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A Muslim murdered: A brotherhood seeking justice

by Richard B. Muhammad

By every public account given Brother Arthur Hearn was an honorable man, a family man, a mentor, a barber and a pillar of the Woodlawn community where he worked for... »

Fires rage in Ferguson

by Richard B. Muhammad | Sep 8, 2014 - 1:35:52 PM

FERGUSON, Mo.—Fire still burns in Ferguson, not the fires that attracted mainstream media, but the fire and desire for liberation in this St. Louis suburb struck by an uprising and protests that captured the world’s attention. »

Action, not apathy, brings victory

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jul 23, 2014 - 10:25:30 AM

It is typical today for people to say nothing can be done and to walk away from challenges. The feelings of powerlessness, apathy, or perhaps both are stronger than the desire to see a wrong made right or to press forward for a just cause. »

An ugliness deeply rooted in America’s psyche

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jul 9, 2014 - 1:07:48 PM

When the federal government tried to bus immigrants, many of whom were women and children into the town of Murrieta, Calif., residents turned out and turned the buses back. »

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, it’s devastating

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jun 17, 2014 - 12:16:28 PM

Violence and drugs are ever present tools and threats. Unlike drug trafficking, which may require some capital upfront or an advance of product, sexual slavery just requires a single woman to put out on the horror stroll and the money starts coming in. »

Karl Evanzzz: A Throwback Huckster & Old Lies

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jun 4, 2014 - 10:07:44 AM

It’s common on social media to join “Throwback Thursday,” and post a picture or two from back in the day. Some things and some hucksters need to stay in the past, under their master’s bed, or wherever they find nearness to him. Karl Evanzz is one of them. »

End Economic Gangbanging

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 15, 2014 - 9:37:15 AM

With the weather breaking in Chicago, in a scenario found in Black areas, there will be more people out, more people about and predictably more violence and more victims. Activists and advocates will be out in full force night and day working to stem gangbanging. »

A Message to ‘Massa’ Bundy

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 1, 2014 - 1:06:35 PM

After threatening federal authorities with weapons, and surrounded by other angry White men waving flags and guns, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy shot off his mouth. This time he derided the Negro people for their lack of productive ways and their addiction to welfare and violence. »

My Minister and, my alma mater, Morgan State University

by Richard B. Muhammad | Apr 15, 2014 - 9:32:09 AM

BALTIMORE, Md. - There are few things as dear to me as my Nation, my family and Morgan State University, where I went to school and graduated. All three of these institutions helped to develop me, nurture, protect and give me a chance to make something of myself. »

We are Jordan Davis, but what are we going to do?

by Richard B. Muhammad | Feb 19, 2014 - 11:43:02 PM

The horrific thing about the failure of a jury to find Michael Dunn guilty of murdering Jordan Davis is that it is not surprising. It may be outrageous, maddening, disgusting, infuriating and racist but unsurprising that a White man could kill an unarmed Black teen and not be held accountable. »

Dishonoring Dr. King

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jan 21, 2014 - 11:34:40 PM

Black-oriented social media, blogs, TV and radio were ablaze over "Freedom 2 Twerk" and parties promoted to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. »

Saving ourselves: Training Black males for leadership

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jan 15, 2014 - 10:12:53 AM

The perils and plight of young Black men and obstacles to their success and very existence are not new stories. A January study showed almost half of Black males in America are arrested by age 23 and by age 18 about one-third of Black males had been arrested. »

'Knockout' is no game for Black folk

by Richard B. Muhammad | Dec 31, 2013 - 10:19:04 AM

Youth prowl streets and lash out in a dangerous game: Knockout. Thugs sucker punch people, nearly killing them. Finally one of these vicious animals was arrested and charged in Houston. The alleged perpetrator isn’t the same as shadowy figures shown on surveillance tapes. »

Being rich is bad for your health

by Richard B. Muhammad | Dec 17, 2013 - 5:04:37 PM

Wealth can be bad for your health. Having too much money can leave you unable to function in society—and can get you off when you kill and injure people while driving drunk. »

Mandela and Farrakhan's Jewish Problem

by Richard B. Muhammad | Dec 10, 2013 - 9:56:45 AM

Mr. Mandela could not have a relationship with leaders Arafat, Gadhafi and Castro—all of whom had a problem with Jews—but it was fine to have a relationship with the United States, England and Western nations who backed a regime that killed, oppressed Blacks and targeted and killed freedom fighters and children. »

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Pimpin’ ain’t easy, it’s devastating

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End Economic Gangbanging

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A Message to ‘Massa’ Bundy

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My Minister and, my alma mater, Morgan State University

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We are Jordan Davis, but what are we going to do?

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