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Malik Saaka

Malik Saaka is a musician and community organizer based in Brooklyn, @sxylk on Twitter and Instagram.

Latest by Malik Saaka

Ed Buck
Features

We Need to Protect Black Gay Men If We Want to Stop People Like Ed Buck

Ed Buck’s reign of terror reflects how little we care for Black gay men.

By Malik Saaka
crowdfund
Features

GoFundMe Has Helped People Step Up Where the U.S. Government Has Not

The United States government has given only one $1,200 check to people in need during the coronavirus crisis. To fill in the gaps, people have used platforms like GoFundMe.

By Malik Saaka
digital sex work
Features

Sex Work Has Moved From IRL to URL

Already hurt by the closing of Backpage and other sites where they could practice sex work safely, sex workers face all new challenges under COVID isolation.

By Malik Saaka
2020 Noplace Installation View 5
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Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
dj hands
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In the Age of COVID-19, QPOC DJs Keep the Beat Coming, Despite Lack of Payment

Pandemics impact subcultures in ways that necessitate immediate and structureless change. Brooklyn’s nightlife is no exception, and artists of color have to adjust like everyone else.

By Malik Saaka