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American Death Camps

by Richard B. Muhammad and Saeed Shabazz -Final Call Staffers-

Darryl Rainey, 50, had one month remaining on his two-year sentence for cocaine possession without the intent to sell. He was also battling mental illness and served his time in... »

Presidential speech hits right note but is delivering on agenda impossible?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 28, 2015 - 4:25:21 PM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, counted out as a lame duck after his party suffered major losses in congressional and Senate contests last November, has clearly signaled his administration is not finished. But Oval Office confidence and style points alone may not be enough to change the material conditions of the poor, and even the middle class whose household incomes have remained stagnant. »

State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional

by Glen Ford -Black Agenda Report- | Jan 28, 2015 - 10:59:40 AM

In his next-to-last State of the Union address, President Obama flashed the suckers a bag of tricks that has no chance of passing the Republican-controlled Congress, but will allow his apologists to claim that the genuine, more progressive Obama is revealing himself in his final two years in office. »

What impact will President Obama's college plan have on HBCUs?

by Freddie Allen | Jan 27, 2015 - 5:21:30 PM

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt or harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). »

Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former cop

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 22, 2015 - 10:04:03 AM

CHICAGO - When Howard Morgan turns 64 on February 1, for the first time in nearly a decade, he will celebrate at home with his wife Rosalind, family and friends. Mr. Morgan was released from prison after outgoing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn commuted his 40-year sentence. »

Choosing a home for Obama library an ongoing battle

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 22, 2015 - 9:47:28 AM

CHICAGO - The likelihood of the Barack Obama Presidential Library being awarded to the president’s adopted hometown could be in jeopardy as an anticipated March deadline for the final decision approaches. »

Muslims, community, political leaders target, and catch, alleged rapist

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 22, 2015 - 9:38:08 AM

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - The abduction and rape of an 11-year-old girl on her way home from school when snatched at gunpoint, and forced into an abandoned home, produced feelings of anger and outrage. It was early December and the Highland Park community began to quickly organize around this tragic situation. »

Congressman John Conyers now ‘Dean of the House’ honored in D.C.

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 22, 2015 - 9:34:40 AM

WASHINGTON - Congress member John Conyers of Michigan, now serving his 25th term in the House of Representatives, has a record of achievements that may in fact be superior to his longevity. »

Lessening the debt burden, placing higher education in reach

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 21, 2015 - 5:45:41 PM

WASHINGTON - There was a time when a high school education was good enough to get a factory job or an entry level job at a business paying a decent living wage. »

Muslim father helps son rush to stardom at Ohio State

by Jihad Hassan Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | Jan 21, 2015 - 5:41:06 PM

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Athletic Association made history here Jan. 12 by replacing its Bowl Championship Series with a College Football Playoff National Championship and 19-year-old Ohio State University sophomore Ezekiel Elijah Elliott also made history. »

Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon - Legacy of a trailblazer, nurturing spirit remembered

by La Risa Lynch -Contributing Writer- | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:19:53 AM

The life, legacy and lessons of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon were remembered Jan. 5 in a memorial service for the founder of Christ Universal Temple, one of Chicago’s first megachurches. »

America under Obama: The best of times and the worst of times

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 20, 2015 - 11:04:31 AM

WASHINGTON - The theme of President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union (SOTU) address might very well have been lifted from the novel "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." »

Missing from movie, not from history - #Selma

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jan 19, 2015 - 12:34:26 PM

WASHINGTON - Even as critics of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s portrayal in the film "Selma" have complained that the President was far more sympathetic and was in fact enthusiastic about the confrontational Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches as a tactic to arouse public support for legislation in the U.S. Congress, they ignore the bitter and hostile rejection by the President. »

Fight on homeless feeding ban continues

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 16, 2015 - 4:05:17 PM

The fight to feed America’s homeless is escalating, leaving charitable individuals and groups wondering what will happen to the poor and hungry? »

Environmental cuts hurt Black, Brown communities say activists

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Jan 16, 2015 - 4:02:33 PM

Chicago, Illinois has large numbers of old steel mills, abandoned factories, sewage treatment plants and more landfills per square mile than any city in the United States, according to environmental injustice activists. These cause some of the highest levels of toxicity to the environment, they charge. »

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