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‘Stop Killing Us:’ A Cry for Justice and End to Police Murder

by Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

Ferguson, Mo., is ground zero in a national assault on Black community FERGUSON, Mo. - Just over 100 days ago it would have been hard for anyone to locate this... »

Not making the grade - Why big time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 20, 2014 - 1:18:33 PM

A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) accuses the institution of higher learning of failing to provide him with a quality education in exchange for his talents on the gridiron. »

Time for political accountability

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 20, 2014 - 1:14:27 PM

CHICAGO—When Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner introduced members of an advisory transition committee that would assist him in planning during the months prior to taking office, it ended a vicious political cycle in which negative campaign ads flooded television and radio. »

New rules govern for-profit higher ed

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 20, 2014 - 12:46:38 PM

WASHINGTON - The long awaited, controversial “gainful employment” regulations from the Department of Education targeting for-profit colleges and training programs—which leaves too many students saddled with debt and without jobs—say these institutions must curtail financial burdens students face or risk losing access to federal student aid. »

NYPD officers indicted for assault on teenager, knocking teeth out with gun

by | Nov 18, 2014 - 5:47:22 PM

Two New York Police Department officers have been indicated for assaulting a teenager during a drug arrest—during which one literally knocked some of the suspect’s teeth out when he allegedly hit him in the face with his gun. »

Race and opportunity in Detroit

by Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen | Nov 18, 2014 - 4:59:10 PM

DETROIT (NNPA)—Research by a Wayne State University graduate student reveals what many long-time Detroit residents—Black and White—believe: There’s a racial imbalance to Detroit’s “revitalization” that does not reflect the demographics of the city. »

‘I am not Ebola:’ African immigrants suffer from disease stigma

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 13, 2014 - 10:47:07 AM

The epicenter of the Ebola scourge is thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa, but African immigrants are being stigmatized, targeted, harassed and physically assaulted in the United States. »

Parents of Mike Brown take the struggle to United Nations forum

by Dr. J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer | Nov 12, 2014 - 8:24:25 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—A delegation including the parents of Michael Brown, Jr., was headed to Geneva, Switzerland to present the case of their son slain by a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., before a United Nations body at Final Call press time. »

Obama says Loretta Lynch will carry on equal justice

by AP | Nov 12, 2014 - 8:21:14 AM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.” »

Petition launched in support of former radio host Warren Ballentine

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 12, 2014 - 8:17:42 AM

An online petition on White is calling for President Barack Obama to pardon embattled former nationally syndicated talk radio host Warren Ballentine. »

‘Overtly racist’ South Carolina exit poll asked if Blacks are ‘too demanding’ of equal rights

by | Nov 12, 2014 - 8:08:48 AM

South Carolina voters are complaining that several of the questions in an exit poll conducted in the state Nov. 4 were racist. They were asked, among other things, if African-Americans are still hindered by the effects of slavery and discrimination. »

'White people's party' dominates mid-term congressional elections

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 11, 2014 - 3:43:27 PM

The final two years of President Barack Obama's term in office will be the most difficult yet, after voters—in mostly Conservative-leaning states in mid-term elections handed control of the U.S. Senate and an even firmer margin in the House of Representatives to the bellicose, anti-Obama, pro-Tea Party-sympathizing wing of the Republican Party. »

Troubling, misleading leaks 'inflame' volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 6, 2014 - 8:56:32 AM

WASHINGTON - In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by White police officer Darren Wilson, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by the grand jury investigating whether to bring criminal charges against the officer. »

Afro-Latinos want to be recognized as Black

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Nov 6, 2014 - 8:51:17 AM

NEW YORK—Scholars, activists and cultural representatives from Latino grassroots organizations gathered here for the three-day AfroLatin@Forum to express solidarity and their continued fight for their Black identity. »

Report on Chicago police violence, brutality to be presented at UN

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 6, 2014 - 8:49:49 AM

CHICAGO—When the United Nations Committee Against Torture meets in Geneva, Switzerland this month for its 53rd session, a small but determined group of activists from Chicago plans to be there front and center. »


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The struggle continues: Seeking justice for Michael Brown

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Sports, Black Athletes & Modern Slavery

NBA owner Don Sterling has been condemned and sanctioned but...