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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The Wisdom of Nawal el Saadawi

Earlier today on Twitter I summarized 80 year-old Egyptian feminist activist and writer Nawal el Saadawi’s comments in an interview published in the weekend edition of The Financial Times.  The parts I did not tweet is about her flirting with the writer and her opening quote: “I was very good-looking when I was younger. This created

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...

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,...

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