Ramadan: “It Takes a Village”. A Conversation with, “For Mami’s Sake” the Podcast.

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan Kareem! May all of your fasts, prayers and dua’a be accepted, ameen. For this post, I wanted to talk about what creating Ramadan looks like and means for me. As someone who didn’t grow up with this holiday, I really strive to make it worthwhile for my children. I want them to […]

“Yes. All African-Americans are Black; but not all Black People Are African-American.” A Slight Read.

  As it is about to be 2018 I want us to do better. I want us to bring some things into the new year and some things I am going to need us to leave behind. I want us to get some things right. One of those things is that is the conflation of […]

My 2017 was Black AF. Here’s to an even Blacker 2018.

Now that the dust and excitement from Native Day of Mourning aka Thanksgiving has settled; and the hype for Christmas is in full swing. I have had time to reflect on my past year. My year has been very, very Black. And all that Blackness was just what I needed to get through the ridiculousness […]

I Have an Invisible Condition and I Am No Longer Afraid to Say It

My leg was shaking and my stomach was in knots. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go over. When it was finally my turn, I introduced myself. I gave my normal spiel and then I added on, “Also, I thought you all should know I have a seizure condition…”. I went on to […]

We Need to Come Clean About Leadership in the Ummah

Let’s start this conversation one hundred percent honest. I am always wary of Imams, Sheikhs, Scholars, etc. Muslims are always shocked when I say I don’t go to a specific masjid and I don’t follow a particular scholar. But it’s the truth. In my years of being Muslim, I can name on one hand the […]