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Black Panther movie rekindles Black pride

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM Days before its release, the movie about comic book hero Black Panther had inspired a sense of pride, culture, history, and power across generations of Blacks in America. Memes, photos with humorous or sarcastic captions, GIFS, animated images, Twitter countdowns, costume party invites, and reserved theaters signaled the high energy, excitement, and just how anxious many were...

Atonement and The Great War

Thousands observe 28th anniversary of the Million Man March CHICAGO—The Sept. 17, 1985, vision-like experience of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan exposed the U.S. Government’s diabolical plan to launch a “war on two fronts,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad declared during his October 15 keynote address at Mosque Maryam to observe the 28th anniversary of the historic Million Man March. One war...

Southern Poverty Law Center ‘fundraising tool masquerading as a civil rights group’

Founded as a civil rights group in 1971 and gaining notoriety for campaigns to challenge the Ku Klux Klan, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) then shifted its focus, according to the New York Post, “to a catch-all ‘anti-hate’ group that widened its definition of bigotry to encompass more and more people as the Klan faded as a threat.”  COMMENTARY According...

Obama aims to reconnect with loyal Black voters

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was elected with overwhelming support from Black voters. Well over 90 percent of Blacks voted for him in the presidential election and his victory was a source of pride. However, while the president's approval ratings are still high, recent polls show a decline in popularity. Announcing his plans for re-election in April,...

Activists demand repeal of N.Y. drug law

U.S. Criminal Sentencing and Drug Laws (Human Rights Watch)Feds Promote Prison Racial Disparities (Earl Ofari Hutchinson)Women big losers in drug war, report finds  (FinalCall.com) NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–Calling the drug laws that mandate a 15-year-to-life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offender "unfair and draconian," activists marked the 30th anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws by holding a press conference and a...

FOOD SHORTAGES, COVID-19 AND FEARS OF A MAJOR CRISIS

Around the country Covid-19 has impacted the food-supply chain causing disruptions in deliveries, shortages in products and sent millions of people to long lines at food banks. One year into the pandemic, food insecurity continues to grow with people who never thought they would visit a food bank becoming regular visitors—and almost every major food producer still trying to...

Southern Region M.G.T. serving as lifesavers in the community

ATLANTA—Adorned in bright, colorful garments, the Muslim women of the Nation of Islam’s Southern Region, including the cities of Atlanta; College Park, Georgia; Augusta, Georgia; Macon, Georgia.; Birmingham, Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee and Chattanooga, Tennesee, participated in life-saving efforts in their communities on September 30. The M.G.T. and G.C.C. (Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class) and Vanguard (the...

Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III succeeds Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. as President and CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition

by Stacy M. Brown - NNPA Newswire Tributes have continued to pour in for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who announced on July 14 his retirement as President and CEO of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the influential civil rights organization he started decades ago to carry on the struggle for equality and justice that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought heroically. The...

Hip Hop Controversy: Rap music may be facing new challenges

By Charlene Muhammad CHARLENEM See Related story:#HipHop The voice of the revolution and the spirit of resistance (FCN, 04-17-2013) LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Rappers and music audiences appear to be engaged in a battle over freedom of speech and consumerism with a backlash against negative lyrics. The latest to feel public pressure is former prison guard-turned rapper Rick Ross, who also uses...

Excitement grows with #ReflectingFarrakhan

The #ReflectingFarrakhan social media challenge continues to generate thousands of posts and responses as momentum and excitement grows. The 30-day social media challenge for women of the Nation of Islam shows the unique expression and creative side of being a woman in the Nation as students of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the leadership of the Honorable Minister...