We are continuing our Legacy series with a reposting of our popular 2015 publication, "Elegy for the Khimar: A Community Poem," with a new audio recording of the poem read by Dr. Su'ad Abdul-Khabeer.
Legendary spoken word artist Amir Sulaiman delivers a visual and lyrical meditation on Black life in powerful new short film, "Laying Flowers, Setting Fires."
From Ebony Magazine, September 1964
Captions like “[w]ildly cheering crowds in Kumasi, Ghana,” and “military guard assigned to keep Clay fans from getting out of hand” give us an idea of the adoration Ali received.
Today’s post continues our series exploring Ebony Magazine’s coverage of Black Muslims
By Vanessa Taylor
Drawing on a rich literary and musical heritage, spoken word has become a staple within Black communities. The legacy of spoken word is a continuation of ancestral stories, a genre that sprang from a multitude of inspirational points and it has assisted the
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
“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
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.
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