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Is torture the American way?

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Human rights violations inside the United States highlighted by attorneys and activists. ( - Torture, extrajudicial killings, unlawful detention, harassment, beatings, sexual assault, and humiliation are universally recognized as human... »

Reparations: A global struggle after a global crime

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 22, 2014 - 7:23:05 PM

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told a group of political leaders, researchers and activists that true commitment and a firm unwavering demand for real justice is required, if the call for reparations is ever to be taken seriously by the governments of the earth. »

Defense counsel for Guantanamo detainees speaks out

by News | Apr 21, 2014 - 12:47:02 PM

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Sterling Thomas is the defense counselor for Pakistani Ammar al-Baluchi (a 9/11 defendant and high value detainee) and Afghani Abdul Zahir (held for 12 years without trial) at The Guantanamo Bay detention camp (also referred to as Gitmo). »

LAPD officers broke police car antennas to thwart recordings

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 18, 2014 - 2:13:52 PM

LOS ANGELES - A coalition of activists, community and religious leaders is demanding that the Los Angeles Police Department investigate and discipline officers who broke antennas from police vehicles and interfered with audio recordings made while patrolling predominantly Black and Brown communities. »

Republicans would balance budget on backs of the poor

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Apr 18, 2014 - 1:43:51 PM

WASHINGTON - When it comes to the federal budget—the blueprint of U.S. spending priorities—the House of Representatives seems to be divided into alternate universes, each with an entirely different reality. »

Judge rips State Dept’s handling of Blackwater shootings in Iraq

by | Apr 17, 2014 - 9:34:11 AM

A U.S. federal judge has rebuked the State Department for delaying the prosecution of U.S. security contractors charged with shooting unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007. »

Higher standards or end of a mission at Southern University?

by Koran Addo The Advocate | Apr 17, 2014 - 8:48:21 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. - Southern University President Ronald Mason says the 134-year-old historically Black university needs higher entrance standards. »

True education starts with knowledge of self and God says Final Call editor

by News | Apr 16, 2014 - 5:31:40 PM

The message from Final Call editor Richard B. Muhammad was simple at the “Education Is the Key” conference sponsored by Our Time, Inc., and Education Voices: True education starts with a knowledge of God and self, education allows you to solve your problems and the elders and parents are responsible for the education of children and youth. »

Nation of Islam Student Minister Nuri Muhammad brings light into the city

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 16, 2014 - 5:19:19 PM

WILMINGTON, Del. - His first name in Arabic means “light,” which sort of explains how student Minister Nuri Muhammad or “Brother Nuri” as he is called, could illuminate Mosque No. 35 in Wilmington, Delaware with the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on April 5. »

M.G.T. push Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint at Black Women’s Expo!

by Khadeejah Tasheen | Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59:26 PM

CHICAGO - The M.G.T. and G.C.C., the Muslim women of the Nation of Islam were out in full force at the 2014 Black Women’s Expo promoting unity, sisterhood and Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint among the thousands of participants and attendees. »

Bringing human rights home to U.S.

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 10, 2014 - 9:10:39 AM

CHICAGO - You've seen their iconic logo, witnessed their public demonstrations and vigils, or quite possibly you've been involved in one of their letter writing campaigns and for this organization, the name says it all—Amnesty International. The high-powered grassroots organizational machine and its energetic young members gathered in Chicago April 4-6. »

Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 10, 2014 - 9:08:07 AM

The mental and emotional toll of combat from America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military service personnel is once again center stage after the latest shooting by an Army specialist on a U.S. military base. »

Universal African Peoples Organization celebrates 25 years of service

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Apr 10, 2014 - 8:51:31 AM

The St. Louis, Missouri-based Universal African Peoples Organization celebrated the 25th year of their founding with a weekend of activities from April 4 to April 6. »

The push to save, boost HBCU's

by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent | Apr 10, 2014 - 8:46:14 AM

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only "a terrible thing to waste," but "a wonderful thing to invest in." »

State of Black America

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Apr 8, 2014 - 8:49:07 PM

WASHINGTON - For the last 38 years, the National Urban League has issued a report on the State of Black America. And each year it finds a new way to describe the deteriorating status of Black (and now Latinos as well) people as compared to Whites in economic terms in this country. »


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