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Playing with numbers and racial profiling?

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

Researchers, activists question how the Chicago Police Dept. tracks and categorizes so-called gang members and accuracy of the numbers. Gun violence is the top crime problem associated with Chicago, particularly... »

Trump Decision Means Explosion For Middle East

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 4:01:38 PM

The unilateral decision of President Donald Trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sparked days of outrage and violent protests worldwide. »

Raging wild fires strike West Coast again

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 14, 2017 - 4:00:02 PM

LOS ANGELES—California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency in San Diego, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties as a huge swath of Southern California is in flames. »

Minister Farrakhan’s Warning Continues To Spread Globally Via Social Media

by Jesse Muhammad -Final Call Social Media- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:54:19 PM

Next year, Minister Farrakhan will mark seven years of personally being on social media and his digital reach still continues to widen. His tweets, Facebook videos, Instagram memes and clips, You- Tube videos, images and more are daily staples across social media platforms. »

A practical teaching for urban disaster preparedness

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:36:03 PM

Black people have been faced with daunting tasks in an attempt to come up with solutions to serious problems faced daily in their communities nationwide. One critical but unavoidable problem is what happens during times that emergencies stemming from weather-related disasters strike. »

Cocaine deaths for Blacks on the rise

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:24:48 PM

While the news focuses on the rampant opioid drug crisis, which mainly affects White people, Blacks are dying from cocaine overdoses at about the same rate and level as opioid overdoses. »

Rev. Jackson vows to ‘Keep Hope Alive' in Parkinson’s Disease battle

by Raychelle Muhammad -The Final Call- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:24:44 PM

Iconic civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., recently announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He penned an open letter to friends and supporters explaining that the disease is adversely affecting his daily life. Rev. Jackson is now taking a step back to focus on better managing his health. »

A complicated crisis: Mental illness, youth and detention

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:20:35 PM

According to the National Center of Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, 70 percent of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition, with about one-in-three youths needing immediate access to services and treatment. »

Blacks Are Victims Of Most Hate Crimes According To New Report

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:15:51 PM

Blacks were more than half of all single, biased and race-based hate crime victims while Whites were nearly half of known offenders, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) 2016 Hate Crimes Report. »

Combatting Senseless Violence on the Streets of Philadelphia

by Gregory Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:12:10 PM

PHILADELPHIA— The NOI Prison Reform Ministry Delaware Valley Region is directly involved with the movement to help prevent violence on our streets. We come with the experience of living the “street life,” which consists of gang-banging and dealing drugs. »

Still Standing: Celebrating Muslim elders that paved the way

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:09:55 PM

ATLANTA—Friends, families and supporters gathered to celebrate pioneers of the Nation of Islam who worked establishing the 87-year-old movement. »

Western Region student minister awarded medal

by Charlene Muhammad and Darielle Muhammad | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:04:23 PM

Tony Muhammad, a Nation of Islam student minister and Western Region representative, received the International Association of Scientologists’ (IAS) Freedom Medal of Valor Award at a recent gala for his activism and peacemaking work in the cause of human rights. »

Houses of worship and relief in times of trouble

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:02:48 PM

When television evangelist and motivational Pastor Joel Olsten received a backlash from reports that people were not allowed to enter his mega church for shelter in Houston, during Hurricane Harvey the incident blew up on social and in mainstream media. »

Eastern Region student minister addresses Black Shriners Jubilee

by Daleel Jabir Muhammad | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:01:04 PM

NEW YORK— The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine recently held its 124th Annual Jubilee Day Ceremony which commemorates the founding of their social, charitable and fraternal community founded by John George Jones in Chicago in June 1893. »

Behind bars, faith and discipline are tools for survival

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 2:59:06 PM

According to the NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet, Black people were 2.3 million, or 34 percent, of the total 6.8 million corrections population in America. Blacks are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of Whites. »

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