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Missing girls stir renewed activism in D.C.

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

WASHINGTON—For years, activists like Natalie and Derrica Wilson, Tina Frundt, Henderson Long and other concerned D.C. residents labored with little recognition or notice trying to bring attention to the hidden... »

Black women still stalked by HIV and AIDS

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 29, 2017 - 1:47:53 PM

Statistics indicate U.S. HIV infection rates have declined, but Black women are still disproportionately affected by the disease compared to their female counterparts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rates of HIV infection among Black women fell 42 percent from 2005 to 2014. »

Black Caucus meets with President Trump on public policy in first and unpopular step

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 29, 2017 - 1:45:02 PM

WASHINGTON - When members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Trump, he suggested possible monthly meetings. Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond felt meeting every 60 days might be overkill, but there was talk of meeting every other month. »

Water Is Life Expo connects Flint and Standing Rock struggles

by Audrey Muhammad | Mar 29, 2017 - 1:43:30 PM

FLINT, Mich.—A weekend event devoted to connecting the Flint water crisis and Standing Rock anti-Dakota Access oil pipeline movement included workshops, entertainment, and a tour of the city. »

Controversial 'Apartheid' Report Angers U.S., Israel

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 29, 2017 - 1:04:15 PM

A mid-March report titled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid” caused political upheaval in the corridors of the United Nations. »

Mike Brown vindicated?

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Mar 24, 2017 - 1:42:35 PM

FERGUSON, Mo.—A new documentary about the life of Mike Brown and the struggle of his parents to get justice for the untimely killing of their 18-yearold son has sparked renewed controversy. »

Honoring Elijah: C.R.O.E.’s Work Bring Honor And Friendships In All Walks Of Life

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call- | Mar 24, 2017 - 11:05:39 AM

CHICAGO—Co-founders Munir Muhammad, Shahid Muslim, and Halif Muhammad of C.R.O.E (Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad) recently opened the auditorium for a memorable reception, fundraiser and tribute to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his work in uplifting the Black man and woman. »

Celebrating the life of Richard Muhammad

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:04:48 AM

LOS ANGELES—Joy and pain dwelled on the faces of family and friends who filled the Harrison Ross Mortuary to celebrate the life of Richard Joseph Muhammad who returned to Allah on March 1, 2017. »

Fake Drug Stings Targeting Blacks And Latinos Scheduled For Hearings

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:03:01 AM

CHICAGO—Attorneys representing dozens of Black and Latino male defendants charged in federal drug conspiracy and gun cases, after being snared in fake drug house sting operations, are heading to federal court early next month in a battle to have the charges dismissed. »

Mass Incarceration And The Failure Of Black School Children

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 22, 2017 - 10:01:36 AM

WASHINGTON—When “Debra,” not her real name, left to do a mandatory four-year minimum sentence for drug possession, she left her five-year-old daughter with her mother. It was her only option for care. Debra’s mom would be responsible for everything. »

Outrage grows as video of beauty supply worker choking Black woman goes viral

by Andrea Muhammad -Final Call Contributor- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:56:02 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Once again, the city finds itself in the national spotlight for rising tensions in the Black community. A patron at Missha beauty supply captured cell phone video of a violent exchange involving store supervisor, Sung Ho Lim, and an unidentified Black woman. »

Education, Hard Work Won’t Bridge America’s Racial Wealth Gap: Report

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:53:59 AM

Studies show that the racial wealth gap between Whites, Blacks and Latinos will linger and continue to undermine Black wealth growth. Experts estimate it will take centuries for the wealth gap to close and some advocates say self-determination and doing for self are critical for Black economic success and wealth building. »

Battle Over Deputy Accountability, Transparency Rages In Los Angeles County

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 22, 2017 - 9:52:51 AM

LOS ANGELES — Advocates escalated their calls for jail reform in light of revelations 300 deputies were cited for serious on-the-job misconduct, and an ensuing battle to hand their names over to the District Attorney. »

Comey: FBI investigating ties between Russia, Trump associates

by AP | Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34:51 AM

WASHINGTON—FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. »

'Acts of God' - Severe, costly, unusual weather bludgeons America

by Charlene Muhammad and Darrielle Muhammad -The Final Call- | Mar 21, 2017 - 12:53:57 PM

America suffers as divine chastisement grips country: Severe, costly, unusual weather delivers unforgiving blows. »

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