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Black, blue and the U.S. racial divide

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

Police killings, race hatred, protests and ever increasing tension, division are ripping the United States apart. The president and leaders want to talk but words are not enough. The opportunity... »

Trump Takes Charge

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer- | Jul 22, 2016 - 1:44:19 PM

Donald Trump delivers address to the Republican National Convention on tensing terms to uplift his campaign for the 2017 election. »

Melania's Plagiarism & Lots of heat, little light in Cleveland

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer- | Jul 20, 2016 - 1:38:52 PM

GOP convention tensions heighten with protests outside the meeting and boos inside the downtown Cleveland arena. Final Call writers Eric Ture Muhammad and Askia Muhammad offer updated reports with photographer Michael Muhammad providing vivid images of what’s going on.

Are Police Killings Of Black Folks, Obama’s Greatest Challenge?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 19, 2016 - 2:10:18 PM

For the President, caught between the hopes and expectations of Blacks who want him to champion their cause and the law enforcement community which expects him to speak forcefully in defense of their role maintaining "law and order," Mr. Obama's challenges grow more complex with each passing day. »

Where, How Does It End?

by Richard B. Muhammad and Rhodesia Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Jul 19, 2016 - 2:08:28 PM

BATON ROUGE, La.—While officials and the president called for unity and a pro-police narrative has been spread in mainstream media, there is an undercurrent and sometimes overt expression of anger and frustration coming from inside Black America. »

An Emotional Goodbye To Alton Sterling; a Call For Youth Leadership

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Jul 19, 2016 - 1:46:28 PM

BATON ROUGE, La.—Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a community had for the 37-year-old father of five. Songs and words of guidance came from speakers and half of the 8,000-seat sports arena at Southern University was filled. »

GOP Convention: First Impressions by Askia Muhammad

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer- | Jul 18, 2016 - 12:55:49 PM

Bro. Askia Muhammad, senior editor of the Final Call, gives first-hand impressions on the first day of the Republican National Convention continuing in Cleveland, Ohio. The massive centennial celebration is scheduled for July 18 - 21. »

Black celebrities stand up for justice

by Janiah X Adams -Contributing Writer- | Jul 14, 2016 - 5:21:40 PM

While civil rights leaders have spoken out against acts of injustice, a major response has also come from Black entertainers and athletes. »

District attorney resigns from Baton Rouge shooting case, economic boycott keeps up pressure and the demand for justice

by Rhodesia Muhammad and J.A. Salaam | Jul 14, 2016 - 12:34:01 PM

BATON ROUGE, La.—District Attorney Hillar Moore, III stepped down from the investigation in the death of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old Black man shot six times in the chest by Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, both 28-years-old. »

No Hope For Justice? Rage Still Burns Over Minnesota Killing

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 14, 2016 - 12:32:08 PM

Boiling tension fueled by racial profiling and police abuse in Minnesota erupted into protests and demands for police reform with the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, a Black motorist. »

Are president’s recommendations on policing enough?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 14, 2016 - 10:58:15 AM

WASHINGTON — As the nation recoiled from watching two brutal killings of Black men by police officers, and the slaughter of five Dallas police by an Army veteran reportedly in retaliation to law enforcement's abuses of Blacks, President Barack Obama rushed home from Spain to speak to a nation in a time of crisis. »

Legal Experts Raise Alarm Over Shocking Use Of ‘Killer Robot’ In Dallas

by Nadia Prupis, | Jul 14, 2016 - 10:57:46 AM

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Friday morning during a press conference that police “saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate” where the suspect had taken refuge in a parking garage. »

UN sounds alarm over 'structural and institutional racism' in U.S.

by | Jul 14, 2016 - 10:56:11 AM

There is a high level of structural and institutional racism in the U.S., Ricardo A. Sunga III, chair of the UN expert panel on people of African descent, said, commenting on the back-to-back killing of two Black men by the American police. »

Omega Psi Phi Presents Health Seminar At Mosque Maryam

by James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | Jul 12, 2016 - 2:46:31 PM

CHICAGO—Men of Omega Psi Phi fraternity were welcomed to Mosque Maryam June 18 by Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad for a seminar to discuss trauma and the effects of violence in the Black community. »

All Def Digital town hall on criminal justice reform kicks off in L.A.

by Michael X | Jul 12, 2016 - 2:38:18 PM

LOS ANGELES—Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital, an online and web-based media platform, moved into social justice programming by launching its first ever town hall. This was the first of a recurring series of conversations and town halls on social justice issues affecting urban communities. »


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