Category: Arts&Culture

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 […]

Black, Muslim, and Other

by Malikah A. Shabazz With the growth of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, spaces for Black nerds, geeks, weirdos and all those who identify as different have grown and begun to flourish. The “Blerds” have come out to play and it’s a beautiful sight. Being seen as […]