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Hurting, hunting Black Girls and Women: Facing a devastating sex trafficking crisis not limited to vans, strangers and abductions

by Richard B. Muhammad, Bryan 18X Crawford and Brian E. Muhammad The Final Call | @TheFinalCall

Social media warnings of white vans that lock from the outside and follow school buses, arrests in several states, accounts from Black women about kidnap attempts and thousands of missing... »

Bill Cosby speaks from prison

by Stacy M.Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent | Dec 4, 2019 - 12:02:49 PM

In a special phone call with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com, Bill Cosby said he’s spending his time helping to teach and encourage a large population of Black inmates—men he calls residents—via Mann Up, a prison reform program. »

Video brings more questions about police shooting

by J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer- | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:09:31 AM

The family of Terry Tillman, protestors, community organizers and supporters had waited three months for information surrounding the death of the 23-year-old Black male shot to death by a suburban police officer. »

Anti-racist, anti-police oppression group relaunches in Chicago

by Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:07:54 AM

CHICAGO—With chants such as “all power to the people” and “free them all” an intergenerational, multi-ethnic gathering of activists and ordinary citizens from nearly 30 states and 140 organizations convened in Chicago for the re-founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to coordinate nationwide actions against state sponsored racial violence. »

Rev. Clay Evans and Father George Clements: The incredible legacies of two spiritual giants

by The Final Call | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:06:56 AM

CHICAGO— The world of religion, the country and Black Chicago recently lost two spiritual and civil rights stalwarts. Longtime pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and gospel musician extraordinaire the Rev. Clay Evans, and Roman Catholic Church pioneering priest Father George Clements. »

CBC delegation visits border, condemns treatment of Black immigrants

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:05:08 AM

A delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members led by Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently met at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, Calif. where they saw for themselves the gruesome treatment of many Black immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. »

‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits West Coast, winter storms belt Midwest

by The Final Call | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:05:06 AM

LOS ANGELES—California was drenched with rain or blanketed in snow after a powerful Thanksgiving storm that arrived just as a withering, fiery fall had left the state facing the prospect of a return to drought. »

On a mission for the people

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:04:31 AM

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is on a mission for the people, by the people. After claiming victory with 54 percent of the vote against City Commissioner Ron Singleton in November’s election, he plans to run the Michigan city for a second term with the same integrity as he did the first. »

Report shows companies improve toxic safety score

by J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:03:19 AM

As environmentalists pressure the chemical industry and the Trump Administration to protect consumers from toxins, a new report shows that some retailers have made efforts to improve their safety score. »

FOI hit the streets with The Final Call

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Dec 4, 2019 - 11:02:02 AM

Where there is a city the Fruit of Islam (FOI) make their way to its streets and promote the life-giving Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. For decades the men of Islam have pushed through rain, snow or heat to deliver The Final Call newspaper to passersby and the community. »

Former African Union ambassador to speak in Philadelphia

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 2, 2019 - 1:16:01 PM

Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, who was wrongfully dismissed by the African Union without cause in October, will make her first public appearance in Philadelphia. »

Ally or Adversary? Democrats, Black folks and the latest presidential debate

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Dec 2, 2019 - 12:21:49 PM

Black women have proven over time to be the most dependable and consistent bloc of voters for the Democratic party, powering candidates to victories in Alabama, Virginia, New Jersey and other states and cities in 2017, the 2018 midterms and 2019. »

Black chemists and chemical engineers convene in St. Louis

by J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer- | Dec 2, 2019 - 12:11:06 PM

ST. LOUIS — The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) met in St. Louis recently for their annual meeting. »

Reparations fight expands as advocates push local and state governments to right wrongs done to Black people

by La Risa Lynch Contributing Writer @larisa_lynch | Nov 26, 2019 - 10:33:23 PM

The debate about this country’s atonement for more than two centuries of slavery and its continued aftereffects on Blacks under harsh Jim Crow laws has simmered for decades. »

Impeachment probe and D.C.s’ political stalemate

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Nov 26, 2019 - 10:31:50 PM

After more than 45 hours of bombshell public testimony from more than a dozen witnesses—ranking military and diplomatic personnel with hundreds of years of combined service among them—the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump came to an end. »

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