11.12.2010

Farrakhan returns to Rockford, IL on November 20th!



Farrakhan returns to Rockford, IL on November 20th!

Below are articles written dealing with Minister Farrakhan's first visit to Rockford in September. He is scheduled to speak there on Saturday Nov. 20th.

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Wrongdoing brings God's wrath, warns Minister Farrakhan
By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Updated September 21, 2010

In call for justice, Nation of Islam minister offers guidance to polarized city of Rockford, Ill.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (FinalCall.com) - A little more than one year ago, Mark Anthony Barmore was shot and killed in the basement of Kingdom Authority International Ministries by Rockford police while horrified children watched.

On Sept. 18, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke from the pulpit of the very same church with a message of guidance, warning and a demand for increased community responsibility to end Black on Black crime and brutality and the disunity that plagues religious communities.

In his first ever visit to Rockford, Min. Farrakhan's addressed not only the Black clergy, civic and political leaders who were there, he also addressed Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, Police Chief Chet Epperson and its White residents living in a city gripped by racial tension.


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Church struggles to move on after tragedy
By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Updated September 23, 2010

ROCKFORD, Ill. (FinalCall.com) - In an exclusive interview with The Final Call, Apostle Melvin Brown described the trauma he, his family and the church family, have suffered since the fatal shooting of a young Black man in the church basement August 24, 2009.

Since the shooting incident, Kingdom Authority International Ministries has struggled to remain afloat, and the pastor said the church lost 50 percent of its day care business within a week of the incident.

Brown was critical of the Rockford police and government officials handling of the incident, which was witnessed by his wife and daughter. His wife and daughter are fighting felony contempt charges and accused of lying to authorities and Pastor Brown faces a civil lawsuit that has been filed against him by an officer involved in the shooting.

Read the full article here:
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7297.shtml
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