TGR: A Conversation with Brother Richard: Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Hits Streets of Chicago
(CHICAGO - August 14, 2012) - When I heard that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan had hit the streets of Chicago to help address the violence that unleashed there this summer, I had to reach out to Brother Richard B. Muhammad, Editor-in-Chief of The Final Call Newspaper, the most far-reaching black-owned publication in the world.
Over the years, Brother Richard has been right there every step of the way – perfecting his craft in Chicago while helping to record an essential part of black American history. After all, his publication reaches around the world – including Europe, Asia, and Mother Africa.
He told me that the Minister was on Cliff Kelley’s radio show on WNOV. Kelley is one of Chicago’s veteran talk show personalities and a well-respected leader on local, national and international affairs. The native Chicagoan and attorney has been active in Chicago's political arena for more than 30 years, serving in its city council for 16 years. And, he has been a host on Chicago’s urban talk/news powerhouse for nearly 20 years.
And that’s where Kelley noted to the head of the Nation of Islam, one of the strongest African American groups in the country, that the community is imploring them to step in and help quell the violence that is plaguing Chicago this summer.
And the rest, as they say, is history. The Nation has gone throughout the community attempting to re-inspire many fractured and broken souls.