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Farrakhan delivers divine guidance for a troubled world, addresses Ferguson and Gaza

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan mounted the marble rostrum at Mosque Maryam with a very serious look on his face, to deliver a very serious message, at a... »

U.S. police killings spark national, global response

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Aug 22, 2014 - 11:41:48 AM

NEW YORK - Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many Black communities say ‘enough is enough’. »

County prosecutor must go! says Justice for Michael Brown Leaders #Ferguson

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 22, 2014 - 11:37:39 AM

ST. LOUIS - Black leaders took their demands to the office of county prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch—including the demand that he not oversee the case related to the death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown. »

The Final Call In Ferguson: Advocacy and Investigative Journalism

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Aug 21, 2014 - 8:42:26 PM

If you are relying on CNN, MSNBC and FOX to tell you what is going on in #Ferguson, then you don't really know what's going on. »

U.S. police militarization heightens tensions, problems

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Aug 21, 2014 - 10:21:36 AM

Citizens of Ferguson, Missouri awakened to a scenario similar to residents in some major U.S. cities: a local police force armed with heavily militarized weapons and equipment. The question being asked is, are police here to protect and serve or maim and kill? »

We want justice for Eric Garner

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Aug 21, 2014 - 9:36:41 AM

NEW YORK - On Aug. 14, there were reportedly vigils in 90 U.S. cities, as part of a mobilization called a “National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality.” In New York City, over 1,000 participants marched from Union Square to Times Square where police made several arrests, according to reports. »

Cell Phone Video Shows St. Louis Police Killing Knife-Wielding Man

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 21, 2014 - 8:13:00 AM

A graphic cell phone video captures the moment when two St. Louis Police officers fatally shot a man suspected of stealing energy drinks from a convenience store. »

Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ Whites try to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 19, 2014 - 8:12:07 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. - The National Guard has rolled in, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache.

Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks have been deployed at night along Florissant Avenue, where demonstrators marched, sang, grieved, clapped, hugged and cried.

There was a new order before and after sundown Aug. 18, the day the Guard arrived, though security was still overseen by the state highway patrol. The new tactic was to keep everyone moving on the sidewalks and no cars were allowed to drive down the street.

“Hands up! Don’t shoot!” was the cry of crowds, parents and children. “No justice, no peace!” shouted demonstrators expressing anger and anguish over the killing of a Black teenager, a heavy-handed police response, and what many saw as agitation by law enforcement. They walked up and down streets in a designated protest area. No one was allowed to stand still. »

Justice for Michael Brown: Live Editor's report from Ferguson, Missouri

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 18, 2014 - 12:29:01 PM

Final Call Editor Richard B. Muhammad is on the grounds in #Ferguson. Follow this page for live updates and exclusive coverage. »

Ferguson, Missouri Live Video Streams - State of Emergency, Curfew Declared

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 17, 2014 - 12:35:53 AM

State of emergency tonight, one week anniversary of police shooting of unarmed Mike Brown. Curfew midnight to 5am and police vehicles, ambulances, various county departments and state police massing in staging area not far from burned out Quick Trip store that is ground zero for protests. »

Minister Farrakhan to deliver major address Sunday morning

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 16, 2014 - 10:34:06 PM

(CHICAGO) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is scheduled to deliver a vital message from The Nation of Islam's National Center on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at 10AM Central Time. Watch live @ http://NOI.org/webcast »

Poor images of Blacks, Muslims focus of panel

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Aug 14, 2014 - 9:35:32 AM

BOSTON - You don’t have to be from Mars to know that images of Blacks in media are so negative they hardly portray the lives of normal everyday people. This problem and critical issue was the focus of a Black Press Task Force workshop at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 39th convention. »

A grand time at Muhammad University Grand Ball

by Safiyyah Muhammad | Aug 14, 2014 - 9:07:30 AM

CHICAGO - While the Chicago Public School system prepares for its more than 405,000 students to return back to school and as summer draws to an eventual end, hundreds of Muhammad University of Islam students, alumni, N.O.I. believers and supporters congregated here to support quality, independent education by attending the first Muhammad University of Islam Grand Ball fundraiser, Aug. 2. »

Exploding the ‘Post Racial’ America Myth

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Aug 14, 2014 - 8:12:28 AM

CHICAGO - The United States of America is not operating in a post-racial era and the frequently advertised colorblind society is a myth said Black psychologists, sociologists, faith leaders and activists gathering here August 5-8 for the National Summit on Race. »

Economy, trade dominate agenda at U.S.-Africa summit

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Aug 13, 2014 - 3:59:01 PM

President Obama ignored the threat of impeachment by a rabid, right-wing dominated Congress; took his mind off the rapid deterioration of the U.S. supported government in Iraq and international condemnation of U.S. ally Israel’s genocidal treatment of Palestinians in Gaza; and he convened the largest gathering of African heads of state and governments ever assembled by a U.S. President. »

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