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Blacks killed by police, does anyone care?

by Starla Muhammad and Andrea Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Fatal police shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa increase anger, frustration. How much more can Black folk take? CHARLOTTE, N.C.—“Don’t get me wrong, not all police officers are bad. I’m not... »

Protestors: Cops Initiated Clashes

by Andrea M. Muhammad | Sep 27, 2016 - 6:19:07 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—When Gov. Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency and deployed the National Guard and state highway patrol to restore order after unrest and clashes between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, the governor and officials said the act followed violent protests and looting. »

National Museum Of African American History And Culture Dedicated

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 27, 2016 - 6:05:26 PM

WASHINGTON — With the toll of a bell from the First Baptist Church in Virginia, President Barack Obama, with 99-year-old Ruth Bonner whose father was born enslaved, together dedicated the Smithsonian’s all new National Museum of African American History and Culture. »

Black politics, much more than voting

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Sep 21, 2016 - 12:25:58 PM

WASHINGTON—For the 46th year, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) annual legislative weekend brought together about 10,000 conferees from East Palo Alto and Oakland, California, Chicago, Illinois, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands all under one roof. »

National day of non-violence promotes peace, change in the ’hood

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Sep 21, 2016 - 12:20:40 PM

LOS ANGELES—Demon-strators across the country mobilized for 24 hours of peace with no drug distribution, no crime, and no violence during the 2nd Annual “National Day of Non-Violence Protest Weekend.” »

Min. Farrakhan Celebrates Life, Work Of Don And Shirley Muhammad

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Sep 21, 2016 - 12:08:03 PM

RANDOLPH, Mass.—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan closed a tribute to a longtime friend, companion and devoted follower of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad during a celebration of the work of Minister Don Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 11 in Boston, who became a powerful leader in the city and state and top laborer in the Nation of Islam. »

Honor And Praise For A Servant, Student Of Muhammad

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 21, 2016 - 12:07:56 PM

RANDOLPH, Mass.—Hundreds recently gathered from up and down the East Coast to pay tribute to Don Muhammad, emeritus senior minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 11, the man and his mission at the beautiful Lantana Ballroom, a stone’s throw from Boston. »

Murder Trial For Accused S. C. Church Shooter Scheduled For November

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 21, 2016 - 12:06:53 PM

COLUMBIA—Despite his defense lawyers’ fight for the death penalty to be thrown off the table, the federal murder trial for Dylann Storm Roof, the admitted shooter in the Charleston, S.C. church massacre, is scheduled for this November. »

State Of Emergency - Black skins, White minds and false promises

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Sep 20, 2016 - 6:09:26 PM

Farrakhan delivers words of warning, guidance and call to action as Black America, country endure troubling times with no relief in sight. Nation of Islam minister’s message was embraced by audience at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. »

15-year-old girl dragged by hair and thrown ‘like a doll’ in brutal arrest—lawsuit

by | Sep 18, 2016 - 9:08:39 PM

A 15-year-old girl was met with an extreme use of force when she and her brother were riding their bikes through a mall parking lot in Washington and were stopped by mall security and an off-duty officer. »

Detroiter's stumped by Trump visit

by Mahalieka Muhammad | Sep 18, 2016 - 8:54:54 PM

DETROIT—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to a Black church in Detroit earlier this month left many residents in the city scratching their heads and unimpressed with what was billed as the real estate mogul’s attempt at “outreach to the African American community.” »

‘We Won’t Be Quiet!’ - A proud father, activists demand answers in death of Ferguson ‘martyr’ Darren Seals

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Sep 14, 2016 - 11:02:58 AM

ST. LOUIS—Final good byes to Darren Seals, Jr., a prominent youth leader of the Ferguson movement for justice after the death of Mike Brown, Jr., are scheduled for the church where much of the organizing for the movement took place. »

U. S. Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux

by Deirdre Fulton | Sep 14, 2016 - 10:42:15 AM

Striking a blow to the vibrant, Indigenous-led resistance movement that has sprung up against the four-state oil pipeline, a federal judge Sept. 9 denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s attempt to halt its construction. »

Native Groups Criticize Fair Board Over Rappers’ Ejection

by AP | Sep 14, 2016 - 10:37:45 AM

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—Alaska Native organizations are calling on an Interior Alaska state fair board to address issues of minority treatment and cultural insensitivity after a performance by two rappers was cut short and the men were ordered to leave the fairgrounds. »

Pain, Progress And Lessons Learned From Chicago Peace Surge

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Sep 14, 2016 - 10:30:37 AM

CHICAGO—Labor Day weekend in Chicago was again marred by gunfire and death but a glimmer of optimism and hope shined through in one area of the city that local activists pointed to as an example of what can be done to address the cycle of violence that is all too common on the South and West Sides. »


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