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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 07.14.2015 | 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 aft...

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.

Farrakhan Talks Economics In Annual Chicago Address

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday called on blacks nationwide to curb economic disparities by cutting back on excessive sp...

LOOK: 48 Years Later...

Posted 02.21.2013 | 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...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.13.2013 | 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...

A Christian Who Loves A Muslim

Willie James Jennings | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Willie James Jennings

How is it possible that one of the prized converts to the Nation of Islam, who emerged as a devout believer in Allah, a follower of the prophet Muhammad, a powerful voice for global Islam, could also be a catalyst for my Christian faith?

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: 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...

Nation Of Islam Leader: Racism Could Lead To Obama Assassination Attempts

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

During an annual conference on Sunday, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said President Barack Obama has been criticized more than any other pr...