A new series which looks at the work of the District Nurses who travel around the country caring for their patients in their own homes.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Nursing the Nation - Nation of Islam - Netflix
The Nation of Islam, abbreviated as NOI, is an African American political and religious movement, founded in Detroit, Michigan, United States, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad on July 4, 1930. Its stated goals are to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the United States and all of humanity. Critics have described the organization as being black supremacist and antisemitic. The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks the NOI as a hate group. Its official newspaper is The Final Call. In 2007, the core membership was estimated to be between 20,000 and 50,000. After Fard disappeared in June 1934, the Nation of Islam was led by Elijah Muhammad, who established places of worship (called temples or mosques), a school named Muhammad University of Islam, farms, and real estate holdings in the United States and abroad. The Nation has long been a strong advocate of African-American businesses. There were a number of splits and splinter groups during Elijah Muhammad's leadership, most notably the departure of senior leader Malcolm X to become a Sunni Muslim. After Elijah Muhammad's death in 1975, his son, Warith Deen Mohammed, changed the name of the organization to “World Community of Islam in the West” (and twice more after that), and attempted to convert it to a mainstream Sunni Muslim ideology. In 1977, Louis Farrakhan rejected Warith Deen Mohammed's leadership and re-established the Nation of Islam on the original model. He took over the Nation of Islam's headquarters temple, Mosque Maryam (Mosque #2) in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2010, under Farrakhan, members have been strongly encouraged to study Dianetics, and the Nation claims it has trained 1,055 auditors.
Nursing the Nation - Noted current and former members - Netflix
Khalid Abdul Muhammad Khadijah Farrakhan Muhammad Ali – converted to Sunni Islam in 1975 and became a Sufi in 2005 Mustapha Farrakhan, Jr. – professional basketball player Wesley Muhammad – professor and historian Clarence 13X – later formed the Nation of Gods and Earths Jay Electronica – hip-hop artist and record producer MC Ren – later converted to Sunni Islam Kam – member of the Nation of Islam, rapper and former associate of Ice Cube John Allen Muhammad – Gulf war veteran, former NOI member, perpetrator of the Beltway Sniper attacks Benjamin Chavis, former executive director of the NAACP John Collins-Muhammad, U.S. Politician in Saint Louis, MO Paris – now an agnostic Snoop Dogg – later converted to Rastafari. Quanell X – member c. 1990s – 2001, now a member of the New Black Panther Party David Muhammad – national leader for Trinidad and Tobago Humza Al-Hafeez – founder of the National Society of Afro-American Policemen, author, American social activist Shahrazad Ali – author Tony King Salim Muwakkil – newspaper columnist who left the NOI during the late 1970s Talmadge Hayer – Former NOI member, one of those convicted for the killing of Malcolm X
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