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Representation Matters.

As part of our Uplifting Black Muslim Youth toolkit, we have included this (ever-growing) list of individuals who have been identified as being positive role models, examples of Black Muslim excellence and have contributed to Black Muslim life in this country. It is important to surround young people with positive images and role models that they can look up to and see themselves in. This list is by no means complete nor does The FYI formally endorse any of the individuals on the list.

Role Models

Click on the names below to view the bio of the individual you are interested in learning more about. We know there are many more names to be included in the lists below. If you know of a great role model, please share their name, bio, and how they exemplify Black Muslim excellence, here.


Preacher Moss
Nadirah Pierce
Omar Regan