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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Temari Balls

Temari, originally uploaded by Just Leon..
About 7 years ago, I featured this post on the japanese craft of temari. Well, it seems as though it's finally catching on and I'm excited. What are temari balls, again? Read a brief synopsis here or read all about it in The Craft of Temari.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Detroit: Large-scale farming projects in the city

Morning in Downtown Detroit

There's talk about Large-scale farming projects in Detroit, and I hope it's successful. I traveled to Detroit a couple of summers ago and it was so vacant I could do twenty cartwheels in the street without getting hit. The thing about that city, is that is has so much potential. It still has the bones of a city. It has a light rail system. There are a lot of great buildings there in need of renewal. My visit was short, so all I really saw was hot dogs and casinos, but the people? They were really fantastic and deserve a successful new start. It may take a long time for them to reinvigorate the place, but I hope it happens soon.

Friday, February 25, 2011

AZIZAH MAGAZINE'S 10th Anniversary GALA!

Support our magazine. You can get your tickets or find more information here.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ramadan/Eid Template on Google Docs

As salaamu alaikum, all,

Did you know that you can draw in Google Docs and save those drawings in common image formats such as, JPEG, PNG, GIF and SVG?

Loving to try new things, I worked up a super simple Ramadan/Eid Kit. It is freely available through Google Docs Templates.

The graphics are scalable free to use. Ad them to any documents used within Google Docs. I think they can be downloaded as well, but I'm not sure. The colors and text are customizable. I've also updated the by adding yellow starbursts. These starbursts are info bubbles and can be easily deleted.

Here's the Ramadan/Eid kit:


Simple Ramadan/Eid Kit

A very simple Ramadan/Eid kit

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Movember Desktop Wallpaper Tile!

Movember Desktop Wallpaper Tile!, originally uploaded by Dynamite.

Like the wallpaper? Download, then DONATE as a sign of your support!

Fine moustachery and immaculate grooming doesn't grow on trees. Pls donate to #Movember!

I created this wallpaper to promote the Movember movement and promote awareness regarding cancers affecting men.

Behind every great man, there's a woman raising funds to help fight cancers that might target him

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bring Your A Game - Watch the Documentary Film for Free | Watch Free Documentaries Online | SnagFilms

From the Bring Your 'A' Game (22mins) video site:
To generate a national conversation on the plight of Black men and boys, the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) has partnered with actor–director Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams to create BRING YOUR A GAME — a groundbreaking documentary film that, in Van Peebles’ words, “sheds light on the resilience and influence of Black males.” BRING YOUR A GAME is a film that will use screenings accompanied by community discussions as a catalyst to transform the lives of urban youth. Using a cinematic style influenced by popular culture and employing innovative technologies, the film detailsstrategies that have improved the lives of Black men and boys. It underscores how essential educational achievement and high school graduation are to survival and success in today’s world.

Interviewees include such Black male icons as Richard “Dick” Parsons, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Ice Cube, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Lou Gossett Jr., Lupe Fiasco, Hill Harper, Damon Dash, Kevin Powell, Melvin Van Peebles, Geoffrey Canada, Bruce Gordon and former NBA star Alan Houston, among others.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Magnetism Of The Ka'ba

Iron Fillings by Ahmad Mater
Here are some very beautiful artistic interpretations of the Kaba in this November 2010 issue of Emel magazine. I loved the various ways these artists depicted the same subject. All of them seem to capture some essence of circumambulating the Kaba.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Liza Garza - frequent flyer - "thumper"

You gotta hear this. Also visit her blog to read the lyrics to Thumper, download the song, and keep up with this strong Muslim poet and singer.