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Latinos Converting To Islam (Documentary)

What so-called religions that promise ‘salvation’ can truly forget is the SAVING. What the dude says in here about why he converted to Islam, how it truly SAVED him… He was not speaking of a ‘magical’ event or a sudden ‘newness’ feeling (set to orchestral music or something). Rather, he was speaking of Islam SAVING his life in an UNDERSTANDABLE way that brought joy to his soul and meaning to his life. ‘Survival mode’ to a ‘revival’ by way of the Quran.

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in America. VICE’s Lee Adams travels to Houston Texas, the home of America’s first Islam in Spanish center, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current political climate might be related.

Another great VICE documentary.

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Mr. Noah Goes To Washington: The Full President Obama Interview (Video)

Trevor Noah visits President Barack Obama at the White House for a special interview for The Daily Show. The two discuss Russia’s impact on the 2016 election, the state of the U.S. democracy, the incoming Trump administration, the future of Affordable Care, modern racism and more.


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Kingdoms of Africa: West Africa (Documentary)

Incredible BBC Four documentary presentation. Frames West African history as an arc of time and development with timeless elements that exist in culture today as they did centuries earlier. Among the topics woven into this video are matters and practices regarding faith and worship, royalty and society, engineering and architecture, travel and trade, politics and war, and especially the arts are covered. Right from the start, the importance of the arts (including storytelling and recorded history) and craftsmanship as ways of marking time and linking present to past Africa is established.

In Benin, it seems history isn’t written by the victors. It’s written by the artists.

So much good content. Watch and digest thoroughly. This not just African history… this is world history!

People were using pottery here 8,000 years before it appeared in Great Britain… When West Africans began developing the skills that would eventually create some of the most exquisite art in the world, Europe was just emerging from the last Ice Age.

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Black People Don’t Do: Atheism (Video)

From the ancient times, through slavery and the struggle for civil rights, and into modern times… worship and religiosity has been woven into the fabric of Black life worldwide. Has the time come for change in that regard?  Does a Black atheist automatically throw away his/her ‘Blackness card’ in choosing to be such? Questions like these are what the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) clip above poses… among others.

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Strobe x Essex (Of I.W.) – “Religion” [Prod. By 5 Star G’s]

Strobe and Essex of I.W. come through with more hotness for you! Scuttlebutt from The Bean is that the fellas are working up a video for this song; but that does not mean I would dare hold this banger from you while we wait. Check out “Religion” and click here to go back to the “Jewlery” video post to get your up top Bean Town “East Coast Overdose” (swiped that last part from Jay Force HAAAA)!



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Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) – Salaams (Video)

Mos Def made it clear that as we move into 2012 he will no longer answer to the name Mos Def as Islam has become a greater part of his life in recent years. As we move into these holidays check out the artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, performing his latest piece “Salaams” at the 30 Years of Taqwa event in New York.

Freeway Speaks On Being Stopped at the Canadian Border & Being Questioned About His Faith In Islam (Video)

While up in Toronto, Freeway talked about when he was stopped at the Canadian border & how being questioned about his faith in Islam only helped to reinforce his faith in being Muslim.