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'A hurricane without winds' - Severe flooding strikes Louisiana as thousands face uncertainty, fear

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Major flooding devastates Louisiana, could it be connected to injustices perpetrated in the state? NEW ORLEANS— It’s being called the “Great Flood” of 2016, and it’s not over. The images... »

Islamic Festival And Gathering Draws Huge Crowd

by Janiah X Adams -The Final Call- | Aug 24, 2016 - 11:46:58 AM

CHICAGO—People of all walks of life were filled with music and words that projected the struggle of people of color on a breezy Saturday morning in Marquette Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side. »

Marcus Garvey’s Son, Supporters Want Obama Presidential Pardon

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 23, 2016 - 2:57:34 PM

WASHINGTON—More than 90 years ago, the U.S. government, fearful of his considerable influence, railroaded Black Nationalist and Pan African visionary Marcus Mosiah Garvey in a case widely considered to have been racially and politically motivated. »

Police Propaganda And Hype?

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Aug 19, 2016 - 12:12:20 PM

CHICAGO - In the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal, reports surfaced that three West Side street organizations or "gangs" were planning to exact revenge for the teen's death by plotting to target and attack Chicago police officers. »

More Questions Than Answers In Police Shooting Of Korryn Gaines

by Charlene Muhammad And Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Aug 19, 2016 - 12:00:22 PM

BALTIMORE— What started in early August by Baltimore County Police, as another day serving arrest warrants for failure to appear in court ended in the shooting death of Korryn Gaines, the shooting of her five-year-old son and Kareem Kiean Courtney being arrested on gun and drug charges. »

The Critical Crisis Of Suicide, Depression In Black Youth

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 19, 2016 - 11:38:09 AM

When Angelica Melendez taught Health and Physical Education at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, she said she saw many of the factors and identified a range of pressures that might cause a teenager to consider taking his or her life. »

Honoring King’s Historic Chicago March, Staying In The Struggle For Justice

by Janiah X Adams -The Final Call- | Aug 18, 2016 - 2:34:43 PM

CHICAGO—People gathered in the streets to march for justice, peace and equality on a recent Saturday morning. They came from all walks of life and marched along the same half mile path that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched 50 years ago to fight for open and fair housing for Blacks in this city and in the North. »

Latest fatal police shooting of Black teen has Chicago activists at crossroads

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Aug 18, 2016 - 2:33:30 PM

CHICAGO—Anger and frustration accompanied chants of “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” and “What if that was your son?,” shouted by protesters outraged by yet another fatal police shooting of an unarmed, young Black man in a city with a long, disturbing history of Chicago police officers’ violent and sometimes deadly interactions with the Black community. »

A Never Ending Wealth Gap Between Blacks And Whites In America?

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Aug 18, 2016 - 2:31:38 PM

Echoing past dire economic reports, a new study looks at the country’s racial wealth gap and its bone chilling ramifications. While other studies brought a heightened awareness of income inequality, wealth inequality offers a clearer picture and the outlook for Black America’s future looks darker unless there is serious change. »

Words Without Accountability?

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 18, 2016 - 2:30:59 PM

The Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler remembers as a child his father almost getting arrested for confronting police officers who were attempting to arrest a Black man in a segregated neighborhood in Baltimore. »

Black Police Group Seeks To Redefine Role In Criminal Justice Debate

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Aug 18, 2016 - 2:23:17 PM

It seems that just about every day, cell phone cameras and other recording devices capture new incidents of police shootings of primarily unarmed Blacks, instances of brutality, aggressive and hostile behavior and general disrespect towards this constituency. »

Milwaukee—this time Another shooting, another rebellion

by Richard B. Muhammad and Dwayne X -Final Call Staffers- | Aug 16, 2016 - 11:16:42 AM

MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—The physical clean-up is underway but charred buildings and stores destroyed after the fatal police shooting of another young Black male focused attention again on a low intensity war many Blacks feel victimized by. »

Caught In The Crossfire— Black, Blue And Called To Protect And Serve

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Aug 10, 2016 - 11:57:41 AM

Black police officers are often caught between White peers accused of police violence and criminality while trying to protect and serve their own communities. In some instances Black officers remain silent, willing and active participants in mistreatment and abuse Black communities are all too familiar with. »

Is Time Running Out For U. S. Political Prisoners?

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Aug 10, 2016 - 11:48:25 AM

PHILADELPHIA—The Democratic National Convention was the backdrop for an informational forum of critical importance; the freedom of political prisoner held in prisons across the United States. The forum was titled “Free All Political Prisoners” and was sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. »

Voices From The Streets Talk Unity And Peace

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Aug 10, 2016 - 7:50:08 AM

LOS ANGELES—Hope, optimism, and determination permeated the atmosphere during a recent gathering of Bloods and Crips, gang interventionists, community organizers, and peace keepers. »


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Black, blue and the U.S. racial divide

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Farrakhan to Black entrepreneurs: Be bold!

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The battle for equity continues

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Little Girls Lost

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At War With The Government? - Armed, angry and White

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The Passing Of A Prince

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Business is warfare and it’s time for Blacks to get in the fight!

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Rebuilding The 'Hood

ATLANTA—“God is in The Bluff,” a long ignored part of...