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Body Parts for $ale

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

On the Black market, nationally and internationally, body parts are big business. Most have no problem with individuals donating their vital organs, as long as it is voluntary, however, Black... »

When doing the right thing isn't enough

by Charlene Muhammad and Starla Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Mar 24, 2015 - 11:11:57 AM

Third-year University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson survived an alleged assault by a group of Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control officers, but faces a fight for his good name and to avoid a criminal conviction. »

Farrakhan's Twitter Army continues dialogue on The Time and What Must Be Done

by Jesse Muhammad -Social Media- | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:33:59 AM

It has been over two years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan launched his year-long unparalleled online series, “The Time and What Must Be Done.” »

Addressing problems of the Black community

by Anisah Muhammad | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:29:01 AM

The Alabama Agriculture and Industries Farmer’s Market in Montgomery, Alabama hosted a “State of the Black Community” conference to create a manifesto to complete goals and objectives. »

A strong witness bearer visits the West

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:15:44 AM

RIALTO, Calif. - As part of the E-Team, a special security team comprised of the mighty men of the Nation of Islam known as the Fruit of Islam, Rashad Muhammad lives on the front line as a protector of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. »

Confirmation delay for new attorney general draws anger

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:07:32 AM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and several Democrats have accused Republicans in Congress of “playing politics with law enforcement and national security” by not confirming Loretta Lynch, to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. »

Will new student loan debt program really help?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:05:14 AM

WASHINGTON - As parents and college seniors prepare for graduation and life after college, student loan debt is quite likely on their list of concerns. And it should be. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt and risen to the number two debt Americans have behind a mortgage. »

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal worried about his health

by FinalCall.com News | Mar 31, 2015 - 12:52:01 PM

At Final Call presstime supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal said the 60 year old had been hospitalized for a medical emergency. According to reports Mr. Abu-Jamal was rushed from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville where he is in Intensive Care. »

Blacks still divided, many undecided in key Chicago mayoral race

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Mar 31, 2015 - 12:51:53 PM

CHICAGO - With less than a week before the election, many Black voters have yet to decide whether they will support a second term for Rahm Emanuel, or make his challenger Cook County Board Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia the first Latino mayor in the city’s history. »

Moynihan Report: 50 years later and few changes

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 31, 2015 - 12:50:41 PM

While many critics of the Moynihan report focused on his analysis of the problems of female headed households, they ignored his concerns for Black men to lead their families. »

Supporter of man who filmed death of Eric Garner by cops fears for his life

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 31, 2015 - 12:37:03 PM

Activists' question why Eric Garner, a husband and grandfather is murdered by New York police in broad daylight on video tape and the only person incarcerated is Ramsey Orta who recorded the fatal confrontation with his camera phone. »

Illinois governor pledges 'equal access,' opportunity on state construction projects

by Final Call Staffers | Mar 27, 2015 - 1:23:36 PM

CHICAGO—The governor of Illinois came to the African American Contractors Association gala with a message: The state needs to expand economically, construction needs to be booming, jobs need to be created and Blacks need to be included in a growing economy. »

Suspicious White House envelope tests positive for cyanide

by RT.com | Mar 27, 2015 - 8:39:16 AM

A suspicious envelope received by the White House in March tested positive for cyanide, the U.S. Secret Service has confirmed, adding that another test will be conducted to confirm the results. »

Settlement: Voter cards must be offered to welfare seekers

by AP | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:48:12 AM

BOSTON—Massachusetts residents applying for welfare must be offered voter registration cards and other information under a settlement reached between voting rights groups and the Baker administration. »

U.S. sets new record for denying, censoring government files

by Ted Bridis Associated Press | Mar 25, 2015 - 9:44:58 AM

WASHINGTON - For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. »

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