Saturday, August 1, 2020

My Ma - Bakkah Salaam Rasheed (03 Dec 1950 - 30 Jul 2020)



My Ma was a 19 yr old kid when I was born in Nov 1970. The majority of my memories of my young mother were of a beautiful, passionately volatile, belt-wielding Baby Boomer who didn’t take any mess from ANYBODY, and certainly not from her first born sons.  Life was a delicate balance between trying to have as much fun as possible while trying half-heartedly not to trigger Ma’s last nerve as she would say (I don’t think science works like that, but whatever – I wasn't going to argue with her).

Ma identified as a Muslim, and became a devout follower of Warith Deen Mohammed after he took over the original Nation of Islam group founded by his father, the Honorable Elijah Mohammed, and converted it into an orthodox Islamic organization, but also dedicated to the liberation and empowerment of the Black American descendants of slavery. Both Ma & Dad took Imam Mohammed's teachings to heart, and decided sometime during the late 1970s to break away from the inner city and establish an independent/self-sufficient Black American Muslim community with limited success.

Ma was also fun and learned. In her later life she would spend years in school, closing in on a Doctorate. Ma genuinely enjoyed academia in general, having built her formal schooling on top of decades of a solid foundation of fleshed-out concepts of a true polymath. I always loved listening to her connect the dots of her research and even form new concepts and I’m glad I got to do so a couple more times in these final two years she had left among us. 

I’m proud I got to honor my mother during my adult life as her son  the oldest of her nine children  and I pray Allah has mercy upon her colorful soul.



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Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Diabolical Usurpation of the Civil Rights Fight

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Diabolical Usurpation of the Civil Rights Fight." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 31 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Opinionated, Uninformed, Racist Public Intellectual

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Opinionated, Uninformed, Racist Public Intellectual." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 31 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Hiding from Racial Justice

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Hiding from Racial Justice." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 30 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Weaponizing the Weak

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Weaponizing the Weak." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 24 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Official Harassment

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Official Harassment." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 24 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Entitlement: DEFCON 1

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Entitlement: DEFCON 1." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 24 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Piggybacking Our Rivals to Their Economic Prosperity

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Piggybacking Our Rivals to Their Economic Prosperity." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 24 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Weaponizing Information Age Clutter to Protect White Supremacy

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Weaponizing Information Age Clutter to Protect White Supremacy." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 15 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Unsolicited Opinions of this Lewd & Hypocritical Self-Appointed Gatekeeper

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Unsolicited Opinions of this Lewd & Hypocritical Self-Appointed Gatekeeper." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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That Classic Un-American Tantrum

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "That Classic Un-American Tantrum." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Opposite Day for Becker

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Opposite Day for Becker." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 13 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Milking 'Greatness'

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Milking 'Greatness.'" Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 13 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

DECODED: The True Meaning of the 'Bootstrapper' Talking Point

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "DECODED: The True Meaning of the 'Bootstrapper' Talking Point." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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A Political Agenda's Declaration of War Against Facts & Truth

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A Political Agenda's Declaration of War Against Facts & Truth." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

For Out of the Abundance of the Heart the Cartoon Speaks

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "For Out of the Abundance of the Heart the Cartoon Speaks." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 11 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


Gary McCoy - Lava makes the world go 'round.

[TOON] The Flying McCoys by Gary & Glenn McCoy

Muhammad Rasheed - Who are these primitive white people living in these palm tree jungles? There should probably be a lot more snow.

Gary McCoy - Exactly. There used to be a time when I would accurately depict people who live in the tropical regions with darker skin pigmentation. But I have been advised so as not to offend any readers or concern any editors, this would be the proper way to depict search native people.

Muhammad Rasheed - lol Just replace the jungle with snow. You went all over the place in this response unnecessarily. Make your primitive white people reflect the correct background. Simple. wth? lol

Basically you're telling me that you're drawing the palm tree jungle out of defiance because you'd prefer to draw primitive black people instead of primitive white people.


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Friday, July 10, 2020

The Sad-Sack Babbling of the Broken

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Sad-Sack Babbling of the Broken." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 10 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Picking Up the Tab

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Picking Up the Tab." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 10 Jul 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


Chris Suess - Communists continue to whitewash our culture by destroying icons. Learn history for fucks sake people. It's gonna be sad where there are only white faces on products... but I guess the racists are going to win.


Diane J. Thalheimer - To Americans, Indians were the ultimate warrior, even the Boston Tea Party, they dressed as Indians because they felt more aligned with them, then the British.

Chris Suess - it's really sad to see this white washing of American icons.

pathetic really.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Wetzel" is a German name. This character was the latest descendant of a long line of identification theft grifters pretending to be native Americans so they could steal reparations payments and free land. There are MANY white people pretending to be 'Indians' for exactly this reason, which includes your 'cousin' Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren.

Delete this bullshit.

[ARTICLE] Paying to Play Indian: The Dawes Rolls and the Legacy of $5 Indians

Chris Suess - Warren isn't my cousin so go fuck yourself.

Richard Sherman - He's complaining about somebody posing in order to get reparations! I can't stop laughing!

Chris Suess - I will NEVER pay reparations.

My ancestors paid in blood.

I will kill or be killed before I pay.

Richard Sherman - @Chris… And the complaints are coming from a guy who supports slavery in the Middle East!

Chris Suess - Right White American Culture Ended Slavery in the modern world.

Diane J. Thalheimer - @Muhammad... that is dispicable behavior, and yet, so many people think the sun rises and sets in Elizabeth Warren, I can't comprehend it . I would think she should be ostracized from the political and educational arenas.

Muhammad Rasheed - Chris wrote: "Warren isn't my cousin so go fuck yourself."

She is if you're also pretending to be part native American.

Chris wrote: "I will NEVER pay reparations."

The usurped US gov owes this to me for their complicity. Congress will pay it.

Chris wrote: "My ancestors paid in blood."

Shut the hell up. No, the fuck they didn't.

Chris wrote: "I will kill or be killed before I pay."

Fortunately for you, it's a debt that Congress will be paying, so I won't have to break my bayonet off in your rectum like my ancestors did to your ancestors. You're welcome. Now relax.

Richard wrote: “He's complaining about somebody posing in order to get reparations”

An ironic comment since I just found a post from your wife scheming to figure out how to get a piece of my Reparations from a DNA test claiming she was 0.00001% “black.”

Richard Sherman - Suddenly, Muhammad Rasheed has the ability to look into people's genes!

Muhammad Rasheed - Richard wrote: "Muhammad Rasheed has the ability to look into people's genes!"

Peeking into genes isn't necessary. Just reading typical thieving-ass grifting behaviors of you all's groups.

Richard Sherman - M. Rasheed said, “Ya'll's group."

You communicate like a traffic cop.

Muhammad Rasheed - Richard wrote: "And the complaints are coming from a guy who supports slavery in the Middle East!"

Psh. I don't support any slavery. In any event, the slavery in the middle east you are referring to is being conducted by communities of white people who are the direct descendants of the original European trading company crews from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The Arabs are just their customers.

That's why YOU are in Africa right now.

Richard Sherman - @Muhammad… Well, that's one really stupid way to look at things. But then rewriting history is part of what the intellectually dishonest do.

This though- THIS had me laughing out loud:

M. Rasheed wrote: "Fortunately for you, it's a debt that Congress will be paying, so I won't have to break my bayonet off in your rectum like my ancestors did to your ancestors. You're welcome. Now relax."

Which ancestors ever did that? Be specific. No hyperbole this time.

Muhammad Rasheed - Richard wrote: "You communicate like a traffic cop"

You communicate like a cup of phlegm. So we're even.

Muhammad Rasheed - Richard wrote: "Well, that's one really stupid way to look at things."

Whether they were stupid or not is debatable, but that certainly is the nature of events.

Richard Sherman - @Muhammad… When did your ancestors ever break off their bayonets in anybody's rectums? You're killing me!

Chris Suess - Congress can print all the fake money it wants to to pay unjustified reparation to the founders of the slave trade.

but they will get no money from me.

Richard Sherman - @Muhammad… Where's his bayonet?

Muhammad Rasheed - Chris wrote: "Congress can print all the fake money it wants to to pay..."

They will. That's what the fiat credit system is for, for big ticket items just like that.

Chris wrote: "...unjustified reparation..."

Why do you think my Reparations to the Black former slave class aren't justified? Tell me so I can make fun of you and get my bayonet out.

Chris wrote: "...to the founders of the slave trade."

It's not for the founders, it's to the victims. Are you retarded?

Chris wrote: "but they will get no money from me."

Congress will pay it.

Muhammad Rasheed - Richard wrote: "Where's his bayonet?"

Apparently I really turned you on with that scenario, huh, Sherman? You can't get enough. Is anal bayonet porn your thing? Wow. smdh

We both know the only reason why you’re interested is so you can fabricate some documents for this Reparations grift you and your wife are planning.

 
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