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 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. […]

Dick Gregory is My Comedy Father

by Preacher Moss In a 2014 commercial for Kevin Durant’s Nike KD 7 shoes, an old man kicks off the commercial by saying, “The best?! I don’t want to talk about who’s the best. I want to talk about who’s the baddest!” That old man was Dick Gregory. In the […]

Back to Black: Are Black Muslims the new (old) face of American Islam?

by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer If you passed the magazine section at your local newsstand or grocery store recently you might have seen two Muslims, actor Mahershala Ali and model Halima Aden, gracing the covers of this month’s GQ and Allure magazines, respectively. This inclusion is notable in light of […]

Black Muslim Music

by Amirah Muhammad My first instrument was my voice. Then, in sixth grade, I began learning how to play the trumpet. The trumpet not only introduced me to different music genres, but also to more of the beauty of black music. Black music is a big part of my identity […]