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Playing with numbers and racial profiling?

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

Researchers, activists question how the Chicago Police Dept. tracks and categorizes so-called gang members and accuracy of the numbers. Gun violence is the top crime problem associated with Chicago, particularly... »

Trump Decision Means Explosion For Middle East

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 4:01:38 PM

The unilateral decision of President Donald Trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sparked days of outrage and violent protests worldwide. »

Raging wild fires strike West Coast again

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 14, 2017 - 4:00:02 PM

LOS ANGELES—California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency in San Diego, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties as a huge swath of Southern California is in flames. »

Rev. Jackson vows to ‘Keep Hope Alive' in Parkinson’s Disease battle

by Raychelle Muhammad -The Final Call- | Dec 14, 2017 - 3:24:44 PM

Iconic civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., recently announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He penned an open letter to friends and supporters explaining that the disease is adversely affecting his daily life. Rev. Jackson is now taking a step back to focus on better managing his health. »

Behind bars, faith and discipline are tools for survival

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 2:59:06 PM

According to the NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet, Black people were 2.3 million, or 34 percent, of the total 6.8 million corrections population in America. Blacks are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of Whites. »

Calamities, preparedness and the poor

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2017 - 2:57:55 PM

In August 2005, the world watched as tens of thousands of people fought for their lives to overcome the flood waters from Hurricane Katrina. People suffered as they filled the New Orleans Superdome stadium without food and aid for several days. »

Disaster preparedness tips for you and your family

by Alva Muhammad | Dec 14, 2017 - 2:53:43 PM

Often times, our homes are the safest places to be during a disaster. However, we must be sure that we have checked for all the likely hazards in our community and inside our homes so that we can make them a safe refuge from what is happening outside. »

Monitoring medications and health during emergencies

by Shawntell Muhammad | Dec 14, 2017 - 2:45:16 PM

We all are aware that natural phenomena occur. Earthquakes, extreme heat, wildfires, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms and snowstorms can all cause our lives to change tremendously. Being prepared as best we can is the most responsible and loving act we can do for ourselves and our families. »

Fit for duty? - Army no longer disqualifying applicants with some mental health disorders, drug abuse problems

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Dec 13, 2017 - 2:52:44 PM

The U.S. Army is no longer automatically disqualifying recruits that suffered from some mental health disorders and who may have had drug and alcohol problems. »

Unity Day program aims to connect with Black youth

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Dec 12, 2017 - 2:29:01 PM

CHICAGO—With Chicago continuously portrayed in media, and oftentimes by the current president, as being hopelessly crime-ridden and practically irredeemable, those sentiments cast a dark and frightening shadow over young Black boys and girls across the city, many of whom are unaware of the plot being carried out against them by overt and covert forces. »

Disasters increase strain on federal resources

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 6, 2017 - 2:27:42 PM

From coast to coast over several decades, big weather events have pummeled the United States devastating both its infrastructure and economy. Record floods, deadly hurricanes, destructive tornadoes, drought, wild fires and earthquakes have inflicted havoc and more is expected to come. »

Great catastrophes produce insurance woes, economic loss

by Eric Ture Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 6, 2017 - 2:24:00 PM

ATLANTA—Detailing losses due to significant natural catastrophes in the book, “Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach Managing Risk,” a great natural catastrophe is defined as where an affected region is “distinctly overtaxed, making interregional or international assistance necessary.” »

Before disaster strikes, how can you prepare?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 6, 2017 - 2:23:33 PM

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria made believers out of many around the country who previously dismissed the need to prepare for a disaster. Recovery efforts are still taking place in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the smaller Caribbean Islands. »

LGBTQ opposition to Dr. Wesley Muhammad rises

by Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 6, 2017 - 2:10:29 PM

HOUSTON—Accompanied with his research and lectures, Dr. Wesley Muhammad released his thoroughly documented publication Understanding the Assault on The Black Man, Black Manhood and Black Masculinity. »

A year of unusual and costly weather

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 6, 2017 - 2:26:21 AM

America has surely taken a beating. From the recent earthquakes and tornadoes to Northern California wildfires and calamitous hurricanes, this year’s unending chain of natural disasters has proven to be one of the costliest and deadliest in U.S. history, leaving many questioning what type of weather will be seen in 2018 and what will be its long-term impact on the economy? »

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