All posts by Malikah A. Shabazz

Malikah A. Shabazz is the Arts & Culture Editor for Sapelo Square. She is a Detroit Native-Brooklyn Based Producer and Curator.

Muslim Girl Dance – Two Perspectives

“Do I make you feel uncomfortable?” This question is posed by body positive model and style blogger Leah Vernon, during the introduction of her video Muslim Girl Dance #BodyProject. The video features Vernon confidently dancing down the streets of Detroit in hijab. Vernon utilizes her digital platform to creatively highlight […]

Black, Muslim, and Other

*With the the news of Disney acquiring tv and film assets from 20th Century Fox, Black Panther being released in February and Yahya Abdul-Mateen being casted as Black Manta opposite Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, there has been more attention placed on characters of color. Below, our Arts & Culture editor Malikah A. […]

Ask A Muslim!

With the current political climate and the rise of the alt-right, the American Muslim community is once again the focus of much attention. Our beliefs and customs are constantly being questioned and criticized, and although members of the American Muslim Community are consulted on certain issues, Black Muslims are seldom […]

Muslim Cool Lands in LA

Sapelo Square founder and Editor-In-Chief Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer continued the tour for her amazing work “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States” stopping in Los Angeles, CA at the University of Southern California. In addition to selected readings from the book and live performances, Dr. […]