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Reports: Black News Channel shutting down

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Black News Channel, which launched just before the pandemic, has ceased operations. The newspaper said that the Tallahassee, Fla.-based outlet, whose majority stakeholder is Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, failed to meet payroll on March 25 after telling employees that paychecks would be delayed. The Black News Channel reportedly has a staff of 230,...

Group asked to evaluate Bay Aread transit police

CHARLENEMWestern Region Corresponden Oscar Grant shooting update (FinalCall.com) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit Department has hired the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives to conduct an independent review of its policies. The goal is to ensure that a situation like the fatal shooting of a Black male passenger on New Year's Day does not happen again. When then-BART officer Johannes...

Why the role of Black college students is vital in the liberation movement

On campuses of higher learning around the country, Black college students are taking charge of their destinies with a determination to uplift themselves and their communities.  Among them is the Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC), a California coalition of Black college students. ABC is a youth development organization that trains Black college students in political education, organizing, and leadership. ABC celebrated...

Muslim revolutionizes CPR technology with Transmax

(FinalCall.com) - As a six-year-old growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Oneal Muhammad saw something no child should ever see but children in U.S. cities large and small too often witness, gun violence. It was at this young age Brother Oneal saw a young man shot and killed in front of his eyes for the first time. That split second...

Targeted, shot, killed while running away Officers keep shooting and killing fleeing Blacks, and laws prohibiting these actions don’t matter

NEWS ANALYSIS The list is long, and the stories are alarming, with police shooting, killing or maiming unarmed Black people running away from officers. Though the law says officers are not to simply shoot those who are running away, the interpretation of the law and police and other practices make what is written on the books virtually non-existent. And, despite promises...

We reject mandatory vaccines! Walk for Freedom in Barbados brings thousands into the streets and echoes through the Caribbean

Thousands took to the streets of Bridgetown inBarbados for a Walk for Freedom and rejection of a coercive campaign to force the island nation’s residents to bow down to mandatory vaccinations or face losing their jobs, and possibly other things, like their children’s access to schools. The Saturday action was organized by a coalition of groups who are opposed to...

Hip Hop raises its voice for Trayvon

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM (FinalCall.com) - The Hip Hop Caucus works nationally, in part, to organize youth around social issues that impact their lives so it was natural that Hip Hop artists and the Caucus raised their voices in a unified response to Trayvon Martin’s death and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, his killer. The group and some artists are   working on...

Census shows increased Black, Latino, youth vote

(FinalCall.com) - When Joaquin Patterson went to the polls last November it was the first time he had voted since turning 18, 12 years earlier. He was not alone. Huge numbers of Black, Hispanic and young voters added to the historical context of the 2008 presidential campaign with their largest increase in voters, according to a July 20...

Widow of Medgar Evers to receive BCRI’s 2022 Shuttlesworth Award

by Ryan Michaels | The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) has selected Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medgar Evers, as this year’s recipient of the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. The award and other honors will be presented on November 18 during the BCRI’s 30th anniversary celebration and culminate a week of festivities and a one-night-only special exhibit...

Anti-torture campaign wins influential backers

JIM.LOBE WASHINGTON - Some 200 religious leaders and former top U.S. national security and military officers have launched a campaign for a presidential order to outlaw torture and cruel and inhumane treatment of all detainees. The bipartisan group launched the campaign, consisting of a “Declaration of Principles” that members of the public are also invited to sign, on the eve...