By Brian E. Muhammad Staff Writer @globalpeeks

Bullies In Blue: Powerful, unapologetic and angry police unions beating back demands for change

Since high profile police killings of Blacks sparked national unrest in cities across America, there have been loud demands for overhauling policing and radical change in how law enforcement operates.
Now comes a backlash against critics and demands for change as powerful, caustic, and unapologetic police unions and their members strike back. Whether harsh words, political pressure, media campaigns or failure to come to work, the boys in blue aren’t going down without a vicious fight.
“For us to expect them to be accommodating … to recognize and understand, that will be almost like a fool’s paradise,” said Hamid Khan, director of Stop LAPD Spying, a grassroots anti-surveillance watchdog group in Los Angeles.
Much of the desired reform goes diametrically opposite the invested interests of police unions, Mr. Khan reasoned. » FULL STORY

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Minister Farrakhan, Chelsea Handler & The Appeal of Truth

By Demetric Muhammad | @brotherdemetric | Guest Columnist

My teacher, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, teaches that the greatest of all principles around which one should live and be willing to give his or her life for is the principle of truth.


Hope or Hype in the House?

By Naba’a Muhammad, Barrington M. Salmon, Nisa Islam Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad

The police killing of a Black man in Atlanta brought federal legislation designed to increase police accountability and reform again to the forefront. The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot brought anger, pain and questions about how to ensure things change.


‘Breonna’s Law’ a first step but cops still must be charged in her shooting death argue family, attorneys

By Brian E. Muhammad Staff Writer

The Louisville Kentucky City Council recently passed legislation banning no-knock warrants in Jefferson County, where police killed Breonna Taylor, a Black 26-year-old Emergency Medical Technician while executing a warrant on her home.


More presidential clashes, disagreements

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump may be so desperate about his reelection chances that he’s attempting to espouse two diametrically opposed viewpoints at the same time.


Extremists killed Black cop, used anti-brutality protests as a cover, charge federal prosecutors

By Bryan 18X Crawford Contributing Writer @Asiatic 18X

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police officers sparked weeks of unrest across America. There were protests, riots and looting from coast-to-coast, and civil disobedience.

The last time America saw nationwide civil unrest of this magnitude was when word got out that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been murdered in Memphis.

But, the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent outrage was also an opportunity for far-right believers and groups to strike at the United States government.

Federal prosecutors have charged an active duty military member with killing a Black federal officer at the height of protests, injuring another federal officer and later killing a sheriff’s deputy.

Air Force Staff Sergeant Steven Carrillo, 32, shot and killed 53-year-old David Patrick Underwood, a Federal Protective Service Officer who was working outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building, said federal authorities. The officer and his partner, who survived the shooting, were working the same night as anti-brutality demonstrators took to Oakland streets.


Expert warns U.S. cities could face ‘apocalyptic’ future as country sets record for new Covid-19 cases in one day

By Jessica Corbett CommonDreams.org


Bullies In Blue: Powerful, unapologetic and angry police unions beating back demands for change

By Brian E. Muhammad Staff Writer @globalpeeks

Since high profile police killings of Blacks sparked national unrest in cities across America, there have been loud demands for overhauling policing and radical change in how law enforcement operates.
Now comes a backlash against critics and demands for change as powerful, caustic, and unapologetic police unions and their members strike back. Whether harsh words, political pressure, media campaigns or failure to come to work, the boys in blue aren’t going down without a vicious fight.
“For us to expect them to be accommodating … to recognize and understand, that will be almost like a fool’s paradise,” said Hamid Khan, director of Stop LAPD Spying, a grassroots anti-surveillance watchdog group in Los Angeles.
Much of the desired reform goes diametrically opposite the invested interests of police unions, Mr. Khan reasoned.


Minister Farrakhan, Chelsea Handler & The Appeal of Truth

By Demetric Muhammad | @brotherdemetric | Guest Columnist

My teacher, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, teaches that the greatest of all principles around which one should live and be willing to give his or her life for is the principle of truth.


Hope or Hype in the House?

By Naba’a Muhammad, Barrington M. Salmon, Nisa Islam Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad

The police killing of a Black man in Atlanta brought federal legislation designed to increase police accountability and reform again to the forefront. The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot brought anger, pain and questions about how to ensure things change.


The Motherland’s powerful influence on Islam

By Jehron Muhammad


Seattle, Sudan and unlikely similarities in autonomous zones, calls to end repression

By Jehron Muhammad

In a tweet, President Trump threatened to “take back” the city of Seattle, Wash., after protesters responding to the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police camped out around a vacated police station near downtown. They have vowed to resist any Trump effort to dislodge them.


Motherland stands with Black America’s fight against rampant police violence

By Jehron Muhammad

For the first time in a major way, on major TV networks, Africa’s voice was heard in terms of its solidarity with the global outcry against the brutal death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police. The moment came during his funeral service broadcast from Houston, Texas.


Pandemic impacts Africa’s informal cross border trade

By Jehron Muhammad

A recent episode of “Society Talks,” hosted each week by the South African-based Southern African Trust discussed “Food Security and how small holder farmers are critical to community.”


Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state.


Locked Out And Going Out Of Busines$

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

When congressional leaders of both political parties agreed to a $2 trillion economic stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—Teri Williams had no expectations that Black businesses would get their fair share.


$349 billion Covid-19 small business program short-changes businesses of color

By Charlene Crowell, Guest Columnist

A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Stimulus stunts and secret tricks

By Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn

Much deserved attention has been focused on the performance breakdowns and structural flaws in the massive $2 trillion federal government Covid-19 economic stimulus plan that was just adopted and almost as quickly spent by banks and corporations.


Hope, doubts about $2.2 trillion spending bill

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The United States of America adopted a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, intended to provide immediate assistance to many citizens and small businesses, as well as to major industries on the brink of economic collapse amid the ongoing pandemic. Immediate public reaction ranged from relief to skepticism.


Economic uncertainty and instability amid Covid-19 crisis

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The global pandemic that is sweeping the United States and the world has ravaged almost everywhere it has hit, roaring through cities and small towns, killing thousands of people, making others ill, upending daily activities and decimating the country’s economic fabric.


The Lawful Captive Shall Be Delivered

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What is "Sedition"? It is "actions or words intended to incite rebellion against government authority." I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war! What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies—Black, White and Brown—to fight Israel's war because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America, and her banking system? » CONTINUE

Can Black and White Live Together in Peace?

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that one of the things that must be done, in this time, is that we must be separated from our former slave masters and their children—because time will prove that they will become more and more disagreeable to live with in peace. » CONTINUE

Is America headed for civil war?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As we read this article, many wars are raging in different parts of the world, causing widespread death and destruction. These wars have caused, and are causing, nations to be divided, North and South and East and West, tribe against tribe, one ethnic, racial or religious group against the other. These lines of division that have bred hatred between those of similar ethnic and racial origin are being fed by wicked external forces.. » CONTINUE

The Troubled World: The Need for JUSTICE

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I warn you that something terrible is about to go down, and Ferguson is a sign: A microcosm of “the macrocosm.” The killing of Michael Brown is one in many—some we know about and some we don’t know about; but every city and town where Black people live, Black men are being shot down by police. » CONTINUE

Time To Let the Black Man Go Free!

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why did the Founding Fathers say “freedom of speech” was necessary? When you have government that tells lies to the people and manipulates fear in the people to accomplish agendas that are not necessarily in the best interest of the people, “freedom of speech” will allow a real patriot to “speak truth to power” to save the citizens from the deceptive practice of wicked government. » CONTINUE

The Immeasurable, Limitless Value and Beauty of a Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why the subject, "The Limitless, Immeasurable Value and Beauty of a Woman"? Some women may look in the mirror, and think, "Oh, I am not so pretty." They may not be considered physically attractive, but physical attractiveness is not beauty. » CONTINUE

Separation Or Death

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Many people do not wish to say that the human is divine, but we call The Creation divine. The sun is divine, the moon is divine, the stars are divine, the trees, the seas, the oceans, the mountains, the rivers. ... They are divine because they come from The Originator of Divine. So if we can ascribe divinity to the things that He created, and the greatest of God’s creation is the human being, then why should we not understand that in the human being is the spark of divine that has been put out in the last 6,000 years of the rule of other than divine? » CONTINUE

Who Is The Natural Enemy of the ORIGINAL MAN?

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

When you live your life only for yourself, then you are already dead; you’re just waiting for time to return you to the Earth. But when you live your life to serve others, to make life better for others, to improve the condition of the world that we came into, that when we leave it, we leave it in a better state—and those are the people whose names live. » CONTINUE

The Good Samaritan: A Study of Cuba

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We were greatly pained to learn that the government of Cuba offered 1,100 doctors, without a political cause, to aid the suffering of our people in that area of the country. They offered this three times before Katrina struck and, unfortunately, three times the offer of the Cuban government was rejected. Cuba, 90 miles from America, has had to live under a blockade under the threat of invasion and terrorist activities from the anti-Cuban forces headquartered in Miami. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

During this month of Ramadan, each day we are to read one-thirtieth (1/30) of the Qur’an so that by the end of Ramadan, we shall have completed the reading of the whole of the Holy Qur’an. This is a very special month of prayer and fasting and sacrifice that is prescribed by Allah to give us the discipline necessary by forsaking the things that are natural. » CONTINUE