National News

In wake of another mass shooting are guns, violence simply the American way?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The tragedy of America's infatuation with weapons, violence and continued trail of grief, tears, injuries and bodies left behind. WASHINGTON—When the first reports began to circulate of 49 people shot... »

America’s forgotten history of violence

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 21, 2016 - 9:49:16 AM

American citizen Omar Mateen’s alleged brutal murder of 49 partygoers and injury to 53 others in Orlando’s gay Pulse nightclub was horrific, but contrary to media descriptions, it was not the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. »

The challenging, rewarding task of cultivating boys to men

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 21, 2016 - 9:41:44 AM

Much has been said and written about the plight, condition and state of Black and Brown men and boys in America. Social scientists and experts have provided the statistics and painted a dim picture. »

Oakland loses three police chiefs amid growing scandals

by Final Call News | Jun 21, 2016 - 9:39:01 AM

OAKLAND, Calif.—The Oakland Police Department lost three police chiefs in nine days as it struggled with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages. »

Feeding the homeless for Ramadan

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 21, 2016 - 8:21:25 AM

CHICAGO—During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims fast and engage in acts of kindness. At Mosque Maryam the Muslim month of fasting and prayer means extending an ongoing service—feeding the homeless. »

Made by Elijah - Farrakhan speaks on the life and times of Muhammad Ali

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 19, 2016 - 9:04:53 AM

Days after the country and world paid tribute to Muhammad Ali for his great accomplishments in and outside the boxing ring, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recounted personal experiences coming up inside the Muslim movement with the man known as “The Greatest” and the extreme value and importance of his teacher. »

Listening and learning lessons about a champion and the teacher

by James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | Jun 15, 2016 - 8:55:37 AM

CHICAGO—An overflow crowd at Mosque Maryam on the city’s South Side poured onto the streets June 12 following an insightful message by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the life of Muhammad Ali and his relationship to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who gave Mr. Ali the foundation to defy the most powerful government in the world. »

Muhammad Ali - Property of the world but a product of Black struggle

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 14, 2016 - 8:44:44 AM

LOUISVILLE—Muhammad Ali’s hometown closed commemorations of his death with thousands inside the KFC Yum Center downtown as part of a tribute to one the most well known men of the 20th century and one of the most well-known Muslims in American history. »

Life of Ali an example of strength in tough times

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 14, 2016 - 8:40:08 AM

LOUISVILLE—Whether walking city streets, stopping by his childhood home, praying in an Islamic service or attending his final memorial, the life and struggles of Muhammad Ali weren’t just seen as history, but lessons to be used today. »

Black Lives Matter activist sentenced in California

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 14, 2016 - 8:18:02 AM

PASADENA, Calif.— As a Black Lives Matter activist found guilty of one count of attempted felony lynching serves her 90-day sentence in an L.A. County Jail cell, her attorney is working to have her conviction overturned on appeal. »

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen not first G4S employee to go on deadly rampage

by Joe Glenton, | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:50:11 AM

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen is not the first employee of British security giant G4S to go on a rampage. The Sunday morning attack June 12 in Florida has raised questions over the quality of vetting procedures among the firm’s recruits. »

One year after church shooting, much is the same in Charleston

by Jeffrey Collins and Jonathan Drew | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:49:15 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in Charleston’s public housing projects, and a heroic waterfront statue dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

Roots and relevance?

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:35:13 AM

Much of the conversation surrounding the 2016 remake of the late Alex Haley’s critically acclaimed miniseries “Roots” that aired on A&E earlier this month had people talking about if there is still relevance and value in teaching the history of slavery. »

High cost of child care worries families

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:31:02 AM

New reports from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and Child Care Aware of America show the growing costs of child care around the country can rival the costs for one year of college tuition at a four year institution. »

Ex-wife of Orlando nightclub shooter: ‘He abused me, had bipolar disorder & anger towards gays’

by Joe Glenton, | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:28:22 AM

The ex-wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen said he repeatedly abused her, was emotionally unstable and displayed signs of bipolar disorder. She added that he sometimes expressed anger towards gay people. »


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