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Poignant actions follow Min. Farrakhan’s call for a ‘revolution of kindness’

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

People across the country—from those barely familiar with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to his followers in the Nation of Islam—continue enthusiastically responding to the beloved leader’s clarion call for... »

Life, legacy and reality of Dr. King’s disciples

by Bryan 18X Crawford | Contributing Writer | @MrCraw4D | Jan 18, 2019 - 9:09:50 PM

Every January, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated nationwide. It is a day that Black people use to reflect on civil rights struggles of the past, and reconcile them with struggles Blacks still face today, as they work together in the spirit of our ancestors to try and bring healing to our communities. »

Criminal justice reform takes step forward, but more work lies ahead

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jan 18, 2019 - 9:06:58 PM

Years of meetings, arguments, discussions, progress, setbacks, squabbles and formal and informal confabs among politicians, formerly incarcerated individuals, criminal justice advocates, policymakers, crime survivors, and others produced a result recently, that left people like Louis Reed, Erin Haney and Van Jones stunned but elated. »

Loneliness a public health threat in older adults

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 18, 2019 - 9:05:04 PM

For Dorothy Washington, her “until death due you part” lasted 22 years. When she got divorced, she thought about remarrying but the next ‘Mr. Right’ never seemed to come around. Now, decades later, she lives alone and most days is lonely. At nearly 80, she’s one of the growing number of seniors facing the public health threat of loneliness.  »

A family, community agonize over shooting death of seven-year-old

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 17, 2019 - 4:30:34 PM

The parents of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes gunned down in a case of mistaken identity celebrated her young life during a funeral January 8. Her family and Houston community is still trying to come to grips with the shock and pain of such a violent act that claimed the life of such a young, innocent victim. »

Angry workers condemn government shutdown

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jan 17, 2019 - 4:28:44 PM

WASHINGTON—On the 20th day of the federal government shutdown, an estimated 3,000 labor union officials, rank-and-file members and federal contractors clogged the street, crowding in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters on 16th Street, NW, demanding that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell end the shutdown. »

Community disaster preparedness seminar hosted in Chicago

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Jan 10, 2019 - 9:44:40 AM

CHICAGO—With continuous weather disasters stemming from hurricanes, wild fires, snow storms, heavy rain and floods that affect thousands of people, the question to ask is: Are you prepared? »

U.S. gun violence at all time high

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 10, 2019 - 9:40:46 AM

The problem of gun violence in the U.S. is only getting worse as 2018 saw more than 300 mass shootings which are defined as incidents in which three or more people were killed. »

Embracing a legacy, rich history and securing a future

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Jan 10, 2019 - 9:33:40 AM

CHICAGO—Student Minister Carlos Muhammad from Muhammad Mosque No. 6 in Baltimore, Maryland, is among many who work tirelessly to preserve and spread the rich history of the Nation of Islam. »

Celebrating culture and community

by The Final Call | Jan 10, 2019 - 9:29:03 AM

CHICAGO—The historical pan-African celebration of family, community and culture also known as Kwanzaa was brought to Muhammad University for its 4th annual celebration December 29. »

Young Black woman attacked by White man fights back

by Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer- | Jan 8, 2019 - 10:54:40 PM

MIAMI—After footage of a young, Black woman being attacked by a White male customer in a St. Petersburg, Fla., McDonald’s went viral, the fast food chain is receiving backlash and action is being taken. »

‘I just want answers’ pleads son of Black woman who died in jail

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 8, 2019 - 10:47:31 PM

The family of Janice Dotson-Stephens, a 61-year-old mother and grandmother suffering with mental illness are perplexed and demanding answers about how she died in a San Antonio, Texas jail. »

Women’s March Scheduled For Jan. 19, Despite Opposition

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 8, 2019 - 10:40:18 PM

After increasingly successful events in 2017 and 2018; the 2019 Women’s March has been injured, but continues proceeding toward Jan. 19, despite efforts by Jewish and White women to sabotage the movement’s strong, non-White leadership attempting to use the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, as a wedge. »

'We Are Still Here!' - Indigenous people to march in nation’s capital

by Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer- | Jan 8, 2019 - 9:46:01 PM

On Friday, Jan. 18, the U.S. will get a world view of indigenous people as they gather from across the world to attend the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C.

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Five Young Activists to Watch in 2019

by Janiah Adams | Contributing Writer | @niiahadams | Jan 8, 2019 - 1:14:52 AM

Proving that you’re never too young to speak out against issues or fight for worthwhile causes—whether it be in areas of social justice, humanitarian efforts, education or other arenas, young people all over the globe are making their voices heard. »

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