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By CLARENCE PAGE | September 21, 1993
Washington. -- It did not grab as much attention as the peace signing between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization did earlier in the week, but to black Americans it was no less momentous.In a quest for what Jesse Jackson cautiously called ''operational unity,'' some of the nation's top black political and civil-rights leaders, including the NAACP's Ben Chavis and the Congressional Black Caucus' Kweisi Mfume, embraced Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan as a full partner in efforts to improve the lives of African-Americans.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Writer | June 8, 1994
The Baltimore Jewish Council said yesterday that it would not join a protest of black separatist Louis Farrakhan's expected attendance at a NAACP-sponsored summit here Sunday.In a meeting yesterday, council officers decided with "absolutely no dissent" not to take part in the demonstration against the Nation of Islam leader, said Arthur Abramson, executive director. The council is an umbrella group for 50 Jewish groups and congregations in the Baltimore area."Tactically, media attention is exactly what practitioners of hatred and anti-Semitism want," Dr. Abramson said.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 8, 1994
The NAACP called a press conference the other day to formally announce a National Summit of African-American Leaders in Baltimore. The press conference was scheduled for 2 o'clock. It finally commenced at 5 minutes till 3. Then, at 5 minutes after 3, it was suddenly over.Everybody in charge explained they were running a little late. They said this after they had heard a few questions from reporters: Farrakhan this and Farrakhan that. There were six questions, five of them on Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam minister who preaches black separatism, and then a spokeswoman for the NAACP declared matters closed.
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By James Bock and Ivan Penn and James Bock and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writers | June 28, 1994
In a two-hour speech that ranged from the origins of man to O. J. Simpson, Louis Farrakhan led 9,000 black men in a pledge at the Baltimore Arena last night never to disrespect black women or to shed one another's blood.The Nation of Islam leader repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet with darkly conspiratorial claims that black men "are being set up for slaughter," attacks on the "wicked hypocrites" of white-dominated corporate America, and gentle urgings to black men to love themselves as God's creation.
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By Newsday | May 16, 1994
From a modest, two-story bungalow in the Chicago suburb of Calumet City, Warith Deen Mohammed runs a ministry that has touched hundreds of thousands of Muslims.Although he is considered the spiritual leader of most black Americans and others who follow Orthodox Islam, his name is not widely known. And although he is the son of Elijah Muhammad, one of the founders of the Nation of Islam, he rejected his father's teachings and turned his back on the money and power that was bequeathed him.His followers say that he is a sincere, humble and deeply religious man who converted thousands of former Nation of Islam members to Orthodox Islam.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 21, 1996
Dear Minister Farrakhan:At long last, you have responded to " The Sun" series on slavery in Sudan. You didn't respond directly to a request by me and my colleague Gil Lewthwaite for an interview, but some response is better than none at all.In the July 23 edition of the Nation of Islam newspaper, " The Final Call, " writer Askia Muhammad chided us for using your name in the series."
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | March 21, 1992
A local radio station's refusal to air advertisements for an upcoming speech by Louis T. Farrakhan has sparked criticism from a Muslim minister who says the station is trying to squelch Mr. Farrakhan's message.Minister Jamil Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 6 on Garrison Boulevard said yesterday that WERQ-FM rejected three requests to air ads for Mr. Farrakhan's planned April 11 speech at the Fifth Regiment Armory."Is this Baltimore 1892 or 1992?" Mr. Muhammad asked. "How can they run ads for malt liquor but not Minister Farrakhan?
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By GREGORY KANE | August 2, 1997
The Nerves of Stone Award for 1997 should go to one Stanley Halpern of Boca Raton, Fla. Halpern is 70, retired, a former political activist who, he says, opposed the Vietnam War long before it was popular to do so.Halpern is also Jewish and spends much of his time these days talking to Jewish organizations. His topic: Jews have an imperative to start a dialogue with Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam who, among other things, stands accused of being the country's foremost Jew-baiter.
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By New York Times News Service | July 30, 1994
Boston -- Louis Farrakhan, the Islamic minister who angered many women when he barred them from attending a speech here last winter, returned on Wednesday night and delivered a speech that only women could attend.Mr. Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, faces sexual discrimination complaints filed with a state agency because women were kept from the city-owned theater where he delivered the speech on March 10.He told a thousand women packed into a stifling church on Wednesday night that the complaints against him were just another attempt by critics to silence his message.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
Early in the evening, the participants split up -- parents went upstairs in the Randallstown split-level, teens and young adults stayed down.Then the serious game began. The subject was hate.Each group was asked to study a list of eight narratives, all examples of anti-Semitism. Would they select the same three as the most offensive or the most dangerous? If so, would everyone agree on which was the most abhorrent example?What happened was a surprise to Ofra Fisher, director of the B'nai B'rith Department of Jewish Family Life.
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