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‘Tell Them You Got It From Me, Elijah Muhammad, On The Wheel!’

As we observe the sacred experience of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s September 17th vision-like experience, it brings to mind how this experience manifests aspects of the Biblical Elisha who like his teacher, Elijah, had experiences with God’s flying chariots of fire. This prophetic episode illustrates how God grants His servants with insight into the enemy’s secret operations and...

The power of a praying woman

by Abisayo Muhammad Where would the world be without the love and support of our sisters? And where would she be without her prayers? Whether Christian, Muslim or other; more and more sisters attribute personal and professional achievements to starting the day with God in prayer groups and morning inspiration each morning. In Islam, praying five times a day starts before dawn...

While the enemies of truth cannot win, we must fight for the truth

 A group has put out a report on the entertainment industry and how the industry is negatively impacting their community. If you thought it was Black folk complaining about the violence, hyper-sexualization of women and girls and the negative images associated with Black life, you would be wrong. Those who are complaining about the music industry are associated with one...

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

by Frederick Douglass (Below are excerpts from a major speech delivered by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who spoke July 5, 1852 in Rochester, New York, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.) Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national...

A place of refuge in a time of trouble

One glimpse at the world, whether witnessing the suffering in the Ukraine, the horrific shooting of children in Uvalde, Texas, or the fratricidal killings in Black communities there appears to be no hiding place, no safe space from widespread death. There seems to be no secure place when it comes to jobs and employment and a country that sees a...

My journey to Islam Part II: Friendships in all walks of life and challenges of life on the inside

by Brother Alex X, Muhammad Mosque No. 7C, Brooklyn, N.Y. This is part two of the journey of Brother Alex X through the prison system and into the ranks of Islam. We are proud and honored to tell the stories of the courageous Believers behind bars who hold fast to their faith and belief in Allah (God) and the Teachings...

When war and White lives matter

Sadly it wasn’t a new song when President Joe Biden promised another billion dollars to shore up the lives, the democracy and the security of the people of Ukraine. The limitless spending again comes with more Americans suffering, but U.S. aid announced April 21 will pay for “weapons and economic assistance” for Ukraine in its war with Russia. “The new package...

The State of Black America 2022 and Signs of the Time

The National Urban League’s recent finding that the current State of Black America is grim is unsurprising. And in 2022, since ratification of America’s Constitution in 1788, the League’s Equality Index finds that Blacks are about three-fifths along the way to experiencing equal status with White Americans. The Black-White disparity persists across virtually every line or indicator of life and quality...

A Saviours’ Day testimony

We made the trip from Philadelphia to Chicago to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan give his “Swan Song” speech! What a wonderful experience shared with thousands of people gathered for a common cause. People may be curious as to why I take such interest in the Nation of Islam. My answer is that the teachings are universal and all...

A paradigm shift for the educated Black woman

If an elite, Ivy League Harvard education couldn’t prevent a Black woman from being disrespected, berated, and belittled to become appointed to the highest court of this land, what does this say about the true value of this world’s education? As we closed out Women’s History Month in March and acknowledged the accomplishments and struggles of women everywhere, our leadership...