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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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MUHAMMAD: Face to Face with Racial Hatred in Baltimore and Beyond

There are two factors which make the recent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore so despicable. The method of his execution and the reason he fell into the custody of those brutes with badges who murdered him.

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MUHAMMAD: The Late, Great African Myth, Resurrected in America

African expatriates are flooding this country's shores (as well as European destinations), fleeing conflicts, bad governance, corruption, disease and sheer insanity that is disguised in the name of "revolutions" against colonial oppression and western cultural rot.

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MUHAMMAD: Hillary Clinton Makes It Official

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s entrance into the 2016 presidential derby strikes me as more like a force of nature, than like a cause we can believe in.

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MUHAMMAD: Obama Wagers His Destiny on Diplomacy

President Barack Obama has wagered the legacy of his presidency on diplomacy instead of on war in reaching a framework agreement on limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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MUHAMMAD: Republican 2016 Death Star: 'All Aboard'

There is absolutely no chance that Republican Party leaders will pay attention to a single word I say, so I feel no guilt about giving them good advice which might help them win the presidential and senate election derby in 2016.

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MUHAMMAD: Yet Another Young White Man Blinded by Hate

For the very life of me, I can't fathom either the source or the depth of the loathing so many White people, young and old, feel they can openly express about any and every Black person they choose.

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MUHAMMAD: Frat Boys, Fraternity Men, True Brotherhood?

White supremacy philosophy was woven into fraternity life, disguised as noble "heritage," and "traditions." Can there be any wonder that a busload of members of SAE were recorded on a bus outing singing a disgusting song?

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MUHAMMAD: Lies, or a Fair Warning on Capitol Hill?

Would a foreign sovereign, invited to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, openly lie to the World's Most Deliberative Body? If the head of state is Israel's prime minister, it appears the answer is yes.

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MUHAMMAD: Are Republicans Incapable of Governing America?

Has the Republican Party rendered itself incapable of governing the United States of America? It certainly appears to have done so.

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MUHAMMAD: Putting Rudy Giuliani in His Place

While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the Land of Eternal Torment.

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MUHAMMAD: Unspeakable Horrors in Christ's Name, Also

Most of us have simply forgotten about the frequent atrocities which were committed by White, Christian, Americans against Black people and Native Americans, sometimes just for sport.

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MUHAMMAD: The Bibi-Boehner Big Adventure

It is certainly not proper for one head of state to go into another country without first notifying the head of the country he or she is planning to visit.

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MUHAMMAD: Congressional Black Republican Caucus is Born

While the idea of Black Republicans elected officials forming a caucus might seem somewhat oxymoronic, it's not such a far-fetched idea anymore.

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MUHAMMAD: 'Selma,' Lyndon Johnson and Voting Rights

It's funny how a publicly inflicted injustice can turn someone or something ordinary into a hero.

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MUHAMMAD: John Conyers, My Bionic, Superhero Congressman

With the theater screens and our television screens awash with superheroes, I thought I would dabble my pen into writing about a character for the genre.

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MUHAMMAD: Native Americans Protest Washington NFL Team's Racist Nickname

Since 1992, Native Americans have waged an unrelenting protest campaign against the name "Redskins," which they insist is a dictionary-defined racial slur. And the team’s achievements on the field recently have gone from bad to worse because, some folks say, they have “bad karma.”

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MUHAMMAD: President Obama's 'Great' Bad Year

What a great bad year President Barack Obama had in 2014.

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MUHAMMAD: It's All About the 'Race Card'

There is broad consensus that the United States is suffering from a malaise. There is far less agreement on how to correct the country's problems.

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MUHAMMAD: Lifting up the Mothers of Our Martyrs

It's been a gut wrenching couple of weeks for us in the nation's capital.

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MUHAMMAD: Marion Barry a 'Pure Spirit'

Marion S. Barry Jr. — D.C.'s "Mayor for Life," indeed, "Mayor Forever" — taught us so many lessons in his lifetime and maybe even more valuable lessons in his departure from this life.

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MUHAMMAD: Whom Can You Call When the Cops are the Murderers?

I would have thought that by now, there would be so much revulsion over the treatment of Black folks, especially the males, that there would be universal consensus that White cops, district attorneys and crooked judges are up to no good and cannot be trusted to so much as empty the chamber pot in grandmother's bedroom in the morning. But alas.

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MUHAMMAD: The Bill Cosby Takedown

Before we get the rope and assemble the posse for his "necktie party," I would advise that Bill Cosby — as we all are entitled to be — is innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof is on the prosecutors, accusers.

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MUHAMMAD: NAACP Owes an Apology to Black Republicans

Black folks in leadership often demand that there be "one set of rules" or a "level playing field" for everyone in "the game." The NAACP should be an exemplar of that principle and extend its "right hand of fellowship" to the members of what might become a Black Republican "Caucus" in Congress.

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MUHAMMAD: Election 2014 Strategy — Blame the Black Guy

What happened at the polls on Election Day 2014 was so plain that even Ray Charles could see it, even from the grave.

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MUHAMMAD: Gay Isn't Really the New Black

Just as I don't judge people who choose same-sex partners, I don't expect folks to judge me because I don't think cross-dressing and garishly flaunting one's sexual preferences as if that's their "identity" is equivalent with their skin color. It’s not.

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MUHAMMAD: No Matter What Happens Next, 'Blame the Black President'

Now that the election is near, get ready for blaming-the-Black-president-on-steroids season.

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MUHAMMAD: Ebola, Africans, at Home and Abroad

Even though three times as many people have died in this country from influenza within the last 30 days than have died from Ebola, Americans are frightened out of their wits about Ebola, the cruel hemorrhagic disease associated with three African countries

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MUHAMMAD: Secret Service Make Keystone Kops Look Professional

Before the recent "security lapses" by the Secret Service devolved into a genuine national security threat to this country, I was trading jokes and quips with the best of them about how utterly laughable their behavior was becoming.

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MUHAMMAD: President Obama's Coffee Cup Salute

With all the legitimate reasons for complaining about President Barack Obama's performance in office, the nation's conservative nits outdid themselves recently, complaining about what was dubbed "the latte salute."

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MUHAMMAD: Scottish Independence Vote Never Entered Black American Mind

Even though the outcome has no effect on my life, I was hoping the Scottish people would have voted for independence from the United Kingdom — Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I was hoping for a teachable moment for Blacks in America.

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MUHAMMAD: The ISIS 'Threat' Stamped 'Made in USA'

If he had only slapped a few of those Wall Street bankers around when he first came into office, President Barack Obama would be feared by some people, and he wouldn't have all the major problems he's facing now. Too bad.

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MUHAMMAD: Justice Scalia Owes an Apology

There are many good reasons why Black people do not trust the police, prosecutors, and judges in America.

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MUHAMMAD: The Million Man March 'Revolution'

Long live the Spirit of the Million Man March … revolution!

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MUHAMMAD: Dead, Dumb, Dumber and Dumber

There is absolutely nothing that was done by either Eric Garner or Michael Brown on the days they were murdered that would justify their deaths. Nothing.

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MUHAMMAD: Open Season on Black Males … in America?

Everywhere we turn, the contradictions concerning the time and space continuum abound. What century is this? Where are we?

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MUHAMMAD: Washington NFL Nickname 'Not For Long'

There is one name in NFL circles — not that of a player, however — which has been around far too long.

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MUHAMMAD: Republicans, Please Impeach President Obama

The latest GOP gimmick is to sue President Barack Obama, for not adequately enforcing provisions of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — which the Republican-controlled House has voted 43 times to repeal!

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MUHAMMAD: Islamic 'Sun' Rising in the West — Among Us a 'Son' is Risen

The sun rising in the West is not an astronomical phenomenon, but rather a spiritual one. I believe it means that the life-giving, spiritual Light of Islam, like the life-giving light of the physical sun, will rise in the Western Hemisphere, not in the East, where Islam's Prophet and Holy Shrines resided and still reside.

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MUHAMMAD: Thinking 'Black' Necessary but not Sufficient

it was and is important for Black people in America and all over the planet to "think Black" — but that's not enough.

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MUHAMMAD: Why I'm Boycotting White House Ramadan Dinner

I cannot stomach the idea of attending the White House Islamic event to watch the duplicitous and hypocritical pronouncements of even-handedness toward the Muslim world while the White House gives Israel the green light to brutally trample Muslim rights and stamp out the lives of Palestinian Muslims in Gaza, a territory which Israel illegally occupies by force.

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