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Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day

For over two decades, West African Muslims from the Murid Sufi Brotherhood come together at the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day march in Harlem, New York. Scholar Zain Abdullah calls it “a major site where they redefine the boundaries of their African identities, cope with the stigma of blackness, and counteract an anti-Muslim backlash”. Mamadou

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Yasiin Bey, ladies and gentlemen

The rapper formerly known as Mos Def’s take on the Jay Z track with his own song, “N****s in Poorest.”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Demba Ba

Demba Ba has a habit of falling to his knees post-goal and praying.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Hajj of the Revolution?

Millions of Muslims from all over the world are currently gathered in Mecca for the Hajj, a pilgrimage that must be made by every Muslim who is financially and physically able at least once in their lifetime. However,...

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Ramadan Kareem

Though it remains to be seen what political, economic and social changes will happen (if any) in the “New Egypt,” its first Ramadan after Mubarak’s downfall will undoubtably be memorable. Iftar in Tahrir will be magnificent, I...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Stuart Hall speaks

About 30 minutes worth of ideas from Stuart Hall in an interview last month with the BBC4′s “Thinking Allowed” program. Some of the references brought into the conversation by Hall and his interlocutor, Laurie Taylor: Hall being...

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