In this piece for Elle, activist and journalist Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (creator of the influential blog MuslimGirl) interviewed four working actresses (of Middle East and Muslim backgrounds) on their … [Read more...]
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The MOST Story Bank is a live archive of stories on the most current events, people and cultural perspectives of Muslims in America and around the world. With writers in mind, MOST carefully selects story-driven news from the most reputable published sources.
Born to Pakistani immigrants in the northwest London enclave of Wembley, Rizwan Ahmed is a mega accomplished actor, hip-hop artist and activist. As the New York Times says, "He is like someone who … [Read more...]
Move over the Bechdel Test, enter The Riz Test. Named after activist, musician and actor Riz Ahmed, the Riz Test is designed to measure Muslim representation in film and television using a "simple … [Read more...]
Contemporary Muslim Fashions at San Francisco's de Young museum is said to be the first major exhibit exploring Islamic culture within a fashion context. The show runs through Jan. 6 and, according to … [Read more...]
Though there have been previous instances of Muslim women taking part in the qualifying rounds of the Miss England pageant, this year 20-year old-law student Sara Iftekhar became the first hijabi … [Read more...]
A new study from Biola University has found that television characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are often written stereotypically or are even ignored on screen, and that the few … [Read more...]
GQ magazines declares that Riz Ahmed “is the best man for the job.” What “job” you may ask. Let us give you a clue – the name is Bond. JAMES BOND. GQ declared last year that Riz is the man to play … [Read more...]