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Obama continues on path of endless wars?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - In response to rapidly changing events on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama has authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and their... »

The life and work of a servant and soldier remembered, investigation continues

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Sep 17, 2014 - 10:11:40 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Nation of Islam has called in forensic specialists and private investigators to look deeply into the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of the leader of the Nation of Islam’s study group here. »

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Sep 17, 2014 - 10:10:40 AM

BERKLEY, Mo. - Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than 150 protestors gathered to shut down Highway 70 for a few minutes. »

Flooded Arizona city may take weeks to recover

by Brian Skoloff (AP) | Sep 17, 2014 - 9:32:27 AM

MESA, Ariz.—A Mesa neighborhood remained submerged in floodwaters after a record-setting storm walloped the region and forced some residents to fortify homes with sandbags and wade through knee-high water to get in and out of the swamped area. »

Detroit debts, assets focus of trial

by AP | Sep 12, 2014 - 8:09:30 AM

DETROIT - Detroit’s chief financial officer acknowledged Sept. 4 that officials may have to make “adjustments” to a plan aimed at reducing the bankrupt city’s debt if future revenues come in lower than projected. »

Police say Black male shot himself in back while handcuffed, parents demand answers

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- and Walter Umrani Muhammad | Sep 11, 2014 - 11:11:25 PM

NEW ORLEANS - The family of a 22-year-old Black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police vehicle. »

The Inspired Youth experience at our Nation’s headquarters

by Anisah Muhammad | Sep 11, 2014 - 10:43:04 AM

CHICAGO - On Friday, August 22, 2014, members of the Inspired Youth team founded by Sister Tawon Muhammad of Indianapolis, Ind., arrived in Chicago for an educational weekend and training seminar with The Final Call Newspaper. »

Ohio State rep calls for release of tape showing police killing Black shopper

by AP | Sep 11, 2014 - 10:36:43 AM

CINCINNATI (AP)—The president of Ohio’s legislative Black caucus wants the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young Black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store. »

ISIS: Made in the U.S.A.?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 10, 2014 - 6:49:01 AM

WASHINGTON - Promising that he’s not leading this country into a new Iraq war, President Barack Obama set the stage at Final Call press time, for a new U.S. “game plan” for an offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) rebellion in Iraq and Syria. »

51st State? Two counties in California seek to form new Jefferson State

by RT.com | Sep 5, 2014 - 12:29:07 PM

Two counties in northern California have submitted a petition for the right to form a 51st State of America, which they want to name Jefferson. They claim a lack of representation and that their grievances aren’t heard at state level. »

Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

by AP | Sep 5, 2014 - 12:25:11 PM

DETROIT — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his lawyer is urging a judge to go as low as six years. »

Conference to provide an example of unity, healing

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Sep 4, 2014 - 11:37:41 AM

PHILADELPHIA—While the world watches Muslims killing Muslims in what many deem as completely anti-Islamic, Muslims in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ are working to settle their differences and promote unity with the “Reconciliation Conference: The Next Steps,” Friday September 5 through Sunday September 7. »

Confronting America’s racial reality

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 4, 2014 - 11:24:55 AM

WASHINGTON—Fourteen years into the 21st Century, more than 450 years since people were stolen from the African continent and dragged to this country in chains in the holds of slave ships, it appears the only way people in the United States can even approach this country’s racial identity is by confrontation. »

Highway patrolman in Los Angeles beating loses gun and badge

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Sep 4, 2014 - 11:22:53 AM

LOS ANGELES—The California Highway Patrolman videotaped ferociously beating 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock on a freeway on-ramp has been stripped of his peace officer duties. »

Hip Hop’s response to Ferguson

by FinalCall.com News | Sep 3, 2014 - 6:01:21 PM

The shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teen at the hands of a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., not only galvanized Black youth in America, but also those in the Hip Hop community. »

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