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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...

National Training Seminar heads to Milwaukee, July 28-31

Martial arts and self-defense students, instructors and security personnel are preparing to travel from near and far to be part of the 27th annual National Training Seminar. Organized by Grandmaster Abdul Azziz Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s National Trainer and Student Assistant Supreme Captain, and founder of the United Schools of Survival Federation, the seminar will teach participants about various...

2005 In Review: Surviving Hurricane Katrina

FCNNEWSSOURCE (FinalCall.com) - For many of the thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims who had to gather in the Houston Astrodome to escape the effects of what they thought was “a storm just passing through,” awakened to a different story–their neighborhoods under water from a levee break, with no place to call home anymore. Many evacuees were held on buses...

FBI raid on Black activists condemned

Black activists called FBI raids in St. Petersburg, Fla., and St. Louis, Mo., part of an ongoing attack against the Uhuru Movement and those fighting against the oppression of Black people. At 5 a.m. in St. Louis, flashbang grenades went off and the FBI confiscated computer equipment and cell phones from members of the St. Louis chapter of the Uhuru...

Turning the key to the South

The ‘Rock of the South' (FCN, 01-20-2004) ATLANTA (FinalCall.com) - A little over a year ago, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sent Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad to Muhammad's Mosque No. 15 to serve as the city's new minister. What a difference a year makes. The physical changes are obvious. The mosque has undergone a complete renovation. The sanctuary is a flattering copy...