Black American Muslims Build Coalition to Address COVID-19

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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic extends beyond the sick into communities throughout the US. 


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In addition to major strains on the healthcare system, the stock market dropped, and millions of Americans applied for unemployment due to massive business closings.

Muslims across the country struggle to stay safe and deal with issues like job loss, supply shortages, isolation and the closing of sacred spaces.

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As the country struggled with massive infections, the impact on Black Americans manifested. To highlight layered issues involving the spread of COVID-19 and the medical, financial and faith impacts, the Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF) in partnership with the Muslim Anti-racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC) founded the Black Muslim COVID Coalition (BMCC).

The initiative includes a consortium of organizations, activists, advocates and experts examining the pandemic, its effects on Black Muslims, and valuable planning, preparedness, and organizing during the global crisis. “We started to ask the question, ‘Who’s caring for us,’” MWF president, Kameelah Rashad told AboutIslam.

“Because we deal with Christian hegemony and privilege, we cannot assume that even Black COVID efforts are inclusive of Muslims. On the Muslim COVID-19 advocacy side, who is caring about Black people? We [must] care about ourselves. That is the place where we’re starting to organize.”

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