36 hours ago

Flipping Muslim stereotypes at 'Hip Hoppa Locka' in Opa-locka

“Hip Hoppa Locka” will begin 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Arc, 675 Ali Baba Ave., in Opa-locka. Admission is free. Call 305-237-3010 or go to MDCLiveArts.org.

    Flipping Muslim stereotypes at 'Hip Hoppa Locka' in Opa-locka
    At a Minnesota shopping mall seven years ago, breakdancer and choreographer Amirah Sackett overheard a scornful remark that changed her career. Standing behind Sackett, who is Muslim-American and wears a hijab, a female clothing store employee muttered, "I'm getting tired of seeing all these covered women."
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Apr 12

Hip Hoppa Locka Wants You to See Opa-locka with New Eyes

4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka; olcdc.org. 305-687-3545; Admission is free.

    Hip Hoppa Locka Wants You to See Opa-locka with New Eyes
    Opa-locka was founded in the 1920's with an Arabian theme. "Hollywood was making movies about the Muslim world and there was a romanticized stereotype of Muslims as sultans with swords instead of terrorists with bombs." Kathryn Garcia, executive director of MDC Live Arts, explains. "Developer (Glenn Curtiss) wanted a city...
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