What people are saying about Ruminations:
Being an effective HISTORIAN and TEACHER of the Black Experience in America means confronting realities that can hurt you in places that are hard to defend. To be able to transcend your hurt and find beauty and healing around you from Nature is to accept the voice of the Creator and in so doing transforms you into a Master Teacher. Dr. Khalid has made that inward journey and the proof is on every page of this tender book.
Bro. Ernie Paniccioli
Internationally renown Hip Hop photographer, author, and activist
True beauty is within, and Dr. Khalid el-Hakim has a poet's sensibility with his camera in this compelling collection of photography & meditations on life, healing & spiritual practice. A necessary piece of art celebrating the gift of nature which belongs to everyone & no one, is also geared toward uplifting our beloved sons. Ruminations is a stirring coffee table book for your soul.
jessica Care moore
Founder of Black Women Rock and Moore Black Press
Ruminations is an investment into the oft neglected spiritual cultivation of the next generation. The poetic photographs combined with the picturesque words serve as a call for introspection for a generation seduced by the facade of the external. It simultaneously encourages us to pause and recognize the beauty that surrounds us as well as the splendor within.
Lasana O. Hotep
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
University of California, Berkeley