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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.


Rapsody talks her role as an artist, the NFL and Jay-Z
Just knowing the power that you have with your platform and your voice and for God to even put you in this position, it’s important to me to understand the power that comes with it, the influence, and that you’re impacting peoples’ lives.

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!

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.

Stifling racism raises stress, increases asthma suffering for Black children
The distinct, unmistakable sound of wheezing while struggling desperately for air, uncontrolled coughing and extreme tightness in the chest. It is a sound and feeling all too familiar to many of the more than 25 million Americans suffering from asthma.

Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Blacks
Of 5.8 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, Blacks know the least about the disease associated or marked primarily by memory loss, but are the most affected, experts say.

Beware of Starchy Foods and Sweets
I warn all you sufferers of diabetes to stop eating starchy foods and sweets until this disease vanishes out of your blood or cannot do you any harm. If you eat once every other day, it is almost a guarantee that you will not be sick.

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.

Nothing Beats Buying Black!
ATLANTA—“We Buy Black,” a thriving movement that markets Black-owned businesses, recently hosted its 2nd annual convention at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

White monopoly of capital driving South African violence: Malema
Xenophobic violence in South Africa has received much publicity. The violence and deaths have resulted in the former White ruled apartheid state “becoming a pariah in Africa,” declared Al Jazeerah.

The Destruction and Fall
The destruction and fall of the world that we have known is now, without a doubt, in process. When we refer to the world, we are referring to the world of the White man, for the world of the Black man has yet to come in.

Minister Farrakhan’s more than a vision experience
Ninety-six months after he determined that he would, by Allah’s help, lift the name and rebuild the work of his teacher, and fifty-five months after he announced that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was physically alive, Minister Farrakhan had a very unusual experience.

The Mathematical Code and Musical Notation
The discovery of the number 19-based mathematical code of the Holy Qur’an’s Revelation is accredited to the scholarship of Dr. Rashad Khalifah, who was born in Tanta, Egypt. I was in Phoenix, Arizona, when I first learned about this mathematical discovery.

Iran denies role in bombing of Saudi oil facilities
Iranian officials categorically dismissed the accusation, saying Washington has shifted from a failed policy of “maximum pressure” to one of “maximum lying” and “deceit” against the Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said the recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily destruction.

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.”

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.

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.

Israel caught spying on America—again
The news came and went pretty quickly: Top government officials said Israel planted spy devices near the White House likely aimed at President Trump.

The Spirit of Warning
I have dedicated my life to truth and to the service of a suffering Black people in the United States of America, and oppressed people all over the world. However, I have never been censured for my good works. I am censured and repudiated because I dare to speak the truth among those who hate the truth. And without truth, none of us can be free, and none of us can do justice, and none of us can have real peace.

Israelis, arms deals and flooding South Sudan with weapons
In 2010 a headline in Israel’s longest continuous running newspaper, Haaretz, asked, “Why are so many Israelis arrested over illegal arms deals worldwide?”

African Genesis Institute to build housing, school in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana—The African Genesis Institute announced a highly ambitious plan to build housing and a school in Ghana. The organization announced the plans Aug. 22, to 95 travelers the group brought to Ghana to help celebrate the government-sponsored “Right of Return.”

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.

Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle
The Black World has lost one of the lions of liberation in the struggle to free Africa and defend global Black freedom. He must be seen through the eyes of those he served, not through the eyes of those who only wanted “success” on terms that served White interests.

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.
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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
National News
Weed Isn't The Answer
Muhammad University of Islam: 30 years of sacrifice and triumph
Much love for MUI from former students, staff
World News
White monopoly of capital driving South African violence: Malema
Iran denies role in bombing of Saudi oil facilities
Israelis, arms deals and flooding South Sudan with weapons
Perspectives
Israel caught spying on America—again
Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle
#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?
Columns
The Destruction and Fall
Minister Farrakhan’s more than a vision experience
The Mathematical Code and Musical Notation
Business & Money
Nothing Beats Buying Black!
Black-owned family bank marks 85 years of service
Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$, A Neccessary Alliance
Entertainment News
Rapsody talks her role as an artist, the NFL and Jay-Z
Neelam Hakeem—Taking hip hop, modesty and imagery to a new level
‘Social Unity Night,’ a time for togetherness and showcasing talent
Health
Stifling racism raises stress, increases asthma suffering for Black children
Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Blacks
Beware of Starchy Foods and Sweets
Technology
Black Is Tech Conference Draws Innovators, Entrepreneurs
‘The Future Of Technology Needs Black People’ Talking Tech With Bonin Bough And Angel Rich
Black teens most active on social media apps
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Blacks in the World of Sci-Fi
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
In 2013 Black America suffered as White anger and Black fratricide struck, say analysts
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Farrakhan: "Necesitamos un cambio de régimen en EEUU"
Millóns Más en Los Ángeles
La Última Decisión—Segunda Parte
FCN UK & International Edition
Sister Space
Finding A Way Home
The Importance Of Early STEM Exposure
You Can Change the World with Your Womb
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
NOI Prison Reform
Sharing light in the ‘Belly of the Beast’ in Michigan
Mumia health update focus of community rally
An Illuminating Message In The 'City Of Brotherly Love'
Editorials
Israel caught spying on America—again
Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle
#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?
Straight Words
Deaths, Denial and America’s DNA
White Nationalism,White Hatred Is America’s Problem, Not Louis Farrakhan
America needs a mirror, Farrakhan isn’t the problem
#JusticeOrElse! 10.10.15 Full Coverage
Justice Or Else! The Way Forward
The Right Time, The Right Call, The Right Man
An overwhelming success in Washington
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