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…]

False Attack Claims Reveal Muslim Youth Identity Crisis

False claims of anti-Muslim attacks potentially shed skepticism on any report made by  Muslims. The broader society is inclined to ignore issues of racism, xenophobia, and gendered violence, all of which serve as catalysts for such attacks. Instead, there is a demand to have Muslims, especially Muslim women, provide a steady stream of incidents to feed a [Read More…]