Nation of Islam
7351 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649

For Immediate Release                                                                                    November 10, 2017

CONTACTS: Richard B. Muhammad, (312) 480 9775,

Nation of Islam National Representative Louis Farrakhan to deliver major message to President Trump and the U.S. government on November 16 in Nation’s Capital

CHICAGO—Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver a major message to President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. government on Thursday, November 16, from the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The press conference will mark the first time that Minister Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, will speak directly to President Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

Since the election of President Trump, a myriad of social and political issues and questions about America’s leadership in the world and leadership at home have arisen. Minister Farrakhan’s message will address issues of importance regarding America’s domestic challenges, her place on the world stage and her future.  Doors open for the media at the Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue NW, at 8:30 a.m. EST. The press conference will begin promptly at 10 a.m. EST in the Moretti Ballroom.  

Space is limited so please confirm attendance by calling or texting 312 480 9775, or via email, at and

Please bring current media credentials or a letter of assignment. Working media only can apply for credentials  at:


Holy Day of Atonement Observance with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Drew an Immense Crowd


On Sunday October 15, marked the day of this year's Million Man March Anniversary/Holy Day of Atonement Observance. The immense crowd arrived with eagerness and urgency. The eagerness to hear the message that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was going to share. I too felt those same feelings and more because this was my first time witnessing the teachings of Minister Louis Farrakhan in person. The anticipation was high, my heart and mind were ready to receive his message.

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The Newark Symphony Hall has such history and it was clear that there was no greater place for this event to be held than this monumental hall.  The brothers and sisters of diverse religious and belief systems sat patiently awaiting for the minister to speak. What joy I felt to see all of these great people out to listen to the words of the enlightened Minister Louis Farrakhan. The service was opened by several other leaders including some of other faiths.

'Separation or Death' was the title for the message and boy was it profound! The minister embarked on the ideas of mistreatment by the Caucasian race, living divided and equal from the enemy, the Colin Kaepernick controversy and the “real people” disrespecting the flag, as well as the shameful Trump.

Farrakhan discussed the Muslim Program of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, which calls for a full and complete freedom for Blacks. The program introduced in July of 1962 at the Erie Crown Theater in Chicago has since been displayed on the back page of every issue of the Final Call Newspaper.

Minister Farrakhan spoke on “freedom” and mistreatment by the Caucasian race using the statement “But here’s the thing we’ve got to ask. You know how long we’ve been in America? Four hundred sixty two years, and we have suffered everyday for four hundred sixty two years. So now most of you who have been involved in civil rights; we salute you because your love of America and white people has caused you to suffer every kind of indignity to get a little glimpse of freedom. …We don't’ know freedom. So how have you suffered to get change? We had to die to go to toilet with white people. We had to die to eat in a restaurant with them. We had to die to be buried in the same cemetery with them. We moved into their neighborhoods and the minute they saw us some of them burned crosses, they drove us out or they left. They don’t want to be with us.”  


What many don’t know is that our once former president, Thomas Jefferson shared his thoughts on Blacks living separate and apart from Whites. “Nothing is more certainly in the book of fate than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, can not live in the same government.”

Farrakhan has a message for Trump, and I look forward to him sharing it. Trump could use to listen and would most definitely learn something.

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Colin Kaepernick continues to not have been offered a position with the NFL. Honorable Louis Farrakhan said, “Colin Kaepernick took a knee. That brother was not trying to disrespect the flag. He was disturbed over the police killings of black and brown people outside of the law of justice. And he wanted to draw attention to it. Because all of the evil that we have suffered, we suffered it under the Confederate flag. And we suffered it mostly under the so-called American flag.” Minister Farrakhan continued further, “But did you know that there is a code on how to respect the American flag? The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a report for members of congress in 2009 on the Federal Law relating to the US Flag and it’s display.” The Minister shared that Section 8 of the flag code entitled “Respect for Flag” shows how the National Football League is actually the one breaking the code by displaying the flag horizontally.  

The crowd was completely engaged, while clapping and cheering the Minister on in agreement with his message. He spoke with such intellect and deep compassion that you were sure to walk out of the theater with a grand amount of information to share with others.


The 90s R&B groups took us down memory lane and then back again


Who else better to accompany Bell Biv Devoe on the Three Stripes Tour than the lovely ladies of SWV and En Vogue? It was a perfect match, and a terrific show. Think about it, the 90s was one other time that R&B music was at its peak. When you think about the 90s you think about musical groups, music videos and some of the best dances. And for certain these three groups delivered on all three.

Friday night in Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue a tremendously long line swooped around the corner from the theatre with anxious show attendees. The excitement was high and you could hear it in their voices as they spoke about their favorite songs and their favorite group members. Inside the 3,000-seat theatre adorned with French Baroque architecture patrons were in line getting memorabilia, and at the concession stands getting food and drinks while looking stylish. There’s no question the impact these artists have on their listeners who range from 10 years of age to 60+. This is exactly what you saw as you strolled through the theatre making your way to your seat.

The opening act was the sweet voices of SWV. They began to entertain us with some of their familiar songs just when the audience made mention that the mics were too low. Without hesitation the soundman kicked into gear and adjusted the sound so the ladies could deliver and so did they! They sang some of their top Billboard Chart songs like “Weak”, “Rain”, “You’re the One” and several others as they danced in unison. The crowd enthusiastically sang along and danced at times as well.  

Up next to the stage were the sexy and vivacious ladies of En Vogue. They took to the stage in a kinetic force and the crowd immediately drew in. They’re known for their harmonies and the way they drive home each and every song they sing. They sparred no expense as they sang crowd favorites “Don’t Let Go (Love)”, “My Lovin’”, “Hold On”, and other all too familiar hits. Terry Ellis still continues to be a crowd favorite and boy did she work that stage! Cindy Herron let everyone know that she still reigns in this business, while the latest member Rhona Bennett let everyone know that she’s right where she’s supposed to be!

Intermission came and DJ Johnny Famous took control of the crowd while playing songs they could sing and nod their heads to. If you listened closely you’d hear more conversation about the show, accept this time the attendees spoke about how much they were enjoying the show and wished it wouldn’t end.

Without further ado, the handsome men of Bell Biv Devoe aka BBD took to the stage and the crowd went bonkers! They had their choreography in tact alongside their backup dancers and moved like they did in the 90s. Giving the audience “Do Me” and a more recent song “Run”. They even sang some New Edition songs, including their early songs “Mr. Telephone Man”, “Cool it Now”, and “Candy Girl”.  Their most recent song, “Finally” featuring SWV had the audience swaying to the memorable lyrics. You had to be there!

About time the show was over there was no question whether or not everyone got his or her money’s worth. The Three Stripes Tour was like a party in your living room. Who doesn’t want to have a good time at home while being entertained and listening to 90s music? All the while reminiscing on the past. These 90s R&B groups took us down memory lane and then back again. You have to be a fan in order to appreciate them and the talent they possess. They are truly the definition of great music.