Announcing the #Streets2016 Headliner

“All praises due to Allah and that’s a blessing.” This line from the legendary Eric B & Rakim track “Move the Crowd” stands out like a glimmering minaret in the annals of Hip-Hop. So it’s a profound honor to announce that Rakim, the undisputed poet laureate of Hip-Hop’s golden era, will headline IMAN’s 2016 Takin’ It to the Streets Festival & Summit. Read More

CommUNITY Café Kicks Off IMAN Atlanta Debut

After months of preparation and planning, IMAN Atlanta hosted CommUNITY Café: 1000 Mile Journey on April 23, its debut event. A caravan of staff and leaders from Chicago hit the road and took to the skies to support this landmark effort, which was led by ATL Regional Organizer Mansoor Sabree and Ny’imah Byrd. Café guests were treated to a stellar lineup of local, national and international artists. Read More

Congressional Black Caucus Tours, Engages IMAN

IMAN deepened its relationship with members of the Congressional Black Caucus this past month through several engagements with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL 2nd District) and others. Executive Director Rami Nashashibi was invited to a Congressional Dinner hosted by Rep. Kelly, where he shared IMAN’s work and vision with legislators from across the country. Read More

SB 2282 Passes Through Illinois Senate, Moves on to House

After months of advocating, educating and rallying community members, IMAN organizers and leaders celebrated the passage of the Removing Invisible Bars Bill (SB 2282) through the Illinois Senate on April 22. Now the organizing team’s focus turns to the state House of Representatives, with passage through that legislative body pushing Illinois one step closer to commonsense parole reform. Read More


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