, Netanyahu who said, “this is a historic day” and he preceded to thank Trump. Why would Israeli, prime minister Netanyahu look for Trump, a man who repeatedly uses the racial slur “pocahontas” in reference to Native Americans, to grant legitimacy to ‘israel’ choosing Jerusalem as its capital? The reality is, both “israel” (stolen Palestine) and the “united states” (Stolen Turtle Island)… Read more

Does Israel Believe Black Lives Matter?

       The characterization of “Israel” as an apartheid state in reference to its systemic oppression of Palestinians has received much criticisms and pushback from Zionists. They assert that Pro-Palestinian Boycott and Divestment activists who classify “Israel” in this manner are erroneous and unfairly targeting Israel. However, history tells a different story. What often is omitted from scholarly and contemporary discussions about Israeli apartheid is their culpability in the development of apartheid South Africa.  The relationship between officials in… Read more

Islam and The BlackAmerican: From African Roots to American Fruit.

    The Muslim Empowerment Institute’s own, Hakeem Muhammad, will be presenting his paper, The Islam of Black Revolutionaries.”  as well as a synopsis of the MEI publication, “From the Back of the Bus, to the Back of the Camel: Analyzing the Psychology of Toby Muhammad” at Howard University on September 29-30th. If you’re in the area, please participate in the 1st Annual Conference: Islam and the Black American: From African Roots to American Fruit. Read more

The Prayers of Black Freedom Fighters

The Islam of Black revolutionaries was in full effect during the 1977 courtroom trial of Black Freedom fighter, Assata Shakur.   Instead of accepting her role as the defendant, the Black freedom fighters in the courtroom took the role of the prosecutor seeking to hold the U.S judicial system and the government accountable for its crimes against Black people.[1] Islam was an integral part of this endeavor.   During her trial, Assata Shakur states people throughout the Black community came, interrupted… Read more

Hamza Yusuf: with a shaykh like this, who needs Bill O’Reilly?

  (Editorial Note:  In this article, Hakeem Muhammad responds to critics of his previous article,”Why Hamza Yusuf Cannot teach Black people Islam.” )   Hamza Yusuf is thoroughly and categorically unqualified to teach Black people Islam. The very fact that many Muslims found my last article,” Why Hamza Yusuf cannot teach Black people Islam,”  to be so controversial only demonstrates how complicit the “American Muslim community” is in anti-blackness and maintaining Black American Muslims in an interpretation of Islam that… Read more

Does your Shaykh Trivialize the Oppression of Black People?

Which statements is out of place in relation to the other? A) Civil rights legislation will never solve our problems. The white liberals are nothing but political hypocrites who use our people as political footballs only to  get bills passed that will increase their own power. ” Malcolm X.  B) Black people did not create the laws in this country[…] The laws that keep them up, keep us down.  You got to begin to understand that brother. ”  Imam Jamil… Read more

Is Your Imam an Uncle Tom?

The Comprehensive Guide to Examine if Your Imam is an Uncle Tom The enormous growth of Islam in black America is a direct product of Muslim leaders who were also black Freedom Fighters vehemently advocating on behalf of the black community and boldly fighting white supremacy.  In the contemporary era, there are Afrocentric “black power” groups touring black communities in the United States in black communities completely untouched by the “mainstream American Muslim establishment”, promoting the idea that Islam is… Read more

Islam Behind Prison Bars

For Black people growing up in America, many frequently find themselves born into violent, poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Systemically enduring struggles of a lackluster school system, the pain of police brutality, gang conflicts, overwhelming poverty stemming from mass unemployment, incarceration and all around desperate social conditions. Psychology depressed hoping to live past eighteen years of age while navigating a life of brutality and profound misery; in the wealthiest nation on earth, they live in utter poverty.  The brain starts rationalizing early death; numb… Read more

Why Hamza Yusuf Can’t Teach Black People Islam!

Islam spread in Black America, because of Black Muslims who boldly spoke against white supremacy.  Black Muslims worked to raise the self-esteem of ordinary Black folks which had been destroyed in a white supremacist society. Islam, was active in mitigating the social ills of the Black ghetto, from drug addictions, gang violence, poor education, and raising political awareness and consciousness. Today, considered by some to be a leader in the Muslim community “Shaykh” Hamza Yusuf blatantly disrespects the legacy of… Read more

Charlottesville: Who Are the True Faces of White Supremacy?

When we talk about white supremacy and white supremacists, if we are to truly make progress in our political analysis, we need to start thinking of governments and politicians, not just “hate groups.” Read more

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