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Truth telling and Supreme Wisdom: Jay Electronica’s ‘A Written Testimony’ a spiritually loaded lyrical, musical masterpiece

by Bryan 18X Crawford Contributing Writer @Asiatic18X

Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut album, “A Written Testimony,” has been praised by fans and long-time admirers grateful for the offering from one of hip hop’s lyrical geniuses. Jay Elec’s lyrics,... »

Nurses say lack of availability of protective equipment worsening

by The Final Call | Mar 25, 2020 - 4:32:48 PM

According to National Nurses United, a survey of registered nurses found “the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19. »

CROE: 33 years of uplifting Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the community

by Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer | Mar 25, 2020 - 2:50:20 PM

CHICAGO—As usual, elected officials, political candidates, activists and business owners showed up to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE) during the group’s 33rd Annual Founders’ Day celebration. »

Internet accessibility a challenge during pandemic

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 25, 2020 - 2:47:12 PM

As students around the country adjust to online learning and companies require employees to telework to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced March 17, changes to their Lifeline program. »

Prison Reform Ministry welcomes Delbert Africa home

by Gregory Muhammad | Mar 25, 2020 - 2:26:46 PM

This writer remembers living on 416 N. Preston Street, in West Philadelphia not far from the MOVE compound, located in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia about four or five blocks away from my family’s home. »

Dems, GOP clash over response to coronavirus

by Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn | Mar 24, 2020 - 2:03:57 AM

Congress continued to wrestle with a way to provide financial assistance for Americans devastated by the economic shutdown related to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a historic weekend session, Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal, complaining that the GOP plan does too much to help prop up businesses without directing enough money to households, hospitals and health professionals. »

Suffering workers forgotten as Covid-19 shuts down America?

by Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer @bsalmondc | Mar 24, 2020 - 2:01:11 AM

The presence of the coronavirus in all 50 American states and the District of Columbia has had government officials at all levels scrambling to test, treat, and monitor confirmed cases and prepare for what many medical experts, epidemiologists and others say is a gathering storm. »

Black America confronts coronavirus: Advocates seek to blunt suffering for already suffering community

by Naba’a Muhammad, Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall | Mar 24, 2020 - 1:54:57 AM

The last place 63-year-old Diane Latiker should be is around young people in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. She and her husband, who is 67, are among the most vulnerable because of their age. Youngsters are less likely to suffer from the disease—but can still carry it.

But the founder of Kids Off the Block, a program devoted to Black youth and based in the Roseland neighborhood, is feeding young people while public schools are closed. Youngsters may be back to school in April and the governor of Illinois, with Chicago’s mayor by his side, recently announced the city was in shutdown mode. As of March 21, no one except essential personnel is allowed to freely roam the streets.

“We are the most vulnerable, my husband and I are both over 60. Of course, it worries us, and we got the news, and we’re looking at each other and we’re like ‘we gotta go in the house and close the door, curl up and don’t do anything?’ Because we’re vulnerable? And then we looked at each other again and went ‘no, the least we can do is try’ because the young people we had talked to said that they are not going to the school to eat,” she said. »

A stunning Trump declaration: Businesses need to reopen soon

by Final Call Staffers @TheFinalCall | Mar 24, 2020 - 1:48:40 AM

President Trump, in a somewhat stunning announcement, expressed a strong desire to get the economy up again as the country continues to reel from the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. »

A Time-Stopping Exhibit by Jay Electronica

by by Vaughn Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Mar 18, 2020 - 4:10:00 PM

Jay Electronica is the manifestation of the “less is more” ideology reminiscent of hip-hop’s version of Sade. You might have to wait awhile, but when that plate hits the table, it will be more than enough to keep you digesting it for years. This album represents the paradigm shift we’ve waited 10 years for. »

The pursuit of real Black political power in 2020

by Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor- | Mar 18, 2020 - 3:24:15 PM

The political power wielded by America’s Black voters, record numbers of Black elected officials, the growing platform of Black political operatives and influencers is a potent combination that could be an instrumental force in placing Black issues at the forefront of the Democratic Party platform. »

The push to pardon Kwame Kilpatrick

by Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Mar 18, 2020 - 3:22:47 PM

“Kwame Kilpatrick now symbolizes for us, the corruption of the American criminal justice system,” said Rev. Bryant, who added, “He has spent seven years in jail, and given more time than some people get for rape or murder. And that’s a tremendous imbalance.” »

Black Marriage Day 2020: A celebration of love and commitment

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Mar 18, 2020 - 3:20:30 PM

Many agree marriage is a cornerstone to strong families, communities, and nations and say it comes at great cost and not without a fight—especially for Black couples in America. »

90 years of Freedom, Justice and Equality

by Eric Ture Muhammad, Contributing Writer | Mar 18, 2020 - 3:17:38 PM

DETROIT—An amazing three days occurred Feb. 21-23 during the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day convention as participants were treated to the NOI Historical Exhibit and some of the movement’s 90 years of service and presence in North America. »

Changing America’s way of life?

by Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer @bsalmondc | Mar 16, 2020 - 11:54:09 PM

In recent weeks, Americans grappled with the inevitability of the coronavirus reaching this country. Public anxiety ratcheted up as the number of cases and fatalities grew, but there was a sense that it wouldn’t get as bad here as it had in China, South Korea and Italy. »

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