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
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.
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.
(a poem written in 2015) I can't breathe. I'm suffocating in my mind full of hope, although I feel as if there's nothing to hope for. I'm asked to do this and that and even when I know that I've exceeded my bandwidth, I still continue to give out my data. I keep waiting to … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe.
If you have not seen Fruitvale Station, I highly encourage you to watch this film of a real-life catastrophe based on the last 24 hours of 22-year young Oscar Grant, who was shot by a white San Francisco transit police officer on New Year’s Day of 2009. This was the first time I can recall … Continue reading It is not just a new year. We must acknowledge one of our brothers, Oscar Grant.