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Weed Isn't The Answer
While some consider marijuana, or weed, a natural healer or even a gift from God linked to religious practices, the plant has in some ways also been the bane of Black existence. There are literally hundreds of thousands of people—of the more than two million people incarcerated in America—locked up on some kind of weed charge.

According to research from the Drug Policy Alliance, in 2017, 659,700 people were arrested for a marijuana law violation. Of that number 599,282 people, or 91 percent, were arrested for possession of marijuana. All told, of the number of people arrested for drug law violations, 47 percent of them were either Black or Latino.

Still, these figures have not quelled the daily ritual of Black people smoking weed and getting high.

Now, as legalization initiatives are being passed from state to state, springing forth a brand new economic industry that is no longer underground and at the forefront of society, the relationship between Black people and weed seems to have gotten deeper, but there are some troubling aspects of this relationship.

Updated Sep 18, 2019 - 9:41:30 AM

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Muhammad University of Islam: 30 years of sacrifice and triumph
CHICAGO—Everyone dressed in their finest to embrace “an evening of celebration” for the alumni, pioneers and students of Muhammad University at the South Shore Cultural Center. What a celebration it was!
Updated Sep 19, 2019 - 2:43:45 PM

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Much love for MUI from former students, staff
CHICAGO—The Muhammad University of Islam celebrated its 30th year anniversary as part of the rebuilding effort of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan in early September.
Updated Sep 19, 2019 - 2:03:54 PM

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Court condemns secret watchlist for Muslims
A federal judge ruled United States government use of a secret “watchlist” of more than one million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those listed.
Updated Sep 19, 2019 - 1:45:05 PM

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Watching, listening and critiquing Democratic Party presidential hopefuls
The Black Church PAC, Faith in Action, and LIVE FREE remain clear about their goals for engagement of the Black faith community. “Well, we hope that the candidates will continue to address the issues of the economy, address the issues of ending mass incarceration and gun violence in urban Black and Brown communities.”
Updated Sep 18, 2019 - 9:29:17 AM

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Mandatory sentencing, wrongful convictions and Black demands for criminal justice reform
WASHINGTON—Rep. Maxine Waters hosted an exciting, timely workshop during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference at the Washington Convention Center. “Reclaiming My Time.
Updated Sep 18, 2019 - 9:29:05 AM

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A family seeks answers in a young man’s death
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo.—The family of slain 23-year-old Terry Tillman gathered recently outside police headquarters in this St. Louis suburb to demand answers about his death.
Updated Sep 18, 2019 - 9:27:47 AM

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Dreads, Super Bowl tickets and a tricky start to NFL-Roc Nation community partnership
Thousands packed Grant Park in downtown Chicago ahead of kickoff for the 100th season of the National Football League for free activities that included meeting former players, games, other activities and musical performances from hip hop artists Meek Mill, Rapsody and pop star Meghan Trainor.
Updated Sep 11, 2019 - 9:56:56 AM

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Rotten apples or a bad barrel? With so many abusive cops, the problem is much bigger than individuals who do wrong
In Houston, former officer Gerald Goines has been charged with two counts of felony murder and is facing life in prison in connection with a deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers.
Updated Sep 11, 2019 - 9:31:42 AM

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Questions about Obama Center as residents seek to benefit from neighborhood changes
CHICAGO—Despite promises to have the city’s best interest, residents are still at odds with plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum near Jackson Park on the city’s South Side.
Updated Sep 11, 2019 - 9:29:49 AM

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Havoc-making storm slams U.S. coastline
COLUMBIA, S.C.—Following days of devastation in the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian left fatalities and war zone-like damage, it slowly danced northward along America’s eastern seaboard to Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
Updated Sep 11, 2019 - 9:29:10 AM

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Minister Louis Farrakhan
The Spirit of Warning
God Has Come For The Black Man And Woman
America Kindles God's Anger, Wrath
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Weed Isn't The Answer
Muhammad University of Islam: 30 years of sacrifice and triumph
Much love for MUI from former students, staff
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Israel caught spying on America—again
Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle
#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?
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The Destruction and Fall
Minister Farrakhan’s more than a vision experience
The Mathematical Code and Musical Notation
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‘Social Unity Night,’ a time for togetherness and showcasing talent
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Stifling racism raises stress, increases asthma suffering for Black children
Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Blacks
Beware of Starchy Foods and Sweets
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‘The Future Of Technology Needs Black People’ Talking Tech With Bonin Bough And Angel Rich
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The Trials of Muhammad Ali
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Finding A Way Home
The Importance Of Early STEM Exposure
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The Time And What Must Be Done Series
'The Time and What Must Be Done' 2013 Lecture Series, Part 14
'The Time and What Must Be Done' 2013 Lecture Series, Part 13
'The Time and What Must Be Done' 2013 Lecture Series, Part 12
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Israel caught spying on America—again
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#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?
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White Nationalism,White Hatred Is America’s Problem, Not Louis Farrakhan
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