Stories by Salim Muwakkil

Salim Muwakkil is a senior editor of In These Times, where he has worked since 1983. He is the host of "The Salim Muwakkil" show on WVON, Chicago's historic black radio station, and he wrote the text for the book HAROLD: Photographs from the Harold Washington Years. subscribe to Salim Muwakkil's feed

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: In These Times

Will grassroots organizing within the black electorate be able to challenge Clinton’s hegemony?

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014, Source: In These Times

Muslim extremists are “hoping the Ferguson riots could help recruit black Americans.”

Posted on: Dec 29, 2010, Source: In These Times

The depressing Jon Burge saga in Chicago reinforces the notion that racial bias is part of the institutional gene pool of the nation's police departments.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2010, Source: In These Times

The election of the nation’s first black president has done little to improve media coverage of the nation’s black community.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2009, Source: In These Times

Barack Obama navigates a world where color still matters.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2007, Source: In These Times

In the U.S., scholars who contest the conventional wisdom about Israel all too often lose their reputations -- and their jobs.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2007, Source: In These Times

Political masterminds have transformed the candidate from a political visionary into an electoral product like every other presidential aspirant.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: In These Times

A month after Tookie Williams death, it's more obvious than ever why we needed him alive.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2005, Source: In These Times

Hurricane Katrina has blown away the idea that race has ceased to matter in the United States.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2005, Source: In These Times

It's downright depressing how, besieged by poverty, disease, violence and mass incarceration, African-American men are conspicuously missing from families and communities.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2005, Source: In These Times

Race has faded into the background as an issue for most Americans, including progressives.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2004, Source: In These Times

Cornell West could be the very definition of public intellectual.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

From manslaughter convictions to boxing promotions, spiky-haired Don King has always been a hustler. His latest hustle: Republican pitchman.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2004, Source: In These Times

Many experts are warning that black men are in the midst of a social crisis that Americans seem eager to ignore.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2004, Source: In These Times

Law enforcement conflates rap stars with gang members merely because most of them are young black men.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source: In These Times

The fight against Native American mascots and logos is a serious struggle to overturn the stereotypes that were forged in our racist past but still help determine the trajectories of our lives today.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2003, Source: In These Times

Media activists' preoccupation with corporate ownership does not address the racism that permeates the news.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2003, Source: In These Times

The latest White House affront to Muslims is the recess appointment of Daniel Pipes to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2003, Source: In These Times

Civil rights groups are still searching for a common thread to unite progressives in a struggle for racial justice.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2003, Source: In These Times

Few Americans know the legacy that racial slavery and Jim Crow apartheid has bequeathed to African-Americans.