Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt 1964

Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! From Cairo, with love. “My heart is in Cairo” – Malcom X ( el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (ٱلْحَاجّ مَالِك ٱلشَّبَازّ‎, ) Malcolm X had already visited Egypt 3 times in the 1960’s it is during these visits that he started to meet with officials and gave interviews. In Cairo, he attendedContinue reading “Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt 1964”

Black Muslims and the Ahmadiyya of Philly

Back in 2012 I worked with Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia as a film production facilitator for their Muslim Voices of Philadelphia project. I worked with the Ahmadiyya community there to teach them filmmaking skills so that they could tell the story of their own community. Below is a a sample of the film theyContinue reading “Black Muslims and the Ahmadiyya of Philly”

Three artworks available from the Last Rite series

My Last Rite series (pictured above) reflects on Malcom X’s janaza (Islamic funeral rituals). During a a very scary time in the Black community – for Black Muslims who followed Malcom X especially, key people in the Black Muslim community stepped up to lead this important Islamic ritual and courageous Black Christian leaders offered theirContinue reading “Three artworks available from the Last Rite series”

Is it really true?

Or, maybe the better question is, “is it true for you?” I’m questioning alot about the Black History narrative these days, especially when it comes to loss and memory. The more I dig into my family history, the more I see folks remembering; and the more I keep sharing, the more my friends start sharingContinue reading “Is it really true?”

From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam

Nsenga Knight interviewing Alberta at Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah in Brooklyn for As the Veil Turns, 2007, Black and White 35mm photography/ Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 20 inches

NSENGA KNIGHT in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition

Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition at NC A&T University Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th. Make Safe, Make Space, 2014 lithograph print series with sewn muslin and fabric bricks , Photo courtesy of Justin Perry and Smith Gallery Make Safe, Make Space is featured at NC A&T University in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition— a multi-media show highlightingContinue reading “NSENGA KNIGHT in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition”

NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION | AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION KWAN FONG GALLERY OF ART AND CULTURE AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018 and EXHIBITION TALK WITH HALIMA TAHA OCT. 9, 2018 6 pm Nsenga Knight, Other Stars Don’t Behave So, 2013  ink and wax drawing, 20 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.  Continue reading “NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION | AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018”