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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Phoenix Youth To Visit Cuban Medical School

By Starla Muhammad

Joel Muhammad, Najee Ali Muhammad and Jamal Mobley, who are all 16 years of age, will be visiting the Latin American School of Medicine (LASM) in Cuba from January 4 – 11 along with several other high school students from around the country. With the assistance, prayers and support of family and friends, the young men will have the opportunity to tour the school, find out more about the program and interact with the Cuban people. LASM was established in 1999 and has been described as quite possibly the largest medical school in the world with many international students enrolled. Joel, Najee and Jamal each have a desire to study medicine and help people. Bro. Joel is the son of Therman and Dorrana Muhammad, Jamal is the son of Art and Vicki Mobley and Najee is the son of Patrick and Eiliyah Muhammad. These young brothers are proof that there are young Black men who are living productive and positive lives and who care about their future and the future of others.

Left to right – Eiliyah Muhammad, Najee Ali Muhammad, Patrick Muhammad, Art Mobley, Vicki Mobley, Jamal Mobley, Joel Muhammad, Dorrana Muhammad, Therman Muhammad

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Memories Author Visits Phoenix

By Starla Muhammad

Sister Claudette Marie Muhammad, Protocol Director for the Nation of Islam visited Phoenix, AZ on December 27th for a book signing of Memories, her critically acclaimed autobiography. Memories, chronicles the phenomenal life, accomplishments, struggles and triumphs of Ms. Muhammad. In this powerful book, Ms. Muhammad shares her story of overcoming sexual abuse as a young girl by her grandfather, being raped as a young woman and struggling in the 1960’s as a single mom to accomplishing the awards, accolades and recognition she has achieved through the years. Ms. Muhammad was a secretary to Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin (retired D-CA), Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Kerner Commission, Director of Community Affairs for Federal city College, and an Ebony Fashion Fair model. The forward of Memories was written by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. For further information or to order your copy of Memories, call 773-363-6130 or visit claudettememories.com.

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Left to right: Phoenix City Councilman Michael Johnson, Student Minister Patrick Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque #32, Nation of Islam Student Protocol Director Claudette Marie Muhammad, Dorrana Stewart Muhammad, assistant to Councilman Johnson.