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'Tired of Black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood'

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Videotape shooting of unarmed man in South Carolina again draws attention to the fragile position of Blacks in America. White police officer fired, charged with murder, but activists and advocates... »

Saving Our Girls

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 7, 2015 - 12:38:59 AM

Despite the success and prominence of Black women like Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Shonda Rhimes, Serena Williams, First Lady Michelle Obama and less well-known sisters like 4-Star Admiral Michelle Howard, the Navy’s second highest ranking officer and the highest ranking Black woman ever in any branch of the U.S. military, the road Black women and girls travel for acceptance and validation is an uphill one. »

Obama-Castro seek a new dialogue and a new reality

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Apr 14, 2015 - 11:11:46 AM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama added another notch to his diplomatic achievements-belt April 11, meeting for more than an hour in Panama City with Cuban President Raúl Castro, the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in more than 50 years. »

The Real Purpose of Education and Religion

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 14, 2015 - 10:05:59 AM

ATLANTA - Deconstructing the lies of this world’s religious and educational systems, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan demonstrated both are rooted in White supremacy with Black people in particular and the darker people of the world in general, as the victims. »

Donations pouring in after deadly tornado

by AP | Apr 14, 2015 - 9:08:14 AM

KIRKLAND, Ill. - Donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars are pouring in to help the tiny northern Illinois community of Fairdale recover from a devastating tornado. »

Blacks take fight from Ferguson streets to council seats

by J.A. Salaam | Apr 14, 2015 - 9:06:14 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. - History was made here April 7 when Black residents showed up to the polls in record numbers to replace two White council members with two Black candidates. »

Losing a sense of struggle: Individual success won’t solve group suffering

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Apr 7, 2015 - 9:07:35 PM

WASHINGTON - For 39 years the National Urban League has issued an annual report—The State of Black America. Routinely the reports have revealed the same grim picture of Black life in the U.S. »

Obama: Historic deal reached on Iran nuclear program

by | Apr 7, 2015 - 8:50:18 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama called a preliminary agreement reached in Switzerland a “historic understanding” that would prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while getting relief from international sanctions. »

Will Jay Z lead artists into a powerful new digital era?

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 7, 2015 - 8:40:17 PM

Jay Z rarely uses social media so when he used his Twitter account to communicate with his 3.1 million followers, people kind of knew something was brewing. It was seen as a major move when the Hip Hop artist turned mogul stood on stage March 30 with music industry heavyweights to announce the formation of the majority artist-owned global streaming music service Tidal. »

Closing ranks around Mumia

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 7, 2015 - 8:36:12 PM

Outraged family, comrades and the public closed ranks around U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, after he was rushed from the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy to an intensive care unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Penn., and held incommunicado for over 20 hours, supporters say. »

Aviation In the Nation takes flght

by Samiyyah Muhammad | Apr 7, 2015 - 8:14:19 PM

This announcement has now been heard from Detroit, Atlanta and Phoenix. The adventure began in June 2014 after presentations were made by several members of the Nation of Islam at a National Training Seminar in Chicago. Among those presenting were two commercial pilots, Donald Muhammad and Jamal Muhammad. »

Anthony Muhammad runs for D.C. city council seat

by Richard B. Muhammad | Apr 7, 2015 - 7:59:01 PM

WASHINGTON - When voters go to polls April 28 to decide who will represent Ward 8 in the District of Columbia among their choices will be Anthony Muhammad, who has been an elected official, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and a plain-spoken advocate for Black people and those locked out, locked up and left behind. »

The plight of Aafia Siddiqui: 12 years too long of injustice, say supporters

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 7, 2015 - 7:56:16 PM

WASHINGTON - Women’s History Month ended in the nation’s capital with a protest in front of the Bureau of Prisons that called for the release of political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. »

Time for top cop to go! say Chicago activists

by La Risa Lynch -Contributing Writer- | Apr 7, 2015 - 7:49:24 PM

CHICAGO - Anti-police brutality activists are demanding the resignation of city police chief Garry McCarthy and a federal investigation of the department in light of a report showing pervasive use of a controversial “stop and frisk” practice that disproportionately targeted the city’s Black population. »

Voting, keeping the faith and fighting for change in Ferguson

by J.A. Salaam | Apr 7, 2015 - 7:47:20 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. - Over the last eight months turmoil and tensions between Blacks and Whites here increased tremendously after the death of Black teenager Michael Brown, Jr. »


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