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Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

by Richard B. Muhammad

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Heroes Park is the place where this island nation pays tributes to its great ones. Memorials and monuments on the grounds of the park range from... »

Jamaica: A fragile economy, challenges ahead, but hope is present

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 23, 2014 - 9:03:04 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Problems facing Jamaica are not unlike those experienced in Black communities in America: crime, joblessness, political discord and improvements needed in the area of education. »

UN votes to keep troops in Haiti as cholera case heads to court

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Oct 23, 2014 - 8:46:49 AM

By a 15-0 vote the UN Sec. Council continued its military presence in Haiti which began in 2004. Reaffirming that Haiti was at an “important juncture” in the consolidation of stability and democracy, the Sec. Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti at a cost of over $500 MIL. »

African leaders focus on unity, peace and prosperity during UN debate

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:15:16 PM

UNITED NATIONS - The president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Sam Kahamba Kutesa from Uganda, spoke before the first African leader took the podium. »

The Caribbean, the Million Man March and revitalizing a people

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 14, 2014 - 8:58:29 AM

The challenges Blacks face in the Caribbean mirror ones facing Blacks in America. In many areas the situation reminds some of what faced Black America, especially Black men leading up to the historic 1995 Million Man March called by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. »

Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

by Joeva Rock | Oct 9, 2014 - 2:12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region. »

The changing face of Caribbean migration

by Jewel Fraser | Oct 2, 2014 - 5:44:37 PM

PORT OF SPAIN (IPS) - Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. »

'ISIS was born of Western intervention'

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Oct 2, 2014 - 5:41:39 PM

WASHINGTON - In what has become a tireless effort to win converts to this country’s schizophrenic Middle East policy which in the end seems to only benefit Israel, President Barack Obama acknowledged Sept. 28 that U.S. intelligence officials “underestimated” the threat posed by the radical war machine calling itself “Islamic State” and they overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group. »

Using UN resolution to bomb in Syria is illegal, say human rights activists opposed to air strikes

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Sep 30, 2014 - 11:05:15 PM

United Nations - President Barack Obama came to the world body in New York asking for a global support of his own war on terror, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIL and ISIS, and a rubber stamp for military action already underway. He got what he asked for. »

'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

by Richard B. Muhammad, Ashahed M. Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Sep 30, 2014 - 10:55:16 PM

The numbers are alarming. The World Health Organization believes there may be twice as many actual Ebola cases as are reported. The Centers for Disease Control says the number could reach 1.4 million by January 2015 if massive, effective and immediate actions are not taken. »

Taking to the streets to free ‘The Cuban 5’

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Sep 25, 2014 - 11:35:31 AM

NEW YORK—The men known as ‘The Cuban 5’, Fernando Hernandez, Ramon Labanino Salazar, Renee Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, were arrested on September 12, 1998 and convicted on June 8, 2001 in a Miami, Florida federal court on charges to commit espionage and threatening United States national security. »

Muslims take center stage in response to extremism

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Sep 25, 2014 - 11:34:01 AM

WASHINGTON—On the morning of Sept.10, before President Barack Obama gave his strategy for defeating extremism in the Middle East, a group of Muslim leaders gathered at the National Press Club to offer their guidance. »

U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle

by Jim Lobe | Sep 23, 2014 - 8:49:56 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned. »

Hamas rocket launches don’t explain Israel’s Gaza destruction

by Gareth Porter | Sep 22, 2014 - 11:10:20 AM

WASHINGTON, (IPS)—Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures. »

Jamaica Welcomes Million Man March

by Richard B. Muhammad | Sep 16, 2014 - 12:25:45 PM

Nation of Islam delegation visits island nation, announces major gathering for the Caribbean on October 19 in Kingston, Jamaica. Government and local leaders ready to host Muslim movement and grateful for visit that will have important spiritual and economic impact. »


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Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Problems facing Jamaica are not unlike those...

UN votes to keep troops in Haiti as cholera case heads to court

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