San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick /Courtesy Photo
Op-Ed

MUHAMMAD: On Anthems and Athletes

I show solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Stand strong, young champion. Kaepernick’s bold refusal to even stand when the “Star Spangled Banner” is played reminds me of the conduct of my schoolmates Tommie Smith and John Carlos; gold and bronze medalists at the 1968 Olympic Games who raised their clenched, black-gloved fists when the anthem was played. [read more…]

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 9. Photo by Nancy Shia
Op-Ed

MUHAMMAD: Ben Carson, the Brian Williams of Presidential Politics

Personally, I’m not angry or even disappointed at the fall from grace of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. I have been convinced that it is very, very, very unlikely that he will win the GOP 2016 nomination – or one for any other year for that matter. The same goes for co-front-runner Donald Trump. It’s not going to happen. Trust me. Neither will win the nomination, let alone get to the White House, except as visitors. [read more…]