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Malala visits the White House

Obama family welcomes Malala to the White House

Malala Yousaf Zai survived an assassination attempt on her life a year ago when she was only 14-years-old. Her assailants were the Taliban in Pakistan. Western media reported she was shot in the head because she campaigned against keeping girls ignorant and uneducated. Taliban media in Pakistan does not deny the shooting of Malala. They claim she was shot because she was seen associating with U.S. military personnel. They argue U.S. military drones have killed many Pakistani children and they refuse to accept shame for attempting to kill Malala Yousaf Zai. The Taliban's miscalculation is seen as a mean gesture and does not help the cause of Islam. The Holy Qur'an teach Muslims not to allow the wrong doing of others to cause wrong doing. We are happy that the President of the United States and his family has invited Malala Yousaf Zai to the White House for discussion. May Allah (SWT) give Malala a long and prosperous life. Amin.
Last update October 31, 2013

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mlk, jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Most people think of Martin Luther King, Jr. as an integrationist, but little do people know that he was really pro-black pursuing a black nationalist objective different from Malcolm X or the Black Panthers. He was murdered before establishing the foundations of self-governance for his people. Full Story

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Who will win Super Bowl XLVIII tonight

Peter Slaughter (Soul60) and Baruti M. Kamau (admin) believe the Seahawks will beat the Broncos in the Super Bowl tonight using a combination of defensive and offensive strategies. Officially, the Denver Broncos are favored to win by 2.5 points. What do you think? Click Here

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Business News

Russell Simmons holds ground on prepaid cards
Russell Simmons in an article for Yahoo's Daily Ticker says that many people who use prepaid cards are looking for an alternative banking solution. People feel they have been cut off from mainstream banking relationships when they are constantly declined for traditional banking services. Mr. Simmons says that's where the Rush Card come in. His article for the Daily Ticker can be read in its entirety by clicking here


Tech & Science News

PlayStation 4 targets 5 million units sold in first year
Bloomberg recently reported that Sony Corp. wants to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 consoles this year. Sony's fiscal year ends March 31, 2014 and the PS4 will debut in North America on November 15th. The PS4 is a console built to be a portal for games, movies and music.

Opinions and Editorials

Journalist Remembers Edgar Pillow

Submitted by Baruti M. Kamau in Op-Ed
In Cincinnati, we have many local heroes whom many are not aware of. Some we do know and have forgotten about the good they have contributed to our community. There are others we just don't know about due to lack of media promotion. If you don't know who this man is, then I want you to meet him. His name is Edgar Pillow. He was a self-styled journalist, WWII Veteran and community activist. I learned of him in 1994...
09:57 hrs January 23rd, 2014

Why Malcolm X Was Great And Unique

Submitted by Edgar Pillow in Op-Ed
Do for self as practiced and stressed by Malcolm was not for a few individuals only to achieve, but for the Black masses to gain through self determination and economic independence. Malcolm knew that Black people would always be vulnerable as long as they depended on politicians -- regardless of party label.
10:41 hrs February 9th, 2003

An old haven for black separatists

Submitted by Baruti M. Kamau in Op-Ed
The majority of Liberia's founders were former slaves and westernized Christians who envisioned a free republic of black people championing the 19th century American version of Christian values and beliefs in black Africa. Liberia, throughout the 19th century, participated in the liberation of newly captured black African slaves outside its borders and incorporated those people into its settler community. However, Liberia's relationship with native inhabitants was shaky as the republic sought to exact administrative control deeper into the interior.
09:45 hrs December 21st, 2013


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