Hello Friends,
I encourage all to attend this exciting poetry reading and presentation by
journalist, poet, activist, photographer and my cousin – Askia Muhammad.
Muhammad was introduced to me by the eldest in my family, Gertrude Hale
in 1985.  She encouraged me to write to him and after years of correspondence
we finally met in 2002.  I am delighted to have such a profoundly kind, hard working and talented cousin in my family.

…Muhammad’s career spans four decades and includes working as a journalist at the (Chicago Defender Newspaper, I added); an internship at Newsweek, photojournalism, articles in papers all around the country, multiple awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, a syndicated column, radio and television commentator, poetry and the author of Behind Enemy Lines…. excerpt from http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_8735.shtml

Check out photo of Barack Obama and Farrakhan taken by Muhammad
Take a listen to his poetry presented here..