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MORE THAN JUST A CHECK for full repair of the Black community

by Starla Muhammad, managing editor | Jun 25, 2019 - 7:14:07 PM

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) recently held its 30th annual convention. While a great deal of attention and focus of the weekend gathering dealt with the ongoing push to pass Congressional bills HR40 and S1083—The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americas Act to committee—organizers made it clear that was not the only goal of the gathering.

This year’s convention convened on the heels of a Congressional Hearing on Reparations in Washington, D.C., Juneteenth—commemorating when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas in 1865, the marking of 400 years that many historians say the first enslaved Black Africans were brought to the shores of America and nearly halfway through the International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024 proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. »

Congressional hearing on reparations attracts thousands as lawmakers hear about the legacy, tragedy of slavery

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jun 25, 2019 - 6:42:18 PM

WASHINGTON—The first congressional hearing about reparations for slavery could not have been more dramatic. Thousands of mostly Black people literally circled the Rayburn House Office Building in a line waiting to get into the standing room only hearing room. »

Sandra Bland remembered, honored at women’s artistic showcase

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:48:31 AM

CHICAGO—Black Lives, Black Words in partnership with Goodman Theatre and Artistic Directors of the Future hosted the “I AM … Festival: A Celebration of Women in Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership,” featuring artistic and educational programming at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. »

Memphis erupts after shooting of Black man: Is it a sign of more to come for the city?

by Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:39:25 AM

MEMPHIS—The Frayer community reached a boiling point after the shooting death of Brandon Webber, 20, at the hands of U.S. Marshals and the handling of the community by the Memphis Police Department, during the aftermath. »

As Charleston marks a painful anniversary, many see too little progress, lament lost opportunity that followed a major tragedy

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:29:20 AM

The emotional commemoration of June 17, 2015 marked a date etched in the memory of America because of the racially-motivated murder of nine Black parishioners during a Bible Study inside Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Church in Charleston. »

'When They See US' A Stunning, But Often Difficult Series For Black Folk To Watch

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25:22 AM

Ava DuVernay’s tour de force “When They See Us” series is a captivating narrative of the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Black and Latino teenagers Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, their exoneration and efforts to reclaim shattered lives. »

National Coalition Works To Lessen Toxic Chemicals In Store Products

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:19:13 AM

Jose Bravo said he and members of The Campaign for Healthier Solutions have been working for four years to convince executives of The Dollar General Corporation to agree to meet with them. »

Soldiering coast to coast

by The Final Call | Jun 19, 2019 - 8:17:47 AM

The Mighty Fruit of Islam (FOI) from mosques and study groups around the country continue stepping up the pace in their respective communities in distribution of The Final Call newspaper. »

Student MGT Captain Johnna Muhammad honored by national women’s group for her service, community work

by Daleel Jabir Muhammad | Jun 19, 2019 - 7:33:50 AM

NEW YORK—The National Council of Negro Women Inc., Queens County section recently held their 32nd Annual Awards Banquet Dinner to honor women who have made major contributions to their communities. »

Is U.S. marching steadily to war with Iran?

by Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn | Jun 18, 2019 - 12:01:16 AM

WASHINGTON-President Donald J. Trump seems to want war with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is beating the drum for war with Iran. National Security Adviser John Bolton is itching for war with Iran. »

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America to meet in Detroit June 20-23

by N’COBRA | Jun 17, 2019 - 11:25:00 PM

N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, will be hosting its 30th annual national convention June 20–23 at the Timbuktu Academy of Science & Technology in Detroit. »

Marriage and Family, the foundation of a Nation

by The Marriage Keepers | Jun 17, 2019 - 11:18:24 PM

The Marriage Keepers—Marcus and Cecelia Muhammad present: the 9th Annual Marriage Retreat which will take place in New York City! Save the Date! August 15 - August 18. »

United Schools of Survival presents: 24th Annual Int’l Training Conference and Competition

by United Schools of Survival | Jun 17, 2019 - 11:14:28 PM

The 24th Annual International Annual Martial Arts Conference and Competition is scheduled to take place Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, Illinois. »

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow

by SOT2Girls.org | Jun 17, 2019 - 11:11:14 PM

ATLANTA—“Sisters of Today and Tomorrow” Leadership Conference for Girls is an all-day conference that consists of various workshops focusing on self-esteem, education, health & fitness, careers /entrepreneurship and personal development. »

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