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Ferguson, Missouri: Any Town, USA

By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply trying to register to vote, …


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ICNA Calls for Investigation of Brown’s Killing

Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America calls for State and Federal investigation of the slaying of Micheal Brown in Missouri. Among a list of demands, ICNA also calls for cessation of all violence and the arming of the police by the military. The senseless, tragic fatal shooting of 18-year old African American Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police …