Origins of the Jamaican Maroons
The Jamaican Maroons are often described as enslaved Africans and persons of noticeable African descent who ran away or escaped from their masters or owners to acquire and preserve their freedom. The word ma ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 9:10AM
Four people have been charged with hate crimes in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet.
The assault went on f ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 8:51AM
Richard Muhammad (FCN): As-Salaam Alaikum. I’m Richard B. Muhammad, editor in chief of The Final Call Newspaper. We are pleased to have our founder, publisher and the National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Honorable Mini ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 8:31AM
A Revolutionary Life
By Philippe Girard
Illustrated. 340 pp. Basic Books. $29.99.
Any number of books have been written over the centuries about the leader of the Haitian slave revolution, but “Toussaint Louverture,” by Phi ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 1:07PM
LEBANON, Tennessee -- These days, Lawrence McKinney can’t seem to stay still. The 60-year old has spent enough time sitting in one place.
A Memphis, Tennessee, jury convicted McKinney of rape and burglary in 1978. The victim identified him as one ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 12:10PM
CHARLESTON--A search of Dylann Roof's car turned up a handwritten list containing the names and addresses of several predominantly black churches -- including the site of the Charleston church massacre, a former investigator who collected evidence in ...
Posted Monday, December 12th 2016 at 8:39PM
As Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with American Indian protesters at Standing Rock, a new film on the civil rights battle of Black Native Americans is now available for viewing: “By Blood.” Until now, the epic story of marginalized Black ...
Posted Monday, December 12th 2016 at 8:12PM
(FinalCall.com) - A large group of Nation of Islam members converged on Grand Rapids, Mich., to demand the U.S. Justice Department open a full and complete inquiry into the questionable investigation surrounding the suspicious death of one of its mem ...
Posted Monday, December 12th 2016 at 7:57PM
Economic slavery, or wage slavery, refers to one's total and immediate dependence on wages to survive. Although people throughout history have had to work to get by, we now live in a culture where we are led to believe we have economic freedom, when ...
Posted Monday, December 12th 2016 at 7:42PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) _ Witnesses and an official say the roof of a church has collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people.
Congregants say the Reigners Bible Church in Uyo city was still under construction when it wa ...
Posted Sunday, December 11th 2016 at 9:21PM
“THESE SHOWS THAT ALL APPEARED DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL BE BANNED FROM TV, CAN’T HAVE THE REST OF THE WORLD LOOKING AT AMERICA LIKE WE’RE A BUNCH A F*GS”
Said Donald Trump during an interview on Fox News about his plans to ban all tv s ...
Posted Sunday, December 11th 2016 at 4:04PM
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, the beloved revolutionary those who suffered loved and called Fidel Castro and who the oppressors vilified physically departed this life in his beloved Cuba. He was 90-years-old and departed this life Nov. 25 with his deat ...
Posted Sunday, December 4th 2016 at 5:35PM
TERRYTOWN, La. -- A man who authorities say shot former NFL player Joe McKnight following an argument at a Louisiana intersection has been released from custody, CBS News confirms.
Ronald Gasser, 54, has not been charged but the case remains under ...
Posted Sunday, December 4th 2016 at 5:29PM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.– The fatal accident that killed five children in Chattanooga was actually the second time in two months driver Johnthony Walker crashed a school bus.
In September, Walker was driving around a blind curve in a residential area wh ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 6:42PM
A White man who shot a Black teenager for bumping into him has been charged with first-degree murder after telling police that he took “another piece of trash off the street”.
According to police in Charleston, West Virginia, 15-year-old James Mea ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 6:31PM
NEWARK—In a time of political and social wailing and gnashing of teeth, a much different tone echoed through a Robert Treat Hotel meeting room as Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan closed the State of the Black World Conference organized by Dr. ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 2:03PM
(CNN)— Roddy White, a former Atlanta Falcon who is an NFL free agent, used a series of tweets to describe a traffic stop Wednesday that he said had him concerned for his life.
When a DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer apparently put his hand ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:53PM
A new Black owned grocery store owned by former NFL superstar, Tyrone Legette, has been officially opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The grocery store is located in the exact spot where a Winn Dixie stood before it closed fifteen years ago.
As a c ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:46PM
Since Donald Trump won the presidential election last week there has been an alarming increase in racist behaviour in America. Many stories have been making rounds online about people’s experiences, especially ethnic minorities and Muslims, but t ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:42PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A white police officer in Alabama was indicted Friday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man who died just yards from his front door.
A grand jury returned the indictment against Montgomery police Officer Aaron S ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:37PM
Whether Charlotte should protect one of the oldest African-American cemeteries of the post-slavery era is up for a vote Monday night before Charlotte City Council.
The Biddleville Cemetery, founded in 1873, is one of three properties nominated for ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:31PM
The white Arkansas school board member’s Halloween costume was extremely detailed — and deeply offensive.
In the pictures, every part of Ted Bonner’s face is painted black except his lips, which are a garish red, hiding imitation gapped teeth. He’ ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:24PM
DETROIT — An apparent noose was found in a third-floor boys' bathroom at Royal Oak Middle School on Friday, more than a week after a video of some students at the school chanting "build the wall" went viral.
Royal Oak Superintendent Shawn Lewis-La ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 1:20PM