Jesse Muhammad to speak at Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Commencement

On Saturday, June 7, 2008, FCN Staff Writer Jesse Muhammad will deliver the keynote address at the commencement exercises of Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy at the Power Center in Houston,Texas starting at 10:00am.

Jesse Muhammad, a native of Houston, Texas, started contributing to the Final Call Newspaper in 2004 and was appointed as its Southwest Regional Correspondent. In 2005, after receiving rave reviews for his reporting on stories that mainstream media tends to over look, he was appointed as an official Staff Writer for the FCN, which is the only national Black-owned newspaper. Since that time, he has gained worldwide recognition for his consistent coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the continuing struggle of its survivors. In 2007, he was credited with bringing national and international attention to the case of the "Jena Six", and helped to mobilize the 50,000 plus attendees to the historic "Jena Six" rally in September of that year.