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Here's What's Inside the FBI's File on Muhammad Ali

Bureau kept tabs on the boxer in 1966

(Newser) - The FBI kept an eye on Muhammad Ali for a period of time in 1966, according to newly released documents posted on the FBI's website . In the documents, the FBI insisted that Ali himself was not under investigation, but that the Nation of Islam was—and Ali was of... More »

Farrakhan: Give African Americans Our Own Courts

Controversial minister says US courts are biased against black people

(Newser) - Controversial minister Louis Farrakhan offered up a controversial idea yesterday at the Nation of Islam's annual convention in Detroit: The black community should have its own court system, because the existing system is biased against African Americans. "We want equal justice under the law," Farrakhan said,... More »

Malcolm X Killer Gains Parole

Thomas Hagan, 69, had been on work release

(Newser) - The last of the men convicted in Malcolm X's assassination has been paroled after 44 years in prison. Thomas Hagan, 69, hadn't been spending a ton of time in prison anyway; in 1992 he entered a full-time work-release program that let him spend 5 days a week at home with... More »

W. Deen Mohammed: Black Muslim Leader Dies

(Newser) - Imam W. Deen Mohammed, son of the late Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and one of the nation's top black Muslim leaders, has died at age 74, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Brother Imam"—once banished by his father for remaining close to Nation of Islam critic Malcolm... More »

Obama Pastor Faulted for Farrakhan Rave

Incensed scribe cries racism; candidate deplores same

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s controversial pastor is back in the press—and the blogosphere—this time for praising Louis Farrakhan in an issue of the church's magazine, calling him "an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."... More »

Teen Confesses to Killing Journalist

Handyman at raided bakery may not have acted alone, cops say

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man arrested last week in a police raid on an Oakland bakery has confessed to shooting journalist Chauncey Bailey, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Detectives say Devaughndre Broussard, a self-described "good soldier," targeted the Oakland Post editor because he had been investigating the bakery and... More »

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