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Saafir Rabb

Saafir Rabb II has long done community work, under the direction of Imam W.D. Mohammed, to represent and promote a Muslim American expression that encourages human excellence and community building. As CEO of Interculture, Inc. he is a social entrepreneur, community developer, and business strategy consultant working at the intersection of community and international development.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in numerous movements aimed at empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 1984, Jackson became only the second African-American to mount a national presidential campaign. […]

Laila Muhammad

About 20 years ago, Laila began to shadow her father, the late Iman Warith Deen Mohammed, in his interfaith work. Since then, she has been more involved with creating interfaith dialogues, combating anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, created a non-profit that works against domestic violence and founded A Shared Memory, which seeks to document, record and present the untold stories of African […]

Young James Brown

Tony Wilson is a Chicago native who has gained national recognition preserving the visual legacy of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. After years of performances, Tony met James Brown in 1999. During that meeting, a producer asked Brown, “What do we call Mr. Tony Wilson?” Brown looked at Wilson and said, “Young James Brown!

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Preacher Moss

Preacher Moss is clearly the new prototype for the comedian of these times and the times to come. He is intellectual, yet humble, charismatic and dynamic. A writer for “The Damon Wayans Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” Preacher Moss’ comedy stylings are distinguished for being sculptured out of the everyday relevance of life and the rare […]

Azhar Usman

Azhar Usman is a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer. CNN called him “America’s Funniest Muslim,” and Georgetown University identified him as “one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World.” Standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented “Azhar Usman is untouchable.” As the co-founder of the international comedy […]

Imam Suhaib Webb

Imam Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Resident Scholar, thought leader and educator currently based in Washington D.C. Webb has lectured extensively around the world including the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America.  He is also the founder of Ella Collins Institute.

DJ David Chavez

Chavez, a longtime DJ, started Sound Culture, which brings world music artists to Chicago, helps book local artists, and organizes acoustic series and music festivals across the city. Since 2009, Sound Culture has produced and presented hundreds of world music and jazz programs at over 25 venues around Chicago featuring artists representing over 40 countries.

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Tasleem Jamila

A rare soul filled with healing power and energy, Tasleem Jamila is an author, inspirational speaker, Holistic Lifestyle Consultant and interdisciplinary artist who has performed across the U.S, in African and in Europe as a poet, performance artist and fashion designer. As a cultural producer, Tasleem utilizes her skills working with the youth conducting workshops on self-esteem, […]