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.

Black Muslim Women: Discrimination and Identity

by Malikah A. Shabazz I am a Black Muslim Woman. We are Muslims before we are [insert nationality]! No! We are [insert nationality] first! Usually whenever I hear this argument brewing, I proceed to engage in the biggest full handed facepalm I can muster. Although I understand the logic behind […]

Above the Lens: A Talk with Photography Phenom Yasin Osman

by Tariq Toure On my last day in Toronto in November 2016, I meandered around the jam-packed lobby of The Drake Hotel on Queens St. West, waiting for the arrival of my host Gavin Sheppard, co-conspirator of the Creative Jungle DAIS Creates. I had been in Toronto for 2 days […]

Nia and the New Year

by Nazaahah Amin 2016. 2016. 2016. Lawd. Just hearing that number could induce shudders in many. Last year was a year of great loss in our Black Muslim community as we said farewell to many prominent leaders and community members. We also felt a loss of hope as the light […]

To Be Muslim And Cool

Sapelo Square founder and senior editor Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer recently released her long awaited work, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. Muslim Cool is an in-depth look into what it means to be Muslim in America and how Hip Hop guided Islam’s pathway into […]