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Black/Hispanic Relations - We interview Student Min. Abel Muhammad

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Knowledge for LIFE will have the honor of interviewing Student Minister Abel Muhammad on the subject of Black/Latino Relations and in a broader sense, the relationship between the Black, Brown, Red and Yellow. We will also talk on the issues regarding immigration, the census, & why he believes the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is so important. He also addresses the issues surrounding how we use labels when referring to Hispanics, Puerto Rican's, Mexicans & the commonly used term "Latino." We will be joined by local Latino activist George Brown and Marta Fernandez. Tune in and call-in (646) 478-0513 Information about Student Minister Abel Muhammad Minister Abel Muhammad, Latino Representative for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam Born December 13th, 1974 in Chicago, IL of Mexican parents from Queretaro, Mexico, Minister Abel Muhammad is a true son of the Latino immigrant experience. While attending Whitney Young High School, Minister Abel was first introduced to the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the guidance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. From that moment on he intensely researched the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to see where the Latino community fit in its message, carrying the principles learned into his activist work. After much study, he became a registered member of the Nation of Islam in 1998 where he quickly rose through the ranks as a drill team member, lieutenant, and eventually joined the ministry class at Mosque Maryam, the Nation’s flagship mosque. It is there where he showed his gift of being able to address both Black and Latino communities, forging unity between the two. Minister Abel has a unique insight into the issues of the Latino community, having served as director of Centro Sin Fronteras Immigrant Legal Assistance program, working for the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration’s voter education campaigns, and traveling to Cuba in 1

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