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The Crucifixion of LaKeith Stanfield

Say hello to actor LaKeith Stanfield, the latest victim of the now old tactic of crucifying a Black man who steps outside of what powerful Jewish groups, organizations and individuals declare is permitted. Such crucifixion involves public humiliation, threatening of livelihood and stripping away the good name and character of  Black people who offend Caucasian Jewish interests and sensibilities. The assault...

Don’t let federal charges fool you; justice remains far off

News that convicted murderer Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis officer, and three other officers were federally indicted for violating the civil rights of George Floyd, is significant. It’s not justice. We must not celebrate—and don’t make more of these charges filed by the Justice Dept. than what they are. The world saw a Black man killed as a smirking cop and ex-officers...

Our strongest and truest cry: We charge genocide!

And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. Isaiah 28:18  Can a murderous mind be retrained to deliver freedom, justice and equality to the object of its derision, scorn and hatred? Emphatically not. With the May 3 funeral...

To: Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader From: Jackie Muhammad,Member of The Nation of Islam Research Team

Re: Your Attack on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Date: April 21, 2010 On April 13 you went on the Senate floor ostensibly to pay tribute to Officer Billy Evans, a policeman who gave his life protecting federal lawmakers and visitors to Capitol Hill. Instead, you used such a solemn occasion to attempt to degrade the character of one of the...

Lessons from Philly’s growing African, Caribbean community and how it has developed, carved out its place over the years

The City of Philadelphia, long a home to successive generations of people of African origin, in recent years has witnessed a new population arriving from the Caribbean and the continent of Africa. As sociologist W.E.B. Dubois chronicled in his landmark 1899 sociological study “The Philadelphia Negro,” Philadelphia has been home to different Black groups from immigrants and migrants to African...

Ramadan: A Month of Love, Patience and Mercy

“The servants of the Beneficent are they who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, Peace!” ~ Holy Qur’an, 25:63 The Holy Month of Ramadan is a month of reflection and restraint from the natural hungers of food, water and appetites. While for many, to restrain ones self from physical urges may be...

Defending our voice of comfort and love

The service at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn was a special moment for Black people and countless others who were touched by the life, the legacy and the love of Earl “DMX” Simmons. In a very painful moment, those who were sorrowing, especially the women and children in his life, were able to enjoy some measure of relief...

Editorial: Warnings, Signs of a World Power Under Judgment

Before a global shutdown ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a vital message as the Nation of Islam closed its annual convention in 2020. The TCF Center in Detroit’s main room and overflow rooms were filled with people. The Minister’s message that day was “The Unraveling of A Great Nation.” Part of what he said...

The Month of Ramadan: A Time of Reflection and Self-Correction

by Sultan Rahman Muhammad | @ImamSultanM | Guest Columnist According to calculations, the lunar Month of Ramadan will begin on the night of April 12 and the first day of the fast begins April 13 before dawn (Fajr Prayer) until sundown. Observers of the fast abstain from food, drink and relations with their husbands or wives during daylight hours for...

Editorial: Murder in Minneapolis

Tears from a Black teenage girl. Anger from a Black child. A guilt-ridden young, Black, male store clerk. Weeping from a 60-year-old Black man. All of these traumas were shared early on in a Minnesota courtroom. But heartbreak was felt across Black America and different parts of the globe as the U.S. so-called justice system was exposed to the world...