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Unwed Dads Fight For Fathers' Rights

by Grant Clark -Urban News Service-

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of... »

Rebuilding The ‘Hood: The Black Lives Matter Awards Held In Toledo, Ohio

by | May 25, 2016 - 1:31:33 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio—While everyone was eating Sunday dinner and preparing for the week, the Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo was setting tables and chairs for the guests of their First Annual Black Lives Matter Awards. »

Federal judge hears challenge to Wisconsin election laws

by AP | May 25, 2016 - 12:53:04 PM

MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Republicans were “giddy” about a voter identification requirement enacted in 2011 that they saw as an opportunity to drive down Democratic turnout at the polls, a former chief of staff to a GOP state senator testified recently in a federal trial targeting that law and others. »

San Francisco Police Chief Out After Community Pressure In Wake Of Another Officer-Involved Shooting

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | May 24, 2016 - 6:05:01 PM

SAN FRANCISCO—Local activists, religious and political leaders, artists, educators, and journalists have not rested on their laurels since the forced resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. »

A Day Of Education At Nation Of Islam Headquarters

by Final Call News | May 24, 2016 - 1:44:15 PM

CHICAGO—Hundreds of Chicago area residents packed the gymnasium of Muhammad University of Islam on the grounds of The National Center, international headquarters of the Nation of Islam for a job and resource fair. »

The Historical Legacy Of U.S. Military Double Standards Revisited

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 24, 2016 - 7:36:54 AM

WASHINGTON—The elite U.S. Military academy resisted recent calls to punish 16 Black female cadets who were set to graduate May 21, because of complaints about a photograph of them in a moment of exuberance, in their dress uniforms, with their fists in the air. »

Town Hall Meeting Opens Eyes To Alleged CDC Cover-Up

by James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | May 18, 2016 - 1:39:58 PM

Mr. Bigtree, a journalist affiliated with “The Doctors” television show, said the original MMR study was to last seven months but ended up taking several years because of the secret meetings where scientists discussed how to reveal the findings in a way to hide the impact on Black boys. »

‘Prison Slavery’: Alabama Inmates Strike Over Awful Conditions, Unpaid Work

by RT.com | May 18, 2016 - 1:37:02 PM

Inmates at several Alabama prisons went on strike early this month and forced lockdowns to protest what they called terrible conditions for inmates, overcrowding, and exploitative labor that they are forced to perform for free. »

White Ex-Cop Faces Federal Charges In Walter Scott’s Death

by AP | May 18, 2016 - 1:34:01 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C.—A White former South Carolina police officer facing a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed Black motorist Walter Scott has now been indicted on federal charges including depriving the victim of his civil rights. »

Church And Mosque Unite To Help Houston’s Flood Victims

by Nadirah Maryam | May 18, 2016 - 12:14:07 PM

HOUSTON—The deadly April flooding in Houston, swallowed streets, cars and caused eight reported deaths. This event triggered memories of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005 and the Memorial Day 2015 flood here that claimed numerous lives and cost billions of dollars in damages. »

FBI, Lawsuits Could Not Stop Effort To Create Largest Migration In American History

by Erick Johnson -The Chicago Crusader- | May 18, 2016 - 11:29:11 AM

CHICAGO (NNPA)—There were over six hundred Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South Side. »

A Conflict Resolution Center Is Coming To A City Near You

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 18, 2016 - 8:05:48 AM

The new mantra in Black communities throughout America is effective communication as a means to resolve conflict. This is happening in cities both large and small inspired by the local Muhammad Mosque’s and Study Groups of the Nation of Islam. »

Nation Of Islam Study Group Reopens On Chicago’s West Side

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer- | May 18, 2016 - 7:07:46 AM

CHICAGO— The Nation of Islam’s Study Group on the city’s West Side recently reopened amid excitement during a memorable ceremony at a new location. »

Making A Difference In Our Neighborhoods: The Work Continues

by Final Call News | May 18, 2016 - 7:06:09 AM

Nationwide efforts continue by the men and women of the Nation of Islam, various Justice Or Else Local Organizing Committees (LOC) and community groups to carry out the commands of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in making our communities a safe and decent place to live. »

Oops! Cia Watchdog ‘Inadvertently’ Destroys Its Only Copy Of Torture Report

by RT.com | May 17, 2016 - 11:26:30 PM

The CIA’s internal watchdog “inadvertently” deleted its only copy of the Senate report on torture techniques employed by the agency in the wake of 9/11—and did so while the Justice Department was insisting in court that copies were being stored. »

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