Hot sauce, barbecue sauce, diapers, sneakers, paper products, laundry detergent, baby food, ice cream, beer and thousands of other products are made by black people. Make black history by purchasing as many as you can. [read more…]
Only Cathy Hughes could transform the Blackburn Center at Howard University into both a sanctuary as well as a Go-Go joint. At least that’s how electric the atmosphere seemed on Sunday, Oct. 22 during a standing-room-only celebratory brunch during which Hughes received well-deserved accolades for her philanthropic commitment to Howard University. [read more…]
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…]
Once in 1970, I believe, when I first came into the Nation of Islam, I was selling the Muhammad Speaks newspaper in dusty Milpitas, California, a tiny East Bay suburb of San Jose. Black residents were few and far between. I remember a female customer of mine there who tearfully confessed that she was overcome with grief after reading an article by Elijah Muhammad condemning abortion. She had just had an abortion and was torn with sorrow [read more…]
WASHINGTON — Minister Louis Farrakhan called for an end to police violence against African-Americans and demanded a halt to black-on-black crime, which kills more inner-city men than all other causes combined. [read more…]
A sea of Black men, women and children covered every bit of open space on the National Mall during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held on Saturday, Oct. 10 here in the District.
But when the man behind the march, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, stepped to the podium, his message may have come as a surprise to those accustomed to hearing him include controversy in his conversation.