Stories by Richard Muhammad

Richard Muhammad is the Chicago-based editor of StraightWords E-Zine, and former managing editor for The Final Call newspaper. subscribe to Richard Muhammad's feed

Posted on: Aug 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of U.S. soldiers are being forced to serve indefinitely by the military's controversial "stop loss" orders. One brave reservist sues Uncle Sam to stop this "back-door draft."

Posted on: Jun 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Nonprofit, church-affiliated hospitals are having trouble squaring their bottom line with their higher calling.

Posted on: May 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Issues of interest to a lot of African-Americans are missing from the presidential campaign agenda, causing some activists to fear a lower voter turnout this November. And that doesn't bode well for John Kerry.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama may help the Democrats retake the Senate in November -- and the Illinois progressive says he won't move to the center to do it.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A recent meeting of diverse non-profits was more than a progressive love fest; it was a chance for an often-fractious bunch to discuss a common concern: the state of American democracy.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Though a Pentagon probe is underway and a leading defense industry insider has left a powerful advisory board, spending watchdogs say Congress needs to investigate wartime profiteering by defense firms.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Peace activists may be targeted for the anti-establishment buttons they pin on their shirts. But the growing crackdown on dissent doesn't seem to be watering down their action.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The freedom riders ride again, fighting racism and working to improve the lives of immigrant workers. And just like the rides of the '60s, <a href="">students play a huge role</a> in the effort.