October 17, 1996 |
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in the streets near the United Nations for a rally called by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who demanded that the U.N. take action against the United States for "genocide" of blacks and Native Americans. The "Day of Atonement" rally, which organizers said was being broadcast by satellite across the country and around the world, was intended to commemorate the first anniversary of last year's "Million Man March."
October 14, 1996 |
Louis Farrakhan said he wants the Nation of Islam to file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of crack addicts if his group's lawyers find evidence that CIA operatives funneled crack cocaine into America's black communities. The suit also would include the families of crack addicts "and those who have been victimized by crime as a result of the crack addicts," Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, told Newsweek.
September 11, 1996 |
Picking up an apparent gift from his opponent, President Clinton on Tuesday took Bob Dole to task over the issue of family leave. In a campaign appearance and in a new television advertisement, Clinton said the Family and Medical Leave law, which protects workers from being fired if they take time off to care for an ill relative or a new child, had helped millions of families cope with medical emergencies without imposing burdensome costs on business.
August 31, 1996 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Friday proclaimed himself honored to accept a human rights award named for Libyan ruler Moammar Kadafi but turned down its accompanying $250,000 prize to avoid legal problems in the United States. Standing before emotional supporters who cried "Victory!" and "God is great!"
August 29, 1996 |
The federal government denied Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan permission Wednesday to accept a promised $1-billion gift from Libya to help African Americans economically and politically. Accused of supporting global terrorism, Libya for years has been under U.S. sanctions that bar most financial transactions between the two countries and limit travel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996 |
A week after Nation of Islam officials were evicted from their Western regional headquarters in Inglewood, a top minister in the organization delivered a message he said is from Louis Farrakhanpredicting that an earthquake will strike California within 30 days and possibly wipe the Golden State off the face of the earth. "The wrath of God will show itself in a major earthquake for this attempt to uproot upstanding citizens from their community," Minister Tony Muhammad said Friday.
July 26, 1996 |
Hanging up the telephone, stifling an ironic smile, Arthur J. Magida searches for a little patch of calm in his northwest Baltimore home. "That was NBC calling," he says. "About Farrakhan?" he is asked. "What then?" Magida says. "I said, 'Listen, Tom Brokaw, I don't care who you are or how much money you make. . . .' " He laughs at his little joke. Nah, it wasn't Brokaw on the line--just some network flunky asking for help to make the on-camera folks look like real reporters.