Eid Mubarak

As Ramadan has come to an end, Muslims all the world over are now in full festivity mode with the celebration of the fast’s end called Eid Al-Fitr. When I was growing up, this season was what every adolescent looked forward to. We dressed in our finest wears, looked forward to the gifts that the adults would give to us for having completed the fast, enjoyed the fellowship with our communities in the large outdoor congregational prayer, and most importantly looked forward to the abundance of delicious food that we could now eat in the daylight again.

Ramadan-Fasting with a Purpose

As Ramadan is coming to a close I want you to think back over the last month and ask yourself did your Muslims students in your school have less energy or struggle to pay attention? Was your school responsive, was your class? Did you allow students the option to not have to participate in strenuous gym activities? Was/Is there a designated space for your students to make prayer? Are there options for students who prefer not to be in the lunchroom during lunchtime? These are just some of the questions that schools and more importantly individual teachers should be asking themselves.

Juneteenth!

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.

Backward NEVER!!!

“You’re never alone, even during what your think are your weakest moments. You have thousands of years of powerful ANCESTORS within you, the blood of The Divine Great Ones in you, supreme intellect, and royalty in you. Infinite strength is always on tap for you. KNOW THAT!” -Author Unknown   Sooo New York is known […]

Hip Hop is Dead

Across the landscape of the musical genre of rap we’ve seen huge shifts in the messaging. Shifts that have often lead to the criticism and/or calling out of music for being violent, misogynistic, and riddle with talks of drug use and addiction. We criticize the artist but never the over saturation of a market, controlled almost single handedly by white men and then wonder where are the positive messaging ripe with social consciousness and black pride. 

Sounds of St. Kitts & Nevis

I know when the West Indian Day Parade comes around in September it’s all about representing your people. Every island is hyped to hit Eastern Parkway and wine up and turn up. True coinneseurs of the parade know your flag is required in the reveling and showing your cultural pride. Nonetheless being able to identify […]