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No safe haven? The problems of domestic abuse, sexual exploitation during Covid-19 pandemic

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Many cities across the U.S. implemented stay-at-home orders to offer protection during the global coronavirus pandemic. But homes have not been safe for Black women suffering domestic violence or subjected... »

Justice for George Floyd! - Death of Black man during police arrest in Minneapolis

by The Final Call | May 26, 2020 - 11:44:59 PM

Residents in Minneapolis took to the streets in anger, shock and outrage in response to a viral video showing police officers on top of a Black man, one White officer with his knee visibly on the man’s neck as he pleads with them, “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd later died. »

Min. Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

by Naba’a Muhammad and Starla Muhammad Final Call Editors @TheFinalCall | May 26, 2020 - 1:11:03 AM

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims. »

Racial profiling by police in the age of Covid-19

by Jihad Hassan Muhammad Contributing Writer @JihadHMuhammad | May 20, 2020 - 10:21:20 AM

Covid-19 has rendered a health crisis for Black and Brown people in America. This demographic has historically been the victims of America’s oldest social sickness, racism. »

My Sister’s Kitchen Campaign distributes navy bean soup kits

by Qiana X Manns | May 20, 2020 - 10:07:32 AM

HOUSTON—Queendom Come Inc. is a nonprofit female empowerment and mentoring organization serving women and girls. Recently the Houston-based organization’s founders joined forces to serve their community during the challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. »

After 35 years, memory of MOVE bombing still raw and fresh

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 20, 2020 - 10:01:01 AM

PHILADELPHIA—On a bright spring day 35 years ago on Mother’s Day, a black state police helicopter hovered ominously over a row home on a tiny block, at 6221 Osage Ave., like a vulture over its prey before dropping a C4 bomb onto the besieged house where men, women, and children lay hunkered down in the basement. »

'We're never safe': Cop killing of woman in her home, mob actions reminders of fragility of Black life, say analysts

by Brian E. Muhammad, Anisah Muhammad and J.A. Salaam The Final Call @TheFinalCall | May 19, 2020 - 6:36:06 AM

A police shooting in Kentucky and vigilantes in Georgia and North Carolina once again exposed how fragile Black life remains in America and the New South. »

Nursing home residents, workers fear Covid-19 and both groups need protection, say advocates

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 13, 2020 - 2:11:22 PM

WESTCHESTER, Ill.—Rage and fear are common denominators between family members their loved ones and some workers in nursing homes across the Chicagoland area and state. As nursing home death tolls rise and account for nearly half of all Covid-19 related deaths in Illinois, many are blaming it on mistreatment of residents and staff. »

Is Biden’s ‘Plan for Black America,’ pandering or progress?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 13, 2020 - 2:10:51 PM

WASHINGTON—As the 2020 presidential race settles down to a battle between the incumbent Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Black voters are according to most polls decidedly hostile to Mr. Trump. Many Black leaders however, have made it clear that they won’t support Mr. Biden “just because.” »

The Foodie’s Spot, shining light during a dark time

by Shawntell Muhammad | May 13, 2020 - 2:08:43 PM

CHICAGO—The novel coronavirus or Covid-19 has changed everyday life for much of America. The shutdown of most of the U.S. economy has resulted in small businesses closing or experiencing a considerable drop in revenue. Black-owned businesses have been hit hard. »

Muslim workers on the frontlines in Detroit

by Andrea Muhammad | May 13, 2020 - 2:04:49 PM

DETROIT—One positive amid the Covid-19 pandemic is the countless numbers of men and women working on the frontlines as essential workers. They are men and women who work to keep society open and largely work with the public. »

Beloved security guard remembered in Flint

by Audrey F. Muhammad | May 13, 2020 - 2:03:59 PM

FLINT—“Duper” is what he was affectionately called. He was also described as a “gentle giant.” To his loved ones he was referred to as a soulmate, father, son, nephew, cousin and friend. »

Commitment to service in a time of trouble

by Andrea Muhammad | May 12, 2020 - 1:14:42 PM

DETROIT—Since the spread of Covid-19 around the world, entire nations have been forced into quarantine. The disease has laid a path of death and destruction leaving countries struggling to keep their economic, health and educational systems from collapse. »

Native Americans in dual battle against Covid-19 and U.S. government

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 12, 2020 - 1:12:00 PM

It’s been said that if White America has a cold, then Black people have pneumonia. Well square this by two, and you will begin to see the potential effects the Covid-19 virus pandemic could have among Native Americans. »

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered Children, 40 Years Later

by Eric Ture Muhammad, Contributing Writer | May 12, 2020 - 1:07:57 PM

ATLANTA—Pain, grief, outrage and a myriad of regrets took center stage as HBO’s five part docuseries, “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: the Lost Children” drew to its close. »

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