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Riveting testimonies, partisan bickering mark impeachment hearings

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is now only the fourth president in U.S. history to face public impeachment hearings. As the hearings continue, the contentiousness... »

Hope, history and Harriet: Divided opinions about movie depiction of a Black heroine

by by Richard B. Muhammad and Bryan 18X Crawford The Final Call @TheFinalCall | Nov 20, 2019 - 10:35:54 AM

A film celebrating an iconic Black abolitionist and freedom fighter has emerged as a subject for often heated debate about depiction of the life and times of Harriet Tubman.


Justice for Rodney Reed!: Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Nov 14, 2019 - 10:18:58 AM

A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt the execution of Mr. Reed in a controversial murder case. »

Black judge persecuted for exposing racism?

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 14, 2019 - 10:14:28 AM

Community leaders, activists and supporters are fighting efforts by local prosecutors to get a Black judge removed from more than 300 cases in New Iberia County, La. »

Seminaries apologize for slavery, offer reparations

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 14, 2019 - 10:13:26 AM

Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminaries will fund reparations for their ties to slavery, each school recently announced. »

18th stop on Project Separation Tour hits Coldwater, Miss.

by Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 14, 2019 - 10:06:52 AM

Despite a deluge of constant rain, close to 200 people filed into the People’s Choice Center in Coldwater, Mississippi, for the Project Separation Tour Town Hall, “Should Blacks Consider Separation?” »

John Conyers: On the right side of history

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 14, 2019 - 8:41:16 AM

In addition to all the tributes which have been offered to departed Congress member John Conyers, Jr., (D-Mich.), I would like to offer my praise. He was a steadfast champion of the progressive Black agenda throughout his entire career. I salute him, even though his steadfastness in support of Black people cost him recognition and “status.” »

Life, death and doctors: How, why race still matters when it comes to your health

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Nov 12, 2019 - 9:01:44 AM

Blacks still struggle to get proper medical care and are paying a heavy price, sometimes financially and other times with their lives. »

‘True Soldiers Don't Retire’ - Rev. Willie Wilson’s work and mission continue

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 9, 2019 - 7:24:37 PM

WASHINGTON—Norma Perry was looking for a new church in the nation’s capital. Her neighbor recommended Union Temple Baptist Church, headed by Rev. Willie F. Wilson. It was close and convenient for her and her five children. »

Money, Power, Respect and Major High Court Case

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Nov 6, 2019 - 10:18:39 AM

Entertainment mogul Byron Allen said the genesis of a $20 billion lawsuit he filed against Comcast Corp. came from a conversation and a question posed to him by Obama administration officials. »

Honoring A Servant - Minister Farrakhan pays tribute to a friend and powerful D.C. pastor

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 6, 2019 - 9:33:54 AM

It was a picture of “local Washington”—where the Black population resides—as opposed to “official Washington”—the government and monuments—at its best. It was the best of a Black “American” church in Africa, or better, an African church experience in the United States. »

Is NCAA play and get paid rule reform or way to avoid greater scrutiny, change?

by Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Nov 6, 2019 - 9:26:36 AM

After years of political and social pushback, the NCAA announced that college athletes on scholarship will be able to monetize their names, images and likenesses while still being allowed to compete in their respective sports. »

Rev. Wilson thanked for leadership

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 5, 2019 - 8:21:43 PM

The illustrious senior pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church, the Reverend Willie F. Wilson, retired in grand style on Nov. 3 during a program here at the fabulous Camelot By Martins medieval-themed grand ballroom. »

Driven by high winds, fire and distress plague the West Coast

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Nov 5, 2019 - 7:56:01 PM

Raging wildfires peppered with fire tornadoes that have gripped California for several weeks are the latest manifestations of Allah (God’s) prophesied and promised divine judgment of the United States. »

A heart of service and fueled by purpose

by J.S. Adams | Contributing Writer | Nov 5, 2019 - 7:33:08 PM

One occasion in New York would produce a few tears, and greatly impact Kamelah Muhammad’s life. “I just wanted to create a moment, or a space for young women as well as their moms to come and just have a day where we treated them ... and make them feel good, make them feel special,” Ms. Muhammad said. »


Life, death and doctors: How, why race still matters when it comes to your health

Blacks still struggle to get proper medical care and are...

Driven by high winds, fire and distress plague the West Coast

Raging wildfires peppered with fire tornadoes that have gripped California...

Fall of a president, demise of a nation? Trump’s troubled presidency and America’s self-inflicted wounds

The United States is in a very critical moment as...

Victimizing victims and the smearing of Black lives

When Black men, women or children are gunned down by...

‘The Beginning of Sorrows’ Farrakhan calls humanity to atonement on 24th anniversary of Million Man March

Mosques, churches and synagogues have become full of devils because...

Show me the money: Will college athletes be granted chance to reap financial reward for their play?

The biggest talk in the world of college athletics isn’t...

God’s anger is kindled and the day of justice has arrived

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a serious and sobering...

Could failed U.S. policy lead to war with Iran?

United States antagonism against the Islamic Republic of Iran escalated...

Weed Isn't The Answer

While some consider marijuana, or weed, a natural healer or...

Race, Class and Privilege and the NFL’s Unresolved Issues

Sports, we’re told, is the great equalizer. On the field,...

‘Black people are born traumatized’

Many Black men and women today understand the social climate...

Our queen and our giant in the Black struggle

LOS ANGELES—The world is celebrating the life of Aretha Franklin,...
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