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The unraveling of soulless America

The Fall of America

Despite calls from Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden to take the country back and restore its soul, the soul of America died long ago. If she ever had one.Thousands of people in the streets don’t signal an awakening in America, it is another sign of the failures of this nation. The only thing that seems to move the powerful and...

Lessons from Nick Cannon’s Class

Naba’a Muhammad It’s been a little while since celebrity Nick Cannon sat down with Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based Weinstein Center for a dialogue following controversy after “The Masked Singer” host was excoriated for an interview with Professor Griff of Public Enemy. Nick was accused of being anti-Semitic and insulting Jewish people, threatened with cancellation for the interview and...

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...

America’s Deep Decline

“The responsibility of the well-being of the people of this nation rests primarily on the shoulders of the leadership. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us that neither justice nor peace shall come to the nations of the earth until the 400-year-old problem of Black people in America has been solved with justice. The reason why no other nation...

Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission

This is in remembrance, reflection and uncompromising reaffirmation of our people and their radically transformative struggle. There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is lost or left behind. We sacrifice...

A lesson from the Million Man March

The Million Man March, October 16, 1995, was a day of great joy and a major victory in a world where Black men are denigrated, rejected, targeted, hated and stereotyped. We live in the world of an enemy who has made us enemies to ourselves and to one another with us not knowing Satan throws a rock and hides his...

Why Black People Cannot Trust The Pfizer Vaccine

The Pfizer pharmaceutical company beat everyone to the punch by being the first Covid-19 vaccine to be granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. There is an aggressive media and government campaign to “ blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans to the front of the line, ahead of whites.” The Department of Veterans Affairs has apparently determined that these groups...

No rights a White man is bound to respect or protect?

If voting is the foundation of democracy and a sacred right of the citizens of any nation, the explosion of coverage about recent changes to voting laws in Georgia and pending voting rights legislation at the federal level should be getting intense scrutiny. And for Black folks who have invested so much into elections and voting, in particular in national...

The Way to Peace and Contentment of Mind

Almost daily comes video, statistics, tears, and tragedy depicting harrowing conditions Black people face in the United States. Political leaders seem weak, failing and unable to honestly meet questions and problems of race and reality head on. The American president views everything through a narcissistic kaleidoscope devoid of national interest. Everything is tied to his personal popularity or personal political fortune....

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...