Poe 'New Era'

Nigerian MC Poe enters a 'New Era' with his solo effort and video shot by Shakes.

Nigeria's Poe first caught our attention when he played the assist with a verse on SDC's "Feel Alright" (one of our Top Tracks of 2013). Immediately setting himself apart with a chill cadence and impressive wordplay, Poe has been riding solo as of late, taking the glory for himself with "New Era." Poe's brand of witty introspection is backed by a Charlie X-helmed beat borrowing off a sample of Naeto C's "Ten Over Ten." Watch Shakes' art-heavy video below.  "New Era" will feature on Poe's upcoming T.A.P (Talk about Poe).

Photo courtesy of @sahraisha

#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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