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While the enemies of truth cannot win, we must fight for the truth

 A group has put out a report on the entertainment industry and how the industry is negatively impacting their community. If you thought it was Black folk complaining about the violence, hyper-sexualization of women and girls and the negative images associated with Black life, you would be wrong. Those who are complaining about the music industry are associated with one...

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

by Frederick Douglass (Below are excerpts from a major speech delivered by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who spoke July 5, 1852 in Rochester, New York, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.) Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national...

A place of refuge in a time of trouble

One glimpse at the world, whether witnessing the suffering in the Ukraine, the horrific shooting of children in Uvalde, Texas, or the fratricidal killings in Black communities there appears to be no hiding place, no safe space from widespread death. There seems to be no secure place when it comes to jobs and employment and a country that sees a...

My journey to Islam Part II: Friendships in all walks of life and challenges of life on the inside

by Brother Alex X, Muhammad Mosque No. 7C, Brooklyn, N.Y. This is part two of the journey of Brother Alex X through the prison system and into the ranks of Islam. We are proud and honored to tell the stories of the courageous Believers behind bars who hold fast to their faith and belief in Allah (God) and the Teachings...

When war and White lives matter

Sadly it wasn’t a new song when President Joe Biden promised another billion dollars to shore up the lives, the democracy and the security of the people of Ukraine. The limitless spending again comes with more Americans suffering, but U.S. aid announced April 21 will pay for “weapons and economic assistance” for Ukraine in its war with Russia. “The new package...

The State of Black America 2022 and Signs of the Time

The National Urban League’s recent finding that the current State of Black America is grim is unsurprising. And in 2022, since ratification of America’s Constitution in 1788, the League’s Equality Index finds that Blacks are about three-fifths along the way to experiencing equal status with White Americans. The Black-White disparity persists across virtually every line or indicator of life and quality...

A Saviours’ Day testimony

We made the trip from Philadelphia to Chicago to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan give his “Swan Song” speech! What a wonderful experience shared with thousands of people gathered for a common cause. People may be curious as to why I take such interest in the Nation of Islam. My answer is that the teachings are universal and all...

A paradigm shift for the educated Black woman

If an elite, Ivy League Harvard education couldn’t prevent a Black woman from being disrespected, berated, and belittled to become appointed to the highest court of this land, what does this say about the true value of this world’s education? As we closed out Women’s History Month in March and acknowledged the accomplishments and struggles of women everywhere, our leadership...

‘Stop the Violence, Increase Peace’ youth event April 24

CHICAGO—Young people from Chicago and the surrounding areas are invited to attend a special gathering tailored just for them. Parents United to Build a Future for Our Children is presenting a “Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace” youth event on Sunday, April 24, at The National Center, headquarters of the Nation of Islam. Heeding the directive of the Honorable Minister...

The Unraveling of a Great Nation: The Consequences of Rejecting ‘A Torchlight For America,’ Part 2

by Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad —Guest Columnist— A vision for the Nation of Islam and America is found in every utterance and written word from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Their mouths and pens were not made to speak or write idle words. America is unraveling because she rejected guidance from the modern-day Moses...