Askia Muhammad

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MUHAMMAD: African-American Museum Gets Rock Star Treatment

There is one building in Washington which deserved and received rock-star treatment even before the day it officially opened: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, or NMAAHC.

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MUHAMMAD: Hillary Clinton and her 'Deplorables'

Calling Trump followers rednecks and hillbillies is OK by me; referring to them as "deplorables," not so much.

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MUHAMMAD: The Donald and The Blacks

For those who believe GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's appearance at Detroit's predominantly black Great Faith Ministries International church was anything other than a fancy dog-and-pony-show aimed at softening his image with white conservatives uncomfortable with a candidate endorsed by the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, I have some beachfront property in Arizona I would like you to purchase.

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MUHAMMAD: On Anthems and Athletes

I show solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Stand strong, young champion.

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MUHAMMAD: President Obama, It's Time to Pardon Marcus Garvey

President Obama: you must pardon Marcus Mosiah Garvey. It is the right thing to do.

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MUHAMMAD: Poor Whites Need a Booker T., Not a Donald J.

Let me say right out: a man like Booker T. Washington is the answer to the plight of angry white folks in Appalachia and other pockets of suffering, not Donald J. Trump.

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MUHAMMAD: Trump's Fake Prediction of 'Rigged' Election

Republican Donald J. Trump never held or ran for public office before his foray into the 2016 presidential contest — not even for town dogcatcher, a position that suits his temperament.

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MUHAMMAD: Plenty of Hillary-Bashing Going On

I detect a careless feeling in the air that a lot of folks think they can just viciously attack Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for all manner of sins, both real and imagined.

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MUHAMMAD: Uneasiness Settles Over Cleveland for GOP Convention

On the surface, this is the most secure year ever. But truth be told, fear and uneasiness is everywhere.

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MUHAMMAD: Police Aren't the Only Ones Suffering

The line between crime and day-to-day living is too often blurred in the minds of police who see all Black people as inherently criminal.

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