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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In various cities around the country, the birthday of civil rights luminary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was recognized. The federal holiday was observed January 16. Muslims from the Nation of Islam attended various community events, participated in days of service and attended programs reflecting on the life, legacy and impact of Dr. King. In Miami, Muslims from...

‘It’s nation-building time!’

The National Black Leadership Summit VII scheduled for Jan. 28 The Nubian Leadership Circle is convening its quarterly gathering of great minds from throughout the global Black experience. The National Black Leadership Summit VII  is pulling leaders and like-minded persons to discuss, plan and organize around Black self-determination and Black nation-building. The virtual meeting is open for the public to join...

Soldiering for a purpose

The men of the Nation of Islam are known as the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.). These men of God strive to soldier and work for a great purpose in cities large and small. Armed with a kind word, joyful spirit and copies of The Final Call newspaper, the F.O.I. continue their mission of propagating the faith of Islam and...

The Muslim Civic Coalition hosts Muhammad Ali film screening

CHICAGO—The Muslim Civic Coalition and the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center hosted a free screening of “Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story,” in commemoration of Muhammad Ali Day in Illinois, a holiday the Coalition helped to establish in 2021. The event, held on Jan. 17, was an opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds to celebrate the life and...

Modern-day redlining: LA bank found guilty of racist lending practices 

The Los Angeles-based City National Bank is the latest bank found guilty of redlining, a form of racial discrimination still disproportionately affecting Black and Brown people in the United States. The United States Department of Justice accused the bank of refusing to underwrite mortgages in predominately Black and Latino communities and is requiring the bank to pay over $31...

Docs reveal hundreds of U.S. agencies spying on Americans’ money transfers

by Jessica Corbett, CommonDreams.org “These records paint a damning portrait of government overreach.” That's how Nathan Freed Wessler, deputy director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and Fikayo Walter-Johnson, a former paralegal with the project, introduced over 200 documents obtained via public records request and released Jan. 18 on the civil liberties group’s website. The national ACLU and its Arizona arm sought the records...

Third World Press Foundation needs your help!

CHICAGO—Last year marked the 55th anniversary in the publishing business for Third World Press (see The Final Call Vol. 42 No. 5). Third World Press (TWP) has built the oldest, independent, continuously operating Black publishing company in the nation. In October 2022, TWP celebrated and invited supporters, friends, authors and family to its headquarters to commemorate the occasion with...

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...

Tornadoes slam U.S. South, California cleans up

SELMA, Ala.—A giant, swirling storm system billowing across the South on January 12 killed at least six people in central Alabama, where a tornado ripped roofs off homes and uprooted trees in historic Selma, while another person was killed in Georgia, where severe winds knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. In Autauga County, Alabama, 41 miles northeast...

The National Day of Remembrance for gun-related homicide victims

By Daleel Jabir Muhammad NEW YORK—The inaugural annual observance of The National Day of Remembrance for Gun-Related Homicide Victims was officially recognized by city government officials, clergy, community activists, violence interrupter groups, and families of the many victims whose relatives fell victim to gun violence in 2022.  A.T. Mitchell, founder of Man-Up Inc. and the New York City Gun Violence Prevention...