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Nipsey’s Star Still Shines

by Richard B. Muhammad, Editor

Hip hop’s prophetic voice is gone but the light that Nipsey Hussle offered to his neighborhood has spread and will light up the world, said family members, admirers, close friends,... »

Muslim entrepreneurs open beauty supply store in Rockford

by William P. Muhammad | Apr 17, 2019 - 3:01:03 PM

Nation of Islam entrepreneurs, Henry X, his wife Keishonda X, and family business partner, Celidal Barge, recently hosted the official grand opening of the Kikifer’s Beauty Supply, Salon and Conference Center, as the city’s first Black-owned and operated all-in-one business outlet. »

Marvin Gaye celebrated with a ‘forever stamp’

by J.A. Salaam | Apr 17, 2019 - 2:54:50 PM

Known as the “Prince of Soul”, the legendary musical icon Marvin P. Gaye was recently honored with a forever stamp on his would be 80th birthday. »

Thousands outside arena pay tribute to ‘Neighborhood Nip’

by Charlene Muhammad and Abdul A. M. Muhammd | Apr 16, 2019 - 11:11:15 PM

LOS ANGELES—Tens of thousands of people, many of them without tickets showed up outside the Staples Center to mourn but also to celebrate the life of Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the rapper and self-made businessman known as Nipsey Hussle. »

Farrakhan honors Nipsey Hussle and South Central Los Angeles community

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 16, 2019 - 11:09:56 PM

LOS ANGELES—Love descended on grieving residents of South Central Los Angeles when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang neighborhood to honor Ermias Asghedom, the slain hip hop artist, family man, entrepreneur and community builder known as Nipsey Hussle »

Student Minister Tony Muhammad, Rooted In Love For A Community That Loves Him Too

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 16, 2019 - 11:06:31 PM

LOS ANGELES—For more than two decades, Nation of Islam Student Minister Tony Muhammad has demonstrated a love, commitment and dedication to his people in Los Angeles that has grown into the pure and near perfect love displayed in recent days since the passing of beloved rapper/entrepreneur Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle. »

A mother talks about her ‘Soul’

by Angelique Smith | Apr 16, 2019 - 10:24:39 PM

I conceived Ermias on my birthday, November the 15th. He was born exactly nine months to the date after I conceived him. Ermias was so close to me spiritually. »

Senate Reparations Commission Bill Is About ‘Confronting Racist Policy’

by Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Apr 16, 2019 - 9:58:32 PM

The topic of reparations has become more politicized than ever as Democratic presidential hopefuls are feeling the pressure to not only speak to this issue but develop a strategy that is convincing enough for voters to believe that redress for the horrors of Black African slavery here in America is something they care about. »

Slavery reparations as penance at Princeton Theological Seminary?

by Michael Z. Muhammad, Contributing Writer | Apr 16, 2019 - 9:52:33 PM

PRINCETON, N.J.—Like many colleges and universities, the Princeton Theological Seminary has rediscovered a past intertwined with the heinous African slave trade. What separates the school from others is that it has an opportunity to make material redress for the sins of its past. »

A moving testimony and message of faith

by The Final Call | Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:06 AM

Student Minister Troy Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 1 in Detroit shared his life story live on Muhammad & Friends with Brother Munir Muhammad on Sunday, April 7 at the broadcast studio of C.R.O.E. (Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad). »

A new mayor, new hope and old problems for Chicago

by Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Apr 10, 2019 - 10:51:28 AM

CHICAGO--April 2 was an historic night in the history of Chicago mayoral politics. It was the first time two Black women were vying for the highest political office in the city, and the first time an openly gay candidate was on the ballot. It would be only the third time that a Black person held Chicago’s mayoral seat. »

Can America Survive The Rich Getting Richer, Richer And Richer?

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Apr 10, 2019 - 10:49:09 AM

Mega-corporations like Amazon illustrate the perverse nature of the current economic system: Owner Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $132 billion but his company and others like Walmart and McDonalds, pay their employees so little that they’re often forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid, and other public assistance to make ends meet. »

#MeToo HBCU Tour kicks off at Howard University

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 10, 2019 - 10:47:10 AM

WASHINGTON—The #MeToo HBCU Tour made its first stop at Howard University with a full day of events for students, faculty, and administrators interested in joining the movement to end sexual violence and the rape culture. »

New report delves into the sad state of happiness in the U.S.

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 10, 2019 - 10:46:26 AM

If you are happy and you know it, you are among the few in America according to a recent report. The release of the 7th World Happiness Report, saw the U.S. drop for the third year in a row in world rankings of happiest country on earth. »

20 U.S states file motion to block Trump border wall funding

by PressTV | Apr 10, 2019 - 10:43:43 AM

Twenty U.S. states have filed a motion to block funding for a wall President Donald Trump plans to build on the southern border. »


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