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 […]

What Happened to Amara La Negra on LAHHMIA Is What Happens to All Afro-Latinx People.

I have been good the past year with watching ratchet T.V. I haven’t watched much if anything at all. However, when I heard Love and Hip Hop was going to be in Miami I decided to check out the cast. The only person who really caught my attention, besides Trina, was Amara La Negra. Amara […]

While Some Get Ready for Ramadan with Decorations and Introspection. Others Get Ready for Micro Aggression and Loneliness

It’s that time of the year again. I have  begun to see the blog  and Facebook posts dedicated to the theme of “How are You Getting Ready for Ramadan?” Some of the posts address introspective ideals like: getting your intentions ready, and preparing your mind. Others focus on outward aspects such as: decorations, how to […]

My First Trip To ICNA and the Absence of Blackness in Baltimore (A Black Mecca)

Last Friday I went to my first ever ICNA convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to see when I got there but I had an idea. A week before, ICNA had put out an image on Facebook that said the following “Islam empowers women with honor and dignity.#ICNA2017 “  It […]