9 Black Muslim Women You Need To Recognize For #MuslimWomensDay
Jamilah Rasheed is a politician from Missouri. Nasheed converted to Islam as a teenager after studying for two years. She first ran for Missouri Senate in 2012. She is also a member of the Missouri Black-Legislative Caucus. Nasheed has been involved in local protesting for causes important to the Black community. She protested in Ferguson in 2014 and sat, in 2016, during the Pledge of Allegiance at the Missouri Capitol. Nasheed said she was doing so in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.