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Seattle, Sudan and unlikely similarities in autonomous zones, calls to end repression

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 25, 2020 - 7:27:55 PM

In a tweet, President Trump threatened to “take back” the city of Seattle, Wash., after protesters responding to the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police camped out around a vacated police station near downtown. They have vowed to resist any Trump effort to dislodge them. »

Motherland stands with Black America’s fight against rampant police violence

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 18, 2020 - 1:46:33 PM

For the first time in a major way, on major TV networks, Africa’s voice was heard in terms of its solidarity with the global outcry against the brutal death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police. The moment came during his funeral service broadcast from Houston, Texas. »

Pandemic impacts Africa’s informal cross border trade

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 12, 2020 - 8:01:41 AM

A recent episode of “Society Talks,” hosted each week by the South African-based Southern African Trust discussed “Food Security and how small holder farmers are critical to community.” »

Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 29, 2020 - 2:20:37 PM

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state. »

The history of Cuba’s unprecedented humanitarian work in Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | May 28, 2020 - 7:47:51 AM

Ace Magashule, secretary general of the African National Congress (ANC), during a recent lecture on the importance of solidarity and internationalism with progressive people around the globe, highlighted the impact of the Cuban revolution in the South African struggle against imperialism and colonialism. »

Pandemic shaping economic, social climate of East and Southern Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | May 21, 2020 - 3:41:33 PM

In many East and Southern African countries, local, regional and national lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been extended, reported Equinet. “Their impacts raise questions on their sustainability. »

African women farm majority of Africa’s food but own less than majority of land

by Jehron Muhammad | May 13, 2020 - 2:02:43 PM

Historically, African women have been the continent’s workforce for food production, yet history reveals they have only limited access to the very basic tools required to produce food. »

Coronavirus pandemic and the economic freedom of Black South Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | May 6, 2020 - 1:32:34 PM

As the numbers increase, the spread of the virus will increase rapidly, reported Atlantic Council. Indeed, the number of cases in South Africa has skyrocketed from a reported 150 cases March 19 to a reported 5,350 cases April 29—in just over one month. »

Cuba’s doctors can help U.S. fight pandemic and save lives

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 5, 2020 - 12:28:56 AM

For nearly six decades the Republic of Cuba has been training and sending health care professionals around the globe. »

Muslim medical student helps confront coronavirus in Cuba

by Ihsan Nimat Muhammad, Guest Columnist | Apr 30, 2020 - 10:01:38 AM

HAVANA, Cuba—As I awakened for my normal quiet time study in the wee hours of the morning while most everything was still, I reflected on all that is going on in our world right now as it relates to coronavirus. »

Pan-African solidarity in the midst of a crisis Final Call Covid-19, Africa forum unites experts across continent with audience in U.S.

by Nisa Islam Muhammad Staff Writer @nisaislam | Apr 28, 2020 - 5:48:10 AM

According to recent figures published by Johns Hopkins University, over 2.7 million cases of Covid-19 have been detected worldwide, with 192,019 deaths and 752,148 people now recovered. »

Covid-19 and the Motherland: Special Final Call forum connects Black America & Africa

by Naba'a Muhammad | Apr 24, 2020 - 3:51:03 PM

CHICAGO—The Final Call Newspaper, using digital technology, convened an online gathering of scholars, activists and advocates from Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Cuba and Sudan as well as the Windy City and Philadelphia to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic its impact on the Motherland and possible solutions. »

Chinese racism against Africans in the midst of Beijing’s pandemic strategy

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 21, 2020 - 1:58:16 AM

McDonald’s in China recently apologized after a location in Guangzhou barred Black people from entering. In a video, a staff member while in the restaurant in question—held up a sign with words including, “We’ve been informed that from now on Black people are not allowed to enter the restau- rant. For the sake of your health courteously notify the local police for medical isolation ...,” reported several news outlets. »

Africa’s oil industry taking a hit

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 9, 2020 - 12:33:26 PM

During a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Vera Songwe, executive secretary for the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) predicted the continent’s growing COVID-19 cases are set to deal African economies a severe blow. »

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