Mahershala Ali

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali covers the July 2017 issue of GQ magazine. The 43-year-old Oakland native discusses his late father, Phillip Gilmore, who left home to chase his dreams of becoming an actor when Ali was a toddler.

Mahershala’s given name, Mahershalalhashbaz, is a Hebrew name that translate roughly to “Hurry to the spoils!” or, as Ali puts it, “Look at all this good shit here!”

Ali converted to Islam in 1999, which he says made him a man.

“Because of Islam, I am acutely aware that I am a work in progress,” he says, describing the daily prayers and rituals that “puts a healthy pressure on you to be your best self, beginning with your own spirit and how that feeds into your actions.”

Mahershala Ali

Black people embraced Ali after his star turn in the coming-of-gay movie Moonlight. But he knows his political leanings to the right will alienate his black supporters.

Suggesting that black people aren’t patriotic, Ali says “I think African-Americans have a very convoluted relationship with patriotism. The fact is, we essentially were the abused child. We still love the parent, but you can’t overlook the fact that we have a very convoluted relationship with the parent.”

He continued:

“I sincerely believe we have the capacity to actually make this country great again. There are enough people, there are enough believers out there, there are enough intelligent, empathetic souls out there that want good for the whole. I don’t know if it’ll happen in my lifetime, but I believe in time the pendulum will swing in the right direction.”

In the image above, photographer Peggy Sirota found a serene spot for a coastal sunrise photo at Avalon, Catalina Island, California.

Celebrity Style

Sweatshirt, $260, AMI Alexandre Mattiussi at Saks Fifth Avenue
Pants, $895, by Valentino at Saks Fifth Avenue
Flip-flops, $18, by Havaianas
Hat by Borsalino



  • EMILY POST

    Tell that to the 1000’s of black men who serve in the service each and every year.
    Patriotism is once again used as a political talking point. Normally by white Republicans as of late… What does being a Patriot really mean?

  • Mbailey

    HOMIE you can’t read. And that’s a dayumed shame.

  • Kayke

    When was America great? What is this “again” nonsense. If we repeat anything of American yesterdays it simply puts people of color back into silence. That’s what they mean…… It’s a catch phrase need not said by black people

  • Vonn

    Maybe some black Americans aren’t patriotic because they know America has never been PRO black & equality has never existed for us. When has America been great for us?

  • Mbailey

    BUT he didn’t say they weren’t patriotic, did he?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • stav

    This is the same man that says he converted to Islam. Homosexuality is a sin in Islam( it is a sin Period) however that did not prevent him from playing a role in a movie based on homosexuality. If something goes against your religion , how true to it(your religion) are you if play a role in a movie based on something you supposedly do not agree with? He is the typical Hollywood puppet! That’s called selling out, then having the nerve to question American blacks patriotism. We are aware of the foundation of this country , it has no love for us to this day, and vice versa! My love(personally ) is for my Creator , not a nation!

  • Yoni7

    I am so loving the turquoise, orange, pink and golds this summer season. So eye-catching.

  • Kayke

    You understand that movie is fake and acting is his profession? Murder is a sin and illegal but plenty of Christian actors play in violent movies where they kill people. Chiwetel didn’t need to be proslavery to play a slave. You’re reaching.

  • EMILY POST

    lol Obviously my comment went over your head.

  • EMILY POST

    You are asking for a ACTOR in Todays Hollywood… Too actually use some real life integrity about the roles they select??? LOL Yeah Right…. Maybe some of the old school Hollywood actors but todays are the back alley desperate will do and say anything to be seen types.. lol

  • stav

    That’s where my question comes into play if you can read, acting or not ! If you believe in your religion , and something is against your religion , how true to it are you, if you partake in something where the theme/content is against your religion? A person can claim to be anything ,claim to be apart of any religion, however you know who’s really real by their deeds, and works.

  • stav

    I agree!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown stop liking your own comment.

  • EMILY POST

    They have absolutely No Integrity…

  • soujourn_erets

    The scriptures do not promote or approves or the teachings of Christianity.

    Christian derives from the word Cretin. Cretin means to be “dumb”, “stupid”.

    It’s the same deity that’s behind Islam and Christianity, and it’s not the The Most High of the scriptures ?

  • Vonn

    Did I say he did?

  • stav

    As you are, being a slave and homosexual content are as contrary as possible ! One is not a sin, the other is something many of different races has experienced , an atrocity yes, sin no!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    If you believe in your religion , and something is against your religion , how true to it are you if partake in something where the theme/content is against your religion?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Didnt Prince convert to JW? Didnt he still sing about sex? Were you NOT up here caping for him as his fellow JW when he passed? Now THIS man is wrong? Is it bc he is a Muslim or nah?
    #QTNA.

  • Kayke

    Where is the question? Are you asking what is the difference between make believe and real life?

    Even debated using your point of view ……Survival isn’t against his religion….. There was a greater message to that movie than the characters orientation.

  • soujourn_erets

    He’s a solid actor. He was spot on in Luke Cage.

    But, in order to obtain world fame and fortune, one must go against the scriptures.

    Moonlight promotes the homosexual agenda. For this movie, he’s accepted into that society and has obtain world fame.

    It’s not only him, it’s all of Hollywood.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I have mixed feelings about this man. He’s talented, not bad looking, and somewhat thoughtful.

    But he talks too much. And he comes across as somebody who measures everything he says. I mean, everything.

    Just say what you feel. As a black Muslim in Hollywood, he’s already an odd slice of bread. And I get that he’s being calculating because he doesn’t want to ruffle any industry feathers.

    That being said, though, I don’t know how far to the right a black Muslim in Hollywood can actually lean, so he might need to just speak his mind.

    He’s incorrect about the patriotism factor. Black people fought in every war America has ever engaged in. That is the ultimate form of patriotism. And that was done even during slavery, and widespread segregation and injustice.

    In contrast, there are more than a few whites in powerful positions who made a point not to serve in the armed forces–including the current White House occupant.

  • Mbailey

    YES, you did—-but he didn’t. He described black people as not being blind symbol worshippers. Our minds and understanding are much deeper than that. Whites are huge worshippers of symbols and symbolism. It’s the reason they continue to vote against themselves. Blacks having been treated as second class citizens, don’t go for the okie-doke of empty symbolism as do white Americans.

  • soujourn_erets

    JW, Christianity, Islam = same deity.

    But, not the Most High of the scriptures

  • Kayke

    Point taken…. Murder is…. Denzel thanked God for his Oscar for Training Day…. Nobody questioned his faith.

  • stav

    Just Stop!

  • stav

    I didn’t question his , he stated he was Muslim, and I expounded!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    She brung up Muslim/Islam.

  • stav

    He changed the lyrics to many of his raunchy songs. Go listen for yourself, and did not perform many any longer!

  • soujourn_erets

    Gad (pronounced Gawd and spelt God in English) is a Babylonian deity. This is the deity of fortune. Meni, another Babylonian deity, is a deity of fate and fortune.

    This is why currency is called Money and on it is says “in god we trust”.

    Denzel sold out too. He’s thanking the deity for his wealth and awards, not the Most High of the scriptures.

    Ref: Isaiah 65:11

  • stav

    No he stated he converted to Islam, how would I know unless it’s stated in the paragraph?

  • soujourn_erets

    I know

  • Please Stop The Madness

    http://www.ajc.com/entertainment/music/prince-last-concert-was-atlanta-read-our-review/IBW8LJGIGd4udDt4jOrFpM/

    Knew you were gonna say that. There are people here with log-ins that were at this concert. he did NOT change the lyrics to Do Me Baby in this final performance Stav. Save your shit for someone else.

  • dontgetblocked

    I was pleased to see that he is married to what looks like a mostly black woman. Now I can move forward. I support him because he’s conservative like myself even though I’m officially an independent. I support any black person who is a free thinker and doesn’t follow the masses. We as blacks have the same right as everyone else to choose to be Republican, Democrat, or Independent. We should not be criticized or ridiculed for our choice.

  • soujourn_erets

    Just sharing truth

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Folks just ridicule you bc you are most times ridiculous.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    You used his Islamic faith as an example and made someone of the Christian faith an exception. Bc they are like YOU. FOH.

  • stav

    You sound stupid, Prince no longer made the dirty music he did prior to becoming JW. He stopped performing his old Rauch songs, and changed many of the lyrics if he performed certain songs, so that they were no longer raunchy.

  • Faithz

    He seem nice, smart, and seem to have
    a level head on him wishing him nothing but the best.

  • Faithz

    W e need so many more clean cut, and likable
    fellows of color like him Instead of so many dang hot heads.

  • Vonn

    NO, I didn’t. You chose to make that up. My comment is in response to Sandra’s headline & post. I have no idea what he said, I didn’t read his article. I never attributed him with saying that, but you have fun.

  • Mo Mobetta

    I’ve Been abused by more Black & Mexican people in my life to understand it’s not just the white man holding us back. It’s us. Smdh. I’m a Proud American and I love all you crazy mother jumpas no matter what race or religion you are. As long as you follow the constitution and respect our God Given rights than we cool.

  • Mo Mobetta

    I’ve Been abused by more Black & Mexican people in my life to understand it’s not just the white man holding us back. It’s us. Smdh. I’m a Proud American and I love all you crazy mother jumpas no matter what race or religion you are. As long as you follow the constitution and respect our God Given rights than we cool.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Walking contradiction

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Walking contradiction

  • soujourn_erets

    The scriptures teaches that the Jews in Israel today are imposters. The scriptures teaches that the black people that endured the Atlantic Slave Trade are the Hebrew Israelites (real Jews). The scriptures teaches that there will be a second Exodus during the second coming. Who wants to be ready?

    ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Just shut your FACE bc that is NOT the truth.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Comments to go left in 5 4 3 2…..

  • Please Stop The Madness

    They already left.

  • stav

    That’s the TRUTH, now run along!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So time for me to leave. Lol

  • Mbailey

    “MAYBE some blacks aren’t patriotic because…”. Black people have been serving in wars since this phuggin country was founded and raped. Just because black people aren’t against themselves, does not mean they are not “patriotic.” Patriotic (entitlement) for whites means something entirely different from what blacks view as patriotic.

  • Mbailey

    SO why the Carter’s and so many other rich Hollywood people worshiping Baphomet?

  • Mbailey

    HE got big teeth. I be too scared he would bite my clit off.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I just told you that folks and there is VIDEO of his last performance that proves this is NOT the truth. he was still singing those lyrics as they WERE. You can run your ass on somewhere bc this doesnt fit your JW go against ones religion NARRATIVE.

  • stav

    Again idiot as I stated he changed the Rauchy lyrics, what you went and Googled was not raunchy.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    how in the hell do you attempt to change Do Me Baby to be appropriate. Video however shows he did not change not shit. Bye Stav.

  • soujourn_erets

    Why are they doing it? Because they’ve exchanged their souls for fame and fortune.

  • YellowSauce

    lol

  • Please Stop The Madness

    RUN RIF Run

  • stav

    Idiot sex is not rauchy, it’s natural between a man/woman, husband /wife!

  • YellowSauce

    I mean DUH .. does he think … nevermind

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Now its not raunchy. before…per YOU… he changed the raunchy lyrics and had stopped performing them.
    which
    one
    is
    it

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The Muslim hate here is REAL *log out*

  • Vonn

    Where did I say, that HE said, blacks aren’t patriotic??? That’s not what my comment says. You assumed.

  • soujourn_erets

    I mean, they did sell your ancestors in the Atlantic Slave Trade. You don’t find fault?

  • ouzad D

    just bought that AMI sweatshirt…thanks Auntie for still doing one of the few things you do best..you know i am one of your harshest critics

  • Mbailey

    YOU wrote the line. How do you know some blacks aren’t patriotic? Patriotic like whom?

  • stav

    You apparently don’t know raunch, songs like Darlin Nikki, SexyMF, etc. The bottom line is people can say they are a lot of things, but one’s actions and deeds speak for themselves. Selling out beliefs for dollars, that there is the moral of my post!

  • soujourn_erets

    There’s an ancient battle between the real Israelites and the world – especially with his brother Esau. Esau are the Saudis (Islam/Muslims).

    The scriptures are clear that they will receive immense judgment during the end times.

    This is why it’s sad when a black joins themselves to Islam. These folks are planning your demise.

    “Esau is the end of the world and Jacob is the beginning”

    Wake up ?

    Back to yard work…

  • Vonn

    Go reboot your brain, you’re having comprehension difficulties.

  • Mbailey

    WE SEE your words, and you cannot back down from them. I have a copy too.

  • Mbailey

    NEW subject, Sandra!!!!!

  • Vonn

    LOL. We see your lack of comprehension brainy smurf. I stand behind my initial comment. Smooches

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You mean further to the left… haha

  • KcoolMuziq

    Speak for yourself…

  • Mbailey

    I HAVE your original words, as I have been on this website for too long to know how you dumb ones troll. Black people are MORE patriotic than whites, because black people know what it is to be patriotic. White people just follow the klan.

  • Scromes1212

    The brother spoke truth. We are all human beings and with the right mindset we can get to a better place as a whole. But it will take time.

  • Scromes1212

    What?

  • soujourn_erets

    The Arabs were merchants in the Atlantic Slave Trade. They were along side the fake Jews and Europeans selling our ancestors.

  • Scromes1212

    So you have actual proof of what every person that sold slaves identified as religiously? Arabs are Africans also, right? How do you assume they were all Muslim?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I’m so tired of this saying. Where is your proof?

  • soujourn_erets

    Research slavery History.

    Arabs are not “Africans”. Tho they look alike, Arabs (Esau) are from Shem and “Africans” are from Ham. They populated two different regions.

    I didn’t say that everyone who dealt slaves were Muslim. You had Europeans too who identified as Christians too.

    The progenitors of Islam are the Saudi Arabians (Arabs).

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    So true my toughest years were with my own and Mexicans. I have stories for days.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He’s cute.

  • Scromes1212

    Insert YouTube link lol

  • soujourn_erets

    And, I’m not assuming that just because someone is an Arab that automatically makes them a Muslim.

    I hope my statement did not relay that undertone message

  • Scromes1212

    Your mixing religious facts with actual facts lol one is based off faith and one can be proven. But to each his own. I don’t want to debate your faith, it’s based off what you believe personally in your heart. God speed.

  • Mbailey

    YOU ain’t tired of shyt. You just don’t like the obvious pointed out to you because you’re a Stan. Seems like your Internet is working just like mine.

  • soujourn_erets

    Im not. But, we can agree to disagree.
    And, it’s not my faith. I don’t own it. It comes from above.

    The information is clear. Maybe you’ll understand it one day.

    Be well tho.

  • Scromes1212

    “It comes from above ” = faith

  • noireyblanca

    Make Amerikkka great again? When was it great for blacks? …I’ll take NEVER for $500 Alex!!

  • soujourn_erets

    Yes, faith is given from above.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Happy Juneteeth Mahershala and all.

  • Scromes1212

    Then we agree lol it also doesn’t have to be proven facts. It’s hard to have a intelligent debate when one person is using there faith and your trying to debate facts. A wise man said don’t argue with fools cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who lol

  • soujourn_erets

    Well, that went left.

    My statements had absolutely nothing to do with faith. This is historical information. You place the faith label on it because it’s associated with the scriptures. Then, you resort to implying that I’m a fool. Yet, you’re claiming intelligence.

    It’s all good. Be well, my friend

  • KcoolMuziq

    U know I’m going to give U the benefit of doubt for being dumb founded. Without dragging U across this thread. Prince when he was practicing Jehovah Witness removed ALL songs that contained any profanity from his sets or altered his lyrics & replaced them with kid friendly lyrics.

    “Do me Baby” if U listen to the lyrics is NOT profane at all. It’s really a very innocent song that can be sung to a lover. Prince in his last two years on earth started distancing himself from the JW faith. Although he still remained very spiritual.

  • Scromes1212

    That was a Jay-z quote lol I meant no disrespect. Esau Shem and Ham are not identified as historical facts. That’s just the truth. This whole discussion is based off you believing that to be true (in the historical sense) that would make your argument faith based, correct?

  • hottlanta

    This why we ain’t patriotic. They doing all they can to keep from calling white woman Carrie Fisher a drug addict but call black woman Whitney Houston a drug addict all day all night. They trying to go back and forth and say she died from sleep apnea but not drugs. They want her remembered as the great actress from Star Wars but Whitney as great as a singer she was will be remembered as a drug addict.
    ________________________________________________________
    Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later. It also found traces of heroin, other opiates and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, but that they could not determine when Fisher had taken those drugs. The findings were based on toxicology screenings done on samples taken when the “Star Wars” actress arrived at a Los Angeles hospital

  • Scromes1212

    You come in here and jump straight out the window smh lol

  • Wile E. Coli

    Oh God. What a nut.

  • nick c

    That story got to me too because of all the hype about her being clean and all that BS, that hoe had more drugs in her then 21 year old club bangerz. Can’t say I was shocked but speedballing at her age?

  • soujourn_erets

    Lol, you’re good. All love.

    And, we’ll agree to disagree when it comes to Ham; Shem and Japheth. You have every right to believe that’s not truth.

    All post-flood civilizations historical information will point you back to Shem, Ham and Japheth.

    The evidence of the pre-flood historical account is also confirmed in those civilization historical records. The evidence is overwhelming.

    I do get where you’re coming from regarding Faith.

    Reading the scriptures definitely require faith. Faith is believing in something or someone that you have not seen with your eyes.

    For example, the great flood of Noah. No one alive today saw it. So; yes, it takes faith to believe that it happened – leaving folks like yourself to assume that it’s not historical and just faith.

    But, then I research and learn that the ark was actually found in the area that the scriptures said it would be.it was found in Turkey on Mount Ararat: Then, we have the fossil records that proves a world wide event. Whale skeletons found on top of 20,000 ft mountains; the Grand Canyon and more. Civilizations having the same account or a world flood. So, just these few examples moves it from just being faith. It confirms the scriptures.

  • tunjie

    Nothing he said, at least in what is presented here, suggests he is to the right or the left, he just said common sense.

  • hottlanta

    They been showing her picture with those 2 big goat horns on the side of her head all weekend. I am like really. But Whitney is the greatest drug addict of all times but not the greatest singer. She so much drug in her system I bet every time she pee her toilet exploded.

  • hottlanta

    When I read that they could not determine the impact of drugs on her death when she was a walking drug cabinet. When the moment Whitney died it was drugs before they zipped the bag up and put it on the truck.

  • Scromes1212

    Please do more research smh and that means not just researching the books that affirm your narrative. We can go back and forth all day but the fact remains there is no valid historical evidence of either of the two things you refer to. It is all YouTube faith based facts. No credible scientists or archeologists would even begin to debate this. But if your faith makes you a better person then more power to you. Stay on your square.

    Side note: the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence lol

  • Scromes1212

    Can’t she just rest in peace? Why use her as your example? She seemed like pleasant lady. She can’t help what the media does. JS

  • soujourn_erets

    ?????… you have good word play.

    If you base your judgement on what the world deems true and untrue, then you’ll never see the truth that’s in scriptures.

    Be well.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    How am I a stan?? You tried it. Admit you dont like Bey

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I never liked you now be gone.

  • Mbailey

    IS NOT liking nor worshiping a mere human being (who also worships Satan) something that rocks your world? Will you absolutely die? Good!

  • Mbailey

    WHERE is your Internet?

  • EMILY POST

    I didn’t say all but a good majority.

  • KcoolMuziq

    If U say so…

  • PlayerP

    Right?! Especially when all drugs mentioned take a matter of days to leave your system with long term use. Hours for short term use. She was an addict. Period. Now there’s this sensationalism with sleep apnea. It’s been around for years now, if it was causing that many death’s, we would know it. Now that CF has died the media is spinning it as an overlooked health problem that is leading cause of heart attacks…yeah, ok. Not dismissing the fact that it does have a negative impact on ones life; however white people get a pass for all things.

  • Coco

    Tell that to phillando Castile. Oh wait, he’s dead, never been in jail, had an honest job… and his killer is a free man.

  • PlayerP

    Partially correct. Arabia is a place on a map, not a race. The people from there are called Arabs. Many Arabs are Black and migrated from Africa. Most “white” Arabs migrated from Syria.
    Africans, also, sold other Africans into slavery, many not knowing it would be chattel slavery. Chancellor Williams books are pretty accurate when it comes to the slave trade.

  • soujourn_erets

    I appreciate your input.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Leaning to the right? How Sway?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Cuba Gooding Sr’s autopsy wasn’t even conducted, yet there was public persecution! Man wasn’t even deceased 24 hours and rumors began swirling. Maybe he was an addict. Point is, black folks are not allowed the decency of innocence or humanity!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Prophet Muhammad’s matrilineal lineage is Ethiopian, or so I’m told.

    Imma just leave that right there.

  • TheOwley

    Who TF is he to define anyone. Talking about black folks as if they are children, and damaged children at that. He’s Islam. That means his right leanings is a different kind of leaning and more towards Sharia and where a woman belongs in the world. He needs to STFU.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Girl I have a internet but I just don’t see it. Beyonce doesn’t give me an evil vibe. Most people who sold souls are extremely evil.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Girl im not communicating with you. If you are childish I make no time. Be gone.

  • dontgetblocked

    She was a druggie…a life long drug addict. Too bad the shock killed her mother.

  • Mbailey

    STOP stanning. It isn’t worth it to worship mere humans beings for shaking their azzes and talking about sugging ducks. Especially when they publically worship satanic images.

  • Mbailey

    OF COURSE, you already knew all about it, but want others to help keep your eyes closed.

  • McKay

    Clearly you don’t know anything about Islam.

  • McKay

    Yessah!!!

  • Nicol B

    he’s entitled to his opinion… my father would tell me, “opinions are like a$$holes, we all got one!”

  • McKay

    Yup, I agree. I realized Americans know nothing about anything outside American culture. How sad!

  • Nicol B

    why did he have to use that slogan???

  • McKay

    Duh, do you?

  • McKay

    Islam is truly a beautiful religion. Take that over Christianity any day.

  • Nicol B

    Why do you say when blacks join Islam? Islam was around before there were negroes, colored folk, black folk or african-americans. The racial labels were created to justify slavery and ill treatment toward other people for economic benefit. I guess I don’t see the relationship that you are referencing. Race is not what you think it is when you leave the United States.

  • Nicol B

    It sure is! LOVE CONQUERS ALL!!!

  • Nicol B

    What no one has mentioned yet, that people didn’t recognize color/complexion as relevant to the trade. It was about money, power and nation, nothing to do with color!

  • Nicol B

    i appreciate your respectful argument. i agree with you. i get what you are saying…if you can’t prove it, then don’t argue it.

  • Nicol B

    I see where you are coming from, but the problem with your argument is that MAN interprets scripture and interpretation isn’t always TRUTH! I am a woman of faith, but live in fear of men who twist the Word into a weapon for personal benefit.

  • soujourn_erets

    I understand where you’re coming from. The scriptures interpret themselves. The reasons we have all of this division is due to mans private interpretation. Folks need to understand that the old and new goes hand -hand. Thats one of the main issues.

  • Blak

    The only way blacks can prosper in Hollywood as actors is to portray any of the following: gay, slave, drug addicted rape victim. There seems to be no other way

  • soujourn_erets

    Im sure youre familiar with Noah and his 3 sons. Theyre ham,shem,japhet. Ham is the father of the Egyptians, Ethiopians and the “African” nations. shem is the father of the Israelites. Isaac is from Shem and he had 2 sons. They are Esau and Jacob. Esau is the father of the Saudis, and jacob is the fathEr of the 12 tribes that make up israel. Ancient Egyptians were black people . Moses and Paul are Israelites (SHEM) were mistaken for Egyptians (HAM).If they were mistaken for black people that means they were black . That means Esau is black. Then it means Islam began with black people . The issue is that Esau doesnt have forgiveness from the Most HIGH . This is clear in scriptures they will not obtain mercy. Thus, they had their hands in the slave trade of the Israelites. So, its a step when a person joins themselves to a nation that faces great judgement and that put their ancestors iN chains . Slavery is curse that came on Israel . Read Deuteronomy 28. Do you have a Zondervan Bible dictionary ? Look up ham,shem and edom. ReAD: Isaiah 34:5, 6, and 63:1

  • soujourn_erets

    Deuteronomy 28. Read that , sis

  • hottlanta

    Otto the white thief who went to North Korea and stole a sign has died and pops blaming Obama instead of saying had I raised my son right he would not have stole a sign to bring this on himself. He giving Trump all the praises but said nothing about Dennis Rodman in front of the cameras while in North Korea. The media is not asking him why isn’t he saying his son was WRONG to go to another country and broke the rules and why is he blaming Obama That why we can’t be patriotic because dad gave birth to a thief and blaming Obama for his death. Folks are eating it up.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    They have to blame someone, for their lack of parenting. thinking because you are white, you can go to someone else’s country, and not face consequences. SMH! May he Rest In Peace.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    They way black people can prosper, is support each other, and have their own hollywood, and stop looking for a hand-out, but a hand-in.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Most African Americans, ancestors were very religious, and was right-leaning. We have to get back to old fashioned values, and respect, which has been lost.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I am not a stan. Why does everyone have to be a stan?

  • noireyblanca

    Because they’re all bought and paid for.

  • chris

    The constitution? When has that EVER applied to us??

  • Jussjess25

    Im not reading all that! Can someone tell me if he told any lies? ?

  • EMILY POST

    Always…

  • Mel

    They blaming Obama? Da fuq Obama have to do with the fact that their son went to another country and decide he was gon be unruly disregarding another country’s law? He thought white privledge applied in North Korea ? Stupesssssss

  • Mel

    That bish died of a dam overdose they not trynna upset whit Hollywood cus she was an “icon” shot well so was Whitney but let’s call a spade a spade Carrie’s ass ain’t no different

  • Starsky Willows

    He looks great!

  • Mbailey

    THAT’S an easy answer. Your refusal to acknowledge what your fav has put out there themselves, is a dead give-a-way. You’re one of these types of people who refuse to say “The Emperor has no clothes on” when it’s very obvious that he is riding around naked on a horse.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMAO! Right!!! I’d respect it more if she said the Bible. Dead Sea Scrolls. Book of Narnia LOL anything!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Not only that, a lot of Americans believe themselves to be so exceptional that they don’t even know their own culture and history! They conveniently forget history.

  • hottlanta

    We ain’t looking for a handout we just looking for the same opportunities/respect. White and Jewish people help their folks. Are they getting handouts as well. But when we demand the same opportunities/respect it is labeled as a handout.

  • TheOwley

    That train has left the station. Go fool someone else.

  • YellowSauce

    not sure what this is supposed to mean and not sure that I care …. lol smh

  • MistaO

    To be honest, you have a point here!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    He’s looks very yummy and makes perfect sense to me.

  • McKay

    I think you do. If you didn’t you would scroll on pass.

  • McKay

    They only know American history. Nothing before their parents came to the Americas.

  • McKay

    Okay, fool.

  • TheOwley

    Not today Satan, just shooooo away. Go find some clueless soul.

  • TheOwley

    Not today Satan, just shooooo away. Go find some clueless soul.

  • YellowSauce

    funny you should say that because that NOT what YOU did …. from what I see YOU responded to me but now I have my answer …. lol

  • McKay

    Yet, they still respond. ?

  • YellowSauce

    not they ME …. you wanted attention now you have it

  • McKay

    Idiot. Smh..