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Jaliba Kuyateh Bestowed an Honorary Fellowship

Jaliba Kuyateh Bestowed an Honorary Fellowship

King of Kora Jaliba Kuyateh received an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths, University of London at a graduation ceremony today. Jaliba Kuyateh’s award was in recognition of his work using music to improve perinatal mental health. He is the only Gambian appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador[Read More…]

by January 19, 2023 0 comments Culture, News
Revisiting the Legacy of Malcolm X

Revisiting the Legacy of Malcolm X

It has been 57 years since Malcolm X who later became Malick El-Shabbaz was assassinated. On February 21 1965, Malcolm was shot dead in the United States. He was a man who stood for the liberation of the Negro until his last breath. It is[Read More…]

by February 24, 2022 0 comments Culture

Why Gambia Needs Moral Lessons

The discussion on morality and moral philosophy or ethical behaviour and principles regarding good and bad, right and wrong, has ever been a topical in society as the yardstick of social standards. Moral dialogue can be highly contentious in that what is morally acceptable in[Read More…]

by July 24, 2019 0 comments Culture
Rare Autobiography By Enslaved West African Scholar

Rare Autobiography By Enslaved West African Scholar

By Wendi Maloney This is a guest post by Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Omar Ibn Said. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. In the summer of 2017, the African and Middle Eastern Division of the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 0 comments Culture, Religion
Classic Islam Skeptical About Separation Of Power

Classic Islam Skeptical About Separation Of Power

Nyancho, thanks for the robust theological defense proffered in terms of women and men’s equality with reference to Islamic doctrines. However, I must take exception to the criticism levelled against the doctrine of separation of powers. Indeed, classic Islam and Middle Eastern culture have always[Read More…]

by March 29, 2017 3 comments Culture
Dear Non-Black Muslims, Stop Hiding Behind Quran, Sunnah And Bilal

Dear Non-Black Muslims, Stop Hiding Behind Quran, Sunnah And Bilal

By Bamanamuso (farafinna.wordPress.com) Dear non-Black Muslims, stop hiding behind the Qur’an, the Sunnah and Bilal (Radhiallahu ‘anhu / May God Be Pleased With Him) As-salam ‘alaykum. Yes, on top of being Black and a woman I am Muslim. Couldn’t get any better. Most of my[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 1 comment Culture, Religion, Society