Category Archives: Autobiography

beloved

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem i love you so much you get on my damn nerves every damn nerve that’s how much i love … Continue reading

Posted in Family, poetry | Leave a comment

Beavers in the Bronx

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem When I was 12 and a half, our family moved to the Bronx. It was June of 1958. I … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Nature | Leave a comment

Concerns About My Sexuality

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Some of you — especially if you are Muslims — have concerns about my sexuality. So do I. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography | Leave a comment

“Cartoon People Don’t Have Shadows” — Revisited

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Shadow and Light. Failure and Success. Harlem ghetto and Harvard endowment. Part One: Shadow A Facebook-friend posted this statement: … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography | Leave a comment

Cartoon People Don’t Have Shadows

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem A Facebook-friend posted this statement: It’s very sobering to accept that one day I’ll probably have a nervous breakdown. … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography | Leave a comment

A Remarkable Person

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Today is his birthday, and I want to thank him for being born and coming into my life. He … Continue reading

Posted in Family | 2 Comments

The SMD Mirror

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem *LANGUAGE* (Some readers may find language used in this essay unacceptable.) Thoughts travel. A favorite saying of my mentor … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Current Events, Heterosexualism, Identity | Leave a comment

NIGNA Defined (with Biographical Explanation)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem 19 Jumaada-al-Aakhirah 1438 March 18, 2017 finally they’ve come out and called themselves the New Islamic Ghetto Negroes Associated … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Current Events, Education, Heterosexualism, History | Comments Off on NIGNA Defined (with Biographical Explanation)

The Good Boy

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem When I was six years old, my mother started asking me to help her with her bra and her … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography | Leave a comment

Notes on My Family 20170111

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem My earliest memory in life is from when I was three. Four of us — Mom, Dad, my five-year-old … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Family | Leave a comment