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Farrakhan speaks live from University of California, Berkeley

FCNNEWSSOURCE (BERKELEY - FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is scheduled to speak live in person and via webcast from the campus of  the University of California, Berkeley  on Saturday, March 10, 2012  at 9:15:00am Pacific Time (11:15am Central / 12:15pm Eastern).   The 9th annual Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC) Conference is being held at the University of California,...

New developments in Trayvon Martin case

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Questions linger following police chief's firing (FinalCall.com) - Some Sanford, Florida residents have been calling for the dismissal of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee ever since he botched the investigation into the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by first failing to arrest George Zimmerman. The day has come and political scientists are weighing just what impact his...

Poor, Black and still in the dark

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- CONEY ISLAND (FinalCall.com) - Once described as the “nation’s playground” with the world-famous Cyclone Roller Coaster, hot dog eating contests and the beach where everyday New Yorkers gathered for a day in the sun, Coney Island is now the scene of devastation due to Hurricane Sandy. Out of sight of the video arcades and cotton candy way, way...

A tragedy and a hero in the ‘hood

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)  - Approximately six years after Britany Phillips was gunned down in front of a South Central donut shop, her mother, father, family and friends drew nearer to closure as a judge sentenced her killer to 50 years to life in prison. The May 15 dialogue between court officials seemed very routine but for the 16-year-old's...

Beaten, abused, forced into sex slavery

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM How and why Black girls are increasingly trapped in prostitution COMPTON, Calif. - When neighborhood, religious and city leaders hit streets to raise awareness about the need to end increasing sales of Black women and girls on Long Beach Boulevard, they found child sex exploitation and human trafficking that reached far beyond their community hub. “Basically, why we're...

‘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...

#Save Our Girls USA: Healing, empowerment and survival

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Women who escaped ‘the life' work to help others and prevent new victims LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - When Audrey Morrissey tells teenage girls to avoid strangers and the pitfalls of persuasive boyfriends and fancy cars, she speaks from firsthand knowledge. Her boyfriend lured her into commercial sex trafficking at 16. The survivor-advocate was 30-years-old when she finally exited the life,...

Crack, The CIA And Black America’s Drug Crisis

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Kill the Messenger movie rekindles interest and outrage over Central Intelligence Agency ties to drug trafficking and the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic that devastated neighborhoods, destroyed families and put thousands in prison. Related news: Crack Cocaine - The Great Conspiracy to Destroy The Black Male (FCN, Min. Farrakhan) For nearly a decade the CIA, helped spread crack cocaine in Black...

Little optimism as Cleveland cop tried for manslaughter

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM A judge denied defense attorneys' requests to acquit a White Cleveland police officer charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for his part in killing 30-year-old Melissa Williams and 43-year-old Timothy Russell, who are Black. Michael Brelo's lawyers argued in their motion to Judge John O'Donnell, who is trying the case instead of a jury at the defendant's request,...

After #JusticeOrElse Rally What’s Next?

and Brian Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- Holiday boycott, pooling resources just the beginning of Black economic recovery WASHINGTON (Finalall.com) - The biggest question arising in the minds of those who gathered at the Oct. 10 Justice Or Else rally now is, “what happens next?” “If we are denied what rightfully belongs to us then there has to be a unified...