Monday, August 25, 2014
Nge is deaf, and he grows your #cashew #Ghana #peacecorps

Nge is deaf, and he grows your #cashew #Ghana #peacecorps

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mama Yahaya growing your #cashew #Ghana

Mama Yahaya growing your #cashew #Ghana

Friday, July 18, 2014
Bismark engineers a cart/wagon with friends #sticksonwheels #villagelife #Ghana

Bismark engineers a cart/wagon with friends #sticksonwheels #villagelife #Ghana

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Cross eyed for more cake! #birthdaycake part 2 #peacecorps #foodporn #m

Cross eyed for more cake! #birthdaycake part 2 #peacecorps #foodporn #m

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Muslim America was almost entirely black during the antebellum Era. Today, it stands as the most diverse Muslim community in the world. Today African Americans comprise a significant part of the community along with Muslims of South Asian and Arab descent. Latin Americans are a rapidly growing demographic in the community, ensuring that Muslims in America are a microcosm of their home nation’s overall multiculturalism.

In the US today, Ramadan dinner tables are sure to include staple Arab or Pakistani dishes. Yet, many Muslim Americans will break the fast with tortas and tamales, halal meatloaf and greens. Muslim diversity in the US has reshaped Ramadan into a multicultural American tradition. The breadth of Muslim America’s racial and cultural diversity today is unprecedented, making this year’s Ramadan - and the Ramadans to follow - new in terms of how transcultural and multiracial the tradition has become.

This Muslim American multiculturalism comes with many challenges: Namely, intra-racism, Arab supremacy, and anti-black racism prevents cohesion inside and outside of American mosques. These deplorable trends perpetuate the erasure of the Muslim slave narrative. Integrating this history will not only mitigate racism and facilitate Muslim American cohesion, but also reveal the deep-rootedness of the faith, and its holiest month, on US soil.

This Ramadan honouring the memory of the first Muslim Americans and their struggle for freedom and sharing their story with loved ones at the iftar table, seems an ideal step towards rewriting this missing chapter of Muslim American history into our collective consciousness.

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition by Khaled A Beydoun 

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Masha’Allah, this is why I’m in sociology!

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I’m reblogging this because since living in a small African Muslim village I’ve learned a lot about a group of people often misunderstood in the States. Even the practices and the ethnic identities of muslims can very so much between towns and countries. Live on diversity.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Part 2. National #Farmers Day celebration Decemeber 2013, Subinso, Wenchi District, #Ghana

National #Farmers Day celebration Decemeber 2013, Subinso, Wenchi District, #Ghana

JHS #schoolgirls with #attitude #Ghana #nofilter

JHS #schoolgirls with #attitude #Ghana #nofilter