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Watch: Black History Is American History

Okalani Dawkins plans to be a human rights lawyer one day, but before that happens, she is paving her way as a strong and passionate speaker for civil rights. Watch this video as she speaks about African American societies in America’s history past the Civil Rights Movement.

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6 Powerful Black Leaders You Should Know About

One of the greatest ways racism is perpetuated is through stereotypes, which create biases that influence real people’s choices and lives. These great Black leaders who have lead remarkable lives are examples of Black excellence. Black history isn’t only teaching about enslavement; that is racism at play to ignore the many accomplishments of legendary Black…

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7 Amazing Black Poets Who Continue to Inspire Us

The amazing culture of poetic expression in the modern world is spoken word and informs our culture in endless and various ways – and is filled with the greatness of Black artists. As we remember the giants of times past, here we list seven amazing Black poets you should be familiar with, along with a…

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7 Surahs All Muslims Should Memorize

The Quran has been sent to mankind as a form of guidance. It’s a mercy and blessing, and we’ve been told to read it correctly and constantly. It’s unfortunate to think that we as an Ummah have drifted away from the Holy and most blessed book of Allah; technology and worldly things have all taken…

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What’s the Significance of Eid al-Adha?

Eid al-Adha is often mentioned in association with the practice of Hajj, as a celebration for Muslims who complete one of the pillars of faith. However, whether or not one is attending Hajj, Eid al-Adha is a significant day for Muslims. Eid al-Adha dates back to the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his beloved son…

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What Do Muslims Do on the Day of Arafat?

The day of Arafat is the day before the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha. The day has great significance and importance in the Muslim world. It is believed to have more spiritual rewards than any other day of the year. The day of Arafat is known as the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah. It is the…

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Who Were Some of the Black Companions of the Prophet?

Black Muslims have been pivotal in the spread of Islam, both in past and present days. Yet, the knowledge of the everyday Muslim regarding Black history and Islam rarely stretches beyond Bilal ibn Rabah (a key figure in the early age of Islam). The following individuals, present during Islam’s earliest days, were key to the…