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#BlackOutEid Trends On Twitter As The Diaspora Celebrates The End Of Ramadan

Muslims of the Diaspora are taking to social media with the hashtag #BlackOutEid to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan.


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Muslims of the Diaspora are taking to Twitter today with the hashtag #BlackOutEid as the world's 1.5 billion Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of 30 days of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. The hashtag was started by user @araweelwoe, who wanted to see how Black Muslims are celebrating their Eid. Here we round up some of the best photos from social media. Eid Mubarak and enjoy.

#eid #Bronx #ramadam #claremontpark

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Hamda Issa-Salwe is a second generation Somali residing in London where she studies fashion and is currently interning for an international luxury brand. Her interests include fashion, pop culture and social justice issues.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pร  Pรก Pร " and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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