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Long Live Fidel! A hero of the liberation struggle, a man of high principles

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

World marks passing of Cuban leader, revolutionary and friend of oppressed people. WASHINGTON—Fidel Castro, the Commandant of the Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution! “One of the greatest, revolutionary... »

The world and Cuba mark passing of Fidel Castro

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 30, 2016 - 2:59:03 PM

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died in Havana Nov. 25. He was 90-years-old. The late leader was lauded by many as a rare and consequential person who impacted the world. »

Leaders speak about passing of Fidel Castro

by Final Call News | Nov 30, 2016 - 2:58:40 PM

Words of condolences poured in from Africa and Asia and other parts of the world with the passing of the great revolutionary hero and former Cuban President Fidel Castro. From heads of state to leaders of international organizations and social activists, Mr. Castro’s death was seen as a loss and his life was seen as inspiration. »

What about Assata? Is Black revolutionary still safe in Cuba?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 30, 2016 - 2:57:25 PM

While the world mourns the death of Fidel Castro, many are remembering him as the protector and defender of political exile Assata Shakur. In 1984, he welcomed Ms. Shakur to the tiny island just 90 miles from Miami. »

Forward Ever, Backward Never, The Life, Legacy And Value Of Paul Robeson

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Nov 23, 2016 - 4:49:54 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—The effort to bring Louis Farrakhan to Rutgers University was met with severe opposition: Lies were told about the Nation of Islam minister, false charges were lodged against him and the event organizers, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s chapter on campus, were charged thousands of dollars to try to have the outspoken and beloved leader speak at the university for free. »

Karenga: We must remake ourselves and the world

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 23, 2016 - 9:57:21 AM

NEWARK—Appearing before a massive Sunday audience at the State of the Black World Conference 2016 themed “It’s Nation Building Time Again,” Dr. Maulana Karenga challenged participants to use culture to remake the world and create a new reality for Black people. The conference was held in Newark, New Jersey at the expansive Robert Treat Hotel from November 16-20. »

State of the Black World conference confronts challenges—seeks solutions

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 23, 2016 - 9:45:29 AM

NEWARK—The State of the Black World Conference 2016 could be one of the great gatherings of this century, perhaps this generation’s Black Power Conference if its goals are achieved, said participants. Among those goals are Blacks coming together, planning and pooling resources to deliver themselves. »

Native Americans Confront Challenges, Seek To Forge A Different Future

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Nov 23, 2016 - 9:29:25 AM

On Thanksgiving this year, as they have for decades, millions of Americans will gather with family and friends around turkeys and an assortment of other delicacies, break bread, drink liberally, eat too much and enjoy a holiday that recalls the first European contact with Native Americans. »

Farrakhan electrifies State of the Black World conference

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Nov 22, 2016 - 4:06:20 PM

NEWARK—In a time of political and social wailing and gnashing of teeth, a much different tone echoed through a Robert Treat Hotel meeting room as Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan closed the State of the Black World Conference organized by Dr. Ron Daniels and the Institute for the Black World 21st Century. »

Police Shooting Brings More Protests, Pain To Windy City

by Bryan Crawford -The Final Call- | Nov 21, 2016 - 10:06:46 AM

CHICAGO— The Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago is one with a long, ugly history of racism. Some say the ugliness has never been more apparent than with the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Joshua Beal of Indianapolis, killed by an off-duty police officer during a traffic dispute, and its aftermath. »

The World Watches As Trump Takes Charge

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 21, 2016 - 9:55:19 AM

There were mixed reactions around the globe as Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States of America. In a political upset, the business mogul defeated former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to become the nation’s 45th president. »

Not my president, not my country?

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Nov 16, 2016 - 11:30:01 AM

In a stunning upset in U.S. politics and a vitriolic race for the White House, Republican Donald Trump made history when he became America’s 45th president. Post-election marchers took to the streets in cities across the country, from New York to Oakland, Portland to Atlanta to Baltimore and beyond. »

Wildfires Break Out In Appalachia Amid Deepening Drought

by AP | Nov 16, 2016 - 11:25:33 AM

ATLANTA (AP)—Unseasonably warm dry weather has deepened a drought that’s igniting forest fires across the southeastern U.S., forcing people to flee homes in the Appalachian Mountains and blanketing Atlanta in a smoky haze. »

Sheriff in Texas county where Sandra Bland died re-elected

by AP | Nov 16, 2016 - 10:46:04 AM

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP)—Voters in a Houston-area county that drew scrutiny when a Black motorist was found dead in jail after a contentious traffic stop will keep their sheriff. »

American Whitelash: Caucasian voters want their country back

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 15, 2016 - 12:33:25 PM

WASHINGTON—As unlikely as it may be, real estate developer Donald J. Trump, who has never served one day in elected office or in the military, was elected the 45th President of the United States on Nov. 8. »


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