Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

Black mental health through history  The book ‘The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease’ published in 2010 is written by psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl and explores from the onset of the civil rights era the conflation of black men and severe psychiatric illness- namely schizophrenia.  To frame psychiatric nomenclature, diagnosis and treatment as an … Continue reading Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

History of Land Slavery and Forced Displacement In Mauritania: It Is Still Happening

Black Mauritanians have historically been stripped of their land ownership rights, most notably beginning in the 1980’s when a new law provided a legal basis to confiscate their land and redistribute it to Beydanes (lighter skins Arab Mauritanians) and others [i].   This land grabbing system of laws, built upon structural racism still occurs today, … Continue reading History of Land Slavery and Forced Displacement In Mauritania: It Is Still Happening

1-1 Black Star Mentoring For Black Girls

Black Muslim Forum runs a mentoring programme funded by Islamic Relief- Black Star Mentoring- named in honour of Marcus Garvey's Black Star shipping line. Black Star mentoring aims to positively combat the barriers that Black Muslim girls face when trying to break glass ceilings during the process of accessing employment, work experience, training, placements, and personal/ professional work … Continue reading 1-1 Black Star Mentoring For Black Girls