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2008-10-18 15:00:02

The Rev. Louis Farrakhan says he is planning "a new beginning" for his Nation of Islam movement with the re-dedication of its Chicago mosque headquarters. Farrakhan, who met with local Chicago reporters this week in an outreach effort, says Sunday's Mosque Maryam re-dedication will symbolize his efforts to battle "mischaracterization" of the Nation of Islam as a militant group and to further open its membership to Caribbean blacks, Asians and Latinos. The "new beginning" for the Nation...

2006-03-27 17:03:58

HAVANA (Reuters) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for "regime change" in the United States on Monday and denounced "wicked" U.S. policies for turning the world against America. "We need a new government, we need regime change in America," he said at the end of a visit to Communist Cuba. Farrakhan, who led the Million Man March on the Washington Mall in 1995 to promote black self-reliance, said the Bush administration's domestic policies were "sucking the blood of the...

2006-03-20 20:09:47

HAVANA (Reuters) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is visiting communist Cuba to learn about disaster relief, a visit prompted by the failure of the U.S. government to cope with Hurricane Katrina, he said on Monday. The controversial Nation of Islam leader, who is visiting Cuba for a week, criticized Washington for refusing a Cuban offer to send doctors after Katrina devastated New Orleans last August, flooding neighborhoods mainly populated by blacks and the impoverished....

2005-12-20 21:33:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Supporters of Stanley Tookie Williams, including civil rights leaders and masked gang members, gathered at a church in South Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to a convicted killer whose execution last week prompted renewed debate about capital punishment. Some 2,000 people packed the church and spilled into a nearby parking lot as speakers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, hailed Williams from a...

2005-10-15 19:05:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan accused the federal government of "criminal neglect" for its slow response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, during a rally on Saturday marking the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. Speaking to thousands of African-Americans gathered on the National Mall, he also urged minorities and the poor to work together to improve their lives. In his speech, the highlight of the daylong event, Farrakhan asked why the...

2005-10-15 15:22:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of African-Americans rallied on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Million Man March and kick off a new effort to mobilize help for each other. This year's march, known as the "Millions More Movement," was a stark contrast to 1995, when only black men were invited to participate to promote black self-reliance and responsibility. On Saturday, women and other minorities were invited, attended and spoke to the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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