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a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans

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Over the past few months, a number of senior Democratic officials have been outed for ties with Farrakhan, including former President Barack Obama, who met with the Nation of Islam leader on Capitol Hill in 2005 and posed for a joint photograph.
13) These types of conversions would become increasingly popular over time, throughout the Nation of Islam and orthodox Muslim groups, thus causing Black Muslims to become the most active ethnic group among Muslims in the United States to seek equal legal and constitutional protection typically afforded to majority religious groups.
Farrakhan's Nation of Islam is considered an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organisation.
Radford-Hill sees Malcolm's overcoming of the merely protective male orientation toward women of the Nation of Islam as conditioned by Malcolm's Pan-Africanist experiences and commitments, and Malcolm's embracing of orthodox Islam in the last two years of his life.
She goes on to say, “It's easy for people to dismiss the Nation of Islam because of their theology, however, millions of blacks have gone through their doors since it began eighty-two years ago.
In this book, Marable, who was able to gain access to a private archive of Malcolm X correspondence and able to examine more than 5,000 pages of FBI and other US government documents, claims that when Malcolm rose to prominence as a black leader, sexual problems in his marriage to Betty Shabazz, mother of his six daughters, threatened and complicated his stature and place in the Nation of Islam.
The Nation of Islam minister said the bailout rewarded the "bloodsuckers of the poor.
Snoop did not specify when he had joined the Nation of Islam.
When Napoleon was three years old, his parents and his two brothers were murdered in front of him by former friends and members of the Nation of Islam.
Last Sunday, while most people were fixated on the Oscars spectacle, newly retired Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was in Detroit giving what he said was his final speech -- and for the first time he actually made a lot of sense (about 80 percent of the time).
Ellison, a 43-year-old attorney and a "former" disciple of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, won the November 7 election for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, a Democratic stronghold that includes part of Minneapolis.
Boykin had been given the go-ahead to speak by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Malcolm X--or El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (as he was more properly known after his 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia)--had created both organizations in 1964, after leaving the Nation of Islam.
A NATION of Islam activist has accused Black Country funnyman Lenny Henry of 'debasing' black people to get a laugh.
The Nation of Islam, Wiccans, Church of Scientology and more are surveyed in the course of probing how the new religious movements operate and interact in American culture.