بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Black people in America have a direct, unbroken chain of Islam going from the present, through our Muslims ancestors who were kidnapped from Africa and had Islam taken from them by force...from them through the pre-colonial empires/khilaafa(s) of Mali, Ghana, Songhay and many others...from the Salaf (the 1st 3 generations of Muslims) from the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)!
Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodiyo (may Allah envelop him in His Mercy - Ameen) quotes Shaykh Ahmadu Baba Al-Timbukti – the mujaddid of the eleventh century - as saying:
قَالَ الشَّيْخُ أَحْمَد بَابَ فِي كِتَابِ الْكَشْفِ وَ الْبَيَانِ لِأَصْنَافِ مَجْلُوبِ السُّودَانِ: إِنَّهُمْ أَسْلَمُوا بِلَا إِسْتِيلَاءِ أَحَدٍ عَلَيْهِمْ
“They (i.e. Black Africans) accepted Islam without being conquered by anybody.”
If you are Muslim, black and don't know or care about this....WHY IS THAT?