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Young Black Muslims Continue to Glow Up In the Eid Al-Fitr Edition of #BlackOutEid

As the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations come to an end, check out our favorite photos and selfies from our glowed up black Muslim brothers and sisters.

DIASPORAEid Mubarak everyone!


Starting Saturday millions of Muslims celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan—a month of fasting that started on May 27 and ended on June 24.

For the third consecutive year using the hashtag #BlackOutEid, created by Aamina Mohamed (she's on Twitter at @krennylavitz), Black Muslims—in an effort to showcase the diversity of the Muslim world—have taken to social media to post pictures of their Eid celebrations.

As the festivities come to an end today, take a look at some of our favorite #BlackOutEid photos below:

UPDATE (06/28/2017): This article has been corrected to acknowledge the creator of #BlackOutEid.

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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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