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When doing the right thing isn't enough

by Charlene Muhammad and Starla Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Third-year University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson survived an alleged assault by a group of Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control officers, but faces a fight for his good name and... »

Illinois governor pledges 'equal access,' opportunity on state construction projects

by Final Call Staffers | Mar 27, 2015 - 1:23:36 PM

CHICAGO—The governor of Illinois came to the African American Contractors Association gala with a message: The state needs to expand economically, construction needs to be booming, jobs need to be created and Blacks need to be included in a growing economy. »

Suspicious White House envelope tests positive for cyanide

by | Mar 27, 2015 - 8:39:16 AM

A suspicious envelope received by the White House in March tested positive for cyanide, the U.S. Secret Service has confirmed, adding that another test will be conducted to confirm the results. »

Settlement: Voter cards must be offered to welfare seekers

by AP | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:48:12 AM

BOSTON—Massachusetts residents applying for welfare must be offered voter registration cards and other information under a settlement reached between voting rights groups and the Baker administration. »

U.S. sets new record for denying, censoring government files

by Ted Bridis Associated Press | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:44:58 AM

WASHINGTON - For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. »

Arizona shooting suspect identified by police, has links to neo-Nazi group

by | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:43:27 AM

Police have identified the suspected gunman who shot six people—killing one of them—in Mesa, Arizona as 41-year-old Ryan Elliot Giroux, a man with a criminal record and alleged connections with neo-Nazi and White supremacist groups. »

Powerful grassroots effort needed to counter Zionist ‘apartheid state’

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:31:33 AM

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a surprising, come-from-behind election victory March 17, putting him on course to become the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister since founder David Ben-Gurion. »

Noted Black historian and scholar Dr. Yosef A. A. ben- Jochannon dead at age 97

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Mar 25, 2015 - 8:54:30 AM

NEW YORK - Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannon, engineer, linguist, anthropologist and historian died in a New York City nursing home on March 19 at the age of 97. “Dr. Ben” as he was affectionately referred to was born on December 21, 1918 to a Puerto Rican mother and an Ethiopian father, in what is known as the “Falasha” Hebrew community in Gondor, Ethiopia. »

John Boehner to visit Israel after Netanyahu win

by | Mar 25, 2015 - 8:36:10 AM

House Speaker John Boehner, who aggravated the White House for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran in March month, plans to visit Israel sometime in the next two weeks, his office said March 20. »

State of Black America remains largely unchanged

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Mar 25, 2015 - 8:30:22 AM

WASHINGTON - In what comes as no surprise; once again, Blacks in this country still fare worse than Whites and other groups in terms of education, income and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report presented by the National Urban League. »

No Justice, No Peace, Without Black Community Control of Police

by Glen Ford | Mar 25, 2015 - 8:27:21 AM

The New York Times and other megaphones for White supremacy have proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement suffered a “setback” with the shooting of two cops, last week, during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. »

Protestors condemn White minority rule, modern apartheid in the St. Louis area

by J.A. Salaam | Mar 24, 2015 - 3:34:09 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. - White minority rule in South Africa in 1960 resulted in Black youth getting gunned down by police officers while White minority rule in Ferguson, Mo., and an entrenched White power structure is connected to the shootings and targeting of Blacks and Black youth in the St. Louis metropolitan area, said activists during a recent weekend of protests. »

Community pays moving tribute to civil rights icon: Rev. Dr. Willie Taplin Barrow

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Mar 24, 2015 - 3:32:37 PM

CHICAGO - The memorial tribute and community-wide service for activist and humanitarian the Reverend Dr. Willie Taplin Barrow held at the international headquarters of Rainbow PUSH, brought together a host of her contemporaries, friends, family and countless others who were influenced and impacted by the four foot, 11 inch tall powerhouse known as, “The Little Warrior.” »

Thirty agents probe whether hanging was suicide or homicide

by Johnny Clark and Jeff Amy Associated Press | Mar 24, 2015 - 3:31:55 PM

PORT GIBSON, Miss. - A Black man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi was Otis Byrd, a convicted killer whose family reported him missing more than two weeks ago, the FBI said. »

'Racial Thursdays' abuse tradition sparks U.S. army probe

by | Mar 24, 2015 - 3:24:22 PM

The U.S. Army is investigating allegations of so-called “Racial Thursdays,” during which soldiers were encouraged to sling racist remarks at each other. »


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