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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

Ruminations: Inspirational Quotes and Photography for your Soul

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