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 Halima Aden and Kadija Diawara make headlines in Elle and Vogue Magazines respectively.
April 2018: Muslim Writer Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow releases her first children’s book Mommy’s Khimar
May 2018: Imam Omar Suleiman, Professor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer and Sherman Jackson among others are officially recognized by CNN’s as Top 25 Most Influential Muslims in America
June 2018: The hashtag Black Muslim Ramadan is in full swing
July 2018: Muslim Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad releases her memoir Proud
August 2018: Senator Ihlan Omar wins the Democratic primary in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District
September 2018: Fofky’s Kitchen; the First Ivorian cookbook in English is released
October 2018: Social Activist Margari Aziza expatiates on reforms for Mental Health campaigns
November 2018: Educator Umm Juwayriyah makes headlines for creating the first Muslim Fiction App
December 2018: Muslim Teens Amaya and Anwar Diggins are recognized as Top 6 Most Influential Youth
January 2019: Judge Walker-Diallo is named Supervising Judge of the Kings County (Brooklyn) Civil Court
February 2019: UK band Pearls of Islam releases its first album
These are just highlights and there are many more productive Black Muslims out there. Let’s keep chronicling and curating history for the next generation insha’Allah.