As I See It

The Other Side of Political Imagination

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Today’s message is inspired by a marvelous time I had with a very politically connected brother of color last week. We broke bread together at new local eatery and shared an enlightening evening rapping about everything from systematic “poly tricks” to ethnic pride to, well, you name it. One thing we most…

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Know Thyself and Be Proud

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I had a very interesting rap with a dark complexioned local young person of color last week who told me that she was not Black at all. She initially claimed to be of no specific ethnic lineage whatsoever and that, quite frankly, floored me. Unfortunately, that sentiment seems to be spreading among many…

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The Importance of Today’s Black Press

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I want to openly thank all of you who support the nation’s Black Press, especially the loyal supporters of The Charleston Chronicle, an Afro-American weekly news organ that I’ve had the pleasure of writing for, covering many different areas over a long journalistic career. It’s been an enhancing and rewarding labor of…

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Hurricane Dorian’s Signs About Life

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Hurricane Dorian has come and gone, and it has left a wrath of destruction in many parts of the globe where it touched down, most notably and tragically in parts of the Bahamas. Many other sectors of southeastern USA and Atlantic Canada were touched by this super powerful hurricane, and all those…

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A Little Kindness Never Hurts

By Hakim Abdul-Ali     Many times in writing my weekly topical articles, I’m influenced by many different things that occur in my varied worlds of existences. That’s really nothing new because I’d like to believe that you and others in “hue-manity” probably feel the same way about the experiences which occur in your individual…

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The Virtue of Being “Keen Eyed”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Today’s message is one for the “keen eyed” among us. I don’t know if “keen eyed” is an acceptable term in the parlance of today’s Americanisms, but I don’t mind because it’s something that I, hopefully, want to use to get my point across. Speaking frankly and thinking provocatively as I sometimes do,…

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What’s (Really) Going On?

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It’s almost the end of the summer season and the world is going through all kinds of perturbing chaotic and anarchist directions. And in the good old USA, from the monotonous and truly tedious “poly-tricks” of boring candidates running for elective offices to openly racist cries of bigoted nationalism gone amuck, we witness…

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Something That’s Worth More Than Money

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I had the opportunity to talk to a young Euro-American soul the other day. It was an absolute delight to listen to and to have spoken with him because he was fresh out of prison. This young man, all of twenty-three-years of age, humbled me because I saw that he had possessed…

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Frederick Douglass’ Timely Logic

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Living in the USA, if you’re of color, one can’t help but think of and be totally focused on the psychological effects of racial discrimination, legal injustices and economic dissimilarities that exists throughout this potentially great land. You may not want to deal with it, but wherever you live, its steering you…

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A Time to Reflect

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Many topics surrounding things that I write about or comment on as a columnist have come about as a result of my coming in contact with a diverse and interesting amalgam of “hue-mans.” All this exposure has made me keen to listening to their highs, qualms, cares, reservations and lows of life.…

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