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Black America Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

Healthcare Justice

NNPA/FCN)—Early data and deaths are showing Blacks are disproportionate victims of the Covid-19 pandemic based on health and other problems rooted in historical oppression and inequity. Congressional leaders have called for more data collection and release of data based on race as the pandemic enters what the White House called a crucial phase in early April. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.,...

Minister Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims.  The Minister’s message was also full of warning and guidance for all...

Pan-African solidarity in the midst of a crisis Final Call Covid-19, Africa forum unites experts across continent with audience in U.S.

WASHINGTON—According to recent figures published by Johns Hopkins University, over 2.7 million cases of Covid-19 have been detected worldwide, with 192,019 deaths and 752,148 people now recovered. In Africa, Nigeria has logged about 981 cases and 31 deaths; South Africa about 3,953 cases and 75 deaths; Ghana about 1,279 cases and 10 deaths and Kenya about 336 cases and 14 deaths. Those numbers may seem...

$349 billion Covid-19 small business program short-changes businesses of color

A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On April 16—less than two weeks later—this national stimulus enacted in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, ran out of funds. In separate but related legal...

Consumer, civil rights groups condemn ‘Pay Day Rule’ delay

Money

WASHINGTON—Several national consumer and civil rights groups, including organizations like the Consumer Federation of America, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), NAACP, and the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, joined the growing voices of dissent against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed delay of a 2017 rule the agency...

Truth telling and Supreme Wisdom

Jay Electronica’s ‘A Written Testimony’ a spiritually loaded lyrical, musical masterpiece 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, and the inclusion of JAY-Z in what many were expecting to be a solo project from one of the premier...

Could new bill jeopardize Black home ownership?

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- A proposed bill could potentially impact two federal programs geared toward home ownership. According to the Reverse Mortgage Daily, the new housing reform bill would scale down and eliminate the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the lending programs which helped boost the percentage of Black home ownership. The new bill would end the...

‘Farrakhan brings hope’ – Reaction positive to Nation of Islam Ministers mission, visit

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM KINGSTON, Jamaica (FinalCall.com) - The Muslims came not for a vacation, for rum, to chase women or catch ocean waves. They came to show the reformative fruit of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's wise guidance. “I've heard him many, many times. Today was a special message. He gave out his soul,...

Activists: Justice Department Ferguson ‘Report can go to hell’

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM (FinalCall.com) - Outrage, frustration, disappointment describe how many Blacks and others are feeling over the Department of Justice's decision not to file civil rights charges against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen Michael Brown, Jr., in the Missouri suburb.   Attorney General Eric Holder announced findings of the Justice Department's two investigations following the...

Free the Joshua Generation!

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Stop using solitary confinement to punish juveniles, say advocates LOS ANGELES–Youth advocates are calling on the California State Assembly to adopt legislation that would ban the use of solitary confinement as punishment in juvenile facilities. If passed, SB 124, authored by Senator Mark Leno, would not completely eradicate isolation, according to Attorney Angela Chung, a policy associate with...