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God's Influence In HipHop

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The roots of a culture, its music, its symbols and the unstoppable rise of Black America Many rappers and members of the Hip Hop Nation will readily admit that though... »

In the black and the green

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 8, 2014 - 7:35:32 PM

CHICAGO - Despite upward trending employment statistics and financial achievement for some Blacks, the key to establishing generational wealth is not necessarily landing a good job or making it big on the stage or screen. »

Come enjoy Salaam Day-Peace Day in South Shore, Saturday, July 26!

by News | Jul 25, 2014 - 10:32:22 AM

CHICAGO - Come out and enjoy Salaam Day-Peace Day in South Shore on Saturday, July 26, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Woodhull Park, located at 73rd St. and East End. This free community day will include food, music, fun, sports, games, storytelling and youth performances. »

Trayvon Martin family marks one-year anniversary of verdict working for peace, healing

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 23, 2014 - 5:26:45 PM

LOS ANGELES - Trayvon Martin’s mother, father, their attorneys, celebrities, community leaders, and youth marked the one-year anniversary of the verdict freeing their son’s killer with a Peace Walk and Peace Talk at Crenshaw High School. »

Highway patrol sued over Calif. freeway beating

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 23, 2014 - 5:12:23 PM

LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for the Black woman beaten by a CHP officer have filed a federal civil lawsuit for unspecified damages. A video captured the brutal beating and drew national attention. »

Inextricably Linked: The Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters

by Wakeel Allah | Jul 23, 2014 - 2:16:13 PM

The historical ties between the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters date back to the latter’s very inception. After returning to Harlem from the Korean War and his stint in the Army, Clarence 13X Smith a.k.a. Allah, the founder of the Five Percenters, followed his wife Dora and his family into the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and local Temple No. 7 Minister Malcolm X in 1960. »

Anger, protests and vows not to forget Eric Garner's death in NYC Police custody

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Jul 23, 2014 - 2:15:33 PM

STATEN ISLAND, New York - Six employees—two police officers and four Emergency Medical Technicians—were removed from street duties after the death of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man who police say was selling individual cigarettes, “loosies,” on a street. »

Obama, states frustrated over child, border crisis

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 16, 2014 - 7:08:44 PM

WASHINGTON—It may be the most vexing challenge of President Obama’s six years in office because it cannot be remedied by “boots on the ground,” or even by diplomacy. »

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 16, 2014 - 7:05:18 PM

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who navigated the city through the tumultuous Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was sentenced July 9 to ten years of imprisonment for public corruption. »

Muhammad makes Men of Excellence!

by Kartrina Muhammad | Jul 16, 2014 - 5:19:08 PM

DETROIT—The Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence award honors 50 Black men every year who have done outstanding work in their profession or industry and one of our own was chosen as an honoree for 2014. »

Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad receives the Religion Award

by Kenetta Muhammad | Jul 16, 2014 - 5:08:21 PM

ATLANTA—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has stated, “Some people do good in hope of a reward, not necessarily because they love the doing of good. It is such a high principle that the scripture teaches that those who demonstrate love are His disciples. If you don’t demonstrate love, you can’t even claim to be God.” »

NYPD brutally arrest man on subway ‘for sleeping on way from work’

by | Jul 16, 2014 - 5:02:42 PM

A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work. »

Rainbow Push celebrates 43 years

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 16, 2014 - 3:52:22 PM

CHICAGO—Civil Rights history was honored and progress recognized but the battle for full socio-economic equality continues. This was a recurring theme during panel discussions and events that took place at the recent Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund International Convention. »

Los Angeles gets spotlight in videotaped highway police beating of Black woman

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 15, 2014 - 12:17:03 AM

LOS ANGELES - There is no sound but you almost hear the thud of blows landing on a Black woman pinned to the ground by a bulky California Highway Patrolman. You can almost feel the woman’s head bouncing off of concrete as an unstoppable force smashes into her face. »

‘Beating grandmothers in the street’

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 14, 2014 - 11:45:48 PM

Caree Harper, the lawyer representing the family of Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old Black woman whose brutal beating by a California Highway Patrol officer was caught on video, said her family wants one thing: Justice. »


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