Caleb Parke / Fox News Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has reportedly led a chant of "death to America" and recently called for a separate state for black Americans, has made more controversial comments, claiming to be Jesus and clarifying his "anti-termite" statement. Farrakhan Continue Reading
Malcolm X. Mosque No. 7. Hotel Theresa. Remembering Harlem’s Muslim History.
By Sharon Otterman Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem around 125th Street is now lined with artisanal French restaurants, wood-fired pizza joints and brunch places serving kale salad. A new Whole Foods supermarket shines from the corner. On Sundays, luxury tour buses idle at curbs, unloading foreign Continue Reading
How the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan came to be at the center of a D.C. political flap
By Michelle Boorstein Chris Hawthorne was 16 in the spring of 1989 when the Nation of Islam brought hip-hop giant Public Enemy to the banks of the Anacostia River. Crack, AIDS and murder were running roughshod on the District, particularly in Ward 8, where Hawthorne was growing up. But if the Continue Reading
The Women’s March Has a Farrakhan Problem
By John-Paul Pagano A year ago, the Women’s March punctuated Trump’s inauguration with what was likely the largest single-day mass demonstration in American history. Today, it finds itself embroiled in an unexpected controversy after the initial refusal of several of its leaders to distance Continue Reading