Category: Arts&Culture

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 […]

Ask A Muslim!

With the current political climate and the rise of the alt-right, the American Muslim community is once again the focus of much attention. Our beliefs and customs are constantly being questioned and criticized, and although members of the American Muslim Community are consulted on certain issues, Black Muslims are seldom […]

“I Love You More” – Amir Sulaiman

Def Poetry Jam alum Amir Sulaiman’s portfolio is replete with fathomless and Divinely-inspired works of lyrical art that we here at Sapelo Square have been a fan of for years. This piece from 2010 titled “I Love You More” is one of our favorites, wherein Amir unapologetically establishes himself as […]

Karbala Mixtape Vol.1: Blood in Our Eyez

In 2013, a group of hip-hop artists in the Bay Area came together with Shaykh Hashim Ali Alauddeen to record and produce the “Karbala Mixtape, Volume 1”. This project aimed to call grassroots and underground lyricists and creatives back to putting relevant messages in their craft, harkening back to the […]