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6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam to America

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like: “Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?” I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to …

Starbucks, Social Media, and Racism

On Starbucks, Social Media and Racism

On April 12th, two black men were treated like criminals for doing what millions do on any given day in America. For sitting in a Starbucks, waiting for a business associate, two young, black men were arrested, finger printed, photographed, and detained by police for eight hours. In response to these arrests, outrage on social …

Law Enforcement Used as Weapons against Black Muslims

NEW YORK – A surge of videos and news stories about calls to law enforcement on Blacks at various service establishments highlights a stark reality for Black Muslim and non-Muslims in the US. Protests erupted in Philadelphia after the release of a video of the arrest of two Black men at a local Starbucks for …

Starbucks Closes Stores for Racial-Bias Training

NEW YORK – Starbucks announced Tuesday it will close 8000 US stores for one afternoon to offer staff training on racial tolerance, in response to a widespread condemnation and boycott call following the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store. “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening …

Black Muslims Mourn Stephon Clark, African-American Convert

NEW YORK – In the US, Black Muslims and their fellow Black citizens have mourned the death of an African-American Muslim convert gunned down by police violence. Stephon Clark, 22 and unarmed, was shot 8 times in the back, neck, arm, shoulder, and armpit, which many consider a contradiction of police account that he was …

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15 Wisdom Quotes on Racism By Afro- Americans

Muslim & non-Muslim African-American celebrities from different fields summing up their experiences being of a black color in this country. ♦ 1-“You can’t have capitalism without racism.”  Malcolm X ♦2- “Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”  Malcolm X ♦3- “Even …

Artist Creates Inspiring #BeingBlackandMuslim Twitter Photo Series

NEW YORK – Visual artist Bobby Rogers posted a series of photos on Twitter as an homage to the #BeingBlackandMuslim hashtag and to highlight experiences Black Muslims shared about intersections of their race and religion. For the past few months I’ve been creating a portrait series inspired by the #BeingBlackandMuslim hashtag. I’m ready to share …



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