Black Women’s Bodies in Italy: an exercise of power and pleasure for Italian Patriarchy

Anti-blackness in the context of Black Women’s experiences in Italy. Over the last five years in Italy, a number of high profile cases of anti-blackness in the public arena has come to light with cases such as the first black minister Cécile Kygene being named an ‘orang-utan’ by Northern League senator, Roberto Calderoli, to the … Continue reading Black Women’s Bodies in Italy: an exercise of power and pleasure for Italian Patriarchy

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

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