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NY Students Hold Landmark Conference on Black Muslims Marginalization

A group of New York university undergraduate students held a landmark conference this weekend in New York, focusing on the erasure and marginalization of Black Muslims in the United States, Middle East Eye reported. “People don’t see Black Muslims as trailblazers. We are here to change that,” Raphia Ngoutane, chair of Black Muslim Initiative (BMI), said during the …

US Muslims Launch New Guidelines Against Racism

The Detroit-based Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) group has launched a new series of community-specific guides created as a resource for engaging in antiracism work within American Muslim communities. The announcement was made on the group’s official Facebook page. “That first in this series is the ‘Anti-Racism Guide’ which is written for White Muslims by White …

Hot Discussions on Race, Polygamy at The Black American Muslim Conference

Hot Discussions on Race, Polygamy at the Black American Muslim Conference

The Black American Muslim Conference featured intriguing workshops and hot-topic discussions. On the second day of the conference, held 19-21 April in Atlanta, Georgia, participants poured in to hear the first two panel discussions concerning Marriage and polygamy. The workshop titled, “Go Get Your Own Man!” A Hard Look at Polygyny and Interracial Marriage was presented …

Black American Muslims Convene in Atlanta

Featuring a galaxy of Muslim scholars, teachers, and activists, the Second Annual Black Muslim Conference (BAMC) is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the famous World Congress Center. Lamppost Education Initiative, a non-profit organization focusing on promoting a clear and accurate picture of Islam and addressing the moral and socio-political concerns of American-born Muslims, launched …

Students Reflect on First Muslim Woman in Pennsylvania House of Rep

For many American Muslim students, the hateful atmosphere surrounding the election of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives first Muslim woman is not a new thing. “To be honest, situations like that are ones Muslims face daily. Since they misunderstand the religion, they fear Muslims and in turn act hateful towards Muslims,” Emaan Bhutta, president of the …

5 Black Muslim Coaches You Should Know

NEW YORK – Coaching and mentoring provide important means to acquire essential competencies and interpersonal skills for critical professional development and networking. Coaching fosters learning skills and enhancing performance crucial to success. Coaches can help professionals find balance, set smarter goals and improve confidence. While coaches help with learning skills, mentors inspire, providing insight and …

Attack on Black Muslim State Rep Ends in Termination

NEW YORK – Pennsylvanian state representative Movita Johnson-Harrell was subject of another attack this week. On Wednesday March 27,  she received a message from Susan Cohen filled with xenophobic hate speech. In her message, Cohen demanded that Johnson-Harrell, an African American Muslim woman, “assimilate here” and “remove your hijab” when she is in “the people’s …

US Muslim Women: Weaponized Faith in PA Legislature is Unacceptable

Monday 3/26 marked the historic swearing-in ceremony of Movita Johnson-Harrell as the first Muslim woman elected state representative in Pennsylvania. Johnson-Harrell won a seat in the Philadelphia 190th district through a special election–garnering sixty-six percent of the vote. Islamophobia tainted Johnson-Harrell’s swearing-in when Rep. Stephanie Borwicz used the routine invocation to unleash faith-based aggression on …

Black Muslims Respond to Stephon Clark Decision

NEW YORK – US Muslims are not immune to the country’s police violence on Black people. On March 18, 2018, African American Muslim Stephon Clark, 22, was killed in Meadowview, Sacramento, California. Police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot an unarmed Clark eight times. Almost one year after the shooting, Sacramento prosecutors announced that the two police …

Accomplishments of Black Muslims in the Past 12+ Months

Accomplishments of Black Muslims in the Past 12+ Months

Black History like any other history occurs around the year and the clock. So check out some accomplishments made by well-known Black Muslims in the past twelve plus months. January 2018: Muslim Writer Khadijah AbdulHaqq releases her groundbreaking children’s book Nanni’s Hijab February 2018: The hashtag Black Muslim Reads drops March 2018: Muslim Fashion Model …



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