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‘Things seem to be going in the wrong direction’ Police logged increased fatal shootings in 2021

WASHINGTON—An’Twan Gilmore, a 27-year-old Black man, was asleep at the wheel of his idling BMW with his foot on the brake. On the late summer night last year, several District of Columbia police officers approached his car. They noticed he had a gun in his waistband. The officers knocked on the window to wake him up. Suddenly, according to...

‘Trauma in the highest form’ The suffering, the culture of abuse and still harrowing plight of women in prison

Daily life at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, includes overcrowding, mold, improper airflow due to a clogged ventilation system, broken hot water tanks, water shortages, and mistreatment, harassment and degradation, according to activists and advocates. Michigan’s only prison for women is just one out of countless prisons in the United States where Black women suffer rape and...

Weather disasters cost U.S. billions each year as divine punishment continues

Extreme weather events have increased and are increasing. The new year has already seen inclement weather slam parts of the U.S. including parts of the South and Northeast at Final Call presstime. The powerful Winter Storm Izzy dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in some areas of western North Carolina as the system moved across the southeastern U.S....

The Last Days of Dr. King: The drum major for justice was targeted, rejected after he refused to ignore U.S. violence in the world.

An enemy of the state:’ While celebrations of a holiday in his honor focus on a dream, Martin Luther King was condemned, but fearless in his last days August 28, 1963, a man had a dream. By the time he had come to the end of his life, he had been to the mountaintop. But between the dream and the mountaintop, he...

U.S. closer to civil war ‘than we want to believe’

America is unraveling at her very seams as she deals with the aftermath of last year’s violent, mostly White mob descending on her front porch. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam foresaw the division present, saying America is “unraveling right in front of your eyes” and is “cascading downward” in Feb. 2020. Now, a U.S. House Jan....

A Champion of Truth and Justice The life and legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu, the champion for human rights and justice worldwide and stalwart of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa has died. The leader often regarded as the “moral compass” and “voice of integrity” in the country that defeated White minority rule was 90 years old. The renowned figure lost his battle with prostate cancer which he was diagnosed with in...

‘Our dollars can be a form of our resistance’: How and why we should redirect Black dollars this holiday season

Black Xmas, #BlackoutTuesday, 100 Days of Buying Black, Up With Jesus Down With Santa. These are just a few of the ongoing efforts Blacks around the country are implementing, supporting, and pushing as strategies in the fight for justice, self-preservation, and economic development. The strategy of “redistributing the pain,” a term coined by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is...

Unyoked from a colonial master, Barbados faces the challenges, opportunities of full governance

The last vestige of British colonialism has been removed from the Caribbean island of Barbados. The former slave colony which initially gained independence in 1966 unyoked itself as a bastion of British imperialism and chose  a full and complete freedom. Before Caribbean heads of states, officials, England’s Prince Charles, and the Barbadian people, Barbados became the world’s newest republic. Dame Sandra...

‘Trust God because God won’t fail you:’ A mother’s faith and the mighty fight for justice for Ahmaud Arbery

by Naba’a Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall There is nothing perhaps as deep and as lasting as a mother’s love, a mother’s pain and a mother’s determination to defend her child even in death. Wanda Cooper-Jones devoted such commitment to a quest for justice for her youngest son. She called her boy “Quez,” short for Marquez—his middle...

Plots, Deceptions and Lies of a Wicked Enemy U.S. government conspiracy further exposed amid exoneration of innocent men wrongly convicted in murder of Malcolm X

“… even if it be the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, even though it be in a rock, or in the heaven or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Surely Allah is Knower of subtilities, Aware.” —Holy Qur’an 31:16 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a...