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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.

Reflecting on Muhammad Ali

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

The great significance of Ali in my opinion was that he demonstrated that an athlete didn't have to be someone who simply won championships, made lots of money, and enjoyed lots of women.

This Is What Made Muhammad Ali Unapologetically Black

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali’s Black Power activism may not fit neatly into the outpouring of grief, respect and reflection in the coming days and weeks after his d...

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.

The Nation of Islam and the Anti-Defamation League -- Now Is the Time to Mend Fences

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I love Louis Farrakhan, namely because of the hundreds of thousands of black lives -- including mine -- that he has saved. Now that the ADL has new leadership and the old style of management is gone, I wonder if we can begin a new chapter.

Nation Of Islam Offers To Be Beyoncé's Security, Takes Aim At Police

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices

The honorable minister Louis Farrakhan is offering Beyoncé Knowles security from the Nation of Islam for her upcoming world tour. On Sunday during h...

What Should American Islam Look Like?

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq

If Islam is currently in America, then America, in dealing with Islam, should learn about its own unique experience and the challenges Muslims face.

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.

A Tale of Two Pilgrimages

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 6, the Conclusion

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Over the 40-plus years since the Clay v. United States ruling was handed down, public opinion of Ali has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, information that paints him in a negative light is fairly difficult to come by.

Black Men and Our Health

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

I overstand why Black males in America do what we do. So many of us simply do not know how to take care of ourselves, holistically, in the face of the multiple challenges we confront every single day.

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.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 4

Dave Kreissman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Recently, several St. Louis Rams players protested the Ferguson non-indictment, pantomiming "hands up, don't shoot" as they came on the field. But in the '60s, the intersection of sports, politics and religion reached its zenith in the person of Muhammad Ali.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 3

Dave Kreissman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

I Am Ali

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dwight Brown

"I am the greatest!" Who can forget the cocky trademark phrase that was delivered by the most endearing boxer of all time? Retracing Muhammad Ali's vibrant life is an opportunity for audiences to reexamine American history.

Nation Of Islam Members Push For Peace In Ferguson

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) Ever since Michael Brown, a young, unarmed African-American, was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, various crews have played a p...

These Religions Were Born In The U.S.A.

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

As we celebrate the 238th birthday of America this July 4, we look back on the religious movements that began right here in the U.S. of A. Here's ...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: W.D. Muhammad and the Black Muslim Experience

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

This month we're honored to be joined by Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin, a veteran religious leader in the San Francisco Bay Area who came to Islam after firs...

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...

Siegel's The Trials of Muhammad Ali Is Simply Brilliant

Rick Ayers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

Not only does Siegel capture Ali's state of mind then and his reflections now, but he captures an astounding range of interviews with principle participants and brilliant raconteurs.

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.