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A new thought, a new mind: Transforming the thinking of a people

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - New thinking and new strategies patterned after the mind of God are required in order to bring in a new world and a new level of consciousness, the... »

Trial begins in shooting death of Renisha McBride

by AP | Jul 30, 2014 - 3:35:08 PM

DETROIT - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court on July 24. »

#Save Our Girls USA: Healing, empowerment and survival

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 29, 2014 - 11:57:37 PM

The Final Call offers third installment in important series sex trafficking, abuse and efforts to rescue and restore Black women and girls who are victimized.

LOS ANGELES - When Audrey Morrissey tells teenage girls to avoid strangers and the pitfalls of persuasive boyfriends and fancy cars, she speaks from firsthand knowledge. Her boyfriend lured her into commercial sex trafficking at 16.

The survivor-advocate was 30-years-old when she finally exited the life, armed with an understanding of why the crisis persists today and pathways to heal, restore and empower young victims.

“The problem of child sex trafficking persists because of the demand. As with anything else, remove the demand for it and it wouldn’t exist,” stated Ms. Morrissey, associate director of My Life My Choice, a Boston non-profit, which works to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls. They work to keep the girls out of strip clubs, massage parlors and other so-called legitimate businesses used to hide and facilitate prostitution. »

Salaam Day Peace Day in South Shore Chicago

by FinalCall.com News | Jul 29, 2014 - 5:52:26 PM

CHICAGO - “Salaam Day-Peace Day” was a gathering devoted to unity, celebrating youth, promoting peace, combating violence and organizing residents in this South Side neighborhood that boasts access to beaches, access to the city’s famed Lakefront, parks, a golf course and excellent transportation. »

‘Eid Mubarak!’ Muslims mark end of Ramadan, celebrate close of holy month

by FinalCall.com News | Jul 29, 2014 - 10:50:42 AM

CHICAGO - With the sighting of the new moon, the fast of Ramadan ended for Muslims July 28 and around the world the hearty greeting of “Eid Mubarak!” which is often translated as “Blessed Festival!” or “Blessed Celebration!” was given. »

Come enjoy Salaam Day-Peace Day in South Shore, Saturday, July 26!

by FinalCall.com News | Jul 25, 2014 - 10:32:22 AM

CHICAGO - Come out and enjoy Salaam Day-Peace Day in South Shore on Saturday, July 26, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Woodhull Park, located at 73rd St. and East End. This free community day will include food, music, fun, sports, games, storytelling and youth performances. »

Trayvon Martin family marks one-year anniversary of verdict working for peace, healing

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 23, 2014 - 5:26:45 PM

LOS ANGELES - Trayvon Martin’s mother, father, their attorneys, celebrities, community leaders, and youth marked the one-year anniversary of the verdict freeing their son’s killer with a Peace Walk and Peace Talk at Crenshaw High School. »

Highway patrol sued over Calif. freeway beating

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jul 23, 2014 - 5:12:23 PM

LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for the Black woman beaten by a CHP officer have filed a federal civil lawsuit for unspecified damages. A video captured the brutal beating and drew national attention. »

Inextricably Linked: The Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters

by Wakeel Allah | Jul 23, 2014 - 2:16:13 PM

The historical ties between the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters date back to the latter’s very inception. After returning to Harlem from the Korean War and his stint in the Army, Clarence 13X Smith a.k.a. Allah, the founder of the Five Percenters, followed his wife Dora and his family into the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and local Temple No. 7 Minister Malcolm X in 1960. »

Anger, protests and vows not to forget Eric Garner's death in NYC Police custody

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Jul 23, 2014 - 2:15:33 PM

STATEN ISLAND, New York - Six employees—two police officers and four Emergency Medical Technicians—were removed from street duties after the death of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man who police say was selling individual cigarettes, “loosies,” on a street. »

God's Influence In HipHop

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 22, 2014 - 9:22:22 AM

Many rappers and members of the Hip Hop Nation will readily admit that though they are not registered members of the Nation of Islam or self-identified members of the Five Percent Nation, they have been influenced by both in very significant ways. »

Obama, states frustrated over child, border crisis

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 16, 2014 - 7:08:44 PM

WASHINGTON—It may be the most vexing challenge of President Obama’s six years in office because it cannot be remedied by “boots on the ground,” or even by diplomacy. »

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 16, 2014 - 7:05:18 PM

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who navigated the city through the tumultuous Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was sentenced July 9 to ten years of imprisonment for public corruption. »

Muhammad makes Men of Excellence!

by Kartrina Muhammad | Jul 16, 2014 - 5:19:08 PM

DETROIT—The Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence award honors 50 Black men every year who have done outstanding work in their profession or industry and one of our own was chosen as an honoree for 2014. »

Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad receives the Religion Award

by Kenetta Muhammad | Jul 16, 2014 - 5:08:21 PM

ATLANTA—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has stated, “Some people do good in hope of a reward, not necessarily because they love the doing of good. It is such a high principle that the scripture teaches that those who demonstrate love are His disciples. If you don’t demonstrate love, you can’t even claim to be God.” »

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