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Uighur Muslims and My Black Struggle

As someone others have tried to label not a “true Muslim, ” it’s amazing how deeply I feel the struggle of Muslims around the world and, in particular, genocide against Uighur Muslims in China and among Rohingya Muslims driven out of Myanmar. Years ago, I felt the same loss and pain as blond-haired, blue-eyed Muslims were slaughtered in Bosnia. I...

Race, Rats and Revolutionaries: Flippin’ the Switch on the Snitch Myth

“Can’t win a debate, so they sponsor every threat to me. I wonder if Agent 800 is standing next to me?” Immortal Technique (from the song “Young Lords”) One of the greatest leaders in Black America was assassinated today. Minister Marcus Hampton was shot seven times at point blank range as he stood before a packed auditorium in Chicago. Although...

Performers, producers, paternalism and Black-Jewish relations

There is a new Black-Jewish coalition in town and it’s composed of 170 entertainment leaders who purport to oppose racism and anti-Semitism in the industry. The goal of the Black Jewish Alliance would be a worthy one, if the purpose was to right wrongs done to Blacks and Jews in Hollywood, notwithstanding the self-admitted influence the Jewish community wields...

The CIA Won’t Admit This Truth About UFOs or the NOI!

Apparently there has been news about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) releasing and disclosing its documents about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) to the public. These are hundreds of files with most of the documents being heavily redacted to the point where it becomes difficult to decipher the depth of what’s being shared. But let’s be honest. Did we really think...

When the Strong Man Goes; Remembering Jerry Rawlings

When a strong man goes, there must be an assessment of his life and work, and for Jerry John Rawlings, we must be grateful. His love for the people of Ghana, his work for the African continent, and being a brother and friend of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam was proven. Going back to 1986, President...

Where are Blacks on the path to American unity?

While coming out of the gate pushing executive orders and undoing some of what his predecessor did, President Biden has stressed his desire to work across the aisle in Congress and work together with Republicans for the good of the country. There isn’t much of a desire to cooperate on the other side, especially with the impeachment of Donald Trump,...

Black Love Is Rebellion

by Jasmine Gates —Guest Columnist— Have we considered love? It’s a question that should come to mind when the topic of Black Rebellion is being discussed.  Do we understand the power of love is not just how it feels, but the impact it leaves because of its ability to shift a thing like a curse that plagues an entire lineage? Do we...

Muhammad’s Wisdom, Warning and Diagnosing America’s Time of Confusion

In an extraordinary display of open rebellion, White groups on January 6, 2021, stormed the U. S. Capitol. What is all the more confusing and perplexing is that the activities of these groups that many have condemned as an insurrection was lead and inspired by President Donald J. Trump. Throughout Black America, there has been outrage and amazement at how...

The Day of America’s Downfall

“And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” Matthew 12:26-33, King James Version “Mr. Trump is tearing away the skin of the onion of White civility, and the more he pulls the skin of that onion back, he’s beginning to show something in the character of the Whites that follow him...

The Wicked Use of Science and Chemistry to Stop Black Liberation

“… they would not teach our people the science of modern warfare (defense), birth control or chemistry.”Hon. Elijah Muhammad “The devil desires only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then keep back?”Holy Qur’an 5:91 “The slave may...