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Shut'em Down! - No More Deaths, No Business As Usual

by Bryan Crawford and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad

Activists use civil disobedience in a battle to stop violence in the Black community and neglected neighborhoods. CHICAGO—Father Michael Pfleger is no stranger to organizing marches through communities on the... »

Muslim doctor opens medical center in Philly

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 11, 2018 - 9:42:33 PM

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz has a vision for Black health care in the city of Philadelphia and is not bashful about sharing it. A physician, wife, mother, businesswoman and visionary, affectionately known as “The Doc from the Top of the Clock” sat down with The Final Call for a revealing interview. »

Blacks still suffer from quiet HIV/AIDS epidemic

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 11, 2018 - 9:39:04 PM

LOS ANGELES—In the 37 years since HIV/AIDS struck America, Blacks have been more likely to contract the disease than Whites and are still disproportionately affected despite a drop in HIV diagnoses across every population group. »

Holy Month Of Ramadan Ends On Love And Laughter

by Final Call News | Jul 11, 2018 - 4:06:37 PM

During a mild, beautiful afternoon, Believers from Mosque Maryam, national headquarters of the Nation of Islam, and their families came to Jackson Park to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, a celebration of the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and prayer. »

Chuck D on State of Black America, Obama’s Legacy, the Black Press and Media Coverage of XXXTentacion

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor | Jul 11, 2018 - 12:53:34 PM

(NNPA)—To many hip-hop fans, historians and to his peers, Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. »

A minister, man and Muslim

by Tesha Muhammad | Jul 11, 2018 - 12:52:41 PM

It was a night to be remembered. Families, men, women and children traveled from near and wide to celebrate the legacy of a minister, a man and a Muslim. Student Minister Keith Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 26B in Oakland was honored and recognized for his 27 years of labor and work during a recent ceremony and tribute. »

NOI Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad Visits Delaware Valley Region

by Gregory Muhammad | Jul 11, 2018 - 12:43:58 PM

PHILADELPHIA—The Delaware Valley Region was blessed to host the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad, who was invited into the region by Student Regional Minister Rodney Muhammad. »

Come out, enjoy July 21 ‘Taste of WVON’ festival

by Bryan Crawford and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad | Jul 11, 2018 - 10:19:15 AM

“The Talk of Chicago,” radio station WVON 1690 AM, is hosting its 8th annual Taste of WVON festival July 21 at Lorraine Dixon Park on the city’s South Side. It’s free and everyone is welcome! This year’s festival offers food, games and entertainment will feature legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh, the Stylistics and more. »

Black Press meets in Norfolk; Final Call earns awards

by Final Call News | Jul 10, 2018 - 11:10:56 AM

NORFOLK, Va.—Karen Carter Richards, publisher of the Houston Forward Times, received the highly-coveted Publisher of the Year Award during the 2018 NNPA Foundation Merit Awards dinner at this year’s annual Black Press convention. »

Saying thanks to Minister Farrakhan

by James G. Muhammad | Jul 10, 2018 - 10:16:19 AM

Earlier this year, the Nation of Islam (NOI), in cooperation with the progressive business community, hosted a “Tribute of Thanks” at the Gallery Guichard in Chicago to support Saviours’ Day and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. »

Joe Jackson, patriarch of the musical Jackson family, dies

by AP | Jul 3, 2018 - 8:20:21 PM

Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died June 27 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. »

No satisfaction until cop is convicted in Antwon Rose shooting vow leaders, family, lawyers in tragic Pittsburgh incident

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 3, 2018 - 8:18:49 PM

PHILADELPHIA—East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld faces one count of criminal homicide in the shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose and was arrested and released after posting unsecured $250,000 bail. »

Final Call wins Black Press awards

by Final Call News | Jul 3, 2018 - 8:08:36 PM

NORFOLK, Va.—The Final Call captured major awards during the 2018 Black Press conference sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association. »

Pooling our resources - Blue Seas Restaurants open in Phoenix and Shreveport!

by Kenetta Muhammad | Jul 3, 2018 - 2:10:59 PM

To start helping to heal our community, we have to start by eating the proper foods. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said in How to Eat to Live Book 1, “Food keeps us here, it is essential that we eat food which gives and maintains life. »

'Justice for Junior:' The killing of a teen touches the Big Apple

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 3, 2018 - 1:34:30 PM

New York City united to mourn with a family of Dominican immigrants whose hope and promise was snuffed out with the brutal slaying of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, on a Bronx, New York street. The teen was viciously attacked with knives and a machete in front of eyewitnesses. »

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