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What is Saviours’ Day?

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Saviours’ Day is an annual Nation of Islam commemoration of the birth of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi of the Muslims and the Messiah of the Christians who appeared... »

Saviours' Day 2018 - Farrakhan Speaks

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Feb 15, 2018 - 8:38:33 AM

CHICAGO—Saviours’ Day, the annual Nation of Islam celebration and crowning event of Black History month, is coming back to the Windy City. »

Report: Bail requirements, pre-trial detentions can hurt poor Blacks who are accused of crimes

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 15, 2018 - 7:46:41 AM

Despite no trial or conviction, poor people are often languishing behind bars due to a bail system that can also leave families in ruin long after cases are closed. »

Black Panther movie rekindles Black pride

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 15, 2018 - 7:44:17 AM

Days before its release, the movie about comic book hero Black Panther had inspired a sense of pride, culture, history, and power across generations of Blacks in America. »

Threatened, ignored and under siege: How Black students suffer on White campuses

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Feb 7, 2018 - 2:36:58 PM

WASHINGTON—Black people have fought for their children, grandchildren and their lineage to get a good education in the country’s top institutions of higher education. Despite hard work, advocacy and sacrifice, Black students are still targets for increasing racial attacks happening all over the country. »

Slavery artifacts exhibited in time for Super Bowl

by AP | Feb 6, 2018 - 3:04:42 PM

MINNEAPOLIS—An iron collar that kept slaves in bondage. A branding iron that marked human beings as someone’s property. A photograph of Black babies captioned as “alligator bait.” A fine china plate with gold lettering that says, “KKK God Give Us Men.” »

Black Press and NAACP join forces to address issues affecting Black community

by NNPA Newswire | Feb 6, 2018 - 3:01:47 PM

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group representing more than 200 Black-owned media companies, signed a historic, strategic partnership with the NAACP. »

Trump's White nationalist agenda, Democratic Party failures decried by panelists

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Feb 6, 2018 - 12:52:34 PM

“We’re witnessing a fundamental changing of our demographics around the world,” said Rev. Barber, former president of the North Carolina NAACP and president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach. “We see extremist policies in America today and it’s driven by the growing blackening and browning of America and a fusion of every creed, color and class.” »

Did prosecutors destroy evidence in Cosby’s sexual assault case?

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire | Feb 4, 2018 - 11:12:04 AM

As Montgomery County prosecutors continue to pursue a verdict in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case involving former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, lawyers for the entertainer have filed several motions, including two arguing that the case against him should be dismissed. »

Martin Luther King confidant and civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker dies

by AP | Feb 4, 2018 - 11:02:38 AM

CHESTER, Va.—The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assemble his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” has died. »

The rich get richer and the poor 'left holding the bag'

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jan 31, 2018 - 9:41:15 AM

In 2017, 82 percent of all of the growth in global wealth flowed to the top one percent, while billions of men, women and children who comprise the bottom 50 percent saw no increase at all. »

America A Great Power Fades On The World Stage

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 31, 2018 - 9:30:42 AM

From sabre rattling with North Korea, threats toward Iran, overt and unreserved support for Israel and rejection of Palestinians, to insults to Mexico, alienating European allies and Canada, the president has brought back the face and denunciation of the ugly American. »

Rev. Jesse Jackson talks Dr. King, Trump, and U.S. policies

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 31, 2018 - 9:17:58 AM

WASHINGTON — As President Donald J. Trump signaled a possibly less abrasive second year in office, following the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and ahead of his first State of the Union address, the Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Mr. Trump in no uncertain terms, and in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. »

Leave Erykah Badu alone!

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jan 30, 2018 - 11:29:38 AM

Multi-talented artist finds herself under attack as writer drops the Farrakhan Litmus Test during an interview with Vulture magazine. »

Attacking the Hoteps

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 24, 2018 - 5:20:01 PM

Nobody wins when the family feuds. And recent infighting inside the Black conscious community alongside blatant disrespect of Black Nationalist and the Pan Africanist ideas and expressions should signal a need for dialogue and respect. »

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