On February 21 at 5:30 p.m. people from all walks of life will gather on the Southwest Side of Chicago to pay tribute to three men; Munir Muhammad (Business Manager), Halif Muhammad (Secretary) and Shahid Muslim (Director). This trio 29 years ago founded C.R.O.E. (Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad) an archival library and information center dedicated to the Nation of Islam Leader, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The organization’s primary mission is to make sure the name, accomplishments, and ideas are remembered. Since his physical passing or departure in 1975, many scholars, historians, and intellectuals have attempted to omit, slander or downplay the tremendous role and impact the man known by his followers and the Black community during his time among us as the Messenger had on society. C.R.O.E. uses historical data from Muhammad Speaks newspaper, periodicals, speeches, interviews, photographs and other memorabilia to refute any misinformation pertaining to the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
In 1994, the organization launched C.R.O.E. TV, a vehicle used to further educate the community about their beloved leader and teacher. In 1998, the organization renovated a tavern once known as Fuzzy’s Den into a state of the art television studio, where C.R.O.E. TV’s flagship shows “Muhammad and Friends” and “The Munir Muhammad Show” are taped. Hosted by Business Manager Munir Muhammad, C.R.O.E. TV has been at the forefront of providing vital information and substantive news on the issues that effect the Black community and the general public.
Recently, following the release of video footage of the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, ABC 7 Political Reporter Charles Thomas, Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez, her current opponent Kimberly Foxx, and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel sat down to discuss the incident.
Programming produced today by C.R.O.E TV can be seen in major cities throughout America including Atlanta, New York, Charlotte NC, Superior, WI; Prince Georges County, MD; and worldwide via USTREAM on the internet every Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Founder’s Day is C.R.O.E.’s only fundraising event of the year and provides a chance for the community to show their appreciation while helping to preserve this unique institution. For ticket information or to make a donation contact C.R.O.E. at 773-925-1600 or www.croe.org.