The Multifaceted Muslim Series: In conversation with Bariq Cobbs

Introducing: This is the first article for the Multifaceted Muslim series, where I’ll be interviewing black Muslims to talk about their career experiences, upbringing and identity as a Black Muslim in America! This month, I had the opportunity to interview Bariq Cobbs, a visual artist and fashion designer from Philadelphia, to talk about his journey … Continue reading The Multifaceted Muslim Series: In conversation with Bariq Cobbs

Persisting in the face of structural racism and Islamophobia

America’s history is riddled with structural racism that has persisted until the present day. Although segregation is no longer legally enforced, it is embedded in the country’s fabric in ways that adversely affect black Americans in all aspects of life. Black Muslims in America live at the intersection of racism and islamophobia, and often experience … Continue reading Persisting in the face of structural racism and Islamophobia

The History of the Black American Muslim community

Take a walk through any Philadelphia neighbourhood, and I can almost guarantee that you will see evidence of Philadelphia’s black Muslim community. Perhaps you will see a group of women wearing full niqab, which is quite common, or Muslim street vendors, known informally as the “akhi’s with the oils,” selling perfumes on the streets of … Continue reading The History of the Black American Muslim community