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Dr. Malikah Salaam-Ambolley’s book, My Life Journey, chosen by The Literary Book Club of Newberry, S. C., for their first of the year read, even before Hidden Figures.

By Daarina Abdul Mateen

“Iqra…, Read!” Qur’an, Surah 96 
Dr. Malikah Salaam-Ambolley and her family are no strangers to me. As an educator, I have known her over 35 years. She is not a stranger to the Muslim Journal either, as over the years she has kept us informed of the many contributions and recognitions of her family, all of whom attended Muhammad Schools.

One of the prouder moments that she has shared included the recognition of her son, Ephraim Mateen Salaam, a 13-year veteran with the National Football League (NFL), by the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton at a State Department’s Eid Celebration in Washington, D.C., held in honor of Muslim athletes.

Dr. Salaam-Ambolley has a passion for education. She has spent 35 yeas as an educator. After her retirement from the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Adult and Career Education, she returned to Atlanta, Ga., where her commitment to education has never been greater. She continues to offer her expertise to students at Cedar Grove High and as a selected judge for the Senior Projects at WD Mohammed High School in Atlanta... Read Mar. 17, 2017's Issue Here.

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Lucky Clover 4.11.09 [#Beginning of Shooting Data Section] Nikon D4 2014/03/14 14:50:48.00 Time Zone and Date: UTC-5, DST:ON Jpeg Fine (8-bit) Image Size: L (4928 x 3280), FX Lens: VR 70-200mm f/2.8G Artist: Copyright: Focal Length: 180mm Exposure Mode: Manual Metering: Center-Weighted Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: f/11 Exposure Comp.: 0EV Exposure Tuning: ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 Optimize Image: White Balance: Preset manual d-1, 0, 0 Focus Mode: AF-S AF-Area Mode: Single AF Fine Tune: OFF VR: OFF Long Exposure NR: OFF High ISO NR: ON (Normal) Color Mode: Color Space: sRGB Tone Comp.: Hue Adjustment: Saturation: Sharpening: Active D-Lighting: Normal Vignette Control: Normal Auto Distortion Control: OFF Picture Control: [SD] STANDARD Base: [SD] STANDARD Quick Adjust: 0 Sharpening: 3 Contrast: 0 Brightness: 0 Saturation: 0 Hue: 0 Filter Effects: Toning: Flash Mode: Optional, TTL Flash Exposure Comp.: 0EV Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain Bounce Flash Device: SB-900 Flash Mode: i-TTL, 0EV (Camera: 0EV, Speedlight: 0EV) Zoom Position: Auto Zoom Map Datum: Dust Removal: 2013/04/28 12:23:14 [#End of Shooting Data Section]

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH
NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist

Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart – such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure – can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening.
During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a spotlight on heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.

For African Americans, it’s also a time to raise awareness of how cardiovascular disease disproportionately impacts members of the Black community. Indeed, nearly half of African American adults suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, compared to about a third of Whites, according to the American Heart Association.

This trend stems in part from the fact that African American men and women are more susceptible than other racial and ethnic groups to a number of health conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, including high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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By Amatullah Umrani

Prophet Musa reminded his people to review their history as a reminder of past struggles, but also of the favors of Allah. (Quran 14:6)

The Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught, “Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.”
Research of the past usually involved examination of several sources from which one could draw conclusions, observations or thoughts.

Today, when we do an internet search, we find that many entries have originated from the same source. There is ease in getting information, but there is ease in false information being spread.

Being at the top of the Google search list or being on Wikipedia does not make it true. Early in life, you will begin finding that certain things presented as “facts” are not, and theories may be disproved... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.)

The endurance of our nation’s security, sovereignty, and democracy is not a partisan issue. This is a top concern for all Americans and should be a top priority for the leaders that we send to Washington, whether Democrat or Republican. As elected officials, my colleagues and I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

We, therefore, have a responsibility to do our due diligence in investigating Russian interference, and potential influence, into our democratic elections and the potential Russian ongoing connections within this current presidential administration.
Despite all of the evidence gathered thus far – evidence that has led all 17 of the U.S. intelligence agencies to conclude with confidence that the Russians had indeed interfered in the past election – the current administration seems unable or unwilling to put its full weight behind a full and proper investigation that seems necessary to the American people.

In the face of evidence that campaign and administration officials seem to have had relationships with Russian officials, the president cannot simply move on from this issue.
In fact, the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn this month seems to provide us with more questions than answers... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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Submitted by Imam Lyndon Bilal

When Bessie Coleman returned to the U.S. in September 1921, scores of reporters turned out to meet her. The "Air Service News" noted that Coleman had become "a full-fledged aviatrix, the first of her race."
She was invited as a guest of honor to attend the all-black musical "Shuffle Along." The entire audience, including the several hundred whites in the orchestra seats, rose to give the first African American female pilot a standing ovation.
Over the next five years, Coleman performed at countless air shows. The first took place on September 3, 1922, in Garden City, Long Island.
The "Chicago Defender" publicized the event saying the "wonderful little woman" Bessie Coleman would do "heart thrilling stunts."... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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Bro. Nathaniel Mohammed visited by Bro. Darrell Khalil of Kansas City, Mo., where Bro. Nathaniel also presided over Masjid Omar.

Nathaniel Musaali Mohammed is the son of the Hon. Elijah and Clara Mohammed. He passed Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2017.

May Allah forgive him and grant him The Paradise.  He was 90 years old.

TheJanazah for Brother Minister Nathaniel Muhammad was held Thurs., March 1, 2017, after Dhuhr Prayer 12:30 CST at Masjid An-Nur, 1729 Lyndale Ave., North? Minneapolis, Minn.
Burial followed in Burnsville, Minnesota... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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President Donald Trump meets with the presidents and chancellors from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA)

President Donald Trump meets with the presidents and chancellors from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA)

By Lauren Victoria Burke
NNPA Newswire Contributor

President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017.
Although HBCUs comprise just three percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the nearly 9 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering awarded to Blacks in 2010,” according to American Institutes for Research (AIR).
AIR also reported that “By 2010, approximately 33 percent of all Black students who earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics attended HBCUs, and HBCUs produced nearly 37 percent of all Black undergraduates who received bachelor’s degrees in the physical sciences.”...Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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Sis. Khalilah Ali, former wife of the People’s Champ Muhammad Ali with her son, Muhammad Ali Jr., Imam Abdul Azeez of New York and the CNN representative.

By Imam Abdul Azeez

“They try to put out the Light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His Light even though the disbelievers may dislike it.(Qur’an 61:8)
Imam Dr. W.D. Mohammed, the late Muslim American leader, told Muslims to beware of falling into a pitiful condition of just reacting to Western powers.
In the book, “Reading is Fundamental,” Imam Mohammed is cited, “They are so caught up in studying what the West has done and how the West has been maneuvering and what are the intentions now and for the future . They (Muslims) are so caught up into that, that they can't really do the number one job, and that's to revive the ummah (community), so that it will be strong and safe with G-d."... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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Imam Omar Hazim

Host is Islamic Center of Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. – President Donald Trump’s travel ban has become an unifying theme, Imam Omar Hazim says.
Over 200 people gathered one recent Sunday afternoon for “Tea with Muslims” at the Islamic Center of Topeka.
“It’s important for people to come together, to know your neighbors and to have a general recognition and respect for one another,” said Imam Omar Hazim, the Center’s leader.
Hazim said a unifying theme of the event’s speakers was opposition to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.

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The Cast

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Masjid Al-Taqwa/S.U.N. Youth Theater Ensemble Black History Production, Come On And Listen Good People, was an entertaining and educational event, enjoyed by a packed audience at the Zakat Foundation Unity Center in Bridgeview, Illinois.
The young thespians presented fresh takes on classic works of Black poetic literature from the likes of Langston Hughes, Dr. Maya Angelou, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, to name a few.
They also performed original contemporary works written by artists from the community of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, including Aisha Sharif, Halimah Webster and Masjid Al-Taqwa’s own Resident Imam, Tariq I. El-Amin... Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.


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By Nusayba Hammad, Communications Director, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights ( WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an act unprecedented in recent history, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...