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 

On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

Does the passenger of the plane perceive the ground is shifting? It’s likely they don’t because they are insouciantly, unabashedly high in the sky. The seat they are on is set to recline and the earth below in hues of green and brown is in a homogenous stasis. The one on the ground sees the … Continue reading On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

An Interview with Sadiyah Sabree: On Identity and Race

BMF caught up with LSE and Columbia graduate Sadiyah Sabree on racial politics, travel and navigating through life as a black Muslim woman. Identity Where are you from town/city/country? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA What does your name mean? My name means fortunate in Arabic. I was named after Halima Sa’diyah, the wet nurse who took care of Prophet … Continue reading An Interview with Sadiyah Sabree: On Identity and Race