Tag: Nation of Islam



D.C. marches were inclusive up to a point

GEORGE E. CURRY (NNPA)—Organizers of the two recent marches on Washington—one called by Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III and the other engineered primarily by King’s sister, Bernice—almost stumbled over one another praising the diversity of their respective marches. However, not one addressed the elephant in the room: Why was more emphasis placed on bringing in groups that were not part of the push for jobs and freedom in 1963 than assembling a broad coalition of Black leaders? To be even more direct: How can you justify excluding Minister Louis Farrakhan? After all, he managed to draw more Black men to the nation’s capital on Oct. 16, 1995 than the combined crowds at the 1963 March on Washington, the Sharpton-led march on Aug. 24 and the Aug. 28 commemorative march. In fact, the Million Man March at least doubled their combined attendance.



Jewish group: Detroit leaders abet Farrakhan bias

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaks to Detroit City Council on May 17, in Detroit. Farrakhan said it’s time for his movement to join others to invest in the struggling city where it was founded more than 80 years ago. He called on residents and religious leaders to “pool their resources” to buy distressed properties and create economic opportunities. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — A leading national Jewish civil rights group criticized Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Wednesday for making anti-Semitic statements at a Detroit church appearance and called on a Michigan congressman and other leaders in attendance to condemn the remarks.



#HipHop The voice of the revolution and the spirit of resistance

INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS–More than just rapping, these activists are making a difference, their influence is spreading and it is sneaking up on American society. Clockwise from left: AK-47, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique, Jasiri X, Rod Starz of Rebel Diaz and Truth Universal. by Ashahed M. Muhammad (FinalCall.com) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin is probably not the first place you think of when mentioning places you would expect to see a vibrant Hip-Hop scene.