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NYCHA Says Not All Lives Matter

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) received $1 million dollars to install security cameras within public housing throughout Harlem in 2012, and they never did it. Due to this negligence, Olivia Brown, a 23-year-old college student and public housing resident was brutally shot and killed in the East Harlem housing project neighborhood. Her mother…

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#HistoricPOC: A Twitter Memorial

Happy Black History Month to proudly black men and women and children around the globe, and everyone out there that has faced hardships because of the color of their skin. This month is all yours. And to celebrate, we are bringing the 40 best #HistoricPOC tweets, a hashtag launched by @Karnythia, to light. Enjoy, have fun,…

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Lady Fidda: A Trusted Companion

Lady Fidda was originally from Ethiopia. It has been narrated that she was of royal blood, but was captured and brought to Arabia. She was freed by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and afterwards served his daughter, Sayyidna Fatimah (AS), as her maid-servant. Sayyidna Fatimah divided her house work equally between herself and Lady Fidda, and they…

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Umm Ayman: Mother After the Prophet’s Mother

A luminous figure in this series who was a companion is Barakah (RAA) also known as Umm Ayman.  Umm Ayman was Abyssinian and a servant of Abdullah bin Abdil Muttalib, the father of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When Aminah, the mother of the Prophet died, Umm Ayman took over as primary care-giver of the Prophet. …

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Sumayyah: The First Martyr from the Companions

During Black History Month, I have the intention of writing brief summaries, not in depth biographies, of some of the early figures in Islamic history who were black.  My usage of the word black, for the sake of what I plan on writing, will not be restricted to Nubians and Abyssinians but also for Arabs…

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8 MLK Excerpts That Apply to Muslim Americans Too

We know that history hasn’t been written by the oppressed. Those who hold the pen also hold the power to retell the story and shift public perceptions to serve a variety of purposes, from maintaining the status quo to marginalizing those who have had roles in shifting it. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not exempt…