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February 10, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan thunders his message of pride, independence and equality for black America, he evokes the fiery tones and images of a revival preacher. And the Muslim minister's associates accent his religious role, referring to him as "the champion of the cause of redemption," and a man "backed with the might of almighty God."
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NEWS
May 14, 2000 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, long a polarizing figure in debates over religion and race in America, has onlookers pondering his latest public efforts aimed at making amends with past adversaries. Apparently recovered from a near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, Farrakhan admitted in an interview with the daughter of Malcolm X that he may have helped foster a climate of hate that led to the assassination of the black Muslim icon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | MUSA T. CAMARA, Musa T. Camara is an LAPD officer-defense representative of African-American and Asian-Indian ancestry. and
To describe those who brutally beat Reginald Denny during the Los Angeles riots as freedom fighters is an insult to the many heroic and honorable African-American men and women who devoted their lives to the cause of equal rights and the end of oppression: Cinque, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Betty Shabazz, Muhammad Ali. The list goes on and on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1994
At long last, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has disciplined an aide who made vicious remarks about Jews, Catholics, gays and others in a November speech at a New Jersey college. Farrakhan suspended the speaker, Khalid Abdul Mohammad, from important posts in the Nation of Islam "until he demonstrates that he is willing to conform to the manner of representing Allah and the honorable Elijah Muhammad," the late founder of the black religion.
NEWS
August 10, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ella L. Collins, a civil rights activist and self-made businesswoman whom her half brother Malcolm X called "the first really proud black woman I had ever seen," has died at age 82. Collins, who raised Malcolm and took over his black Muslim splinter group after his assassination, died Aug 3. She had lived in a nursing home for years after suffering several strokes and diabetes, which cost her both legs.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2008 | Jeff Long, Chicago Tribune
Calling today's organized religion a failure, the Nation of Islam's Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday urged a "new beginning" during the rededication ceremony for a renovated mosque on Chicago's South Side. "Religion as it is being preached and practiced is a failure," said a lively and passionate Farrakhan, 75, during remarks that lasted an hour and 45 minutes at the Mosque Maryam, the national headquarters of the Nation of Islam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1998 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
On the first full day of Islam's most sacred month of Ramadan, the faithful who have gathered at the Masjid Ibaadillah in South-Central Los Angeles are filled with decidedly down-to-earth questions. If we fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan--a duty prescribed as one of Islam's five pillars of practice--can we use mouthwash or toothpaste to sweeten stale breath? One woman declares her love for televised wrestling matches, a man for jazz.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Equipped with only a lawn chair, a beach umbrella and a paperback titled "Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, a Tragedy of Race and Medicine," Shadrick Muhammad is halfway through another eight hours of sun and smog. From the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Stocker Street, and wearing a crisp brown suit, brown bow tie and white cotton shirt, he cheerfully sells bean pies, blueberry cheesecake pies, pineapple cheesecake pies, oatmeal-raisin cookies--and the teachings of his spiritual leader, minister Louis Farrakhan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1985 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Warith Deen Muhammad, spiritual leader of the largest group of American black believers in Islam, visited the site of a proposed new Los Angeles mosque Saturday and criticized rival Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan as having a distorted view of the faith. There are "serious differences and very serious conflicts" between himself and Farrakhan, said Muhammad, 52, the son of the late Elijah Muhammad, founder of the militant Nation of Islam, once popularly known as the Black Muslims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where is the Muslim presence in mainstream Southern California life? Where are the television programs depicting Muslim families? The museums depicting the history of Islam? Where are the orphanages for Muslim children, the shelters for battered women and homeless people?
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