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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...

There will be blood: America is coming out of the Middle East

Bloody battles have exploded again with Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, but where will this end? The bombings, killings, protests and slaughter of outmatched Palestinians is continuing as Israelis exert deadly force and might backed by the arms, the money and the support of the United States.  In a conversation, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, once spoke...

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...

Broken Promises in a Troubled Land

President Barack Obama’s new book, “A Promised Land,” is a best seller and has drawn a variety of responses as the former leader of the free world shared his thoughts about time in office and America’s future. Fareed Zakaria, political commentator and host of a CNN Sunday morning talk show, made some interesting observations about the Obama book during a...

The Savage America: No Peace

 “And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”  Revelation, Chapter 14, Verse 20, King James Version Where will the next instance of mass killing happen in America? That question haunts the United States as almost daily somewhere in this country,...

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....

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 …...

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...

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...