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Farrakhan newspaper editor resigns

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The editor of the Nation of Islam paper in Chicago resigned after allegations the Rev. Jesse Jackson was "complicit" in Dr. Martin Luther King's killing. James G. Muhammad resigned following an apology and retraction that appeared in this week's the Fin

Commentary: Farrakhan's valedictory?

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's weekend announcement of a new prostate cancer center named after him at historically black Howard University in Washing
AL SWANSON

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2003 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Farrakhan Foundation fights men's cancer

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is creating a prostate cancer foundation bearing his name to mark his 70th birthday Sunday.
AL SWANSON

Film of the Week: 'People I Know'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- "People I Know" should appeal to fans of the Al Pacino School of Acting for the Sake of Acting. Pacino is in every scene of this stagey indie drama depicting 24
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Anti-war speech Farrakhan's last?

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stunned many this weekend when he told a packed auditorium this annual Saviors' Day speech could be his last.

Anti-war speech Farrakhan's last?

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) --

Chicago club owner faces jail

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Twenty-one white crosses, each with the handwritten name of a person killed in Monday's nightclub stampede, sat lined up on a wall outside the padlocked Epitome
AL SWANSON

University pulls plug on Farrakhan

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leaders expressed outrage after Xavier University canceled a commitment to air a satellite telecast of Louis Farrakhan. The school called Farrakhan's message "divisive" but Farrakhan has said his "Saviors' Day" speech on Feb. 23 might be h

University pulls plug on Farrakhan

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leaders Friday expressed disappointment and outrage after Xavier University canceled a commitment to air a satellite telecast of Louis Farrakhan on campus, calling his message "divisive."

2002 Yearend: American Schizophrenia

The mood of the country entering the third year of this strange new century is that of a paranoid schizophrenic. On the one hand we imagine conniving enemies behind every kiosk in the mall and sinister cabals plotting our destruction in the desert warrens
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

A Blast from the Past

As terror raged in revolutionary France, Queen Marie Antoinette fell victim to the guillotine on this date in 1783. She died nine months after the execution of her husband, the former King Louis XVI. Marie Antoinette, by the way, in speaking of her hung
By United Press International

UPI Political Roundup

UPI political round up for Tuesday Oct. 8th.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Oct. 14-20.
By United Press International
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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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