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More injustice in Long Island?

OCEANSIDE, Long Island, N.Y. (FinalCall.com) - Aloysius Staton, 24, his girlfriend, Deanna English, 22, and his friend Oswaldo Rivera did what a lot of young people do on a hot night last summer, they went to McDonalds. It didn't turn out like any other night. By its end, Mr. Staton was in handcuffs and Mr. Rivera had been struck...

Remembrance and a gift of love

BROOKLYN—When thousands of fans and family attended the celebration of life services for legendary rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons, outside fans from far and near packed the streets of Brooklyn around the Barclays Center in late April. They blasted music from cars, trucks and a steady procession of several thousand motorcycles representing Ruff Ryders and DMX from over 400 chapters...

U.S. winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

AUSTIN, Texas—Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in homes without power for a second day Feb. 2, most of them around booming Austin and fading hopes of a quick fix, stirred grim memories of a deadly 2021 blackout after an icy winter storm across the southern U.S. The freeze has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths on slick roads  in Texas, Arkansas...

First Black male valedictorian at Oakland Tech accepted at 11 universities

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor (NNPA)—An A student at Oakland Technical High School with a 4.7 grade point average is set to become the school’s first Black male valedictorian in history. In completing that task, senior Ahmed Muhammad will make history and become a trailblazer. Muhammad has already been accepted at the top universities in America including Harvard, Princeton,...

No end in sight for Jackson’s water crisis

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” is how the ongoing crisis of not having access to clean drinking water is being felt throughout Jackson, Mississippi, after decades of politics, neglect, natural disasters, and inadequate funding have together undermined the quality of the city’s water supply.  Still struggling to overcome last fall’s water crisis, below-freezing temperatures on Christmas...

Ramadan 2023: Prayer, Faith, Family and Community

Close to two billion Muslims worldwide are looking forward to celebrating Ramadan, in as many ways as they did before the pandemic. Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar and Muslims fast from food and drink during the daylight hours for 30 days this month. Ramadan is the month that Prophet Muhammad, peace is upon him, was...

Farrakhan: Stop the violence, work the peace

-Contributing Writer- CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) -  Violence happens often in poverty-stricken neighborhoods and the city’s West Side is an example of the volatile mix of too little income and too much frustration and hostility. But on a potentially violent Monday evening, not only did the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan talk about peace, but his mere presence and a few words...

Activists charge pharmaceutical cartel with being a tool for genocide

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - "There is an entire industry with an innate economic interest to obstruct, suppress and discredit any information about the eradication of diseases," writes Dr. Mathias Rath MD, a German-based advocate of patients rights and author of the book, "Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks-But People Do." Dr. Rath has bee` outspoken about people having free access...

Mississippi Burning!

Related article: Ndaba: ‘A great sitting-down’ (FinalCall.com) "Southern trees, they bear strange fruit. Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze." JACKSON, Miss. (FinalCall.com) - In the evening air of Tougaloo College’s Health and Wellness Center, the raspy singing voice of Billie Holiday floated through loud speakers as videotaped images of southern...

Feds file lawsuit in support of Black, Latino fire fighters

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the City of New York May 21, charging the testing system discriminates against Black and Latino applicants. At present, there are over 11,000 fire fighters and civilians on the city payroll, and only 3 percent are Black, while 4.5 percent are Latino, according to...