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U.S.-Iran war on hold amid Trump’s changing stories, murky motives?

by Askia Muhammad and Barrington Salmon The Final Call @TheFinalCall

WASHINGTON—Despite open rejections as false by Republicans as well as Democrats of President Donald Trump’s justification for the killing of Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and his impeachment... »

No War On Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 15, 2020 - 9:56:24 AM

Across the United States, celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth with weeklong tributes, including awards ceremonies, banquets, prayer breakfasts, school pageants, parades, and special church services were planned with the official Dr. King federal holiday marked for Jan. 20. »

Treatment or Jail?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 15, 2020 - 9:55:21 AM

Punishing drug dealers with jail has failed to stop the flow of drugs into the United States, but according to a report by the Drug Policy Alliance, the harsh criminalization of supply-side drug market activity may actually make drug use more dangerous, increase overdose deaths and lead to more violence in communities. »

Racism is a daily reality for Black teens and linked to depression

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 15, 2020 - 9:54:48 AM

“It can happen when you least expect it. I was playing an online game and I guess my voice gave me away. The next thing I knew my opponent called me the ‘N-word.’ It surprised me. That wasn’t the first time. Your voice gives you away,” 17-year-old Lyndell Coles told The Final Call. »

Seminar urges action in disaster preparedness

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call- | Jan 15, 2020 - 5:50:47 AM

CHICAGO—If a disaster struck would you and your family be prepared? Would your neighbors be prepared? How long would you be able to survive? »

Saviours’ Day 2020 in Detroit, Feb. 21-23

by The Final Call | Jan 15, 2020 - 5:45:10 AM

Saviours’ Day, the annual convention and gathering of the Nation of Islam, draws thousands of people from around the U.S. and abroad and is symbolically and affectionately dubbed the “Crowning Event of Black History Month.” »

Money woes could lead to dissolution, Ferguson leaders say

by AP | Jan 15, 2020 - 5:41:24 AM

ST. LOUIS—The Missouri town thrust into the spotlight after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown could face eventual dissolution unless serious financial threats can be resolved, Ferguson’s acting city manager told a federal judge Jan. 8. »

Benjamin Crump Awards for social justice to be held Jan. 16

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad | Jan 14, 2020 - 5:40:10 PM

Social advocacy group Equal Justice Now will honor three fighters in the cause of social and equal justice and advocacy January 16 at The Venue of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif. »

Dr. Kim Muhammad presents natural health tips in Milwaukee

by Dwayne Muhammad | Jan 14, 2020 - 12:10:34 PM

MILWAUKEE—Dr. Kim Muhammad, a naturopathic physician based in Phoenix, Arizona, recently visited Muhammad Mosque No. 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to give a presentation on natural healing remedies for conditions afflicting our communities. »

Iran, Africa and the global Black experience

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 14, 2020 - 12:08:13 PM

Blacks should be concerned about tensions between the United States and Iran because if all out warfare happens, it’s young Black lives who would be called into action for another U.S. misadventure in the Middle East. »

A Salute to Brother Calvin X!

by Gregory Muhammad | Jan 14, 2020 - 12:01:22 PM

“This, 38 years has been fulfilling, for I would not have grown were it not for the unfortunate set of circumstances that clothed me in this situation. »

King Center plans for 34th anniversary of holiday honoring civil rights hero

by The Final Call | Jan 8, 2020 - 5:57:07 PM

ATLANTA—Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, announced a schedule of public programs and events in celebration of the King Holiday observance. »

Hundreds Of Accused Clergy Left Off Church’s Sex Abuse Lists

by AP | Jan 8, 2020 - 5:01:38 PM

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. »

Exploiting and Pillaging the Motherland?

by J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer | Jan 8, 2020 - 1:30:05 PM

Big tech companies including Dell, Apple, Tesla and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are in hot water with human rights activists. A lawsuit alleges these companies are benefiting from children mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo and know it. »

‘Hoops’ contest draws crowd to Muhammad University of Islam

by James G. Muhammad, Contributing Editor | Jan 8, 2020 - 12:56:24 PM

The Muhammad University of Islam gymnasium was recently filled with “shooters” from the community, more than 300 of them. They weren’t there to inflict harm on their brothers or sisters, however. »

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