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Celebrate with Sapelo Square!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Sapelo Square is calling for submissions of photos that document being Black and Muslim during Ramadan & Eid Al Fitr. We would like to showcase the dynamic ways “we do what we do” in the African American Muslim experience. 248 more words


More Fairy Tales: Andersen and de Beaumont

Most of the fairy tales which Americans grew up reading are of European vintage, and a healthy majority of them were compiled by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, who popularized such classics as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” among many others. 472 more words

Dad's Corner

Brother Ali: Breakin’ It Down

By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed

I remember hearing Brother Ali end a radio freestyle reciting, “Laʾilahaʾilla-llah, Muhammadun rasulu-llah,” which translates in English: “There is no deity worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” It is not a secret that… 227 more words


Arts groups aim to increase access

By Todd Cohen

DURHAM, N.C. — Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit formed in 2011 to provide jazz and build an audience for it, wants a physical home and a way to expand its audience, build its donor base and find corporate sponsors. 1,429 more words

North Carolina

Paradise is Under Her Feet: Honoring Our Sister’s Sacrifices

Visual Verse By Mustafa Davis and Amir Sulaiman

Film director/photographer, Mustafa Davis and poet/recording artist, Amir Sulaiman teamed up to do an art series entitled, VisualVerse.
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Daughters of the Dust: A Classic in American Cinema

By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed, Arts & Culture Editor

Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust is one of the most visually brilliant films in American cinema. 667 more words


Wearing Ballet-shoot

Film School Diaries:

It’s an emotional experience being a cinematographer on this project. It’s unscripted and freestyle. So thankful to be able to work with a director who allows this extent of freedom. 19 more words