- The Washington Times - Monday, January 12, 2015

A minister with the Nation of Islam — the radical group headed by Louis Farrakhan — was chosen by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner to serve on the city’s school board.

Mark Muhammad, 54, will serve until the end of member Bill Bullen’s term in November, the Post-Standard reported. Mr. Bullen announced Jan. 5 he was resigning and moving to Boston.

Mark is a positive influence on our community and has been for many years,” the Democratic mayor said, the Post-Standard reported. “I am confident he will go on to do good work for the children and families of the school district.”

Mr. Muhammad also serves as a adjunct professor at Syracuse University and as an assistant communications professor at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.

“I am honored to serve the citizens of the city of Syracuse in this role and look forward to working with others who are dedicated to improving achievement for all students,” Mr. Muhammad said, the Post-Standard reported. “I that Mayor Miner for this opportunity.”

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