Episode
February 13, 2013

Beyond The Nation

What is it like to be an African-American Muslim in the US today?
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Nation of Islam Minister Eric Muhammad (L) and his wife Jonae Muhammad enjoy the celebrations at the Millions More Movement in Washington, DC Saturday 15 October 2005. EPA/Chris Greenberg.

What does it mean to be an African-American Muslim in 2013? Fifty years ago, Islam in the US was laid against the backdrop of racial segregation, led by the likes of Malcolm X and Elijah Mohammed. But today things have changed, with Muslim influence represented in pop culture like the hip-hop music industry. Join The Stream as we go in-depth to talk about how the community has evolved.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Joshua Salaam, @salaamatweet
Singer, Native Deen
nativedeen.com

Zaheer Ali, @zaheerali
Project Manager, The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University
zaheerali.com

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, @DrSuad
Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Amir Sulaiman, @amirsulaiman
Spoken word artist
amirsulaiman.com

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