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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...

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,...

Kind words can’t save a troubled nation

A year after the Covid-19 pandemic struck, President Joe Biden delivered a prime time address from the White House and offered a much different tone than his predecessor, Donald Trump. Yet for all of Mr. Biden’s words and wishes, he still presides over a divided republic and, at times, his call for bipartisan legislative action is being used against...

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...

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...

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...

What about justice in America?

When President Biden met with Russian Vladimir Putin the subject of “misdeeds” by the former KBG agent were blasted in the American media. When Mr. Putin responded by questioning American respect for human rights and illegal actions on the world stage, the mainstream media started to howl. “Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed his ‘classic’ whataboutism play at the news conference...

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....

No justice at the Justice Department

EDITORIAL The federal Department of Justice is supposed to represent the highest law of the land, serve as an unimpeachable defender of American constitutional rights and the final protector of those who face abuse, in particular at the hands of those who act under color of law. What is supposed to be and what exists are eons away. The reality is...

Biden’s Backstabbing, Haiti, Blacks, and False Promises

“The government only wants to pacify her once slaves with fancy false promises that she knows she cannot fulfill without the loss of friendship and bloodshed among her own people. But there is nothing like a good future in these rosy promises for the so-called Negroes.” —The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, “Message To the Black Man,” 1965 When thousands of Haitian immigrants...