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Ferguson explodes-- Is America next?

by Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

Fear that a racial conflagration could consume the country FERGUSON, Mo. - Physical fires and fiery passions were ignited here with the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in... »

Newark’s favorite son works to rescue, renew his hometown

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Nov 28, 2014 - 1:29:07 PM

“When we came into office, we knew what we wanted to do and what we needed to accomplish; so, now we are laying down the foundation—moving in the right direction,” said Newark’s new mayor Ras Baraka in an exclusive interview with The Final Call. »

Race and opportunity in Detroit: Black neighborhood businesses lose

by Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen | Nov 28, 2014 - 1:26:29 PM

DETROIT (NNPA)—There is a racial imbalance to opportunity and outcome in Detroit’s revitalization a recent report by a Wayne State University graduate demonstrates. “Detroit: Black Problems, White Solutions” reveals what many already believe: The beneficiaries of Detroit’s revitalization are mostly White—the minority, in a city where the majority population is 83 percent Black. »

Tips for first aid kits, sanitation when disaster strikes

by Alva Muhammad | Nov 27, 2014 - 1:09:50 PM

Good sanitation will be crucial during a disaster. Medical experts tell us that the average person produces about 1.5 liters of urine and one pound of feces each day. Multiply this by the number of people in your home and you can see why good sanitation is important. »

Remembering a hero and champion: Marion S. Barry Jr.

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 26, 2014 - 6:26:34 PM

Marion S. Barry Jr., former four-time District of Columbia Mayor and three term Ward 8 Council member, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, after he was released earlier in the evening from Howard University Hospital. »

A major message with serious impact at Morgan State University

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 26, 2014 - 5:53:11 PM

BALTIMORE - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a memorable message from the Murphy Fine Arts Center on the campus of Morgan State University November 22. »

‘We need Minister Farrakhan’ say Black college students

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 25, 2014 - 12:36:48 PM

BALTIMORE - After a 29-year absence from appearing at Morgan State University (MSU), the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to the campus Nov. 22 with fiery words and encouragement for the young people at Morgan State and at all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to do what their generation is called at this time to do. »

Cosby’s art paired with African art at Smithsonian

by AP | Nov 25, 2014 - 11:48:36 AM

WASHINGTON - Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is open to the public for the first time Nov. 9 at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by Black artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends. »

Money, U.S. meddling and the Clintons

by Lamont Muhammad | Nov 24, 2014 - 8:48:36 AM

NEW YORK - A group of Haitian nationals, supporters and organizers from the tri-state region here, according to organizers, gathered on a damp and rainy Thursday in front of the 125th Street Harlem offices of the former two-term president to ask a simple question: “Bill Clinton, where’s the money?” »

Peace Riders mark second anniversary in Southern California

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Nov 24, 2014 - 8:35:58 AM

LOS ANGELES—The 2nd anniversary of Southern California Peace Rides held special meaning for the numerous families who attended a festival and commemoration of the efforts to lessen violence. »

Not making the grade - Why big time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 20, 2014 - 1:18:33 PM

A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) accuses the institution of higher learning of failing to provide him with a quality education in exchange for his talents on the gridiron. »

Time for political accountability

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 20, 2014 - 1:14:27 PM

CHICAGO—When Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner introduced members of an advisory transition committee that would assist him in planning during the months prior to taking office, it ended a vicious political cycle in which negative campaign ads flooded television and radio. »

New rules govern for-profit higher ed

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 20, 2014 - 12:46:38 PM

WASHINGTON - The long awaited, controversial “gainful employment” regulations from the Department of Education targeting for-profit colleges and training programs—which leaves too many students saddled with debt and without jobs—say these institutions must curtail financial burdens students face or risk losing access to federal student aid. »

NYPD officers indicted for assault on teenager, knocking teeth out with gun

by RT.com | Nov 18, 2014 - 5:47:22 PM

Two New York Police Department officers have been indicated for assaulting a teenager during a drug arrest—during which one literally knocked some of the suspect’s teeth out when he allegedly hit him in the face with his gun. »

Race and opportunity in Detroit

by Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen | Nov 18, 2014 - 4:59:10 PM

DETROIT (NNPA)—Research by a Wayne State University graduate student reveals what many long-time Detroit residents—Black and White—believe: There’s a racial imbalance to Detroit’s “revitalization” that does not reflect the demographics of the city. »

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