Category Archives: Identity

Ramadan 1438 A.H. (May-June 2017)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar calendar, is the month of daily fasting from dawn until sunset for … Continue reading

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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

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The Rule of Five — draft/notes for a proposal for action — 001

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem I first wrote the draft for this idea in December 2007, and have been procrastinating since then. In all … Continue reading

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The Rule of Five — draft/notes for a proposal for action — 002

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem I haven’t been able to finalize this idea into some coherent form. Ideally, I would have some conversations (face-to-face … Continue reading

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Jessie Williams Speech at the BET Awards

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem This is the speech delivered by Jessie Williams at the BET Awards last year. For some reason that I … Continue reading

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The Desperate and Lonely Mental State of White People

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem White people are not being racist. They suffer from a complex of mental conditions which should have a name … Continue reading

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On Strategy

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem I was a student of strategy before I knew what strategy was. Growing up in Harlem meant knowing not … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Fifteen years. “Overworked, underfed, under-clothed, and occasionally undergoing punishments that could include up to 1,000 lashes with a whip … Continue reading

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Ancestors and Cousins 002

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Cousins This is a continuation of Ancestors and Cousins. I have many cousins in the United States, of course, … Continue reading

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Ancestors and Cousins

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Moses Towe Jr. was my mother’s father. He would not allow smoking, drinking, gambling, or dancing in his house. … Continue reading

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