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Hebrew Israelites on 125th and Lennox. (http://isupk.com/) Across the street were the NOI brothers handing out the Final Call papers and was told the Five Percenters were camped out down the block. The religious diversity of Harlem, of Black people in the Americas. I stopped to talk to the Israelite brothers for a bit, collected some literature, read through all the placards and stuck around for the theatrics. I do not say theatrics to be dismissive, rather, it is an assertion that street proselytizing is inherently theatrical because they are trying to invite an audience into the public space they have co-opted/reclaimed as sacred ritualized space/micro learning stations. In order to keep an audience, they must be theatrical and performative. (Also, consider the charismatic Christian movement and the tactics used to draw an audience). I had seen brothers from this chapter perform before, but wanted to see it again for myself. I am curious about several elements of this site specific religious performance art — 1) the positioning of the preachers on a platform above everyone else 2) the tag team sermon delivery style where one brother delivered the sermon while another brother stood next to him and read Bible verses on command 3) the militarization of their clothing and spatial organization around the stage/table the preachers stood on 4) the use of a microphone and the cadence of their speech 5) the language used in the placard — mainly Bible verses 6) the studded uniforms 7) the absence of women. I audio recorded 15 minutes of the sermon and am looking forward to listening a second time. I have lots of questions.
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Hebrew Israelites on 125th and Lennox. (http://isupk.com/) Across the street were the NOI brothers handing out the Final Call papers and was told the Five Percenters were camped out down the block. The religious diversity of Harlem, of Black people in the Americas. I stopped to talk to the Israelite brothers for a bit, collected some literature, read through all the placards and stuck around for the theatrics. I do not say theatrics to be dismissive, rather, it is an assertion that street proselytizing is inherently theatrical because they are trying to invite an audience into the public space they have co-opted/reclaimed as sacred ritualized space/micro learning stations. In order to keep an audience, they must be theatrical and performative. (Also, consider the charismatic Christian movement and the tactics used to draw an audience). I had seen brothers from this chapter perform before, but wanted to see it again for myself. I am curious about several elements of this site specific religious performance art — 1) the positioning of the preachers on a platform above everyone else 2) the tag team sermon delivery style where one brother delivered the sermon while another brother stood next to him and read Bible verses on command 3) the militarization of their clothing and spatial organization around the stage/table the preachers stood on 4) the use of a microphone and the cadence of their speech 5) the language used in the placard — mainly Bible verses 6) the studded uniforms 7) the absence of women. I audio recorded 15 minutes of the sermon and am looking forward to listening a second time. I have lots of questions.

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#thesoulsofblackfolksarchive // http://crescentcross.kameelahr.com
Hebrew Israelites on 125th and Lennox. (http://isupk.com/) Across the street were the NOI brothers handing out the Final Call papers and was told the Five Percenters were camped out down the block. The religious diversity of Harlem, of Black people in the Americas. I stopped to talk to the Israelite brothers for a bit, collected some literature, read through all the placards and stuck around for the theatrics. I do not say theatrics to be dismissive, rather, it is an assertion that street proselytizing is inherently theatrical because they are trying to invite an audience into the public space they have co-opted/reclaimed as sacred ritualized space/micro learning stations. In order to keep an audience, they must be theatrical and performative. (Also, consider the charismatic Christian movement and the tactics used to draw an audience). I had seen brothers from this chapter perform before, but wanted to see it again for myself. I am curious about several elements of this site specific religious performance art — 1) the positioning of the preachers on a platform above everyone else 2) the tag team sermon delivery style where one brother delivered the sermon while another brother stood next to him and read Bible verses on command 3) the militarization of their clothing and spatial organization around the stage/table the preachers stood on 4) the use of a microphone and the cadence of their speech 5) the language used in the placard — mainly Bible verses 6) the studded uniforms 7) the absence of women. I audio recorded 15 minutes of the sermon and am looking forward to listening a second time. I have lots of questions.
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#thesoulsofblackfolksarchive // http://crescentcross.kameelahr.com

Hebrew Israelites on 125th and Lennox. (http://isupk.com/) Across the street were the NOI brothers handing out the Final Call papers and was told the Five Percenters were camped out down the block. The religious diversity of Harlem, of Black people in the Americas. I stopped to talk to the Israelite brothers for a bit, collected some literature, read through all the placards and stuck around for the theatrics. I do not say theatrics to be dismissive, rather, it is an assertion that street proselytizing is inherently theatrical because they are trying to invite an audience into the public space they have co-opted/reclaimed as sacred ritualized space/micro learning stations. In order to keep an audience, they must be theatrical and performative. (Also, consider the charismatic Christian movement and the tactics used to draw an audience). I had seen brothers from this chapter perform before, but wanted to see it again for myself. I am curious about several elements of this site specific religious performance art — 1) the positioning of the preachers on a platform above everyone else 2) the tag team sermon delivery style where one brother delivered the sermon while another brother stood next to him and read Bible verses on command 3) the militarization of their clothing and spatial organization around the stage/table the preachers stood on 4) the use of a microphone and the cadence of their speech 5) the language used in the placard — mainly Bible verses 6) the studded uniforms 7) the absence of women. I audio recorded 15 minutes of the sermon and am looking forward to listening a second time. I have lots of questions.

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killerbeesting:

Eli Reed - Members of the Nation of Islam among the ruins of the Rodney King riots. Los Angeles, 1992

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Eli Reed - Members of the Nation of Islam among the ruins of the Rodney King riots. Los Angeles, 1992

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Bill Cosby: We Should All be More Like Muslims

The iconic stand-up and star of the beloved sitcom The Cosby Show routinely weighs in on cultural matters.

This past weekend, Cosby penned an op-ed for The New York Post in which he detailed some of the flaws in modern society. He also suggested we should take a page out of the Koran if we want to have healthier families, less crime and more productive people.

I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect. And what do these other people do?

They complain about them, they criticize them. We’d be a better world if we emulated them. We don’t have to become black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work.

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Father Divine visits Hope Farm, 1938, Part 1 (by FDIPMM)

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posuluzenci:

 Brother Malcolm..

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 Brother Malcolm..

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Good Books

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Good Books

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allahteam:

Michael Kramer, New York Magazine, Oct. 7 1985, pg. 16

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Michael Kramer, New York Magazine, Oct. 7 1985, pg. 16

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“THE FRUIT OF ISLAM”, A SPECIAL GROUP OF BODYGUARDS FOR MUSLIM LEADER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, SIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLATFORM WHILE HE DELIVERS HIS ANNUAL SAVIOR’S DAY MESSAGE IN CHICAGO. THE CITY IS HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BLACK MUSLIMS. THEIR $75 MILLION EMPIRE INCLUDES A MOSQUE, NEWSPAPER, UNIVERSITY, RESTAURANTS, REAL ESTATE BANK AND VARIETY OF RETAIL STORES. MUHAMMAD DIED FEBRUARY 25, 1975, 03/1974 
From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)
Today at noon in the William G. McGowan Theater of National Archives in Washington, DC, Christian Caryl will discuss the book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. 1979 marked a many changes resulting in revolutionary Islam as a political force with changes in international economic changes which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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“THE FRUIT OF ISLAM”, A SPECIAL GROUP OF BODYGUARDS FOR MUSLIM LEADER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, SIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLATFORM WHILE HE DELIVERS HIS ANNUAL SAVIOR’S DAY MESSAGE IN CHICAGO. THE CITY IS HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BLACK MUSLIMS. THEIR $75 MILLION EMPIRE INCLUDES A MOSQUE, NEWSPAPER, UNIVERSITY, RESTAURANTS, REAL ESTATE BANK AND VARIETY OF RETAIL STORES. MUHAMMAD DIED FEBRUARY 25, 1975, 03/1974 

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

Today at noon in the William G. McGowan Theater of National Archives in Washington, DC, Christian Caryl will discuss the book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. 1979 marked a many changes resulting in revolutionary Islam as a political force with changes in international economic changes which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/T3Bj

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realsmurk:

Study Ya Lessons

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Study Ya Lessons

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theyebies:

Daughter and wife of Elijah Muhammad with Malcolm X in Chicago, 1961.

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Daughter and wife of Elijah Muhammad with Malcolm X in Chicago, 1961.

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