WASHINGTON - The theme of President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union (SOTU) address might very well have been lifted from the novel "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness..." the novel, written in 1859 begins.
"The good news is that in 2014 people were increasingly finding jobs. The bad news is that we are still digging our way out of the recession, and wage growth remains stagnant and untouched by recovery," Elise Gould, Senior Economist with the Economic Policy Institute said of the U.S. economy, in a statement released by the National Urban League.
According to the Pew Research Center, 14 percent put themselves in the most optimistic category (mostly good news). Just two in ten (21 percent) said they were hearing mostly bad news, while 63 percent reported hearing a mix of both. » FULL STORY
What must government, corporate America, labor unions, bankers and the American people do to address the enormous debt that has now enslaved the American people, and will continue to enslave future generations if this debt is not brought under control? » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Martin Luther King, just weeks before he was assassinated, in a meeting with members of his staff, told Harry Belafonte he was melancholy because he feared that he was integrating his people into a “burning house.” » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Thousands upon thousands of jobs for the working man, the middle class, are being wiped out. What chance do our young people have in an economy that’s dying right in front of our face? So the challenge is do we sit around and wait for somebody else to provide a job for an ever-shrinking job market? » CONTINUE
When you pick up the newspaper and you read about Muslims, you say, “My Lord, these are some terrible people.” But the Muslims in the Nation of Islam have been in America now for 74 years and we have no record of terrorism. Even though the government does not like us, we are acting a lot better than many of the Muslims that they are dealing with overseas. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
What has Cuba done that is not neighborly and what has America done that says she is a Christian hypocrite? Cuba educates her citizens from preschool to college and gives free medical attention to her citizens even though she is under blockade. What kind of a neighbor is America? Since America does not like the form of government in Cuba, America should show that her form of government is better. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Everybody is looking for somebody to straighten out a mess that was made, unfortunately, by those in authority. We cannot stem the violence that is here at the bottom, which is an effect, unless we look at the violence that begins at the top, which is the cause. We are the effect of a cause that we did not stem the tide of, and now it’s manifesting in the children. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. She stands at the doorway of disaster and yet at the threshold of unlimited progress. It all depends on who is going to guide the country and what kind of guidance he or she will give. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
This university, Morgan State, and all HBCUs, are under attack. "Why are the HBCUs under attack?" Because it was from you that our great leaders of the past came. » CONTINUEthe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don't hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder.
It’s the greed for short-term profit that has generated an entire society devoid of values and that alienates the poor and the few non-greedy. Most of the incentives and many of the laws in the society are corrupt. As an example, more is paid to professional athletes than society's teachers. The teachers have to work two jobs to make ends meet, yet they are responsible for shaping the future. » CONTINUE