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On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
For Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that falls in August this year, we asked a few people in South Florida why they became Muslim and what it has meant to them. Here are the last two. Patricia Salahuddin Patricia Salahuddin teaches at the Design and...
Tags: Baptist, Christian Orthodoxy, Judaism, Ramadan, Protestantism
The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know. So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy. Though I...
The 33 NewsLess than a week after two boys were allegedly drowned by their father, their bodies were laid to rest. Hundreds gathered at Inspiring Body of Christ Church Saturday to honor 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah Muhammad. They died Monday, after Dallas...
Tribune NewspapersEvery so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMalcolm X A Life of Reinvention Manning Marable Viking: 594 pp., $30 Malcolm X never died. While his contemporary Martin Luther King Jr. lives on in the noble but fixed ideal of a racially unified and enlightened America, Malcolm lives on in the fluid...
The Daily MirrorApril 14, 1961: "Elijah Muhammad, 63-year-old leader of the politico-religious cult known as the Muslims, today held his first press conference in 30 years and asked for a part of America to form his own country," the Mirror's Bill Kiley......
With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
(WGN-AM)- Dozens of Chicago-area African-Americans showed up today at Mt. Glenwood Memorial Gardens South Cemetery to check on departed loved ones after learning that a human bone was discovered near a storage area on Friday. Montrey Simpson of Chicago,...
Tags: Chicago, Glenwood, Illinois, African Americans, Alsip
Religious and spiritual leaders Gordon B. Hinckley, 97; 15th president of the Mormon church, led its greatest expansion (Jan. 27) Archbishop Christodoulos, 69; credited with revitalizing Greece's Orthodox Church (Jan. 28) The Rev. Marcial Maciel, 87;...
Tags: Baptist, Christian Orthodoxy, Judaism, Dalai Lama, Mormonism
Tribune religion reporterMixing Scripture from the Koran and the Bible with foreign policy, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan issued a call for worldwide religious unity Sunday during his farewell address, urging Christians, Muslims and Jews to work toward peace....
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Jarrod Jones scored 16 points and Ball State held on to beat Tennessee Tech 59-55 Saturday, the seventh straight loss for the Golden Eagles. The Cardinals (12-13) led by as many as 13 points in the first half, taking a 32-19 lead at...
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