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The painful problem of Black girls and suicide

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The Final Call looks at why our daughters are taking their own lives, what to do about it and how to look for symptoms that young females need love, support... »

Love Not Blood Unsung Heroes

by Final Call News | Jan 18, 2018 - 1:21:15 PM

OAKLAND—The Love Not Blood Campaign recently honored recipients of its 2017 Unsung Heroes Award here over an inspiring and emotional weekend. »

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

by Ansar El Muhammad | Jan 18, 2018 - 1:16:46 PM

The Lancaster California State Prison Nation of Islam Study Group hosted their first Annual N.O.I. Peace & Reconciliation Conference. Special guest speaker was the Nation of Islam’s Western Region Student Minister Tony Muhammad. »

Wisconsin school apologizes for slavery homework assignment

by AP | Jan 17, 2018 - 3:00:33 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP)—A Wisconsin private school that asked fourth graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones apologized to parents after the mother of a Black student shared the assignment on Facebook, calling it offensive. »

Poverty continues plaguing America’s children

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14:11 PM

WASHINGTON—According to the Children’s Defense Fund, nearly one in five or 13.2 million children in the U.S. are poor, more than 1.2 million public school children are homeless and the majority of all public school fourth and eighth graders cannot read at grade level. »

St. Louis-based ‘pay what you can’ eatery closes

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Jan 17, 2018 - 1:13:50 PM

ST. LOUIS—A pay-as-you-go restaurant in the St. Louis area that permitted customers to pay what they wanted for meals, recently closed its doors. Known as an American bakery-café fast casual restaurant, the St. Louis Bread Company, was founded in 1981 in the suburbs of Kirkwood, Missouri. »

The Year of Trump

by Askia Muhammad and Barrington Salmon, The Final Call | Jan 17, 2018 - 10:31:21 AM

WASHINGTON—With just 10 days before he completed his first full year in office, President Donald J. Trump discovered all new and exciting ways to snatch humiliating political defeat literally from the jaws of victory. »

The crucifixion of Umar Johnson?

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 17, 2018 - 10:29:14 AM

HARRISBURG, Penn.—It was a cold drab day pending an ice storm when Dr. Umar Johnson appeared before the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology in a fight for his professional life. »

Askia Muhammad Speaks

by Brenda D. Muhammad | Jan 17, 2018 - 10:27:59 AM

Who in the world is Charles 67X? Born Charles K. Moreland, Jr., in Indianola, Mississippi, he exchanged the “slave name” Moreland for the Nation of Islam’s “X,” as in “unknown quantity,” as in “ex-Negro,” as in “Charles 67X.” He’s now Askia Muhammad, a poet and photojournalist. »

Dr. King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by mainstream media

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire | Jan 17, 2018 - 10:27:10 AM

Publicly and privately, King fought for equality, justice and human rights for Blacks and others who suffered from racism, segregation and other injustices. His sermons, including the “Drum Major Instinct,” and his speeches like, “I Have a Dream,” are as important as they are legendary. »

'Hateful people empowered by law and a badge' Troubling racial bias and

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jan 11, 2018 - 1:24:02 PM

Police violence is far from over, with Blacks being one-quarter of those killed by police and Black victims also are often unarmed, according to a new report. Mapping Police Violence reported that police killed 1,129 people last year. »

Essence Magazine, Once Again, Black-Owned after Purchase by Sundial Brands Founder Richelieu Dennis

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire | Jan 11, 2018 - 1:23:35 PM

(NNPA)—In a deal that reestablishes Essence magazine as a totally Black and independently-owned entity, Sundial Brands founder Richelieu Dennis recently announced the purchase of Essence Communications from Time Inc. »

FBI charges White supremacist with terrorism on Amtrak train

by RT.com | Jan 10, 2018 - 12:57:56 PM

A Missouri man with links to a White supremacist group who forcibly stopped an Amtrak train in Nebraska last year, and expressed an intent to “kill Black people,” has been charged with terrorism. »

U.S. life expectancy declines for second straight year

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 10, 2018 - 12:53:53 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) annual report on mortality, released in December, life expectancy in America fell in 2016, for the second year in a row. »

New book explores Islamic Friday Prayer service

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 9, 2018 - 1:06:14 PM

Commenting on his new book, “The Friday Prayer & The Two Celebrations Made Simple,” Imam Amin Nathari said, this is the first book in a series, making the practice of Islam simple for new converts to the religion and for older Believers still trying to acclimate themselves to the intricacies of their faith. »

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