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by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Self-determination fuels Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day 2016 in Detroit DETROIT—Anticipation and excitement grows as final preparations are being made for the Nation of Islam’s annual 2016 Saviours’ Day Convention.... »

Police Mistreatment Of Blacks Listed As Violation By Human Rights Watch

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 9, 2016 - 10:04:58 PM

In “World Report 2016: Events of 2015,” experts criticize U.S. police practices and become yet another international body bringing the plight of Blacks in America onto the international stage. »

New Chicago Police Superintendent Search Continues

by Ashahed M. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Feb 9, 2016 - 9:55:19 PM

CHICAGO—Some considered it strange when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was bringing former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey in to serve as a senior advisor to the Chicago Police Department. »

Farrakhan Honors Life And Legacy Of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Feb 9, 2016 - 9:03:50 PM

CHICAGO—The life and work of renowned psychiatrist, lecturer, and author Dr. Frances Cress Welsing was celebrated February 6 at Rev. Dr. Leon Finney’s Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church in Bronzeville on the city’s South Side. »

Flint Residents Continue Fight For Clean Water

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Feb 9, 2016 - 8:46:37 PM

Since 2014, residents had been complaining bitterly about the foul taste, color and smell of their drinking water following an executive decision by Gov. Rick Snyder, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and other state and city officials to switch from using freshwater drawn from Lake Huron to the dirty, polluted and corrosive Flint River. »

A weekend of Buying Black and Building Black!

by Final Call News | Feb 9, 2016 - 8:39:11 PM

CHICAGO—The Chicago Justice Or Else! Local Organizing Committee put together a Saturday night of music, culture and capital at Salaam Restaurant. »

No power to the people? Emergency managers ruin cities, activists complain

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Feb 4, 2016 - 5:30:11 PM

At the moment, Flint’s 99,000 residents—60 percent Black and 40 percent White, Hispanic and other ethnicities—are squarely in the public eye for all the wrong reasons. »

Girl Found Dead In Cell At Juvenile Facility Had Been Restrained By Staff

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Feb 4, 2016 - 4:52:57 PM

New findings in the case of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen who was found dead in her cell at the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky the morning of Jan. 11, have raised more questions surrounding the circumstances and cause of the girl’s death. »

Blacks In U.S. Deserve Reparations Says U.N. Delegation

by LaRisa Lynch -Contributing Writer- | Feb 4, 2016 - 4:46:30 PM

CHICAGO—The demand for reparations for crimes committed against Blacks by federal and local governments grew louder during a two-day United Nations hearing held in Chicago in late January. »

Will Recommendations By Prison Task Force Be Implemented?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Feb 4, 2016 - 4:45:30 PM

WASHINGTON - The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections sent to Congress and President Obama progressive recommendations to reform the federal justice system, enhance public safety, and save the government billions of dollars. »

Standoff In Oregon

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Feb 2, 2016 - 6:18:11 PM

WASHINGTON - The unlawful occupation of the Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon by an armed posse of White, anti-government militants may be drawing to a close. After 28 days of kid-gloves treatment by law enforcement authorities accorded to the gang members, only four protestors remained. »

Organizing and Mobilizing for Justice!

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Feb 2, 2016 - 6:02:43 PM

Following the monumental #JusticeOrElse gathering on October 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C., many Local Organizing Committees across the United States sprang into action and are working tirelessly to show communities and the world that though 10-10-15 was a memorable day, it went beyond that moment. »

Fighting The Losing Battle Over Global Humanitarian Crises

by Thalif Deen | Feb 2, 2016 - 5:22:34 PM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)— As the global refugee crises continues to worsen by the hour, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is quick to point out that when he took office in January 2007, the international appeal for funds for humanitarian emergencies was only about $4 billion annually. »

Oregon Governor Calls On Feds To Act Against Armed Group

by Kristena Hansen and Terrence Petty | Jan 27, 2016 - 11:47:59 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP)— Oregon’s governor said she’s frustrated with the way federal authorities are handling an armed group’s continued occupation of a national wildlife refuge and it’s time to end it. »

Conference Addresses Responsibility Of Labor Unions

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 27, 2016 - 11:41:06 AM

WASHINGTON— Over 1,000 AFL-CIO members from all around the country met January 15-18 for the largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event of its kind in the country for the second year in a row. »

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