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Louis Farrakhan

Lost and Found

Muslim Writers Collective | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Muslim Writers Collective

The Jadeed Voices Initiative is a special project by the Muslim Writers Collective which offers a platform to reflect on our faith and the diversity a...

The Dangers of Transcending Race

Randy Miller | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

According to Webster's dictionary, to transcend something is to rise above or go beyond the limits of. When I hear anyone say that a Black person has transcended race, I cringe.

Bernie Sanders and Judaism

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

"Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in Hickory, North Carolina.

Is Bernie Circumcised?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Bernie Sanders: How he sees the religious revival "Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in H...

Reconciliation Cannot Mean Turning a Blind Eye to Farrakhan's Anti-Semitism

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

In the name of working to ensure equality, however, we are unwilling to give a pass to anti-Semitism and hate as exhibited by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Trump and Farrakhan

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Both Trump and Farrakhan "tell it like it is" according to their followers. Both men have a penchant for speaking to the hearts and spirits of people who are mostly ignored, groups of people who feel marginalized and forgotten, and who are angry about it.

Justice or Else Rally Brings Millennials Together (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
GVH Live

Despite the lack of media coverage leading up to the event, the message was clearly received. Thousands still peacefully gathered on The National Mall where harmony, institutional reform and human rights were demanded.

Justice or Else Rally Brings Millennials Together

GVH Live | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

On the 16th day of October 1995, Nation of Islam's Leader Louis Farrakhan called African American men to the National Mall to take heed to his message of commitment to serving as strong pillars not only in the household, but in the black community.

Million Man March, Media Coverage and Misogyny

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

I wouldn't be mad if there were a Million Man March every year. Yet I hope that when this and other like gatherings happen we can do the work and stay with the goal of uplifting black men. I hope we can do this without the need to push down any "type" of black woman.

A 20-Year Journey From the Million Man March to 'Justice or Else'

EBONY.com | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The ideological and political formations that have fueled Black progress are messy with the particulars of each person's lived experience and beliefs. When forged in operational unity, however, it has been exactly these asymmetrical formations that have been the most terribly effective.

This Year's Million Man March Transcended The Nation Of Islam’s Involvement

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, took the stage at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday, there ...

Striking Images Reflect On Historic 1995 'Million Man March'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

October 16, 1995 was a historic day. It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March, when black Americans from across the country rallied ...

Farrakhan Remembers The Day A Million Men Stood Up

EBONY.com | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The Million Man March showed that we could come together and love each other. The legacy that what we established on that day needs to be analyzed, because if we can do it for a day, we can do it for a week, a month, a year, and that is the beginning of a brand-new reality of a Black life.

Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We have little time to argue over the man or one individual, when our people are dying every day, at the hands of our system or at the hands of each other.

The Embarrassing Truth Behind the Conservative Obsession With Obama's Patriotism

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The reality is that Republicans really have no other choice than to stoop to character assassination, because if they are forced to run on actual ideas in 2016, they would not only lose the White House but Capitol Hill as well.

Fifty Years Later, Questions About Malcolm X's Assassination Remain

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There is no evidence that the FBI, other intelligence agencies, or the NYPD had a direct hand in Malcolm's murder. But it can't be totally separated from the well-documented, savage war that the FBI waged against black organizations and black leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., during the 1960s.

Farrakhan Asks President Obama to Open Area 51 and Reveal its UFO Secrets

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan asked that President Obama open up Area 51 to scientists in a sermon he gave on Saturday, February 15. It was the last of a yearlong sermon series titled, "Time and What Must Be Done."

Nation Of Islam Leader: African-Americans Need Their Own Courts

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 18,000 in Detroit on Sunday that African-Americans should set up their own courts after being f...

WATCH: Louis Farrakhan Defends Kanye West

Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

Late last month Kanye West caused a bit of a riff stemming from his Power 105 Breakfast Club interview where he stated that black people aren’t affo...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Tina Turner Moving On, Two Politicians in Complicated Trouble, Republican Dance With Latino Voters Hard to Follow

Janell Ross | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

"Minister Louis Farrakhan, who resides on the south side of Chicago in the same neighborhood where President Obama's home is, appealed to the President to visit people in inner city Chicago the same way he did the families in Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Twenty six people lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooting.

6 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Shootings Over 15 Minutes In Chicago

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Fourteen people were wounded by gunfire overnight Tuesday, including two people who were fatally shot, in Chicago. Alixi Johnson, ...

What Russell Simmons Needs to Do

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

It may be painful sometimes to speak out against leaders in our own community who slip into bigotry, but it is necessary.

Farrakhan, Foxman and Falafels: Looming Issues From My Trip To Israel

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Russell Simmons

You can always say you will never talk to someone who has attacked you or someone who disagrees with you. That is a legitimate, historic position. It is not one, however, that has ever made peace, which is our commitment.

Farrakhan: Obama First President To Sanction What Scriptures Forbid

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

Minister Louis Farrakhan recently responded to President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage calling him "the first president that sanctioned what the...