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Malikah A. Shabazz Malikah A. Shabazz


Malikah is a Detroit born filmmaker whose interested in media led her to move to New York in 2009 and study and create film. In addition to being a filmmaker, she has worked as a television producer as well as a post production producer for the upcoming film BodyMore. She serves as an editor for the arts & culture section of Sapelo Square, an award-winning blog on Black Muslims in America and is the curator of #BilalianExperience, an online celebration of Black Muslims in America. Malikah's previous projects include The Vortex and Transplants. She wrote, directed and produced her first short CONSTERNATION in 2018. Malikah is currently in pre-production for her series on a Black Muslim Woman navigating through an ever changing Detroit.

Malikah A. Shabazz's posts

Is 'Black Panther' Anti-Muslim?

Since the epic release of the film Black Panther, a few voices coming out of the US Muslim community have called the movie anti-Muslim. Black Panther is an amazing film and, while it has its flaws, I join others who find it a bit of an overreach to cast the entire film as anti-Muslim. Nevertheless, I think this claim does raise three important questions: Can media made by Black people...

As A Black Muslim Woman, Here's Why My Headwrap Is Not A Fad

I am not a turbanista. I know that may confuse many folks, given my style of headwrap, but I'm not. Hear me out.I'm going to be honest. I don't like the term "turban" when referring to my head wrap. Honestly, when I think turban, I think this:Or this:Within the last five to seven years or so, the word "turban" has become synonymous with wrapping one's...

5 Black Muslim Creatives You Should Know

Last night was a historical and epic evening for Moonlight. Not only did it take home Best Adapted Screenplay and the coveted Best Picture -- making it the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast -- but Mahershala Ali, who played 'Juan', also took home a statue for Best Supporting Actor, making him the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar. Given the...