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The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Statement in support of NFL player Colin Kaepernick

by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Aug 31, 2016 - 12:25:09 PM

I stand with you. We in the Nation of Islam stand with you. And I’m asking all right thinking Black people, Brown people, and White people to stand with you to force the change that Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are talking; but it will never happen until the people are sick and tired of injustice and summon the courage to stand to make a difference. »

Third Party Politics To combat Two Party Politricks?

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 31, 2016 - 12:11:02 PM

WASHINGTON — Throughout what has been a rough and tumble presidential campaign, it has probably never been clearer how hungry significant swaths of American voters are for something other than the pair of candidates offered up by America’s two major political parties. »

Activists Call For ‘Chicago Peace Surge’ During Labor Day Weekend

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Aug 31, 2016 - 12:10:11 PM

CHICAGO — When the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union announced it was urging its members to avoid working mandatory overtime during the upcoming Labor Day weekend— historically a busy time throughout the city and in the past is a weekend that sees an uptick in shootings and violence—local activists didn’t complain to city officials, but instead, decided to take matters into their own hands. »

Native Americans, Allies Vow To Protect Sacred Spaces From Unwanted Oil Pipeline

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Aug 31, 2016 - 7:20:28 AM

WASHINGTON—Drumming and chanting could be heard blocks away from the federal courthouse as tribal representatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and 1,000 “protectors” rallied in support of the tribe’s lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers. »

‘Peace In The Streets’ Launched In Long Island, N.Y.

by Rafika Muhammad | Aug 31, 2016 - 7:17:30 AM

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 7 and the New York Representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has called for an end to the violence in the Black community, echoing Minister Farrakhan’s call for 10,000 Fearless to end Black fratricide. »

‘They Gotta Stop Killing Black Boys’

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad | Aug 31, 2016 - 7:16:07 AM

CHICAGO—The funeral for Paul O’Neal was held on a warm evening at St. Andrew’s Temple, as the young man fatally shot by an unidentified police officer following a car chase that resulted in a foot pursuit was laid to rest. He died after being shot in the back. »

A Time To Mourn And A Call For Transparency

by Dwayne X | Aug 31, 2016 - 7:11:12 AM

MILWAUKEE—On a tense morning, clouds hovered over Christian Faith Fellowship Church as people gathered to pay their last respects to Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old Black male shot to death by a Black officer and whose death sparked an uprising and battles with police. »

Christians, Muslims unite on economic venture in Atlanta

by Kenetta Muhammad And Karriemmah Muhammad | Aug 26, 2016 - 1:41:38 PM

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and 10,000 Fearless Men and Women Headquarters of the South established a combined economic development venture in Atlanta called Blue Seas Express & Catering. »

Justice Department Cuts Back On Private Prison Use

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Aug 26, 2016 - 1:13:49 PM

WASHINGTON—In a surprise announcement, the Justice Department said it will phase out the use of privately run federal prisons. The department said research showed private prisons “simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources” and “do not save substantially on costs,” either. »

New Push To Free The ‘Move 9’ And Upcoming Conference Announced

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Aug 26, 2016 - 1:12:01 PM

PHILADELPHIA—Recently, at the African-American Museum the MOVE organization held an afternoon program outlining a new push to free members of their community and announced planning for a spring conference to be held next year. »

Allah’s Little Miracle: Zariah Muhammad Survives Shooting

by Final Call News | Aug 26, 2016 - 1:05:01 PM

CHICAGO—Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad welcomed little six-year-old Zariah Muhammad and her family to Mosque Maryam, a week after she was released from the hospital following a gunshot wound to her head. »

Islamic Festival And Gathering Draws Huge Crowd

by Janiah X Adams -The Final Call- | Aug 24, 2016 - 11:46:58 AM

CHICAGO—People of all walks of life were filled with music and words that projected the struggle of people of color on a breezy Saturday morning in Marquette Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side. »

Marcus Garvey’s Son, Supporters Want Obama Presidential Pardon

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 23, 2016 - 2:57:34 PM

WASHINGTON—More than 90 years ago, the U.S. government, fearful of his considerable influence, railroaded Black Nationalist and Pan African visionary Marcus Mosiah Garvey in a case widely considered to have been racially and politically motivated. »

'A hurricane without winds' - Severe flooding strikes Louisiana as thousands face uncertainty, fear

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Aug 23, 2016 - 11:37:29 AM

NEW ORLEANS— It’s being called the “Great Flood” of 2016, and it’s not over. The images over Louisiana’s capital city, located about an hour from New Orleans, are reminiscent of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast over a decade ago. »

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