Flag waving, cookouts, fireworks and parades are staples of the July 4 celebrations that punctuate America every year. Black folks will be among those celebrating, eating, drinking and sometimes waving flags. But before the inception of this country, Blacks have never been fully included.
And amending the condition of Black folk to make them full-fledged Americans remains a long way off: Blacks die earlier, suffer more poverty, serve harsher prison sentences and would need over 200 years to achieve the amount of wealth Whites hold today.
The contradiction between a nation that declares itself to be bastion of democracy, individual and human rights and the plight of Blacks is not a new observation. “Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” asked abolitionist Frederick Douglass in 1852.
Updated Jun 27, 2017 - 2:34:39 PM
National News A United Community Iftar At Mosque Maryam
Muslims from diverse communities and schools of thought from around the Chicagoland area gathered on the grounds of the National Center, international headquarters of the Nation of Islam at the invitation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for an evening of worship, fellowship and cultural exchange during the month of Ramadan.
Updated Jun 27, 2017 - 3:17:36 PM
National News A Celebration Of Uniqueness
On June 13 albino brothers and sisters gathered and celebrated the third annual Albinism Awareness Day at Muhammad Mosque No. 4 in Wash, D.C. under the theme, “Shining the Light.” The event included a new video presentation, titled, “Why Yes, I’m Albino,” that represented albinos from around the world and a special address with words of guidance from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Updated Jun 20, 2017 - 3:42:00 PM
National News A setback in fight for fair prison phone rates
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that regulations that capped the high cost of in-state phone calls by prison inmates are now null and void. The June 13 ruling has put partisan politics over people, say prison reform advocates.
Updated Jun 20, 2017 - 3:01:26 PM
National News Jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial
NORRISTOWN, Penn.—At presstime, the jury in the sexual assault trial of entertainer Bill Cosby was expected to soon began deliberations. After several days of graphic testimony, the prosecution rested and the defense began its case June 12 but rested in approximately six minutes after calling one witness, Detective Richard Schaffer.
Updated Jun 14, 2017 - 11:18:02 AM
National News Charges of corruption, obstruction of justice haunt Trump
WASHINGTON—Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, is a liar. This according to James Comey, the recently fired director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who testified in a dramatic session before a Select Senate Intelligence Committee
Updated Jun 14, 2017 - 11:16:38 AM
National News First Annual Family Summit & Conference Comes To Atlanta!
The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference is set to take place in Atlanta, Ga., on August 25-27. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27 with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Updated Jun 14, 2017 - 11:09:27 AM