Hard Choices of Being Black and Muslim

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Black Muslims encounter layers of aggression that assail their ability to traverse through society unharassed and with dignity. I was in dire need of safety pins. Although it may seem incredible that a person can be desperate about something like safety pins, I am confident that my Muslim sisters understand the urgency [Read More…]

WHM: Vantablackness – Shaking Things up

American Muslims comprise a spectrum of people from numerous races, ethnicities, nationalities, etc. ¬†Also, there are contentious issues involving gender. Consequently, the American Ummah is constantly in a state of socio-cultural transformations that include people willing to push against the status quo and highlight issues, and the people affected by them, many may consider uncomfortable. [Read More…]

#nbamuslims500: NbA Black Muslims take the So Gone Challenge

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos, project manager Social media is plentiful with “challenges” started for a variety of reasons. Some like the Ice Bucket Challenge start to raise awareness. Others like the plethora of health challenges (i.e. squat challenge, crunch challenge, etc.) seek to get bodies in shape. There are also challenges out there launched to entertain [Read More…]