Awards

Zannette Lewis Social and Environmental Justice Slam Champion Yale Peabody, New Haven, CT (2018)

2018 Black Writers Conference Slam Champion, Medgars Evers College (2018)

Green Earth Poets Cafe Service Award (2018)

NWMH Creative Visionary Award, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn, NY (2018)


 

Publications
 

FROW Magazine-(UK) "Creatives in NY" Editorial/Interview (July 2018)


New Haven Independent "Poets Ride A Wave Of Words" by Brian Slattery (Jan 2018)


Movies/Documentaries/Shorts

American Sharia Action/Comedy Feature film Dearborn, Michigan (2015) (Actor)

Hottest Poets Movie Trailer- Harlem, New York (2014)

Lipstick Moslims, Hip Hop & Islam Documentary-Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013)

Filmstress Filmz presents Artists & Mothers Against Bullying Documentary Short- New York, New York (2013)

Being Muslim Documentary Short - New York, New York (2013)


Radio/Television Interview/

Spotlight with Najmah53 American Muslim 360/CWSC (Radio Host)- international Internet radio (2012-2017)


Underground Railroad Show w/ host Jay Smooth WBAI 99.5FM (2015)

SAME TV (2014)

Energy Twist TV (2013)

Islam Today 900AM WURD (2013)

The Addair Affair, AmericanMuslim360 (2013)

The Hujrah Wahhaj Show (2013)

Z93 Jamz (2012)

98.7 KISS FM (2012)


Venues/Events featuring Najmah53 as a Performer, Public Speaker, Host, Teaching Artist/Mentor (2018-2012):

NEW YORK

Brooklyn Poetry Slam, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY (Host)

Inspired Word NYC presents BK Voices, (Featured Performer)

Horizons Juvenile Detention Center, Bronx, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center, Bronx, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

KIPP Infinity Charter School, Harlem, NYC (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

2nd Annual MECCA (Muslims Employed by City Corrections Assoc.) Banquet "Dedication to Our Unsung Heroes" Queens, NY (Featured Performer)

Career Day presented by Wheelchair Charities, Henry J Carter Specialty Hospital, NYC (Public Speaker)

Carnegie Hall NeON Arts (Featured Performer)

Black History Month Event, Henry J Carter Specialty Hospital, NYC (Featured Performer)

Islamic Weekend Conference, Sheraton Convention Center Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)

Faizah Kairs Camp Retreat (Stand Up for Foster Kids) Camp Oswego, Windsor, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

Let Me Tell Your Something, NYU Global Spiritual Life Center, New York, NY (Featured Performer)

Spoken Words on Father's Day Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York, NY (Featured Performer)

PS 298 Betty Shabazz Senator Jesse Hamilton's "The Campus" Brooklyn, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

IS 62 Senator Jesse Hamilton's "The Campus" Brooklyn, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

Brownsville Collaborative Middle School Senator Jesse Hamilton's "The Campus" (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

Zulu Nation's Respect to the Queenz Camp Friendship, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Poetry at the People's House with Borough President Eric Adams (Featured Performer)

MSA Showdown Brooklyn, NY (Spoken Word Judge)

NY City Tech College Brooklyn, NY (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)

Queens Community College, Queens, NY (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)

The City College of New York, New York, NY, Human Rights Poetry Event, (Featured Performer)

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Rikers Island Correctional Facility, Queens, NY (Teaching Artist/Mentor/ Featured Performer)

The Poetry Society of New York, NYC Poetry Festival, Governor's Island, NY (Featured Performer)

Moozlum Movie Screening at Lincoln Center, New York, NY (Panelist/ Public Speaker)

Help for Humanity Fundraiser (for Youth Education in Africa), Smash Studios, New York, NY (Host)

Malcolm Shabazz 88th Anniversary Celebration, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center, New York, NY (Promoter/ Featured Performer)

Peace Rally Palestinian Alliance New York, NY (Public Speaker/ Featured Performer)

Love of the Prophet(SAW) Lecture by Shaykh Mahy Cisse, Islamic Center of NYU, New York, NY (Featured Performer)

Bringing Conscious Back Series- Filmstress Filmz Screening of "Homicidez" -Countee Cullen Library, Harlem, NY (Host/Performer)

Hip Hop Appreciation Week Queens County Library, Queens, NY (Teaching Artist/ Mentor)

Hujrah Wahhaj Queens Tour, Mentor Seminar Brooklyn, NY (Teaching Artist/Mentor)

Muslim Artists Showcase and Pioneer Tribute, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Poetic Mics Ladies Night Brooklyn, NY (Host/ Performer)

Islamic Expo Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Cultural Night Fundraiser, Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Urban Juke Joint, Bahai Center New York, NY (Performer)

Verses, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York, NY (Featured Performer)

Words & Beats, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York, NY (Promoter/Host/ Featured Performer)

Aquavibe MixHop {Tribute to Biggie Smalls}, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York, NY (Performer)

Mass Mic Nicholas Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Art of Conversation 5 Boroughs,  Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Eargasms, Staten Island, NY (Featured Performer)

Poetry in Motion, Schenectady, NY (Featured Performer)

Poetry in Motion, Troy, NY (Featured Performer)

Juneteenth Festival Harlem, NY (Featured Performer)

Three Rounds Poetry Slam, National Black Theater Harlem, NY (Performer- Ranked 3rd Place)

Living Legendz, National Black Theater Harlem, NY (Featured Performer)

Hip Hop Peace Parade & Rally, Harlem, NY (Featured Performer)

Save Our Streets Rally, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Strawberry Social Domestic Violence Awareness Event, Queens, NY (Featured Performer)

Senator Bill Perkins Annual Eid Celebration The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, Harlem, NY (Featured Performer)

MWIRD Annual Iftar, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center, New York, NY (Featured Performer)

Messiah & Friends, E Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

Messiah & Friends, Sista's Place, Brooklyn, NY (Featured Performer)

NEMWA Conference, Queens, NY (Host)


NEW JERSEY

When Women Speak, Newark, NJ (Featured Performer)

"Countering Stereotypes, Muslim Impact in NY", Rutgers University (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)

Halal Food Fest, Rowland Park, NY (Featured Performer)

New Jersey Commonwealth University, Jersey City, NJ (Performer)

Poetic Reflections, Hooferz Club, Newark, NJ (Host)


PENNSYLVANIA

Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival, Philadelphia, PA (Quarter Finals Judge)

Uniquely You Summit, Villanova University, Villanova, PA (Teaching Artist/Mentor)

UMM Point Breeze Tea Party (for girls 4-12) Philadelphia, PA (Public Speaker/Teaching Artist/Mentor)

The Riyaadah, African American Museum of Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

ICPIC Islamic Festival, Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Open Words, Norristown, PA (Featured Performer)

An Evening of the Arts Philadelphia, PA (Host/ Performer)

Islamically Spoken, Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Eid Gala at the Isada, Philadelphia, PA (Performer)

What She Said- What a Black Women's Perspective Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Prophetic Presentations presents Queendom, Fashion & Spoken Word, Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Poetree Under the Arts Album Release Party Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Muslim Women of Spoken Word Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

"Living as a Covered Girl" Event Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Sickle Cell Benefit Concert, Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

Watch The Queens Philadelphia, PA (Promoter/Host/Performer)

M'Squared Summer White Fashion Show, Philadelphia, PA (Host/Performer)

Salaam Sunday Philly Edition, Philadelphia, PA (Performer)

Jus Words, Philadelphia, PA ( Spotlight Performer)

Artistic Expressions at The Rotunda Philadelphia, PA (Featured Performer)

CALIFORNIA

Africana Cultural Night, Fresno State University, Fresno CA (Featured Performer)

Mental Health Conference, Kremen School of Education & Human Development , Fresno CA (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)

CONNECTICUT

Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT (Performer/Slam Champion)

Yale University, New Haven, CT (Performer)

Inspired Turkey, New Haven, CT (Performer)

Modesty Fashion Show Hartford, CT (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)


MASSACHUSETTS

Eid-ul-Fitr Conference Boston, MA (Featured Performer)

DELAWARE

Masjid Al-Kauthar Sisters Program (Featured Performer)


MARYLAND

WGSX Colloquium "The Art of Tackling Islamophobia & Social Injustice"

St. Mary's University St. Mary's City, MD (Keynote Speaker/Featured Performer)

Khalil Ismail Album Release Baltimore, MD (Featured Performer)

Salaam Sunday, Baltimore, MD (Featured Performer)

Sisters' Poetry Cafe Masjid As-Saffat Conference Ellicott City, MD (Performer)

Art in the Park, Crofton, MD (Promoter/ Featured Performer)


WASHINGTON, DC

Crescent Moon Nights, Washington,DC (Performer)


VIRGINIA

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond,VA (Public Speaker/Featured Performer)


MICHIGAN

Halal Eid Concert presented by Omar Regan/Project Unity) Detroit, MI (Featured Performer)

Project Unity White Gala & Yacht Cruise Detroit, MI (Featured Performer)

Creative Juices, Detroit, MI (Performer)