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My Minister and, my alma mater, Morgan State University

by Richard B. Muhammad

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... »

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. »

Black Genocide

by Richard B. Muhammad | Dec 4, 2013 - 4:30:46 PM

Black life in America doesn’t require looking for racial strife. It just takes living, reaching conclusions and responding to reality that emerges. »

Noble principles and backing a noble program

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 27, 2013 - 2:39:29 PM

Our history is great but today the survival of our people is at stake given the social, physical, psychological ills we face. We must do something for self, we must create, we must organize and we must have collective action across organizational lines. »

Black history, disrespect and Henry Louis Gates

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 19, 2013 - 11:32:28 AM

I tried watching the first part of the PBS Series "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." While I love the history and the images, I have major problems. Problem One: Gates has a penchant for disrespecting the very people he is supposed to be teaching about. »

Remembering Renisha: Another tragic death

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 13, 2013 - 10:02:19 AM

It was the worst news a Michigan family, or any family, could hear: A loved one is shot dead, doing nothing except trying to get some help. »

Resistance and 12 YearsA Slave

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 6, 2013 - 9:36:09 AM

Given the psychological tug of war many Blacks experience about this most important aspect of our history, the reactions are understandable. Between the romantic lies of Whites and the oft-felt shame and ignorance of Blacks about slavery’s reality, our holocaust remains a very painful, raw and controversial topic. »

Uncle Ben Carson, degrading Blacks and pandering to White America

by Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- | Oct 18, 2013 - 10:46:37 AM

When Ben Carson, a Black man who was gifted as a surgeon, entered discussions about politics on the Republican side of the aisle, it could have been something special and something different. »

An institution-builder leads new MSU School of Global Journalism

by Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- | Oct 2, 2013 - 4:15:07 PM

If DeWayne Wickham did nothing else his journalistic legacy would be complete: He is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, a founder of the Black columnists' Trotter Group, and a man who worked across "platforms" in TV, radio and print before the term existed. »

12 Years A Slave: Depravity, Denial and Truth

by Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- | Sep 20, 2013 - 8:59:19 AM

The movie 12 Years A Slave tells a harrowing and disturbing tale. It should: The movie is about a free Black man, tricked, kidnapped and sold into slavery. It’s due for release in October but a recent showing at the Toronto Film Festival shocked some so much that they left the theater. »

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