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Feeling disrespected? Redistribute the pain!

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

We don’t need to go around talking bad, throwing bricks, bottles or Molotov cocktails, we just have to engage in economic withdrawal with those who mistreat us, said Dr. King.... »

Black Men, Black Institutions And Black Progress

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Nov 4, 2015 - 2:03:15 PM

When we come into this world, we are assured of few things. One thing we can count on is that we will one day depart this earthly plane. We will no longer walk among the living at some point. The question to be asked is how do we live our lives and what did we devote ourselves to? »

Clownish attacks on Baltimore state’s attorney aren’t from circus

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 4, 2015 - 12:24:58 PM

BALTIMORE - State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, and their children were guest ringmasters on a Friday afternoon during the UniverSoul Circus stop in Charm City. »

Shameful misuse of a tragic death

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 12, 2015 - 8:32:19 AM

BALTIMORE - Out of Hattiesburg, Miss., has come disturbing and tragic news of two police officers killed in what was described as a traffic stop. One of the slain officers was 25-year-old rookie Officer Liquori Tate. »

Editor's Notebook: Baltimore, Md.

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 5, 2015 - 11:29:14 AM

#‎freddiegray‬ Scenes from weekend of reporting on gatherings, rallies, protests, marches and celebration of the charging of six police officers in the death of unarmed Black male connected to encounter with Baltimore police officers. States Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced charges against the officers on May 1 in downtown Baltimore. »

The death of Eric Garner and a granddaughter's right to know

by Richard B. Muhammad | Feb 10, 2015 - 8:49:24 AM

The chilling death of Eric Garner, captured on videotape with his plaintive 11 cries of "I can't breathe" stoked anger, outrage and deep, deep pain. Now that a secret grand jury has failed to indict police officers in the chokehold death, a New York judge is weighing whether the secret proceeding should be made public. »

Banking on truth: Hip hop artist unrepentant on reparations and race

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jan 6, 2015 - 1:31:26 PM

Azealia Banks isn’t the queen of Twitter beefs. She is a talented and a rare person: An unapologetically Black artist with a social conscience and a strong voice. »

The demise of the Black apologist

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 27, 2014 - 1:18:27 PM

Seeking nearness to the White power structure while structural racism, structural inequality and systemic destruction plague our children is the wrong thing at the wrong time. If God is just how can one justify urging compliance with the oppressor instead of urging the oppressor to do justice? »

Black youth and the movement for reparations

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 18, 2014 - 4:50:34 PM

Reparations, redress for slavery and centuries of suffering, was a major part of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Holy Day of Atonement address in Jamaica last month. »

A Muslim murdered: A brotherhood seeking justice

by Richard B. Muhammad | Oct 9, 2014 - 1:06:58 PM

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 many years. »

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. »

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