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

Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health

Statistics demonstrate that one in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year and mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK.  If we look at BME (Black Minority Ethnic) groups, however, the state of affairs is even worse. In fact, people in marginalised … Continue reading Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health

An Interview with author Yasmin Egala: On Jannah and growing up as a Black Muslim girl

How do you identify?  I identify as British with African heritage, specifically Ghanaian heritage. What was your experience growing up as a black Muslim girl? I was born in a Muslim family but I didn't practice Islam until I was in my twenties. Growing up, my experiences were more centred around being a Black girl, … Continue reading An Interview with author Yasmin Egala: On Jannah and growing up as a Black Muslim girl