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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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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 …

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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 …

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National Museum of African American History - Just a Beginning

Washington, DC. (September 23-25, 2016) The grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture this past weekend was a 100-year project realized in a day of reflect upon a people’s struggle, a moment of celebration to rejoice in its significance and a time for families to come together and learn, …

#BeingBlackAndMuslim: US Black Muslims Share Experiences on Twitter

NEW YORK – The distinctive experiences of American Black Muslims are often overlooked due to a prevailing stereotype that Muslims descend from specific ethnicities and regions, primarily Arab or Desi. However, the Muslim demographic in the United States comprises of a rich tapestry of cultures and heritages, including Black Muslims.



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