NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannon, engineer, linguist, anthropologist and historian died in a New York City nursing home on March 19 at the age of 97.
“Dr. Ben” as he was affectionately referred to was born on Dece ...
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 4:29PM
INDIANA--The Assistant Fire Chief in Marion is being reprimanded after racist allegations involving a noose. It started off as a work exercise. Fire officials say Assistant Chief Rick Backs was practicing ropes and knots with his crew, when he tied ...
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 4:02PM
SOUTH CAROLINA--Upper Marlboro solo practitioner Jimmy Bell usually files documents alleging discrimination and harassment on behalf of of his clients, such as the lawsuit earlier this week by the lone female police officer in Morningside.
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 3:58PM
R&B singer/actress Angie Stone has been charged with domestic aggravated assault after allegedly knocking out her adult daughter’s front teeth during a fight on Monday night.
The singer, real name Angela Brown, is said to ...
Posted Tuesday, March 10th 2015 at 5:55PM
March 10, 2015
The Georgia Bureauu of Investigation has been brought in to investigate the fatal police shooting of an Dekalb County man with a history of mental illness who was both unarmed and naked at the time of the shooting.
Posted Tuesday, March 10th 2015 at 4:32PM
Ola Orekunrin is a British-Nigerian medical doctor and Managing director of Flying Doctors of Nigeria; a charity based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ola was born in London, England and grew up under the care of foster parents in Lowestoft. Her name "Ol ...
Posted Tuesday, March 10th 2015 at 12:32PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Police were calling for restraint Saturday in Madison, Wis., after the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager that sparked demonstrations.
Police Chief Mike Koval said Saturday it is "absolutel ...
Posted Sunday, March 8th 2015 at 4:48PM
Victoria Gray Adams was born Victoria Jackson on November 5, 1926 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her mother died when Adams was just three years old, and she was raised on her paternal grandparents’ farm. In 1945, she earned her high school diplo ...
Posted Sunday, March 8th 2015 at 4:42PM
Last month the U.S. Postal Service announced a Dr. Maya Angelou Forever stamp was in the works. Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service offered a first look at the Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp. The postal service released an image of the stamp early this ...
Posted Thursday, March 5th 2015 at 3:07PM
(FinalCall.com) - As news articles and media reports are replete with stories of people across the globe targeted and killed because of their religious beliefs and groups like ISIS killing Christians, Min. Farrakhan used a selfless act of a Muslim si ...
Posted Thursday, March 5th 2015 at 9:08AM
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the world's first elected black female president and Africa's first elected female head of state.
Born in Liberia in 1938, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was schooled in the United States before serving in ...
Posted Thursday, March 5th 2015 at 9:00AM
Elizabeth Freeman (c. 1742 – December 28, 1829), in early life known as Bett and later Mum Bett, was among the first black slaves in Massachusetts to file a "freedom suit" and win in court under the 1780 constitution, with a ruling that slavery ...
Posted Saturday, February 28th 2015 at 6:35PM
Louis Farrakhan says as rappers are becoming conscious, white folks are upset
Louis Farrakhan discusses how rappers are changing while delivering comments to the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day keynote address on Sunday (Febru ...
Posted Friday, February 27th 2015 at 12:30PM
It has been 150 years since the Civil War ended and yet the American government still has failed to fund a museum dedicated purely to the history of slavery in the nation. Where the government fell short, however, the wealthy descendant of Irish labo ...
Posted Friday, February 27th 2015 at 12:21PM
Elijah Muhammad was the leader of the Nation of Islam ("Black Muslims") during their period of greatest growth in the mid-twentieth century. He was a major promoter of independent, black-operated businesses, institutions, and religion. Elijah Muhamma ...
Posted Wednesday, February 25th 2015 at 3:08PM
Born Albert Turner Reid in Hampton, Virginia, November 13, 1927, this world-renowned mathematician earned his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University in 1949 but never completed a graduate degree in his chosen field. Despite this, he ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2015 at 7:40PM
The Deacons for Defense and Justice were an armed self defense African American civil rights organization in the U.S. Southern states during the 1960s.The organization practiced self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried o ...
Posted Thursday, February 19th 2015 at 5:25PM
Fannie Jackson was born a slave in Washington D.C. on October 15, 1837. She gained her freedom when her aunt was able to purchase her at the age of twelve. Through her teen years Jackson worked as a servant for the author George Henry Calvert and in ...
Posted Thursday, February 19th 2015 at 5:11PM
Some call Venus and Serena Williams two of the greatest female tennis players of all time. While the Williams sisters are one of the most dynamic sibling duos in sports history, they weren't the first African-American siblings to take tennis by ...
Posted Monday, February 16th 2015 at 1:51PM
Mary Fields was born into slavery in Tennessee in about 1832. She received her freedom when the war ended and slavery was outlawed but she stayed near her original owners, the Dunn family, as she and the Dunns’ daughter had become good friends. ...
Posted Sunday, February 15th 2015 at 5:23PM
Joseph Searles III (born 1948) was elected as the first African American trader of the New York Stock Exchange.
Joseph Searles III graduated from Kansas State University in 1963 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. After graduation ...
Posted Friday, February 13th 2015 at 10:19AM
Lillian (Evans) Evanti, one of the first African American women to become an internationally prominent opera performer, was born in Washington D.C. in 1891. Evanti was born into a prominent Washington, D.C. family. Her father, Wilson Evan ...
Posted Thursday, February 12th 2015 at 5:30PM
The Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919 The infamous Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919 was part of the wave of racial and labor violence that swept the United States during the “Red Summer” of 1919. It was witnessed by an estimated ...
Posted Sunday, February 8th 2015 at 5:56PM