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Recalling the Legacy: El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X

Date: February 25, 2016 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

By Imam Khalid Griggs One of the most transcendent leaders of the 20th century was El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X. In the relatively short lifespan of 39 years, Brother Malcolm captivated the imagination of struggling people of African descent and the Muslim world while inspiring organized resistance to institutional racism, both at home and abroad. Despite the fact that …

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The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality

Date: February 12, 2016 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

Source: The Conversation On the evening of February 12, 1946, Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier that day, he’d been honorably discharged, and he was heading to Winnsboro, South Carolina to reunite with his wife. The bus driver made a stop en route. When Woodard asked if he had time to use …

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A Conversation About the Life & Legacy of Imam Jamil Al-Amin (Formerly H. Rap Brown)

Date: September 8, 2015 | Categories: Opinion, Structural Racism, Video All,

On the evening of Friday, May 13, 2011, a very important event was held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. The program was titled, “A CONVERSATION ON THE LIFE & LEGACY OF IMAM JAMIL ABDULLAH AL-AMIN (The former H. Rap Brown),” and featured a thought-provoking panel of discussants that included his wife, Karima Al-Amin; a former officer of the …