It had been years since I spent Thanksgiving with my family. I felt as if my choice of accepting Islam was one that wasn't accepted by those I love. However, I realized that the more I love Islam and accept all of me that everyone else will accept who I am, even if they don't … Continue reading Be a living influence: My Thanksgiving Reflections
The following text is from a speech delivered during the youth study group at The Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 2017. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I bear witness that there is no god, but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger. I am a student … Continue reading No Judgement Zone: Survival of The Black Nation
It's been two years since we've loss our Sister Sandra Bland and I want to ensure we still remember our Sister. I will not forget her because Sandra Bland is me. When I first heard of Sandra Bland, all I could do was think, "wow! she's me and I am her". She would have been … Continue reading Sandra Bland: Silence is the new slave.
The first time I seen the trailer of Get Out, I knew this movie would have a "Wake Up" message to it. Especially with the vocal queue, "The mind is a terrible thing to waste". The production cost under $5 million to produce with a projection of $20 million with it's weekend debut. However, the film brought in … Continue reading Get Out: More than a movie. It’s our reality.
I was taught that all Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) wanted was to integrate us as a people, but something in me told me there was more to our Brother that I did not know. Once I joined the Nation of Islam (NOI), I learned that he was more than a dreamer. MLK did have … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a dreamer.