Category: Arts&Culture

Black Boy Poems: Legacy And Activism In Black Literature

By Rashida James-Saadiya Our genetic inheritance is precious. It is not a badge of inferiority for us to be ashamed of, on the contrary, we carry the struggles of our ancestors with pride – Tyson Amir In a 1968 essay, “The Black Arts Movement,” writer Larry Neal proclaimed that Black […]

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. […]

It’s “Been” Cool to Cover: Why Ayana Ife Matters

By Kayla Wheeler, Ph.D. Salt Lake City-based modest fashion designer, Ayana Ife, made history this year as the first Muslim female contestant on Project Runway to make it to New York Fashion Week, where she placed second. Although Ayana is the first Muslim woman finalist, two other women helped pave […]