Millions More Movement proposed

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is proposing a "Millions More Movement" on Oct. 16, marking the 10th anniversary of his earlier Million Man March.

Farrakhan: Black leaders isolated

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Louis Farrakhan, in a radio interview, said that black leaders "have been pulled away from their communities and taken in by corporate America."

Farrakhan pushes black, Latino unity march

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is calling for a "Millions More Movement" Washington unity march among blacks, Hispanics and other races.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2005 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Jackson to lead voting rights marches

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- As African-Americans marked the 37th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, two national black leaders called for a push to protect voting rights.

Black leaders discuss state of their union

LITHONIA, Ga., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Tavis Smiley and black leaders discussed the "State of the Black Union" talked about at an all-day forum near Atlanta.

The Web: Online propaganda warfare

A series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web. This week: There probably are no technological solutions to the problem of fake images being distributed over the Internet, such as those recently depicting co
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2004 with 234 to follow.
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Farrakhan opens Detroit Freedom conference

DETROIT, April 22 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Thursday welcomed Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan to the city's third annual Freedom Institute weekend.

Michigan barn owned by Farrakhan burns

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 8 (UPI) -- A Michigan barn and several animals belonging to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan have been destroyed by fire.

Farrakhan: Kerry getting 'free ride'

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says blacks are giving Sen. John Kerry a free ride because they are so disgusted with President George W. Bush.

Jackson may have made deal with Rowe

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children has reportedly backed off a custody battle if he distances himself from the Nation of Islam.

Jackson rep denies Nation of Islam ties

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's attorney has denied that the Nation of Islam is playing any part in the American pop singer's business.

Newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet dies

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet died Monday from pneumonia at the age of 91.

Muslim group searches for a new leader

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The American Society of Muslims is searching for a successor to W. Deen Mohammed to help integrate African-Americans into the mainstream Islamic world.
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Louis Farrakhan
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

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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