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'Acts of God' - Severe, costly, unusual weather bludgeons America

by Charlene Muhammad and Darrielle Muhammad -The Final Call-

America suffers as divine chastisement grips country: Severe, costly, unusual weather delivers unforgiving blows. Divine words of warning from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan were followed by severe weather affecting... »

Celebrating the life of Richard Muhammad

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:04:48 AM

LOS ANGELES—Joy and pain dwelled on the faces of family and friends who filled the Harrison Ross Mortuary to celebrate the life of Richard Joseph Muhammad who returned to Allah on March 1, 2017. »

Fake Drug Stings Targeting Blacks And Latinos Scheduled For Hearings

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:03:01 AM

CHICAGO—Attorneys representing dozens of Black and Latino male defendants charged in federal drug conspiracy and gun cases, after being snared in fake drug house sting operations, are heading to federal court early next month in a battle to have the charges dismissed. »

Mass Incarceration And The Failure Of Black School Children

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:01:36 AM

WASHINGTON—When “Debra,” not her real name, left to do a mandatory four-year minimum sentence for drug possession, she left her five-year-old daughter with her mother. It was her only option for care. Debra’s mom would be responsible for everything. »

Outrage grows as video of beauty supply worker choking Black woman goes viral

by Andrea Muhammad -Final Call Contributor- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:56:02 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Once again, the city finds itself in the national spotlight for rising tensions in the Black community. A patron at Missha beauty supply captured cell phone video of a violent exchange involving store supervisor, Sung Ho Lim, and an unidentified Black woman. »

Education, Hard Work Won’t Bridge America’s Racial Wealth Gap: Report

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:53:59 AM

Studies show that the racial wealth gap between Whites, Blacks and Latinos will linger and continue to undermine Black wealth growth. Experts estimate it will take centuries for the wealth gap to close and some advocates say self-determination and doing for self are critical for Black economic success and wealth building. »

Battle Over Deputy Accountability, Transparency Rages In Los Angeles County

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:52:51 AM

LOS ANGELES — Advocates escalated their calls for jail reform in light of revelations 300 deputies were cited for serious on-the-job misconduct, and an ensuing battle to hand their names over to the District Attorney. »

Comey: FBI investigating ties between Russia, Trump associates

by AP | Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34:51 AM

WASHINGTON—FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. »

New Republican Health Plan Will Decimate The Most Vulnerable: Critics

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Mar 14, 2017 - 2:37:58 PM

WASHINGTON—For Mimi Machado-Luces, the rollout of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by Republican leaders in Congress is just another assault against ordinary Americans already struggling to find their footing in an uncertain world. »

Blacks left out of immigration debate, strategies?

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 14, 2017 - 2:14:42 PM

LOS ANGELES—Blacks are absent from the narrative about executive orders, chilling raids, and deportations, say advocates who have increased efforts to help Black immigrants survive in America’s ugly political climate. »

Killer Radio: Toxic music and toxic behavior?

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Mar 14, 2017 - 11:07:01 AM

CHICAGO — In the Black community, where the majority of listeners tune into radio stations that have branded themselves as “urban,” many are dangerously unware of the harmful and detrimental impact the music is having on the minds of the young people who tune-in. »

"Can gang members bring peace to the streets?"

by Donna Muhammad | Mar 10, 2017 - 1:36:39 PM

In April a group of activists are hoping to build on urban peace and reconciliation efforts discussed last year. With President Trump vowing to curb violence in Chicago and threatening federal intervention, some have been working the streets for years and still engaged in the work of urban peace and education. »

The sweet life of a Believer: Honoring Abdul Hakim Muhammad

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 9, 2017 - 10:58:38 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—In the book of scripture of the Muslims, the Holy Qur’an, the promise of Allah (God) is that there is no fear nor grief for the Believers—even in the most trying of times. »

'We are at a very dangerous moment'

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Mar 9, 2017 - 10:52:01 AM

WASHINGTON—Setting aside the numerous factual inaccuracies; and never mind his hardline rhetoric and exaggerated promises which cannot be kept, and ignoring the dangerous times his policies have produced, President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, was the best speech of his political career. »

Safe vaccine advocates plan March 31 protest in D.C.

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 9, 2017 - 10:50:47 AM

Health care professionals, parents and activists are planning a mass protest March 31 in Washington, D.C., to defend civil liberties and parental rights against risky vaccines, environmental toxins, and unsafe food. »

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