Articles by Shahida Muhammad

Tight roping, side-eyeing, and analyzing my way through the complexities and spaces where life, art, and culture connect.


We Spoke to Activist Blog ‘Blogueiras Negras’ About Brazil’s Controversial series ‘Sexo e as Negas’

Not too long ago, we covered Brazil’s controversial series Sexo e as Negas (translation: Sex and the Niggas) which has sparked outrage among people of color in Brazil. The show, supposedly an adaptation of Sex and the City, has received lots of criticism due to it’s racist title and hyper-sexual depictions of Black women. Among those in the forefront…

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#SerNegroEsHermoso Campaign Sparks Pride and Acceptance Among Afro-Colombians

Riding the bus through the sunny streets of Cartagena, Colombia the other day, my eyes were quickly drawn to a striking image of a dark-skinned Afro-Colombian woman against an all-black backdrop with the hashtag #SerNegroEsHermoso (to be Black is beautiful) written at the bottom. The billboard poster was both striking and intriguing, and as soon…

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