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Ep 184: Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones Talks Politics & Islam on the Prisonworld Radio Hour

Ep 184: Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones Talks Politics & Islam on the Prisonworld Radio Hour

The Prisonworld Radio Hour is winding down 2018 with a series of shows to make it a November to Remember! Joining cohosts Jenny & Rufus Triplett is Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones. He’s the first Muslim Councilman in the City of Cleveland and that doesn’t go without controversy.

Within recent years the political climate has been overwrought with violent and divisive rhetoric against Muslims. Although Br Basheer is a local politician, he still endures much of the onslaught and backlash of the national tone. Doing much for the Community in which he grew up as a child and helping young Black men and Black families overcome the poverty stricken area, Br Basheer is making history and making change. And all not necessarily in that order. This interview was a long time coming. Enjoy.

SHOW NOTES:

Opening – Jenny & Rufus open the show with an acapella “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson

1:41 – The Welcome

10:48 – Prisonworld News – 1) Former Felons restored voting rights in Florida 2) Weed legalized in Michigan

18:54 – Pause for the Cause – “Problem” Pentatonix

21:25 – Basheer Jones – Pt 1

31:26 – Pause for the Cause – “Chain Gang” by The Persuasions

33:54 – Basheer Jones – Pt 2

48:02 – Food for Thought – Ask a Muslim!

50:38 – ANNOUNCEMENTS

54:41 – Ride Out…

Ep 183: Halimah DeOliveira Enlightens the Prisonworld Radio Hour About Not Without My Hijab

Ep 183: Halimah DeOliveira Enlightens the Prisonworld Radio Hour About Not Without My Hijab

The Prisonworld Radio Hour is winding down 2018 with a series of shows to make it a November to Remember! Joining cohosts Jenny & Rufus Triplett is Halimah DeOliveira. She’s an author, business coach, and creator of the play adapted from her book, Not Without My Hijab.

One of the most often discussed topics for Muslim women is the hijab. It’s the head covering, also known as a khimar, that Muslim women choose to wear. It has been viewed as a form of oppression but to some, it’s not an option. It’s hijab, period. This episode has a open and frank discussion as to why women should wear it and why some has chosen to remove it and then why others who have removed it have found it again. FYI… hijab is not just for women. It’s for men to!

SHOW NOTES:

Opening – Jenny & Rufus open the show with an acapella “The Boss” by Diana Ross

1:03 – The Welcome

8:39 – Prisonworld News – Bill Cosby, Suge Knight, Mike “The Situation” Sorretino

19:20 – Halimah DeOliveira – Pt 1

31:50 – Pause for the Cause – “I Got a Feeling” by NOTA

35:45 – Halimah DeOliveira – Pt 2

48:52 – Food for Thought – If you think it should you say it?

51:22 – ANNOUNCEMENTS

55:41 – Ride Out…

Ep 182: Zarinah El-Amin Naeem Stops by Prisonworld Radio Hour for #MuslimWomensDay

Ep 182: Zarinah El-Amin Naeem Stops by Prisonworld Radio Hour for #MuslimWomensDay

The Prisonworld Radio Hour is back, celebrating 9 Years of Broadcasting, with an all new episode for #MuslimWomensDay. Joining cohosts Jenny & Rufus Triplett is Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, from Detroit, Michigan. She’s an author, headwrapper, legacy creator, mother and world traveler.

Often times the stereotype of Muslim women is  that they are oppressed and live very sheltered lives. Being a Black Muslim female, the trifecta, is also most challenging. This episode explores and showcases how full of life and adventure Muslim women actually enjoy.

SHOW NOTES:

Opening – Jenny & Rufus open the show with an acapella “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

1:11 – The Welcome

9:05 – Prisonworld News – Gun laws, gun control, marching, back in tha day

14:25 – Zarinah El-Amin Naeem – Pt 1

25:55 – Pause for the Cause – “Happy” by Pentatonix

29:10 – Zarinah El-Amin Naeem – Pt 2

44:19 – Food for Thought – Who you frontin fo?

47:10 – ANNOUNCEMENTS

50:13 – Ride Out…

 

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Prisonworld Radio Special – Black Muslimah Activists Series Ep 6 – Alia Sharrief

Prisonworld Radio Special – Black Muslimah Activists Series Ep 6 – Alia Sharrief

Alia Sharrief, Golden State Warriors, Queen Latifa , black muslimah activists, prisonworld radio, Oakland, CA , Sanfrancisco, CA, Public EnemySistahs. 7 Nights. 7  Reasons Why. Next up in our special seven part series on Black Muslimah Activists is a hip hop lyricist and rap artist for justice. Scheduling all of these seven wonderful sistahs was quite challenging and over the next seven days, you will see why. Here’s a little bit of what keeps this Queen busy:

Alia Sharrief – Hip Hop Lyricist, Creator of The Hijabi Chromicles, Visual Prowess, Advocate for Social Justice, Civil Rights and Female Empowerment

Prisonworld Radio Special – Black Muslimah Activists Series Ep 5 – Nancy Abdul-Shakur

Prisonworld Radio Special – Black Muslimah Activists Series Ep 5 – Nancy Abdul-Shakur

Nancy Abdul-Shakur, Golden State Warriors, Hijab and Bow Tie, black muslimah activists, prisonworld radio, Oakland, CA , Sanfrancisco, CA, Way Pass

Sistahs. 7 Nights. 7  Reasons Why. Next up in our special seven part series on Black Muslimah Activists is a youth mentor and voice for Latina Muslims. Scheduling all of these seven wonderful sistahs was quite challenging and over the next seven days, you will see why. Here’s a little bit of what keeps this Queen busy:

Nancy Abdul-Shakur – Wife, Mother, Youth Group Mentor, Latina Muslim Activist