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Omega Psi Phi presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Minister Farrakhan

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at an elegant Black-tie dinner here November 19. The Chicago Area Omega Coalition composed of nine chapters of the fraternity covering the entire Chicago metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs, came together to celebrate their 100-year centennial anniversary. Calling...

Activist Sonny Carson celebrated

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–Hundreds of friends and associates gathered Oct. 24 in the basement of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration business complex to celebrate the life of activist Sonny Carson. A native of Brooklyn, he was honored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with a proclamation naming the day "Sonny Carson Day." The who’s who of New York City’s political and activist...

Fort Hood shooting stuns America

- WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - An army psychiatrist, who treated shock, horror, and other symptoms among soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now stands accused of leaving the entire nation and the U.S. military in shock as officials at Fort Hood, Texas–the largest military base in this country–sort out the bloody details of a...

‘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...

Alcohol Obsession, Corporate Greed And Devastated Lives

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Alcohol is widely used to ‘turn up,' ‘get the party started,' or some say simply to relax, but excessive drinking and alcohol abuse render devastating results far different from the drug portrayed as euphoria in a bottle. Statistics indicate an average of six people a day die of alcohol poisoning in the U.S.   Seventy-six percent (three...

The Breakfast Club Interviews the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Forty years ago, I was overseas in Africa.  I came back to America, and I read in the newspapers that they said, “We should not put money into the inner cities, because the inner cities are ready to explode.”  All of a sudden, the factories in the inner cities began to close; the government reached trade agreements, and factories...

‘The damage is unbelievable:’ Tornadoes kill 3 in Oklahoma

DALLAS—Crews scrambled to restore power to thousands of residents on April 20 after tornadoes plowed through Oklahoma during another deadly spring storm in the U.S., killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes. A day after at least eight tornadoes spun through Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt said authorities were still assessing the scale of destruction. He toured the aftermath in...

Outrage over videotaped beating of teenager

HOUSTON (FinalCall.com) - Black and Hispanic community leaders held a Feb. 3 press conference to express their disgust at seeing a video showing Houston police offi cers allegedly punching, stomping, and kicking a Black teen last March while he was handcuffed. “This is a tragedy repeated one more time in Harris County. The community is standing here today to say...

‘One City, One Aim, One Destiny’ and Only One Chokwe

ERICTOUREM -Contributing Writer- JACKSON, Miss. (FinalCall.com) - Roadways were lined for hours as people waited for conclusion of the near five-hour celebration of the life and legacy of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba here at the Jackson Convention Center Complex downtown. Elders, parents and children who could not make it the near 5,000-seat capacity filled service, patiently sat and stood along the funeral...

Child prodigy speaks truth in poem

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Autumn Ashante may be only seven years old, but she knows just exactly what she wants, and what has to be done to get there. “I want to meet Mother Tynnetta (Muhammad). She is my hero,” revealed Autumn during a telephone interview with The Final Call. When asked what was so special about Mother Tynnetta,...