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Blacks in blue targeted too?

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Officers who speak up about corruption or police brutality and abuses are quickly targeted and drummed out of the department under not just fear for future jobs but even fear... »

Planning For Our Own Success

by Jineea Butler - Guest Columnist- | May 20, 2015 - 12:16:01 AM

Our action plan has to include more than threatening a march, pointing a finger and waiting to see if the Department of Justice is going to convict officers for their crimes. That is a distraction. It’s more than tearing up buildings, throwing rocks and dancing in the street for minor victories. »

Who framed Marilyn J. Mosby—and what are we going to do about it?

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 12, 2015 - 9:37:27 AM

Since State’s Attorney Mosby decided to charge six officers in connection with the death of Mr. Gray, a 25-year-old Black male in a poor Black neighborhood, the local White media and the national White press have gone after her. »

Reviving the Spirit of the Million Man March

by James Clingman -Guest Columnist- | May 12, 2015 - 9:36:29 AM

Having seen how Black people are mistreated in this country, not only historically but presently, I thought about that gloriously perfect day on which more than 1 million strong Black men stood on Washington’s Mall loving, trusting, and respecting one another. »

Thugs and Criminals - Poor Word Choice For Resisters

by A. Akbar Muhammad | May 7, 2015 - 10:48:18 AM

Black people in the streets of Baltimore, Md., responding to the police killing of Freddie Gray were characterized in the media and by some critics as “thugs” and “criminals,” however this depiction is a poor choice of words. »

Hands off Marilyn J. Mosby!

by FinalCall.com News | May 5, 2015 - 11:40:35 AM

The decision by Baltimore’s state’s attorney to indict six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed 25-year-old Black man, brought a predictable barrage of criticism and howls of a rush to judgment. Next came false assertions that the prosecutor kowtowed to demands of protestors and bowed to fears the city could go up in flames. »

Running from the law or the lawless?

by FinalCall.com News | Apr 28, 2015 - 8:08:11 AM

The head of the Baltimore Police Department has admitted some clear violations in the handling of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who ended up with a severed spine, and whose death has focused national and international attention on a town that once dubbed itself “Charm City.” »

The Tragic Death of Freddie Gray and Baltimore Police Have City on Precipice

by Doni Glover -Guest Columnist- | Apr 28, 2015 - 8:06:23 AM

BALTIMORE - So many thoughts flood the brain as this journalist has written many times about some of the most critical issues of recent times involving police brutality and Black men. Like you, I’ve watched on television as events have unfolded across the nation—all with a similar scenario: unarmed young Black man dead after encountering law enforcement. »

No end to assaults on Black life

by FinalCall.com News | Apr 22, 2015 - 11:47:09 AM

The death of a Black man arrested and allegedly abused police officers in Baltimore brought renewed anguish, sorrow and outrage to Black America. »

Controversy Over Videotaping Cops

by George E. Curry -Guest Columnist- | Apr 22, 2015 - 10:11:34 AM

Although no one can creditably deny the value of citizens being able to videotape on-duty police officers operating in public spaces, courts are sharply divided on whether that’s protected under the First Amendment. »

Jailing educators for ‘cheating to the test’

by Julianne Malveaux -Guest Columnist- | Apr 21, 2015 - 1:10:49 PM

Eleven Atlanta teachers have been convicted of altering student test scores on standardized tests. They were charged with racketeering and conspiracy. The much-celebrated Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools Beverly L. Hall was among the indicted but was too ill to stand trial. She died March 2. »

Young entrepreneurs and the beauty of modesty

by Anisah Muhammad | Apr 14, 2015 - 8:37:40 AM

The Black woman is a Queen, and the job of a Queen is to protect and serve her people. She has to be willing to make sacrifices and develop her creativity through clothing. Two youth entrepreneurs in the fashion industry are Sister Shayba Muhammad, 23 and Sister Khalifah Muhammad, 17. »

Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman

by Sister Sandy Muhammad | Apr 3, 2015 - 12:12:10 PM

The time has come to address the condition of Black women in our communities. Black women and girls are our nation’s most valuable resource and should be respected and protected.
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The ugly truth about the Southern Poverty Law Center

by FinalCall.com News | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:39:45 AM

If the desire to be separate qualifies the Nation as a hate group, then the Southern Poverty Law Center should add beloved U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to the roster as these two major historical figures favored the repatriation of Blacks to Africa or elsewhere outside of America. »

Farrakhan's Twitter Army continues dialogue on The Time and What Must Be Done

by Jesse Muhammad -Social Media- | Apr 1, 2015 - 11:33:59 AM

It has been over two years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan launched his year-long unparalleled online series, “The Time and What Must Be Done.” »

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