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Jay Z, 4:44 and lessons for life

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Hip hop entrepreneur's album sparks conversations and controversy, but he's talking not about drugs, guns, sex and violence so what's the problem? Hip-hop legend and business mogul Jay Z delivered... »

Women of the Nation of Islam impress at Torino Fashion Week

by Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 22, 2017 - 11:26:20 AM

TORINO, Italy—What more could a person ask for than for their life dream to become a reality before the entire world? Opportunities like that don’t come often so when Muslim fashion designer, Carmin Muhammad, was invited to participate in Torino Fashion Week in Italy, she accepted without hesitation. »

Women's March targets National Rifle Association

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 18, 2017 - 4:37:05 PM

WASHINGTON—The Women’s March set their sights on the National Rifle Association with a two-day march and rally that included a 17-mile march in the heat of the day from National Rifle Association headquarters to the Department of Justice in downtown D.C. and a Saturday morning rally. »

New top FBI nominee flies under the radar

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 18, 2017 - 2:35:11 PM

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Christopher Wray to be President Donald Trump’s new FBI director almost slipped under the news media radar in a week when reports revealed more details about possibly illegal meetings involving Trump campaign officials and Russian agents in June 2016. »

Young cellist is a Chicago classic among musicians

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call- | Jul 18, 2017 - 2:22:54 PM

CHICAGO—Fourteen-year-old Ifetayo Ali-Landing finished in second place in last year’s Sphinx stringed instrument competition, but she set a goal to come out on top in 2017. »

Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

by Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 16, 2017 - 2:32:20 PM

LONDON—An historic event for the Black community in Britain is coming Aug. 5 when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will speak directly to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2002. »

Fact Vs. Fiction: Organ And Tissue Trafficking

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Jul 12, 2017 - 1:34:01 AM

When news breaks about a body discovered with missing internal organs or body parts, reactions vary but inevitably include fear of the possibility of a nefarious plot or plan for the procurement of the person’s organs or tissue. »

Trump, America Shrinking On World Stage?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 12, 2017 - 1:06:03 AM

The reputation of United States, long thought of as an imperial super power and world bully, has literally deteriorated in the six months of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. The world is less secure, and there is a fast escalating threat that war might again erupt on the Korean Peninsula. »

Road Rage Or Race Rage? Killed On A Highway, Bianca Roberson Is Mourned And Missed

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jul 12, 2017 - 12:43:43 AM

The great Nina Simone sang, “To Be Young Gifted and Black,” this narrative fit eighteen-year-old Bianca Nikol Roberson like a shiny new designer glove. Her life tragically cut short by an armed and some say entitled angry White man. »

M.G.T. & G.C.C. Take Italy By Storm

by Final Call News | Jul 11, 2017 - 1:32:30 PM

The stunning display of fashion, culture and refinement uniquely exhibited by the M.G.T. and G.C.C. (the women and girls of the Nation of Islam) graced the runways during Torino Fashion Week June 29-July 5 in Turin, Italy. »

Martha Rivera Chavis, Wife Of NNPA President, Dies

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire | Jul 11, 2017 - 1:14:38 PM

Martha Rivera Chavis, the devoted wife of civil rights leader and National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has died. »

What Happened To Ryan?

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Jul 11, 2017 - 12:57:32 PM

In the four years since the disappearance of Ryan Singleton, a 24-year-old aspiring actor and model, whose body was eventually discovered in the desert near Baker, Calif., with several of his internal organs gone, the mystery of what happened to the young man remains. »

Third Annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference

by Final Call News | Jul 11, 2017 - 12:29:52 PM

The 3rd Annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The event is hosted by Black Muslim Psychology Conference and Muslim Wellness Foundation, Inc. »

Dwindling Resources, Stigma Add To Difficulty Of Confronting Mental Illness

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 4, 2017 - 6:30:38 PM

WASHINGTON—In the widely acclaimed novel, “72-Hour Hold,” author Bebe Moore Campbell fictionalizes the pain and anguish of having a teen daughter with a mental illness. »

Minister Farrakhan Joins Tribute To Rev. Clay Evans

by Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad | Jul 4, 2017 - 5:48:40 PM

CHICAGO—Rev. Clay Evans, known as a civil rights activist and inspirational leader within the Christian and Chicago community, recently turned 92 years old. »


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