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Hussein Askar Section 604 09/30/2015 Journal – Black Muslims Lecture The lecture delivered by Edward Curtis in conjunction with promoting his book, The Call of Bilal , was about Africana Muslims in Asia. He began by speaking briefly on Bilal, “a companion of the prophet, a warrior, and the first Mu’adhin,” as Curtis explained. He specifically noted that many black people in different parts of the world praise and remember Bilal. In London, there is a rap group that is inspired by Bilal and raps about Islam. In other parts of the world, Bilal’s name is uttered in praise during spiritual rituals. Islam, as Curtis said, is a very diverse religion that is dispersed amongst people both physically and metaphysically; this concept was given by Curtis to describe diaspora. Curtis spoke about global modern racism that was perpetuated by the trans-Atlantic slave trade and European Imperialism. He defined two types of blackness: thin and thick. Thin blackness is the physical characteristics of a black person (skin color, nose, lips). Thick
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