Category: Arts&Culture

Back to Black: Are Black Muslims the new (old) face of American Islam?

by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer If you passed the magazine section at your local newsstand or grocery store recently you might have seen two Muslims, actor Mahershala Ali and model Halima Aden, gracing the covers of this month’s GQ and Allure magazines, respectively. This inclusion is notable in light of […]

Black Muslim Music

by Amirah Muhammad My first instrument was my voice. Then, in sixth grade, I began learning how to play the trumpet. The trumpet not only introduced me to different music genres, but also to more of the beauty of black music. Black music is a big part of my identity […]

Pop ‘n Lock: A Conversation with Al – Taw’am

If you’ve seen Brother Ali’s video “Mourning in America” or Mona Haydar’s “Hijabi (Rock My Hijab)”, then you are probably familiar with Al-Taw’am. Minnesota-based twins Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin have been leaving their mark in the dance community. In addition to performing at multiple events around the country such as […]

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 […]