The Multifaceted Muslim Series: An Interview With Baltimore’s YMG

Welcome back to another edition of The Multifaceted Muslim! This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kareem Cromwell AKA YMG Reemo, member of the Yung Muslims Grindin’ (YMG) coalition from Baltimore. The group consists of three members: YMG Lor Akh, Reemo, and Dula. The trio have known each other since childhood, and began … Continue reading The Multifaceted Muslim Series: An Interview With Baltimore’s YMG

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