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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...

A Divine Warner and the Plight of a Modern Pharaoh

News that President Trump was stricken with the coronavirus raised concerns as the United States was weeks away from an important national election. The reports of the president’s illness, and Covid-19 striking high level staffers, senators, and high profile guests who have had interactions or closeness to the president added to an already stressful time for many Americans. There was...

Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy

by Charlene Crowell —Guest Columnist— America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate inter-generational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years. These findings come from an extensive report newly-released...

Still Searchin’ for a White Savior: The Manipulation of Black Liberation

by Minister Paul Scott –Guest Columnist–  “Beware of the hand when it’s coming from the Left. I ain’t trippin’ just watch your step”–Can’t Truss It - Public Enemy It was the moment he had been waiting for over 50 years. Former Black Power activist Brother Harold stood in anticipation as he heard “Black Lives Matter!” being chanted in the distance. As he stood...

Hidden History: NAACP’s Black Face & White Mind

In the city of Philadelphia, the Nation of Islam’s Regional Student Minister Rodney Muhammad has proven the wide and broad-based appeal of the message of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the ministry of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. His simultaneous leadership of the local mosque of the Nation of Islam and the local chapter of the NAACP is...

‘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...

Black-Jewish Unity at what cost and for whose benefit?

You just missed Black-Jewish Unity Week. Marc Morial, of the National Urban League, American Jewish Committee president Harriet P. Schleifer and other American Jewish Committee officials led the effort the week of Sept. 7 to highlight the mythic Black-Jewish relationship, citing the work of Jews with Blacks during the civil rights movement and Jewish philanthropy, notably with efforts to support...

American Jewish Committee Makes Veiled Threats Against Farrakhan Followers

In 1972, the FBI’s chief liaison to the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee wrote a report that was published by the American Jewish Committee. Milton Ellerin’s report published by Philip Hoffman of the American Jewish Committee identified the Nation of Islam as follows: “Only one movement (The Black Muslims), though looked upon by disfavor by the major Black...

False words, false hope and a Covid-19 virus

Over four years, President Donald Trump has shown a propensity for lying. He has also been amazingly honest about his commitment to his political future and doing anything to ensure he returns to the White House. The president admitted during a radio recent interview with Geraldo Rivera to “rushing” and “pushing” a Covid-19 vaccine that would be ready “right around”...