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Pew Research African Americans Find Haven in Islamic Heritage

Pew Research: African Americans Find Haven in Islamic Heritage

CAROLINA – According to a recent Pew Research report, which concluded its findings last month, most black Americans though identify with Christianity, many of them follow Islam and reconvert to the faith of their ancestors from various religions, Post And Courier reported on February 17. “The first Muslims that came to America were enslaved Africans,” …

4 Black Muslim Educators You Should Know

4 Black Muslim Educators You Should Know

Black History Month highlights the heritage and accomplishments of African Americans and their central roles in US History. Initially established as “Negro Week” by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, President Gerald Ford expanded it to a month-long opportunity to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often …

US Museum Turns Muslim Children's Book Into Play

The rise of books featuring the lives of Muslim children is on the rise in the US. Across backgrounds, Muslim authors share stories to readers that serve as important representations as well as opportunities to offer narratives from American Muslim perspectives. The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia will be highlighting the Muslim cultures around the …

African American Muslims Celebrate Black History Month

NASHVILLE – Celebrating the ‘Black History Month’, the 3rd Annual Africana Muslim Conference will be held February 9 at the Muslim American Cultural Center in Nashville, Black Press USA reported. “When African American Month began, people talked about Muhammad Ali. But that was Ali, not Islam. They talked about Malcolm, but that’s Malcolm, a Black …

Producers Create Positive Representation for Black Muslim Children

NEW YORK – The lack of Black Muslim representation in media is a phenomenon that occurs inside and outside of Muslim cultures in the US as well as globally. Muslims across the US seek to diminish cultural erasure that generates phenotypes that depict Muslims as always foreign and rarely Black. In children’s literature, the depictions …

Inspirational Ted Talk Lands Black Muslim Couple in FBI Investigation

WASHINGTON – African American Muslim couple Rufus and Jenny Triplett, best-selling authors, diversity disruptors, and media personalities, have been contacted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after making an inspirational talk at the world-famous TED Conferences organization, Black News reported on January 10. On January 8, 2018, Rufus and Jenny shared their life’s …

Here's What You Need to Know about America's Islamic Heritage

WASHINGTON, DC — Amir Muhammad, the founder and chief curator of America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, has dedicated his life to shed light on the rarely told story about the long history of American Muslims stretching back centuries. “American Muslims haven’t been great at explaining our side, at engaging with folks — you know? Not too …

Author Signs Books at Black Muslim Landmark

NEW YORK – Black Muslim author and entrepreneur, Ameenah Diggins-Muhammad met fans of her book Bashirah and The Amazing Bean Pie at the American Muslim landmark Abu’s Homestyle Bakery for a special reading and signing on Wednesday, October 28. Diggns-Muhammad’s children’s book features Bashirah, a young African American Muslim girl who is preparing for diversity …

Black Muslim Breast Cancer Survivor Walks Over 17 Years for a Cure

FLORIDA – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time where people across the country work to raise awareness and funds towards research for a cure. It is estimated that approximately 12 percent of U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lives, with over 200k of invasive and 64k of non-invasive forms of …



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