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Worldwide shame and abuses inside the U.S.

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The shame and sorrow of prostitution, slave-like sweatshops and organ stealing aren't just problems outside of the 'world's greatest democracy.' WASHINGTON — Although human trafficking generally operates out of the... »

As Obama exits political stage, assessment of his rule is mixed

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Jan 10, 2017 - 3:28:42 PM

How should America's first Black president exit office, close his final days in the White House and what did his time in office mean for Black America, the United States and the world? Are we better off today than we were eight years ago?

CHICAGO—Barack Obama’s term as the 45th president of the United States, and first Black president in the history of this country comes to an end in a matter of days. In his eight years as Commander in Chief, Mr. Obama has been one of the more polarizing presidents of all time.

While the president certainly has his supporters, many who feel that his election in 2008 and re-election in 2012 was a sign that Blacks had achieved a measure of post-racial progress in America. Others have been highly critical of Mr. Obama and many of his policies over the last eight years. »

Farrakhan Tells Students: ‘Your Inheritance Is The Mind Of God’

by | Jan 17, 2017 - 7:40:37 PM

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Before the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan electrified students during a keynote address here at the 14th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference, coalition chairman Salih Muhammad lit the fuse as he introduced the beloved 83-year-old champion of truth. »

City Of Ferguson Demands School, Medical Records Of Slain Teen

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Jan 11, 2017 - 10:01:14 AM

Clayton, MO.—A judge decided that the parents of Mike Brown Jr. must release the slain teen’s school records and certain medical records in a Jan. 4 ruling. »

L. A. District Attorney’s Disappointing Record On Police Accountability

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 11, 2017 - 9:56:29 AM

LOS ANGELES— Some residents expressed pride, some trepidation, when Jackie Lacey made history in becoming L.A.’s first Black female and first non-White district attorney. But those sentiments have grown to outrage and disappointment. »

Random drug testing for middle schoolers?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 11, 2017 - 9:52:14 AM

Drug overdoses are a major problem all across the country. In Kentucky, like many other states, overdose deaths rose compared with previous years. To combat this rise, the Casey County Board of Education approved random drug testing of middle school fifth and six graders starting with the 2017-2018 school year. »

Looking back on the year and the work of God’s man

by Final Call Staff | Jan 6, 2017 - 10:54:11 AM

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan endured a non-stop schedule of teaching, guiding and warning America and the world in 2016, a year which had the Muslim leader traveling domestically and abroad continuing the mission and work of his teacher. »

Remembering lives lost to gun violence and praying for change in the new year

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Jan 6, 2017 - 10:45:38 AM

CHICAGO—Those who were born and raised and who have lived on the city’s South and West sides understand that violence, in particular gun violence, has been a consistent and pervasive reality in these parts of the city. »

Racial Blind Spot: An Islamic Scholar’s Offesive Words And Black American Muslims’ Response

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 4, 2017 - 2:46:38 PM

The Reviving Islamic Spirit conference held in Toronto usually comes and goes with little fanfare. All of that changed during the 15th annual gathering as the audience and social media erupted at remarks made by Islamic scholar Sheikh Hamza Yusef. »

Celebrating unity, love and Kwanzaa

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call- | Jan 4, 2017 - 2:35:48 PM

CHICAGO—In celebration of Kwanzaa, artists of various talents, vendors, entrepreneurs, and motivational speakers collaborated for the final days of December and first day of January. »

Min. Farrakhan speaks on ‘the art of the deal,’ the Trump presidency, harsh winds for Black America, what is to come in the New Year 2017

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jan 3, 2017 - 2:13:47 PM

CHICAGO—While the year 2016 brought pain, suffering and struggle to Black America, the new year will bring more of the same and take the United States further along on a course of revolution, “if wisdom does not prevail,” warned Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan in an exclusive year end interview. »

Outrage As Mother, Daughters Manhandled By 'Brutal' Cop

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 29, 2016 - 10:24:46 AM

“911 Is A Joke” were lyrics hip hop group Public Enemy spouted in a song almost 30 years ago. But there was nothing funny about the encounter and violence suffered by a Black mother who called 911 in Fort Worth, Texas. Her experience went viral over Facebook Live, sending waves of outrage and anger across Black America. »

Activism Rose As Injustice Grew In 2016

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 29, 2016 - 10:10:07 AM

A harrowing year for Blacks spawned activism reminiscent of the Black Power struggle and civil rights era combined. Young people took to the streets, challenged political candidates, exposed campus racism and their audacity, courage and energy drew many others to join the uprising. »

What the Trump administration portends for Black America

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Dec 29, 2016 - 9:31:32 AM

If President-Elect Donald Trump is judged by his dizzying array of pronouncements during the recent concluded U. S. presidential campaign, then Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, progressives, the legal community, civil rights advocates and other constituencies have reason to be concerned over what life under a President Trump might look like. »

Black America 2016 - Struggle, opportunity and the 'necessary ill wind' of Trump

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Dec 27, 2016 - 1:38:16 PM

CHICAGO—Each year has its own unique footprint that leaves an indelible mark on history. For Black people, 2016 could be seen as a year of change, and in many respects, an awakening in politics, economics, health and culture. »

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