Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The painful problem of Black girls and suicide

The Final Call looks at why our daughters are taking their own lives, what to do about it and how to look for symptoms that young females need love, support and help.

It is unthinkable, but happening. Little Black girls are killing themselves.

The causes include disproportionate exposure to violence and traumatic stress, aggressive school discipline, and depression, according to researchers and mental health experts.

Counselors and child advocates believe the disturbing trend can be reversed with love, commitment, and support services.

According to a 2015 study of trends by the Journal of the American Medical Association, children’s suicide rates have significantly doubled for Black children in the last two decades, and decreased for White children. » FULL STORY

The Year of Trump

By Askia Muhammad and Barrington Salmon, The Final Call

WASHINGTON—With just 10 days before he completed his first full year in office, President Donald J. Trump discovered all new and exciting ways to snatch humiliating political defeat literally from the jaws of victory.


The crucifixion of Umar Johnson?

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

HARRISBURG, Penn.—It was a cold drab day pending an ice storm when Dr. Umar Johnson appeared before the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology in a fight for his professional life.


Askia Muhammad Speaks

By Brenda D. Muhammad

Who in the world is Charles 67X? Born Charles K. Moreland, Jr., in Indianola, Mississippi, he exchanged the “slave name” Moreland for the Nation of Islam’s “X,” as in “unknown quantity,” as in “ex-Negro,” as in “Charles 67X.” He’s now Askia Muhammad, a poet and photojournalist.


Dr. King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by mainstream media

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire

Publicly and privately, King fought for equality, justice and human rights for Blacks and others who suffered from racism, segregation and other injustices. His sermons, including the “Drum Major Instinct,” and his speeches like, “I Have a Dream,” are as important as they are legendary.


Iran Faces Internal Woes And Outside Interference

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Days of protests throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran in late December raised questions about the root cause of the street demonstrations. Dissatisfaction and economic tension appears to connect to the demonstrations. However, leaders of the Islamic Republic also blame foreign meddling as a factor in the violent expressions of dissent.


The painful problem of Black girls and suicide

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The Final Call looks at why our daughters are taking their own lives, what to do about it and how to look for symptoms that young females need love, support and help.

It is unthinkable, but happening. Little Black girls are killing themselves.

The causes include disproportionate exposure to violence and traumatic stress, aggressive school discipline, and depression, according to researchers and mental health experts.

Counselors and child advocates believe the disturbing trend can be reversed with love, commitment, and support services.

According to a 2015 study of trends by the Journal of the American Medical Association, children’s suicide rates have significantly doubled for Black children in the last two decades, and decreased for White children.


Love Not Blood Unsung Heroes

By Final Call News

OAKLAND—The Love Not Blood Campaign recently honored recipients of its 2017 Unsung Heroes Award here over an inspiring and emotional weekend.


Blessed Are The Peacemakers

By Ansar El Muhammad

The Lancaster California State Prison Nation of Islam Study Group hosted their first Annual N.O.I. Peace & Reconciliation Conference. Special guest speaker was the Nation of Islam’s Western Region Student Minister Tony Muhammad.


Wisconsin school apologizes for slavery homework assignment

By AP

MILWAUKEE (AP)—A Wisconsin private school that asked fourth graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones apologized to parents after the mother of a Black student shared the assignment on Facebook, calling it offensive.


Poverty continues plaguing America’s children

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—According to the Children’s Defense Fund, nearly one in five or 13.2 million children in the U.S. are poor, more than 1.2 million public school children are homeless and the majority of all public school fourth and eighth graders cannot read at grade level.


Iran Faces Internal Woes And Outside Interference

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Days of protests throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran in late December raised questions about the root cause of the street demonstrations. Dissatisfaction and economic tension appears to connect to the demonstrations. However, leaders of the Islamic Republic also blame foreign meddling as a factor in the violent expressions of dissent.


Politics, Protecting Resources And U.S. ‘hard’ Power In Africa

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Africa began and ended 2017 with a controversial election in Kenya, and President Uhuru Kenyatta being re-elected while his main challenger, Raila Odinga, eventually deciding to withdraw.


Hurricanes reshape Caribbean, further expose fault lines

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The succession of killer hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean during 2017 devastated homes and businesses, uprooted people’s existences and exacerbated the fortunes of a region where dependence is the watchword economically, socially and in some cases, politically.


U.S. rep to UN shows 'evidence' of Iran’s missile in Yemen, promises coalition against Tehran

By RT.com

U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has described Iran as a “global threat” in a news conference outlining evidence of the nation’s “destabilizing behavior” in the Middle East.


A borderless Africa? Some countries open doors, raise hopes

By AP

KAMPALA, Uganda—For years African leaders have toyed with the idea of free movement by citizens across the continent, even raising the possibility of a single African passport.


America’s Richest 1 Percent Owns 40 Percent Of Country’s Wealth—Study

By RT.com

America’s richest one percent own a whopping 40 percent of the country’s wealth, a new study has revealed. The finding marks a widening gap between rich and poor in the United States.


More Proof Economic Discrimination Exists And Persists

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Contrary to the widespread beliefs that Blacks have “made it” and have overcome economic discrimination, recent data from three studies show those beliefs are wrong.


‘We Have Wealth, We’re Not Pooling Our Resources’

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

An ever-accelerating racial wealth gap has Black families on track to see their median wealth hit zero in this lifetime, making it difficult or impossible to transfer wealth to the next generation, according to a new report.


Africa Among Top 10 Fastest Growing Markets For Air Travel

By GIN

(GIN)—Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.


Housing Out Of Reach For Many In The U.S.

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Sheronna Ragin-Winters knows first hand what researchers found during a new study: housing in America is out of reach due to high rental costs and low wages.


'Save Our Girls': A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Women: You've got to be set free! What God has put within you must be cultivated, must be developed, and must be used for the advancement of a Nation and a World. So that's the message of Elijah Muhammad for The M.G.T.—and The F.O.I. My dear sisters: A new world is to come into existence from you. » CONTINUE

The Beginning of Sorrows

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Bible teaches that pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Look at how Pres. Bush walks. He revels in the might of his army and navy, but Allah (God) can bring a snowstorm so that planes cannot take off and tanks cannot move. He can cause temperatures to drop to freezing, so that weapons cannot fire any ammunition. » CONTINUE

Unite Behind Elijah Muhammad's Program and Position

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

You have to start with land … The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said we need 100 million acres of land as a start! The government owes it to us, but maybe they’re not going to give it. So we have to have another plan, because you’re not militarily strong enough to take anything. » CONTINUE

A Case for Separation

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad states in The Muslim Program: "We want freedom. We want a full and complete freedom. We want justice. Equal justice under the law. We want justice applied equally to all, regardless to creed or class or color. We want equality of opportunity. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society." » CONTINUE

Holy Day' vs. 'Holiday': The Lie of 'December 25th'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If we properly understand it, the birthday of Jesus should be sacred to every nation and every people because since The Fall of Adam, all humanity has suffered a loss and a death that is only corrected when this highly prophesied individual comes into the world. » CONTINUE

Black Youth Marked For Death By U.S. Government

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Today, I asked to speak to the Youth Leadership that is called by the enemy, “gang leader.” I don’t like the term because it doesn’t properly describe you. So I will call you “youth leaders,” but I want to tell you today why the enemy refers to you as gangs and gang leaders. » CONTINUE

The Signs of Distress, Confusion Plaguing Men and Nations

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The nations of the Earth are in distress—with perplexity, which means “confusion.” Are the heads of our government confused? You mean you can’t sit down in a room and agree on “a way forward” to solve the problems of the American people? Yes. » CONTINUE

Blessed are the Peacemakers

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

When you pick up the newspaper and you read about Muslims, you say, “My Lord, these are some terrible people.” But the Muslims in the Nation of Islam have been in America now for 74 years and we have no record of terrorism. Even though the government does not like us, we are acting a lot better than many of the Muslims that they are dealing with overseas. » CONTINUE

A Final Warning To U.S. President Donald J. Trump, The U.S. Government And A Final Call To Black People

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Mr. President, you’re going to have to deal with the thought that’s in your mind that will destroy America and her future; because once the trigger of war is pulled, it will escalate. I’m going to tell you what my teacher told me: You have planned a war. » CONTINUE

'What Is Justice?'— Redistribute The Pain Through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the night before he was assassinated, was talking so strong … But after he was assassinated, they reduced him to a “dream.” Every time they mention Dr. King’s name, he is “The Dreamer”—but they did not kill our brother because he dreamed. » CONTINUE