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Covid-19 worsens debt collector harassment; new federal rule leaves room for state actions

By Charlene Crowell —Guest Columnist— As the final days of the 2020 election season drew to a close, major media across the nation focused on polls and prospects for the presidential candidates. At the same time, scant news coverage reported on a development affecting 68 million consumers: debt collection regulation. On Oct. 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its...

‘Prove all things’: We can only trust therapies or vaccines vetted by those we trust

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.1 Thessalonians 5:21 The ability of President Trump to lie knows no bounds and his lies have consequences. Recent revelations, including the president in his own words, prove the president knew early on about the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic and how deadly it could be. The truth came out in interviews the...

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...

The Controversy with the Jews: What is the Truth?

Attack on Farrakhan: The Beginning The most recent Jewish attacks on Black people and their leaders started in 1983 during the presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. The following is a chronology of those events: In 1983, some Jews organized a group calling themselves “Jews Against Jackson” (JAJ) to oppose the presidential candidacy of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson,...

Where do we go from here? We go to work

EDITORIAL The National Election for 2020 is one of the most acrimonious and most important elections in recent years. Regardless of who wins the White House, it is our responsibility to take our future in our own hands and not have false hope in a White political saviour who will act in our best interests. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned,...

Healing America’s soul?

Joseph R. Biden Jr., former vice president and longtime politician, ascended to the White House with words that were in many ways fitting for a nation that finds itself fractured politically, racially, socially, and economically unraveling. In a short Nov. 7 acceptance speech, the president-elect pledged to work for all Americans to bring the country together. He claimed a mandate with...

Words from Mr. Biden?

After being viciously verbally pummeled by Donald Trump, the Democratic Party’s champion, Joe Biden, responded to the president’s declaration that the former vice president was soft on crime and the country, especially safe, White suburbs would be overrun by out of control Black hordes of looters and criminals, if Mr. Biden was elected. Speaking Aug. 31 from Pittsburgh, Mr. Biden...

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 …...

EID 2021: Accept Your Own

“He indeed is successful who purifies himself, And remembers the name of his Lord, then prays.”—Holy Qu’ran 87:14-15 ‘Id Mubarak! This Holy Month of Ramadan, we pray that we as Believers have gained valuable lessons that strengthen our desire to carry out the spirit of this Holy Month throughout our life. The Believer who is intent upon the renewal of...

TRUTH IS BEING REVEALED: DON’T BE MISLED

News coverage and analysis of a yet-to-be-released official federal report on what has been referred to as UFOs has exploded. This summertime blockbuster isn’t a movie and it isn’t even out yet, but we should all be paying attention. Some most important aspects of this “controversy” have already been admitted even as we await the report’s findings. These  forced admissions of the...