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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014
By United Press International

Louis Farrakhan says African-Americans need their own court system

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says African-Americans should establish their own legal system because the U.S. judicial system is biased against them.
Louis Farrakhan tells Kanye West not to apologize for 'classic anti-Semetic' remark

Louis Farrakhan tells Kanye West not to apologize for 'classic anti-Semetic' remark

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Louis Farrakhan doesn't want Kanye West to apologize for saying "Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people."
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Rep. Conyers: Farrakhan's speech 'racist, anti-Semitic'

Rep. Conyers: Farrakhan's speech 'racist, anti-Semitic'

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has described remarks made by Louis Farrakhan in a Detroit speech as "unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic."

Farrakhan preaches unity in Detroit

DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- Louis Farrakhan, speaking at a Detroit City Council meeting, urged unity and a focus on urban renewal through shared work for the city's black residents.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Report says Louis Farrakhan's son a police officer who does no work

HARVEY, Ill., April 22 (UPI) -- Mustapha Farrakhan, son of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is an Illinois police officer who hasn't worked in four years, the Chicago Sun-Times said.
Farrakhan urges Obama to fight

Farrakhan urges Obama to fight

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke of a racist America and urged President Obama to fight for his presidency at a rally in Charlotte, N.C.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 11, 2012.
By United Press International
Farrakhan: Racial hatred threatens Obama

Farrakhan: Racial hatred threatens Obama

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Racial hatred could lead to someone trying to kill U.S. President Obama, fiery Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan warned in a sermon.
Farrakhan praises Gadhafi

Farrakhan praises Gadhafi

CHICAGO, March 31 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed support for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi at a rare news conference at the organization's Chicago mosque.
Farrakhan hails Gadhafi, predicts revolt

Farrakhan hails Gadhafi, predicts revolt

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan says Moammar Gadhafi is still his friend and America is ripe for revolution.
Farrakhan repeats call for responsibility

Farrakhan repeats call for responsibility

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for black self-reliance in a speech to followers in Tampa, Fla.
Report: Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan in sit-down

Report: Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan in sit-down

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Louis Farrakhan and other leaders of the Nation of Islam while he was in New York, the group's newspaper said.
ADL: Farrakhan hits new low

ADL: Farrakhan hits new low

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Anti-Defamation League says the anti-Semitism of Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has hit a new low.
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WAP2002072205 - WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Louis Farrakhan speaks about his recent trip to the Middle East and Africa to supporters and members of the media on July 22, 2002, at the National Press club in Washington. Farrakhan described his trip as a mission of peace. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933) is the leader of the Chicago, Illinois-based Nation of Islam (NOI). He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, before his death in 1975, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the orthodox Islamic group American Society of Muslims, Farrakhan started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam's National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the World.

Farrakhan is a Black religious and social leader, and a critic of the United States government on many issues, including the call to murder white people and bring forth an end of their ruling age. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. In October 1995, he called and led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., calling on black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. Due to health issues, in 2007, Farrakhan reduced his responsibilities with the NOI.

He was born Louis Eugene Walcott (also spelled Wolcott) in 1933 in The Bronx, New York, the younger of two sons of Sarah Mae Manning (16 January 1900 – 18 November 1988) and Percival Clark, immigrants from the Caribbean islands. His mother was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis. His father was a Jamaican native and worked as a taxicab driver. After Louis' father died in 1936, the Walcott family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where they settled in the West Indian neighborhood of the Roxbury area.

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