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May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, the man we would come to know as Malcolm X burst into the world. As he evolved away from his past as Detroit Red, he transformed himself first, into a loyal protege of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad , then, into a
The attorney of a North Texas man who drowned two of his sons says his client acted out of fear that the boys would grow up to be just like him. Paul Johnson addressed the Dallas County jury Wednesday as Naim Rasool Muhammad's capital murder trial
January 08, 2013 In a wide-ranging year end interview with Final Call News, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan offered analysis of the year that was and insight into what is to come in 2013. He also announced an historic 52-week lecture
Associated Press From left, Al Freeman Jr., Shirley Knight and Amiri Baraka, the activist writer, at the premiere of the film "Dutchman" in New York City in 1967. His death was announced by Howard University, where he had been chairman of the theater
Malcolm X actor Albert Freeman Jr dies at 78 Albert Freeman Jr appeared in films, TV shows and acted on stage Albert Freeman Jr, the actor who played Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's film Malcolm X, has died at the age of 78.
Veteran actor Albert Freeman Jr. died August 9 at the age of 78. Howard University in Washington DC – whee he taught acting and was the chairman and artistic director for the Theater Arts department - confirmed the
A longtime member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission was denied another term Thursday, in part because of material on his website about the Nation of Islam that condemned interracial marriage. Those opposed to reappointing Munir Muhammad to the
Steve Hahn teaches history at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author, most recently, of The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (Harvard University Press). This article appeared in the April 19, 2012 issue of the magazine. Malcolm X: A
When the film's narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little ( Denzel Washington ) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was
At the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, Muhammad Ali suddenly appeared on a platform in the stadium. Janet Evans, a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming, passed the heavy Olympic torch to Ali. Shaking from Parkinson'