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A region and a world on edge

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Palestinian protests, major Trump miscues in Israel and rising tension, targeting of Iran don’t bode well for the future of the Middle East. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan off... »

Chicago Politricks, Corrupt Practices Lead The Nation

by by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | May 23, 2018 - 11:14:13 AM

CHICAGO—Blacks have long complained openly that they are the victims of corrupt policies and behaviors enacted and enforced by city and state governments, but oftentimes, such cases were difficult—if not impossible—to prove. »

'Elevated Places' celebrating five years on Black radio

by Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call- | May 23, 2018 - 11:13:22 AM

CHICAGO—Ava Muhammad is an attorney, mother and grandmother, Nation of Islam student minister and accomplished author. In addition to a long list of accolades she is also a popular radio talk show host. »

Rapper T.I. 'wrongfully arrested,' says lawyer

by AP | May 23, 2018 - 11:10:56 AM

ATLANTA—A lawyer for T.I. says the Grammy-winning rapper never got to tell his side of the story to police before they arrested him after a pre-dawn attempt to enter his gated community near Atlanta. »

Blacks seek their own spaces in the tech world

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | May 23, 2018 - 11:09:01 AM

While Blacks and Hispanics are avid consumers of digital technology, they are grossly underrepresented in the digital workforce. According to statistics provided by the Kapor Center for Social Impact, in the U.S., the technology workforce is currently 90 percent White or Asian and 75 percent male. »

'Black Mark in Our History': Six Democrats join GOP to confirm torturer Gina Haspel as CIA chief

by Jake Johnson, CommonDreams.org | May 23, 2018 - 10:10:16 AM

Following a weeks-long propaganda campaign waged by the CIA and a highly secretive nomination process that has been denounced as one of the most “shameful moments” in the modern history of the Senate, six Democrats joined the vast majority of Republican senators on May 17 to confirm torturer Gina Haspel as President Donald Trump’s CIA chief. »

Jr. MGT perform in Memphis parade

by Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 23, 2018 - 10:00:40 AM

MEMPHIS—The young women and girls of Muhammad Mosque No. 55, known as the Jr. MGT, led the way as the featured drill team at the annual Foster Care Awareness Parade and Festival. »

Trump, Israel igniting explosive conditions in the Middle East

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 22, 2018 - 12:43:15 PM

On the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian “Nakba”—the “catastrophe” when more than 700,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes by European settlers to found the state of Israel in 1948—President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have lit the fuse to ignite explosive conditions in the Holy Land. »

Pittsburgh celebrates the life of Dwayne L. Muhammad

by | May 18, 2018 - 11:31:12 AM

PITTSBURGH—We used to think of it as skirmishes in the ’hood, but the fight is now at our doorstep, said Student Minister Victor Muhammad of the Nation of Islam mosque here. »

‘Daughter of the Struggle’ performance draws laughter, tears at Mother Khadijah Farrakhan Children’s Village fundraiser

by James G. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 18, 2018 - 11:26:08 AM

CHICAGO—The late, great civil rights icon Dick Gregory wasn’t at Muhammad University of Islam during the Mother Khadijah Farrakhan Children’s Village fundraiser, but you sure could feel his spirit. »

Minister Farrakhan's Ramadan Message to The Muslim World

by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | May 16, 2018 - 12:38:55 PM

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a message of guidance and warning to the Muslim world marking the first day of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. »

Answers, justice wanted in deaths, dismemberment of children, say mothers

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | May 16, 2018 - 12:26:55 PM

Through the pain of having to bury and memorialize their brutally murdered and dismembered sons, two families are searching for answers as to why anyone would treat them so viciously and why prosecutors refuse to label what happened as hate crimes? »

A 'very misguided and dangerous decision' to kill Iran nuclear deal

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 16, 2018 - 7:48:52 AM

Despite complete compliance by Iran with all its treaty obligations, President Donald J. Trump announced in early May that he was pulling the United States out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and that the U.S. would reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. »

Music, love, laughter and wisdom

by Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- | May 15, 2018 - 12:58:03 PM

CHICAGO—Birthdays are supposed to be the days that you receive gifts but Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recently delivered special gifts of music, knowledge and wisdom wrapped in humor and laughter over the airwaves of the Windy City. »

Jay-Z and the SEC: Should We Be Worried?

by by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | May 15, 2018 - 12:53:01 PM

Hip Hop entrepreneur and social activist called before Security and Exchange Commission amid other fights in the music and production industry. Should we be worried? »

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