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Weed Isn't The Answer

by Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer-

While some consider marijuana, or weed, a natural healer or even a gift from God linked to religious practices, the plant has in some ways also been the bane of... »

Muhammad University of Islam: 30 years of sacrifice and triumph

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Sep 19, 2019 - 2:43:45 PM

CHICAGO—Everyone dressed in their finest to embrace “an evening of celebration” for the alumni, pioneers and students of Muhammad University at the South Shore Cultural Center. What a celebration it was! »

Much love for MUI from former students, staff

by Shawntell Muhammad | Sep 19, 2019 - 2:03:54 PM

CHICAGO—The Muhammad University of Islam celebrated its 30th year anniversary as part of the rebuilding effort of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan in early September. »

Court condemns secret watchlist for Muslims

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 19, 2019 - 1:45:05 PM

A federal judge ruled United States government use of a secret “watchlist” of more than one million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those listed. »

Watching, listening and critiquing Democratic Party presidential hopefuls

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 18, 2019 - 9:29:17 AM

The Black Church PAC, Faith in Action, and LIVE FREE remain clear about their goals for engagement of the Black faith community. “Well, we hope that the candidates will continue to address the issues of the economy, address the issues of ending mass incarceration and gun violence in urban Black and Brown communities.” »

Mandatory sentencing, wrongful convictions and Black demands for criminal justice reform

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2019 - 9:29:05 AM

WASHINGTON—Rep. Maxine Waters hosted an exciting, timely workshop during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference at the Washington Convention Center. “Reclaiming My Time. »

A family seeks answers in a young man’s death

by J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2019 - 9:27:47 AM

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo.—The family of slain 23-year-old Terry Tillman gathered recently outside police headquarters in this St. Louis suburb to demand answers about his death. »

Dreads, Super Bowl tickets and a tricky start to NFL-Roc Nation community partnership

by Starla Muhammad Managing Editor @simplystarla23 | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:56:56 AM

Thousands packed Grant Park in downtown Chicago ahead of kickoff for the 100th season of the National Football League for free activities that included meeting former players, games, other activities and musical performances from hip hop artists Meek Mill, Rapsody and pop star Meghan Trainor. »

Rotten apples or a bad barrel? With so many abusive cops, the problem is much bigger than individuals who do wrong

by Charlene Muhammad National Correspondent @sischarlene | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:31:42 AM

In Houston, former officer Gerald Goines has been charged with two counts of felony murder and is facing life in prison in connection with a deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers. »

Questions about Obama Center as residents seek to benefit from neighborhood changes

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:29:49 AM

CHICAGO—Despite promises to have the city’s best interest, residents are still at odds with plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum near Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. »

Havoc-making storm slams U.S. coastline

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:29:10 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Following days of devastation in the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian left fatalities and war zone-like damage, it slowly danced northward along America’s eastern seaboard to Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. »

Race, Class and Privilege and the NFL’s Unresolved Issues

by Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer @bsalmondc | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27:46 AM

Sports, we’re told, is the great equalizer. On the field, they intone, race doesn’t matter, only athletic prowess, hard work and the devotion to winning. But this truism is as false as a $3 dollar bill. »

Upon this ‘Rock:’ Celebrating the past, building a future legacy Honoring Min. Rahman Muhammad and launching the Circle of Life Rahman Foundation

by Eric Ture Muhammad Contributing Writer | Sep 6, 2019 - 9:45:23 AM

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Farrakhan and Rahman families, national laborers and friends graced the stage of Muhammad Mosque No. 15 at a memorial for Nation of Islam pioneering Minister Abdul Rahman Aquil Muhammad and the launch of the Circle of Life Rahman Foundation. »

Sorrow, seeking solutions to child deaths in St. Louis

by J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer- | Sep 6, 2019 - 9:43:07 AM

ST. LOUIS—The Black community of St. Louis is outraged and seeking answers to why young children have died in troubling numbers since last spring. A clergy coalition, congressman and NAACP leader recently called for the giving the city authority to determine its own guns laws. »

Casinos, ‘weed’ floated as solutions to fill Chicago budget shortfall

by La Risa R. Lynch, Contributing Writer | Sep 6, 2019 - 9:41:14 AM

CHICAGO—Newly minted Mayor Lori Lightfoot marked her first 100 days in office by revealing a dismal outlook on the city’s finances for next year—a $838 million budget shortfall. »


Race, Class and Privilege and the NFL’s Unresolved Issues

Sports, we’re told, is the great equalizer. On the field,...

‘Black people are born traumatized’

Many Black men and women today understand the social climate...

Our queen and our giant in the Black struggle

LOS ANGELES—The world is celebrating the life of Aretha Franklin,...

Skepticism greets Jay-Z, NFL talk of inspiring change

Jay-Z was roundly criticized for his decision by many, while...

Ferguson five years later Still painful, still healing, still in the struggle

The little town that was the catalyst for a national...

Mass shootings, widespread death, White hatred permeate America

It was a hail of bullets that sent families who...

Black voters, Black issues and the 2020 election

It happens every presidential election cycle like clockwork. Political candidates...

A President Who Wants To Be King

CHICAGO—America is in great confusion today, and her institutions are...

Remembering Elijah Al-Amin: A collision between an innocent victim, White fear and White supremacy

The sheer audacity and the ruthlessness of Elijah Al-Amin's death...

'Black snow' from sugarcane harmful to Black, poor communities in Florida?

Thick black smoke plumes from sugarcane fields near Belle Glade,...

Feeling frustrated and betrayed in Flint

About 100 people filed into UAW Local 659 hall in...

One Nation, One People!

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam...
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