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The Second-Self of God The Rise, Work and Triumph of Black Women, Part 2

by Anisah Muhammad and Michael Z. Muhammad “God never intended for a woman to be ignorant! He never intended for a woman to be unlearned, uneducated because if you are unlearned and uneducated, you cannot fulfill your destiny.”—the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, “The Divine Nature & Value of Women.” Black women are doing great works and achieving amazing accomplishments all over...

Supreme Court rejects appeal of death row inmate Troy Davis

(FinalCall.com) - Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis could be facing a fourth execution date after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his latest appeal on March 28. Justices halted Atlanta's 11th Circuit Court of Appeals from examining the controversial case, in which Mr. Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1989 killing of Savannah police officer Mark...

The Passing Of A Prince

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Vigils, block parties, and celebrations of his life continued across the world for music artist and global icon Prince, who passed away at age 57 on April 21. Prince was an incredible musician, culture watchers and analysts told The Final Call. Just look at the outpouring of love by fans touched by his music, they said.   But,...

Free Shaquanda Cotton

Education on lockdown forum highlights failing policies (FCN, 01-17-2006)Zero tolerance: From the schoolhouse to the jailhouse (FCN, 04-12-2005)‘Zero tolerance' turning students into ‘criminals' (FCN, 01-26-2004)Rev. Jackson leads protest to focus on 'zero tolerance (FCN, 11-23-1999) “I am a 14-year-old Black freshman who shoved a hall monitor at Paris High School in a dispute over entering the building before the...

‘We must become Ambassadors of Peace’ Minister Farrakhan urges thousands during Holy Day of Atonement message

MOSQUE MARYAM (FinalCall.com) - In the 74 years since Islam was introduced in the United States of America, there has not been a Nation of Islam celebration like this one. More than 20,000 people, mostly Muslim Believers from all over the country, gathered in a massive white tent erected on the grounds of the NOI's National Center and in...

Manslaughter? Claims of an accidental shooting in death of Daunte Wright don’t convince everyone

Tears ran down Katie Wright’s eyes as she described the last conversation she had with her son during a news conference held by Atty. Benjamin Crump. It was 1:47 on April 11 when her 20-year-old son, Daunte Wright, called her and told her he got pulled over by police. She asked him why, and he said because he had air...

Child Protective Services agencies are tearing Black families apart, advocates warn

Child protective and welfare service agencies are supposed to ensure the safety and security of children in loving and protective environments. However, for some Black family and child advocates and Black families these agencies are a wolf in sheep’s clothing and could more accurately be called “family policing services.” Child Protective Services, the official name in many states, is the...

Can global cooperation offset global recession?

By Richard MuhammadContributing Editor West hopes unity will defuse financial crisis tied to America's economic troubles The world’s leading economic nations declared a shared commitment to resolve a financial crisis that has sparked fears of a global economic collapse and Wall Street responded positively to the news. Still questions remain about how successful the efforts will be and how the recent...

Mobilizing Philly’s Black men for safer communities

FCNNEWSSOURCE An exclusive interview with Joe Certaine, a key organizer for the 10,000 Man Call to Action Over 10,000 Black men answer call in Philly (FCN, 11-12-2007) FinalCall.com - On Oct. 21, over 10,000 Black men filled Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center responding to a call made by Dennis Muhammad, founder of ENOTA (Educating Neighborhoods to Obey Those in Authority; local Millions More...