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Police Surveillance Of Protest Groups: A Problem We Can’t Afford

by Final Call News

Arrests may be down and killings may be up, but the Chicago Police Department has been diligently spying on groups that have the audacity to exercise their so-called democratic right... »

An Unhappy Anniversary

by Final Call News | Apr 5, 2016 - 11:34:00 PM

This year marked the 48th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and included remembrances and writings that paid tribute to the drum major for justice and civil rights movement martyr. »

An Enemy Disagreeable To Live With In Peace And Our Self-InflIicted Wounds

by Final Call News | Apr 5, 2016 - 10:56:02 AM

Revelations that the Nixon administration fostered the War On Drugs as a way to neutralize political enemies seen in Black America and the counter culture hippie movement during the 1960s and 1970s barely brought a reaction from Black leaders and Black organizations. »

America’s Failing Democracy

by Final Call News | Mar 30, 2016 - 10:44:02 AM

The United States has tried to export and bludgeon nations into accepting her version of democracy. But the death of a system corrupted by big money, special interests and obstacles to the basic right to vote is on display in 2016 runs for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. »

Stop Hiding Behind Lies—A Challenge To The ADL

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 24, 2016 - 11:37:54 AM

Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, has started his new tenure playing the ADL’s old, tired track falsely painting the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as a bigot and an anti-Semite. »

Nation Of Islam Responds To Recent ADL Anti-Semitism Claim

by Attorney Ava Muhammad | Mar 16, 2016 - 9:46:05 AM

Over the years, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been headlined as an “extremist,” especially as it relates to Jewish people, the economy, and American politics. Recently, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told members of the Republican Jewish Coalition that he did not want their money, a sentiment long-shared by Minister Farrakhan. »

Defending Farrakhan In 2016

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 2, 2016 - 10:03:10 AM

Some of the latest slime was thrown by columnist Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times, who took great umbrage at the fact that Min. Farrakhan said the Fruit of Islam, the men of the Nation of Islam, would protect singer Beyoncé after cops threatened not to protect her. »

Black Lives Matter-More Than Just A Debate Topic

by The Final Call | Jan 21, 2016 - 11:45:40 AM

*Black voters and issues were given center stage in the 2016 presidential election for the first time during the recent Democratic Party debate in Charleston, S. C. Finally, it was admitted in a big way that Black Voters Matter when it comes to who will capture the White House in the fall. »

No justice for Tamir Rice, no faith in the system

by Final Call News | Dec 29, 2015 - 1:30:58 AM

With the decision not to indict officers in the killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland Black people once again come face to face with what happens when you “respect the process” and “reserve judgment:” Nothing. »

A mistrial in Baltimore must not equal a missed chance for justice

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:37:38 AM

In Baltimore a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer William Porter, who was charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in the death of Freddie Gray. »

Embrace opportunity, not opportunism in Chicago

by Final Call News | Dec 8, 2015 - 1:01:42 PM

Chicago is on fire with a level of awareness, outrage and activism not seen since the heady days when the late Mayor Harold Washington was trying to reform a system and government rife with racism, patronage and corruption. »

Make America great again - for who?

by Final Call News | Nov 29, 2015 - 10:35:01 AM

When Donald Trump entered the race for the Republican Party nomination for president, the laughter was loud and long among the pundits and GOP establishment. The laughing is over now. »

Redistribute the Pain

by Final Call News | Nov 17, 2015 - 1:28:42 PM

'Tis almost the season to be jolly, especially corporations and merchants, but the laughter you are hearing doesn't note tidings of comfort and joy but product peddling profit seekers, who want to capitalize on your emotions and your insecurities. »

'Just Obey:' Predatory policing isn't just going away

by Final Call News | Nov 11, 2015 - 10:31:36 AM

The answer to predatory policing isn’t blind obedience to officers and extreme scrutiny of victims who suffer at the hands of officers. The answer is accountability and consequences, not public relations or videos of cops dancing the “Nay Nay.” »

Lessons from Augustus ‘Gus’ Savage

by The Final Call | Nov 4, 2015 - 2:10:47 PM

In American politics voices that cry out are often unwelcome and voices that cry out for the pain of Black America are certainly unwelcome, certainly targeted and certainly hated by those who are opposed to Black interests. »

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Police Surveillance Of Protest Groups: A Problem We Can’t Afford

Arrests may be down and killings may be up, but...

An Unhappy Anniversary

This year marked the 48th anniversary of the death of...

America’s Failing Democracy

The United States has tried to export and bludgeon nations...

An Enemy Disagreeable To Live With In Peace And Our Self-InflIicted Wounds

Revelations that the Nixon administration fostered the War On Drugs...

Stop Hiding Behind Lies—A Challenge To The ADL

Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation...

Nation Of Islam Responds To Recent ADL Anti-Semitism Claim

Over the years, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been...

Defending Farrakhan In 2016

Some of the latest slime was thrown by columnist Mary...

Black Lives Matter-More Than Just A Debate Topic

*Black voters and issues were given center stage in the...

No justice for Tamir Rice, no faith in the system

With the decision not to indict officers in the killing...

A mistrial in Baltimore must not equal a missed chance for justice

In Baltimore a jury was unable to reach a verdict...

Embrace opportunity, not opportunism in Chicago

Chicago is on fire with a level of awareness, outrage...

Make America great again - for who?

When Donald Trump entered the race for the Republican Party...

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