Black Muslims and the Law

Civil Liberties from Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali

Author: Malachi D. Crawford

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073918489X

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Black Muslims and the Law examines the Nation of Islam’s struggle for religious freedom from World War II to the Vietnam War through the lives of key members, such as Elijah Muhammad and Muhammad Ali. In doing so, the work reveals the key initiatives the Nation of Islam took to defend the civil liberties of its members from a position of power.

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies

Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Clyde Ledbetter Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498530710

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Although traditional academic circles rarely celebrate the work of African or African American thinkers because performers and political figures were more acceptable to narrating histories, this work projects the ideas of several writers with the confidence that Africology, the Afrocentric study of African phenomena, represents an oasis of innovation in progressive venues. The book brings together some of the most discussed theorists and intellectuals in the field of Africology (Africana Studies) for the purpose of sparking further debate, critical interpretations and extensions, and to reform and reformulate the way we approach our critical thought. The contributors' Afrocentric approach offers new interpretations and analysis, and challenges the predominant frameworks in diverse areas such as philosophy, social justice, literature, and history.

Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

Author: Christel N. Temple

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498545092

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Literary Pan-Africanism: History, Contexts, and Criticism (2005) and Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature (2007), have been some of the most influential models of contemporary Africana Studies-based literary criticism, responds to the demand for a core disciplinary source that comprehensively defines and models literary praxis from the vantage point of Africana Studies. This highly anticipated seminal study finally institutionalizes the discipline’s literary enterprise. Framing the concept of transcendence, she covers over a dozen traditional African American works in an original and thought-provoking analysis that places canonical approaches in enlightened discourse with Africana studies reader-response priorities. This study makes traditional literature come alive in conversation with topics of masculinity, womanism, Black Lives Matter, humor, Pan-Africanism, transnationalism, worldview, the subject place of Africa, cultural mythology, hero dynamics, Black psychology, demographics, history, Black liberation theology, eulogy, cultural memory, Afro-futurism, the Kemetic principle of Maat, social justice, rap and hip hop, Diaspora, and performance. Scholars now have a focused Africana Studies text—for both introductory and advanced literature courses—to capture the power of the African American literary canon while modeling the most dynamic practical applications of humanities-to-social science practices.

The Negritude Movement

W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498511368

Category: Social Science

Page: 533

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The Negritude Movement provides readers with not only an intellectual history of the Negritude Movement but also its prehistory (W.E.B. Du Bois, the New Negro Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance) and its posthistory (Frantz Fanon and the evolution of Fanonism).

Blood Brothers

The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Author: Randy Roberts,Johnny Smith

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046509323X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7997

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam—a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult—saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life—a patriotic “good Negro” in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights–era Miami. In an impressively detailed account, they reveal how Malcolm molded Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, helping him become an international symbol of black pride and black independence. Yet when Malcolm was barred from the Nation for criticizing the philandering of its leader, Elijah Muhammad, Ali turned his back on Malcolm—a choice that tragically contributed to the latter's assassination in February 1965. Malcolm's death marked the end of a critical phase of the civil rights movement, but the legacy of his friendship with Ali has endured. We inhabit a new era where the roles of entertainer and activist, of sports and politics, are more entwined than ever before. Blood Brothers is the story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a black athlete in America—after Malcolm first enlightened him. An extraordinary narrative of love and deep affection, as well as deceit, betrayal, and violence, this story is a window into the public and private lives of two of our greatest national icons, and the tumultuous period in American history that they helped to shape.

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Islam and the Founders

Author: Denise A. Spellberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307388395

Category: History

Page: 392

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Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

The Construction of Belief

Reflections on the Thought of Mohammed Arkoun

Author: Aziz Esmail,Abdou Filali-Ansary

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863567665

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Mohammed Arkoun was one of the most prominent and influential Arab intellectuals of his day. During a career spanning more than thirty years, he was revered as an outstanding research scholar, a bold critic of the theoretical tensions embedded within Islamic Studies and an outspoken public figure, upholding political, social and cultural modernism. This Festschrift honours Arkoun's scholarship, bringing together the contributions of eleven distinguished scholars of history, religious studies and philosophy. It offers a comprehensive selection of critical engagements with Arkoun's work, reflecting on his considerable influence on contemporary thinking about Islam and its ideological, philosophical and theological dimensions. The authoritative reference study on the work of Mohammed Arkoun, The Construction of Belief is essential reading for students and scholars of Islam, Muslim societies and cultures, modernity, religious studies, philosophy and semanti.

Charles H. Houston

An Interdisciplinary Study of Civil Rights Leadership

Author: James L. Conyers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739143581

Category: History

Page: 283

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"This edited collection focuses on the philosophical ideas, constructive engagement, and lasting contributions of Charles H. Houston, a legal scholar activist who played an important role in the civil rights movement"--

Race in American Sports


Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473193

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 602

These essays critically examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the effects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Also discussed is the movement of colleges between NCAA designated conferences, and the economic impact and effects on academics for blacks. An essay on baseball focuses on changes in Brooklyn during the Jackie Robinson years, and another essay on how the Leland Giants became a symbol of racial pride. Other essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the Jeremy Lin spectacle surrounding Asians in pro sports, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing.

Islamic Liberation Theology

Resisting the Empire

Author: Hamid Dabashi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135982953

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This book is a radical piece of counter-intuitive rethinking of the clash of civilizations theory and global politics. In this richly detailed criticism of contemporary politics, Hamid Dabashi argues that after 9/11 we have not seen a new phase in a long running confrontation between Islam and the West, but that such categories have in fact collapsed and exhausted themselves. The West is no longer a unified actor and Islam is ideologically depleted in its confrontation with colonialism. Rather we are seeing the emergence of the US as a lone superpower, and a confrontation between a form of imperial globalized capital and the rising need for a new Islamic theodicy. The combination of political salience and theoretical force makes Islamic Liberation Theology a cornerstone of a whole new generation of thinking about political Islamism and a compelling read for anyone interested in contemporary Islam, current affairs and US foreign policy. Dabashi drives his well-supported and thoroughly documented points steadily forward in an earnest and highly readable style.

Finding Mecca in America

How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Author: Mucahit Bilici

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922871

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book is an up-close account of how Islam takes its American shape. In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. Drawing on the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a novel sociological approach and offers insights into the civil rights activities of Muslim Americans, their increasing efforts at interfaith dialogue, and the recent phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically sophisticated, Finding Mecca in America is both a portrait of American Islam and a groundbreaking study of what it means to feel at home.

Africana Islamic Studies

Author: James L. Conyers,Abul Pitre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781498530392

Category: Black Muslims

Page: N.A

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Africana Islamic Studies explores the diverse contributions that African Americans have made to the formation of Islam in the United States. Chapter contributors cover a wide range of topics that add to the discourse in areas such as women s studies, education, critical race theory, politics, history, and sociology."

The Mother Plane (UFO's)

Elijah Muhammad's Analysis of Ezekiel's Wheel

Author: Elijah Muhammad

Publisher: Elijah Muhammad Books

ISBN: 188485589X


Page: 62

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This book is comprised of sixteen articles written by Elijah Muhammad in the Nation of Islam's official Newspaper, Muhammad Speaks, beginning May, 1973. What had previously been known as Ezekiel's Wheel or his vision of the wheel, was in fact called The Mother Plane, because it is today in fact, not visions, a humanly built planet, or the "mother" of all planes, so teaches Elijah Muhammad. The bible's Ezekiel did not see an actual wheel, but only a vision of one that would be in the future. This book analyzes Ezekiel's vision and brings it to bear with what Elijah Muhammad says that God taught him about it. What's called "UFO's today is in fact the wheel which eludes the scientists of this world. Elijah Muhammad interprets Ezekiel's Wheel in modern terms.

Conceptual Aphasia in Black

Displacing Racial Formation

Author: P. Khalil Saucier,Tryon P. Woods

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498544185

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This book presents a metacritique of racial formation theory. Across a diversity of approaches and objects of analysis, the contributors assess what we describe as the 'conceptual aphasia' gripping racial theorizing in our multicultural moment: analyses of racism struck dumb when confronted with the insatiable specter of black historical struggle.

Africana Critical Theory

Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739128868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

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Africana Critical Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and contemporary critical theory through the works of W. E. B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and Amilcar Cabral.

When Islam and Democracy Meet

Muslims in Europe and in the United States

Author: J. Cesari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403978565

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Exploring the woefully neglected reality of Islam as a major cultural and relgious facet of American and European politics and societies, Cesari examines how Muslims in the West are challenging the notion of an inevitable clash or confrontation. With nearly twelve million Muslims living in the larger countries of Western Europe and almost six million in America, the challenges of integrating newcomers within different countries, and the place of Islam in democratic and secular context in the post 9/11 context, have become more pertinent. Comparing the interaction of Muslims with their new countries, this book addresses the implications of increased Islamic visability, violent clashes, beneficial cooperation, and questions within the Muslim community about their role and the role of Islam in democratic states. Pursuing a holistic approach to Muslims as a new minority within western democracy, Cesari provides important insights.

Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Author: Jane I. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195307313

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1917

Christian-Muslim dialogue, going on in America for many decades, has become more intentional and serious since the events of September 11, 2001. This volume looks at the history of encounter between the two religions, the types of dialogue that are taking place both locally and nationally, and the hope that conversation brings for better interfaith understanding. No book has been written on this topic before. The book combines the history of Christian-Muslim relations, the rise of Islam in America with an emphasis on groups and individuals who have participated in dialogue, and different kinds of dialogue.

The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia

Author: Julius E. Thompson,James L. Conyers Jr.,Nancy J. Dawson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313385599

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 2404

A new cornerstone reference for students, scholars, and general readers, on Frederick Douglass—his life, writings, speeches, political views, and legacy. • Comprises 100 alphabetically organized entries on the life, writings, activism, and influence of Frederick Douglass • Presents a team of expert contributors providing insights into all facets of Douglass' life and work • Includes drawings and photographs of the life of Frederick Douglass • Outlines a chronology of the major events of the life of Frederick Douglass and of the nation during his lifetime • Provides a bibliography of print and online resources for further reading