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A Daughter’s Testimony: Bearing Witness to ‘How to Eat to Live!’

When I first joined the ranks back in 1990, my brother and I worked to get our family to stop eating pork— initially by berating them and constantly talking about the worms in pigs, among other things. We found this was not the best way to encourage anyone to change their eating habits.  The “best teacher is a good...

EDITORIAL: Reaping the bitter fruit of rejection

“And on the day when the wrongdoer will bite his hands, saying, would that I had taken a way with the Messenger!” Holy Qur’an 25:27 The loss of life in Afghanistan is horrifying, whether the images of bodies falling from U.S. planes, or those who died in what American officials described as a suicide bombing. It reportedly killed 13 U.S....

Still at war against Black people: New report documents an old evil

In the “Struggle For Power: The Ongoing Persecution of Black Movement by The U.S. Government,” a new report, the Movement For Black Lives and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Clinic expose how the oppression of Black people by the government remains a constant threat to our progress and any attempt to obtain freedom, justice and equality—or even...

Divine warnings and lessons from Afghanistan

The scenes from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan were harrowing. The world was witnessing what a CNN reporter called the “unraveling of this 20 year presence” by America after decades of war and with hatred growing for the United States. The president had said withdrawal of U.S. troops from Kabul would not mirror the fall of Saigon 46 years ago...

A History of Treachery From the Tuskegee Experiment to Covid-19 Concentration Camps: A Trail of Torture And Death

STATE OF TENNESEE EXECUTIVE ORDER #38 AUGUST 6, 2021 “Temporary quarantine and isolation facilities may be constructed. The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-202( c )( 1 )-(8), are hereby suspended to allow for the construction of temporary structures, the plans for which would otherwise be subject to review for new construction, additions, or substantial alterations, as directed by the...

President Biden is betting bipartisanship can save America; that’s a losing bet for Black folk

President Biden’s town hall meeting was different from his predecessor, Donald Trump, in tone, language, vision. The Delaware Democrat admitted the United States is facing major problems and shouting “Make America Great Again” and wrapping oneself in the flag isn’t going to ensure this country’s survival. “When I went to this G7, all the major democracies, I walked in …...

Uncle Sam’s bloody handprint in Haiti and Cuba

Coming across television, radio, smart phones and podcasts are news and photos of unrest, suffering in Haiti and Cuba as the United States lies and omits the truth of her intervention in these nations. America’s hands are bloody as she pushes deprivation and death in these Caribbean countries. The United States sees itself as the master of the Western Hemisphere....

We say no to troops and more U.S. evildoing in Haiti

The killing of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was shocking in an era where the outright killing of a government leader, even an unpopular one, was thought gone. The killing brought more insecurity and trauma to the world’s first Black Republic and what one activist called the original champions of human rights because Haiti outlawed slavery. With already serious economic...

Divine guidance: The antidote to widespread death

A year ago the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered words of divine warning about the Covid-19 pandemic, the Donald Trump-led rush to produce experimental vaccines, and the divine hand at work in this global crisis. His warning last July 4 in “The Criterion,” a near three-hour message, was directed at the U.S. president, global political and religious leaders, the world...

Out of control cops can’t hide behind crime problem

It was predictable. With calls for changes in policing and demands for cop accountability, you could foresee the response of out-of-control police departments and their apologists saying nothing can be done to rein in cops because of rising crime problems. But what does rising crime during a pandemic have to do with Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George...