Talib Williams is an Incarcerated Author, Journalist, Spoken-Word Artist and Imam. Founder of Asma’u Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to social and environmental justice, he has been featured in Monterey County Weekly for his unique approach to current events as an incarcerated Muslim Feminist.
His journalism on injustice within the prison system has garnered national attention landing him an interview on New York Public Radio with Bianca Tylec, which has been featured on Worth Rises and The Green Space as part of their curriculum: “Punishment & Profit.”
A Bay Area native, Talib is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper where his reporting on Prison Guards refusal to wear safety masks amidst COVID-19 pandemic led to guard retaliation, culminating in a violent 3am raid on approximately 200 incarcerated Black people, all of which is the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit “Williams v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation” – of which Talib is the lead Plaintiff – that has been featured in the San Jose Mercury, the East Bay Times, the Bay View, the Associated Press, KION News, and other news carriers.
Talib is currently incarcerated at Soledad State Prison, in California where he helps to facilitate a healthy spiritual development for practitioners of his faith via the weekly Jumuah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) and Weekly Halaqa (Study Circle) consisting of everything from A to Z (Abolition to Zenophobia).