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Black voters needed in mid-term elections, but Black issues are still unwelcome in 2014

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Black voters are needed to help Democrats keep the Senate in national November elections. But what are Black voters supposed to get in return? Democrats are ducking President Obama trying... »

Tension remains over police shootings of young Black males

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Oct 29, 2014 - 6:59:34 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., 18, by a White police officer here and the unrelated shooting of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. in nearby St. Louis have not eased—and are unlikely to go away soon. »

Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later

by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero | Oct 29, 2014 - 6:58:37 PM

In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that the Ronald Reagan administration had illegally aided a stateless army known as the contras in Central America. Thus began the Iran-Contra scandal. »

'Justice for Mike Brown' activist seeks top county office

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Oct 29, 2014 - 6:53:10 PM

ST. LOUIS - The November contest to lead St. Louis County now includes a longtime activist who has been a consistent face and voice among protesters in nearby Ferguson, Mo., for over two months. »

Rights violations documented in Ferguson, Mo.

by FinalCall.com News | Oct 29, 2014 - 6:00:28 PM

Human rights violations suffered during protests in a predominantly Black suburb outside St. Louis were documented in “On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson,” a report by Amnesty International USA. »

Californians weigh Crime reclassification bill

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Oct 29, 2014 - 5:52:00 PM

LOS ANGELES - Californians will vote this November on a measure that would reclassify some non-serious, nonviolent property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. »

U.S. contractors convicted in 2007 Blackwater Baghdad traffi c massacre

by Jim Lobe | Oct 28, 2014 - 8:12:26 PM

WASHINGTON - A federal jury here recently convicted one former Blackwater contractor of murder and three of his colleagues of voluntary manslaughter in the deadly shootings of 14 unarmed civilians killed in Baghdad’s Nisour Square seven years ago. »

'Farrakhan brings hope' - Reaction positive to Nation of Islam Minister’s mission, visit

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Oct 27, 2014 - 11:42:43 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Muslims came not for a vacation, for rum, to chase women or catch ocean waves. They came to show the reformative fruit of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s wise guidance. »

Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

by Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Oct 23, 2014 - 3:28:16 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister Farrakhan delivers message at Kingston, Jamaica's National Arena calling for Caribbean unity in the face of a Western onslaught and Western exploitation. »

Concern grows as Ebola spreads

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Oct 23, 2014 - 9:02:43 AM

The Ebola virus that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America. »

Federal response to Ebola crisis criticized

by | Oct 23, 2014 - 8:52:41 AM

WASHINGTON - In response to the spiraling political crisis surrounding reports of new Ebola cases in this country, President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph Biden, as the nation’s “Ebola Czar” to manage the federal government’s response. »

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

by Jazelle Hunt | Oct 23, 2014 - 8:40:45 AM

WASHINGTON (NNPA)— As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time. »

Reconciliation is the commandment of Allah

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 14, 2014 - 9:35:03 PM

“Reconciliation,” among Muslims, said Brooklyn-based and renowned Imam Siraj Wahaj, “is the commandment of Allah. Allah wants us to do it.” »

Family, supporters question police killing of Black teen

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:39:48 PM

ST. LOUIS - "Like father like son" read the front of a black sweat shirt worn by a hurt father pained by the loss of his only son. Vonderrit Myers, Sr. and his wife Syreeta marched with over 1,200 protesters and supporters early Monday morning during the recent Weekend of Resistance in St. Louis, Mo. »

Supreme Court blocks previous ruling; Blacks groups ‘disappointed’

by AP | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:38:09 PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall’s election. »

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