Askia Muhammad

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MUHAMMAD: President Barack Obama’s Amazing Week

the reason Republicans generally, and arch-conservatives in particular, are so aggrieved these days is because of the recent good fortunes of Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

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MUHAMMAD: The 'Cause' is Lost — Torch the Confederate Flag

It's no secret that I abhor the Confederate battle flag, the treasonous traitors who fought under it, and all that it represents.

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TURNER-LEE: Lifeline is Pathway to First Class, Digital Citizenship

Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services.

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MUHAMMAD: Rachel Dolezal's Awkward Imitation of 'Imitation of Life'

For better or for worse, Rachel Dolezal has become, almost overnight, iconic.

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MUHAMMAD: GOP Presidential Candidate Once Praised Muslims

An ugly behavior is fast spreading fast among White politicians, especially Republicans. It’s the open badmouthing of Muslims and all things Islamic.

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MUHAMMAD: Hatred in American Hearts Hastens Her Doom

Because of circumstances the war hawk political leaders have lied and led the country into, there is a mortal danger arising at the same time race hatred is threatening to erode the will of many people.

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MUHAMMAD: Obama Trying to be Moses, Stting in Pharaoh's Seat

I believe that — like President Jimmy Carter — Obama may turn into a far better former president than a sitting one.

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MUHAMMAD: Farewell, Dear Friend, B.B. King

I've been a dedicated B.B. King fan for more than 60 years. Before I knew anything about the blues or about any kind of music really, I was admired this name because he was a hometown hero who had made good.

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MUHAMMAD: Why Would Obama Want to 'Take Over' Texas?

The idea that the president of the United States, who is already commander in chief of all U.S. military forces, would be interested in taking over a subdivision, a state — even one as big as Texas — is frankly laughable.

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MUHAMMAD: Is Baltimore Black America's 'Defining Moment?'

Bearing in mind that a decade passed from the murder of Emmett Till and the Montgomery Bus Boycott until the first major Civil Rights legislation was passed in the mid-1960s, what we see in Baltimore today is like what we saw in Mississippi and Alabama 60 years ago — a "defining moment" in the Black freedom struggle.

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