Mark and Veralyn discuss the intersections of Black and Muslim identity and the possibilities for Non-Muslim Black and Non-Black Muslim solidarity.
Segment One: On Being Black & Muslim.
The Third Rail crew explore the multi-layered relationship between Islam and Black American identity. In studio guest: Naima Muhammad, aka “Queen” of the podcast Tea with Queen and J.
Segment Two: Intersectional Solidarity.
Mark and Veralyn discuss what it would take to achieve deep and meaningful solidarity between Black folks and non-Black muslim immigrants. Field Interview Guest: Aber Kawas, the Youth Lead Organizer of the Arab American Association of New York.
Segment Three: Tell ‘Em Why You’re Mad.
Mark, Veralyn, and Queen go through a topical range of emotions starting with Trans representation, Rachel Dolezal, & Van Jones/Donald Trump.
Intro and Outro theme Music: “City Survival” by MC K-Swift featuring TreZure Empire.
Brooklyn Bridge”, “Cruise The World”, & “Home Sweet Home” by Willbe.