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In #Ferguson, A day to mourn, a movement to build

by Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

What many see as the daylight execution of a Black teenager has ignited a desire, a passion and a demand for a simple thing Black America has never received. From... »

Wage gap and income inequality growing

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Aug 28, 2014 - 11:12:59 PM

Lower wage jobs are gaining in the employment market while higher paying jobs lost during the recession have yet to return. The challenges of workers laid off during this period that find and settle for these lower paying jobs was highlighted in a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). »

Interview with California police beating victim and attorney

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 28, 2014 - 6:03:22 PM

Marlene Pinnock survived a very brutal and public beating from California Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Andrew that was caught on cell phone video and went viral. Ms. Pinnock and her attorney Caree Harper took time during their battle for justice to discuss with Final Call National Correspondent Charlene Muhammad. »

National March on Ferguson Saturday; civil disobedience Monday

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 28, 2014 - 4:30:38 PM

CLAYTON, Mo. - A National March on Ferguson Saturday, August 30, will express outrage over police killings, brutality, profiling, legal cover-ups and offer an action plan to help resolve longstanding problems, said spokespersons for the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition today. Major civil disobedience is also planned for Monday, Sept. 1, added a coalition leader. »

Blacks lead social justice charge on social media

by Jazelle Hunt -NNPA Washington Columnist- | Aug 28, 2014 - 1:36:54 PM

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge. »

Marching for national movement against police brutality

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Aug 26, 2014 - 8:22:53 AM

STATEN ISLAND, New York - Thousands recently marched in this borough to protest the killing of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man by police officers using a banned chokehold because they said he was selling cigarettes illegally and needed to be arrested. »

County prosecutor must go! says Justice for Michael Brown Leaders #Ferguson

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 26, 2014 - 8:17:39 AM

ST. LOUIS - Black leaders took their demands to the office of county prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch—including the demand that he not oversee the case related to the death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown. »

Caught Between Three White Lines in Ferguson

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 26, 2014 - 8:11:01 AM

FERGUSON, Mo.—Limiting Black thought, Black behavior and Black activity has always been the hallmark of White supremacy, which at its core is control of non-White people. Black people are the primary targets—physically, intellectually and socially. »

Healing the ‘hood

by Dwayne X | Aug 25, 2014 - 11:54:01 PM

MILWAUKEE - Student Minister Abel Muhammad, Latino Representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan recently spoke at Muhammad’s Mosque No. 3 and at a community block party themed, Heal the Hood MKE. Bro. Abel emphasized that Black and Brown are related to one another and the enemy has worked to divide both communities based on knowing who we are. »

Anatomy of the 21st Century slave

by Brenda Muhammad | Aug 25, 2014 - 11:52:10 PM

WASHINGTON - History prides itself on those few individuals who are recognized by their peers as one of the world’s most gifted speakers because of their unyielding love for freedom, an unending quest for justice for “the least of these,” and an ongoing commitment to truth. »

China dominated U.S.-Africa Summit

by George E. Curry -Guest Columnist- | Aug 25, 2014 - 11:50:31 PM

Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. was China. That’s because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. »

Celebrating dedication to Africa

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Aug 25, 2014 - 11:49:36 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Diaspora African Forum (DAF) recognized the significant works of organizations and individuals in building bridges with Africa, at the inaugural African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards Dinner, August 4. »

U.S. drug policy gets average grade

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Aug 25, 2014 - 11:48:11 PM

Washington - America’s drug policy received an average grade for its efforts over the past year to reform, if not end, the “War on Drugs” from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW). This so-called war according to many critics has failed miserably and turned out to be a “war against poor and powerless Black people across the country.” »

Justice for Michael Brown: Live Editor's report from Ferguson, Missouri

by Richard B. Muhammad | Aug 25, 2014 - 3:40:06 PM

Final Call Editor Richard B. Muhammad is on the grounds in #Ferguson, Missouri. Follow this page for live updates and exclusive text, images, audio and video coverage. »

U.S. police killings spark national, global response

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Aug 22, 2014 - 11:41:48 AM

NEW YORK - Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many Black communities say ‘enough is enough’. »

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