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Whose independence?

by Richard B. Muhammad and Starla Muhammad, Final Call Staffers

Independence celebrations bring up questions about the reality of Black life in America. Flag waving, cookouts, fireworks and parades are staples of the July 4 celebrations that punctuate America every... »

A United Community Iftar At Mosque Maryam

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Jun 27, 2017 - 3:17:36 PM

Muslims from diverse communities and schools of thought from around the Chicagoland area gathered on the grounds of the National Center, international headquarters of the Nation of Islam at the invitation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for an evening of worship, fellowship and cultural exchange during the month of Ramadan. »

A Celebration Of Uniqueness

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jun 20, 2017 - 3:42:00 PM

On June 13 albino brothers and sisters gathered and celebrated the third annual Albinism Awareness Day at Muhammad Mosque No. 4 in Wash, D.C. under the theme, “Shining the Light.” The event included a new video presentation, titled, “Why Yes, I’m Albino,” that represented albinos from around the world and a special address with words of guidance from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. »

Housing Out Of Reach For Many In The U.S.

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 20, 2017 - 3:37:29 PM

Sheronna Ragin-Winters knows first hand what researchers found during a new study: housing in America is out of reach due to high rental costs and low wages. »

A setback in fight for fair prison phone rates

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 20, 2017 - 3:01:26 PM

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that regulations that capped the high cost of in-state phone calls by prison inmates are now null and void. The June 13 ruling has put partisan politics over people, say prison reform advocates. »

Thousands march after Minnesota officer acquitted in death of Philando Castile

by AP | Jun 20, 2017 - 2:13:55 PM

A Minnesota police officer was recently cleared in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a Black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. »

Blood & Politics: Incivility, vitriol, violence and American politics

by Askia Muhammad, Starla Muhammad and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad | Jun 20, 2017 - 1:36:36 PM

WASHINGTON—The blood sport of political rhetoric—which has led to wanton violence visited upon innocent Black people and Muslims around the country since the Trump political campaign—visited Republican members of the U.S. Congress in mid-June. »

Jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

by Final Call News | Jun 14, 2017 - 11:18:02 AM

NORRISTOWN, Penn.—At presstime, the jury in the sexual assault trial of entertainer Bill Cosby was expected to soon began deliberations. After several days of graphic testimony, the prosecution rested and the defense began its case June 12 but rested in approximately six minutes after calling one witness, Detective Richard Schaffer. »

Charges of corruption, obstruction of justice haunt Trump

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jun 14, 2017 - 11:16:38 AM

WASHINGTON—Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, is a liar. This according to James Comey, the recently fired director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who testified in a dramatic session before a Select Senate Intelligence Committee »

Cops walk in three separate Los Angeles shooting cases

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 14, 2017 - 11:14:26 AM

LOS ANGELES—Frustrations continue to mount among victims’ families, community, and religious leaders, who called recent outcomes in three police excessive force cases mere slaps on the wrists. »

First Annual Family Summit & Conference Comes To Atlanta!

by Fudia Muhammad | Jun 14, 2017 - 11:09:27 AM

The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference is set to take place in Atlanta, Ga., on August 25-27. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27 with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. »

Black men, Black fathers - Accepting challenges, embracing responsibility

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Jun 13, 2017 - 12:59:41 PM

Despite obstacles and roadblocks, Black men are stepping up to the challenge of mentoring youth, working in their communities and being positive influences and examples in the lives of their children, families and neighborhoods. »

Afghanistan and America's never-ending war

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 7, 2017 - 8:24:18 AM

Turmoil continues to grip Afghanistan after years of war with no end in sight. In late May, a truck bomb ripped through morning rush hour in the heart of Kabul killing nearly 100 people and injuring hundreds more, including 11 American contractors. Days later Afghans came out to protest the continued violence and death in the country. »

Breaking the silence of domestic violence

by Final Call News | Jun 7, 2017 - 8:01:20 AM

“Indecision makes you paralyzed.” The decision to leave an abusive relationship often takes women too long to make. Unfortunately, sometimes the decision can come “fatally” late. However, organizations like and others are trying to help provide women with the resources to make their decision easier. »

Foreign and domestic wariness of Trump, Russian ties and America's national security

by Final Call Staff | Jun 6, 2017 - 6:59:07 PM

WASHINGTON—Multiple federal investigations are pondering over ample evidence that officials in the Donald Trump presidential campaign colluded with top level Russian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential race, and that President Trump himself may have committed impeachable crimes to cover it up. »


Blood & Politics: Incivility, vitriol, violence and American politics

WASHINGTON—The blood sport of political rhetoric—which has led to wanton...

Black men, Black fathers - Accepting challenges, embracing responsibility

Despite obstacles and roadblocks, Black men are stepping up to...

New Culture Warriors: Messages in music, song, dance and acting to revive a people

CHICAGO — Trap music, drill music, gangsta rap and lyrical...

Big Ballin: Big ideas fuel a father’s Big Baller Brand and brash business sense

LaVar Ball is shaking up professional basketball with his outspokenness...

Farrakhan speaks on Trump, the Time and America's troubles

Nation of Islam Minister warns of troubled times and explains...

Horrific death in jail and calls for justice

The death of Terrill Thomas in a Milwaukee Jail was...

Justice For Jordan

The police killing of a Texas teenager incited outrage amid...

What's driving Black violence and deadly conflict?

CHICAGO — Every day Black communities are inundated with violence....

Police force or occupying force?

Ugly encounters between Blacks and police officers seem to be...

Raw racial wounds exposed in Dallas shootings and videotaped killings

DALLAS — The raw racial wounds that go to America’s...

Feminizing Black Men: An Assault on Black Manhood

CHICAGO—Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recently delivered an address...

Forgotten genocide in Flint?

The suffering of a poor, majority Black city is far...