Category: Arts&Culture

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 […]

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 […]

Trumpocalypse: Fear Not Of Man

by Malikah A. Shabazz The past couple of weeks have been undoubtedly some of the most difficult. With the election of Donald Trump we have seen the reemergence of white supremacy via acts of hate across the nation. Many Muslims fear that they and their families are no longer safe […]