Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

God's Influence In HipHop

The roots of a culture, its music, its symbols and the unstoppable rise of Black America
Many rappers and members of the Hip Hop Nation will readily admit that though they are not registered members of the Nation of Islam or self-identified members of the Five Percent Nation, they have been influenced by both in very significant ways.

In Black communities, particularly major metropolitan areas, it is not unusual to hear the greetings of “As-Salaam Alaikum” coming from the mouths of little children, Christians, and many others who are not Muslims.

Within the culture of Hip Hop, you will hear many using the phrase “Word is Bond” who have never in their lives seen the Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master W. Fard Muhammad, nor the 120 Lessons of the Five Percenters. But at the core of the culture are the teachings of the Nation of Islam, which center on the divine destiny of Black people to rise, the importance of knowledge of self, and the reality of God as manifested in men and women, not as a disembodied spirit. » FULL STORY

Minister Louis Farrakhan's Letter on Jay Electronica, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I am very proud of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) and the Believers who stood with Brother Jay Electronica as he delivered what he delivered to the people gathered in Brooklyn at The Hip Hop Festival in New York.


Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The launch of Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces July 8 represents only the latest genocidal aggression targeting the Palestinian people.


Los Angeles gets spotlight in videotaped highway police beating of Black woman

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - There is no sound but you almost hear the thud of blows landing on a Black woman pinned to the ground by a bulky California Highway Patrolman. You can almost feel the woman’s head bouncing off of concrete as an unstoppable force smashes into her face.


‘Beating grandmothers in the street’

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Caree Harper, the lawyer representing the family of Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old Black woman whose brutal beating by a California Highway Patrol officer was caught on video, said her family wants one thing: Justice.


‘That video was what the video caught’

By FinalCall.com News

Lifelong Los Angeles resident David Diaz struck a blow against police brutality when he videotaped a California Highway Patrol officer’s beating of 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, a defenseless Black woman who is homeless and mentally ill.


God's Influence In HipHop

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The roots of a culture, its music, its symbols and the unstoppable rise of Black America
Many rappers and members of the Hip Hop Nation will readily admit that though they are not registered members of the Nation of Islam or self-identified members of the Five Percent Nation, they have been influenced by both in very significant ways.

In Black communities, particularly major metropolitan areas, it is not unusual to hear the greetings of “As-Salaam Alaikum” coming from the mouths of little children, Christians, and many others who are not Muslims.

Within the culture of Hip Hop, you will hear many using the phrase “Word is Bond” who have never in their lives seen the Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master W. Fard Muhammad, nor the 120 Lessons of the Five Percenters. But at the core of the culture are the teachings of the Nation of Islam, which center on the divine destiny of Black people to rise, the importance of knowledge of self, and the reality of God as manifested in men and women, not as a disembodied spirit.


In the black and the green

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - Despite upward trending employment statistics and financial achievement for some Blacks, the key to establishing generational wealth is not necessarily landing a good job or making it big on the stage or screen.


Obama, states frustrated over child, border crisis

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—It may be the most vexing challenge of President Obama’s six years in office because it cannot be remedied by “boots on the ground,” or even by diplomacy.


Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who navigated the city through the tumultuous Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was sentenced July 9 to ten years of imprisonment for public corruption.


Muhammad makes Men of Excellence!

By Kartrina Muhammad

DETROIT—The Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence award honors 50 Black men every year who have done outstanding work in their profession or industry and one of our own was chosen as an honoree for 2014.


Israel must be punished for war crimes against Gaza: Iran

By PressTV.com

As the president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Iran has implemented urgent moves to stop the continuation of Israel’s crimes and called for constructive regional and international measures to punish the regime as a war criminal.


Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The launch of Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces July 8 represents only the latest genocidal aggression targeting the Palestinian people.


Africa under ‘unprecedented’ pressure from rich countries over trade pact

By Ravi Kanth Devarakonda

GENEVA (IPS)—African countries are coming under strong pressure from the United States and the European Union to reverse the decision adopted by their trade ministers to implement the World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement on a “provisional” basis.


Poll: White, rich fill Brazil World Cup stadiums

By AP

RIO DE JANEIRO—A poll on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly White and rich.


Fear of Islamic extremism on rise in Middle East—poll

By RT.com

Muslim nations increasingly fear Islamic extremism, says a recent poll. Citizens tend to be more and more negative about radical groups such as Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Boko Haram due to their repeated violent attacks.


U.S. wealth gap widens since Great Recession–study

By RT.com

The wealth gap in the U.S. has been widening since the Great Recession despite the 2008 financial crisis destroying billions of dollars in wealth. The recovery saw the richest restore much of their losses— unlike average Americans, researchers found.


Wall Street sets its sights on renters

By Samuel Oakford

NEW YORK - Six years after the financial crisis, Wall Street’s housing alchemy engine is revving up again—only this time it’s coming for your rental.


Blackonomics: The Delusion of U.S. Economic Progress

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Imagine the U.S. dollar being worthless. Picture millionaires and billionaires becoming “thousand-aires” overnight. Think about the possibility of 200 million U.S. citizens being unable to eat unless the government provides food for them.


Could new bill jeopardize Black home ownership?

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

According to the Reverse Mortgage Daily, the new housing reform bill would scale down and eliminate the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the lending programs which helped boost the percentage of Black home ownership.


Community Reinvestment Act targeted, say activists

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

Activists in Chicago are using the power of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to ensure that U.S. Bank NA, lives up to its commitments to Blacks and Latinos as they aim to acquire Chicago-area branches of RBS Citizens/Charter One Bank.


Farrakhan Challenges The Hip Hop Community: 'Accept The Responsibility of Leadership'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In China, in Japan, in Europe, in Africa, in the Caribbean, in Central America and South America, the youth are following you. You are already the leaders of the world—and it is frightening folks in power, and they are asking themselves, “How do we get our children back?” » CONTINUE

Justice: A Prerequisite to Life

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don't hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder.
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Prophet Muhammad and The Holy Qur'an: Healing For The World

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What do we as human beings desire in a world as messed up as the world in which we live? Those who are deprived of justice want justice, and know that there cannot be peace until there is justice. And there cannot be justice except justice is based on truth. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

During this month of Ramadan, each day we are to read one-thirtieth (1/30) of the Qur'an so that by the end of Ramadan, we shall have completed the reading of the whole of the Holy Qur'an. This is a very special month of prayer and fasting and sacrifice that is prescribed by Allah.
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‘Reconciliation’: An Example For The Muslim World

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why is the Ummah divided so terribly today that Muslims are killing Muslims? Judging “who is” or “who is not”? Who put on you “the robe of Allah,” that you can sit as a judge over who is and who is not? Allah says He knows best who is and who is not. And Allah already knew we would have differences... » CONTINUE

A Reformed World Starts with a Reformed, Exalted Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The woman, if true to her feminine nature, is really an advance over the man. Not because of her beauty, her accomplishments, or even the nature of her love when correctly awakened, but because she possesses the womb, “the laboratory,” wherein are fashioned those who will inhabit the world. » CONTINUE

The Meaning of Father

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

There is a scripture in the Bible that reads, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, and of the increase of his government of peace there shall be no end." This is a great scripture to start a Father's Day message. » CONTINUE

Business is Warfare: What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

But History is teaching us, because we have been crying out for this for years: “Jobs! We need jobs! We must have jobs!” We agree with you. But you are acting like “children”—little beggars—who are asking somebody else to do something for us that, with Right Guidance and The Will, we could do all of this for ourselves. » CONTINUE

'Family'...From the Perspective of Children

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Our children will not voice their opinions or share their perspectives in a home that it is ruled by fear, and they will never say to the parents what they really feel. If our homes are ruled by love, and governed by the principle of justice, then, we will encourage our children to speak to us. » CONTINUE

The divine destruction of America: Can she avert it?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I have chosen as a subject today, “The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?” America is the greatest nation on earth and the greatest nation in the last 6,000 years. But America and her people, which includes you, face divine destruction. The question is: Can she avert it? » CONTINUE