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A Proper Sendoff And Fitting Farewell To 'Baba' Dick Gregory

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Social satirist and critic, civil rights activist, teacher, researcher, and leader is remembered by Black America. LANDOVER, Md.—Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was... »

Working for peace in the streets of Chicago

by Final Call News | Sep 19, 2017 - 10:44:43 PM

Captain Dennis Muhammad, a long-time activist and aide to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, along with entertainment mogul Russell Simmons have brought their efforts in combating street violence to one of the most popular spots where discussions and debates happen: the barbershop. »

Minister Farrakhan delivers moving tribute to 'a diamond' among men

by Michael Z. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad | Sep 19, 2017 - 6:41:46 PM

LANDOVER, Md.—Presented by the Reverend Willie Wilson as a hybrid angel sent by God, a cross between the angel Gabriel, a messenger and Michael a warrior, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered the eulogy for ‘Baba’ Dick Gregory. »

Stunned, outraged in St. Louis: Cop's acquittal spawns protests

by Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam, Final Call Staffers | Sep 19, 2017 - 2:10:31 PM

ST. LOUIS—Prosecutors insisted a White officer’s declaration, “We’re killing this m*****f*****,” during a high-speed chase was among proof the officer who shot Anthony Lamar Smith to death was a cold-blooded killer. »

Judge rules on more motions in wrongful death lawsuit

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Sep 19, 2017 - 1:42:31 PM

Attorneys in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the widow of Nation of Islam Student Minister Robert Dion Muhammad were back in court recently presenting additional motions in front of the judge who will ultimately decide if there is enough information to proceed to a jury trial. »

Attorney General can’t deny grant money to sanctuary cities

by Final Call News | Sep 19, 2017 - 1:34:39 PM

Attorney Gen Jeff Sessions can't follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Sept. 15 in a legal defeat for the Trump administration. »

Hurricane Irma 'catastrophic' for Caribbean

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 14, 2017 - 8:08:31 AM

Irma, said to be the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record left a string of hard-hit Caribbean islands, including Antigua and Barbuda, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands devastated by the Category 5 storm beginning in early September. »

Disaster of biblical proportions strikes America

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Sep 12, 2017 - 12:56:44 PM

Nuclear hurricane. Storm of the Century. Monster storm. These unimaginable terms were used to describe the force and power of Hurricane Irma which has engulfed the entire State of Florida and then moved into South Carolina and Georgia. »

A flood of mental stress and memories

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 6, 2017 - 5:57:30 PM

BATON ROUGE, La.—Twelve years ago, nearly 250,000 New Orleaneans fled their hometown to dodge the wrath of Hurricane Katrina and landed in Houston, Texas, a city about five hours away. »

Texas, Louisiana and a barrage of catastrophic storms

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 6, 2017 - 5:40:35 PM

BATON ROUGE, La.—One year later, residents of Baton Rouge are still recovering from the storm identified as the Louisiana Flood of 2016. This unnamed storm system moved through the capital region last August leaving thousands of homes and businesses submerged in flood waters and 13 people dead. »

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke resigns

by AP | Sep 6, 2017 - 5:34:27 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP)—The tough-talking sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, resigned without explanation Aug. 31, capping a tumultuous year for the divisive, provocative lawman. »

Demonstrators call for boycott of Missha Beauty Supply

by Final Call News | Sep 6, 2017 - 5:27:39 PM

CHICAGO—On a recent Saturday afternoon community activists and residents gathered outside Missha Beauty Supply on East 47th Street located in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood situated on the South Side. »

Nation Of Islam Houston Mosque Assists In Relief Efforts

by Final Call News | Sep 6, 2017 - 11:37:49 AM

Recovery and relief efforts in Houston are underway and volunteers and assistance is coming from various organizations including churches, mosques, nonprofit organizations and ordinary citizens. Muslims from the Nation of Islam are collaborating with one another to help in these efforts. »

Appeals court says flint water lawsuit can continue

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire | Sep 6, 2017 - 11:06:55 AM

The United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ reversal of a federal court’s decision in two lawsuits filed by Flint, Michigan residents over the contamination of their drinking water, has emboldened lawyers and their plaintiffs, who said residents of the predominately African American city still are being billed for dirty water they cannot use. »

Family Summit Conference Success: A Labor Of Love, Teamwork

by Eric Ture Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 6, 2017 - 10:47:32 AM

ATLANTA—“When are you going to do the family summit? I want to do this before, I go see the father,” Sister Ati Cushmeer shared, with The Final Call, reflecting on her conversation in Phoenix, Arizona with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in late 2016. »

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