Final Call
By Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

In #Ferguson, A day to mourn, a movement to build

What many see as the daylight execution of a Black teenager has ignited a desire, a passion and a demand for a simple thing Black America has never received. From grandmothers in prayer circles to shirtless young, Black men with bandanas and bricks, the heartfelt desire is a natural one. They are crying out in a single voice for justice.

ST. LOUIS - The world watched via live television coverage as Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., buried their son and endured funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

The world also watched as speakers and civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a clarion call for justice for Michael Brown, Jr. and countless young Black men and women slain at the hands of police.

Rev. Sharpton said in his Aug. 25 eulogy the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. and the people’s fight for justice is about fairness and America must come to terms with the disparaging ways law enforcement agencies police communities of color. » FULL STORY

Justice for Michael Brown: Live Editor's report from Ferguson, Missouri

By Richard B. Muhammad

Final Call Editor Richard B. Muhammad is on the grounds in #Ferguson, Missouri. Follow this page for live updates and exclusive text, images, audio and video coverage.


National March on Ferguson Saturday; civil disobedience Monday

By Richard B. Muhammad

CLAYTON, Mo. - A National March on Ferguson Saturday, August 30, will express outrage over police killings, brutality, profiling, legal cover-ups and offer an action plan to help resolve longstanding problems, said spokespersons for the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition today. Major civil disobedience is also planned for Monday, Sept. 1, added a coalition leader.


Marching for national movement against police brutality

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

STATEN ISLAND, New York - Thousands recently marched in this borough to protest the killing of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man by police officers using a banned chokehold because they said he was selling cigarettes illegally and needed to be arrested.


County prosecutor must go! says Justice for Michael Brown Leaders #Ferguson

By Richard B. Muhammad

ST. LOUIS - Black leaders took their demands to the office of county prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch—including the demand that he not oversee the case related to the death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown.


Caught Between Three White Lines in Ferguson

By FinalCall.com News

FERGUSON, Mo.—Limiting Black thought, Black behavior and Black activity has always been the hallmark of White supremacy, which at its core is control of non-White people. Black people are the primary targets—physically, intellectually and socially.


In #Ferguson, A day to mourn, a movement to build

By Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

What many see as the daylight execution of a Black teenager has ignited a desire, a passion and a demand for a simple thing Black America has never received. From grandmothers in prayer circles to shirtless young, Black men with bandanas and bricks, the heartfelt desire is a natural one. They are crying out in a single voice for justice.

ST. LOUIS - The world watched via live television coverage as Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., buried their son and endured funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

The world also watched as speakers and civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a clarion call for justice for Michael Brown, Jr. and countless young Black men and women slain at the hands of police.

Rev. Sharpton said in his Aug. 25 eulogy the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. and the people’s fight for justice is about fairness and America must come to terms with the disparaging ways law enforcement agencies police communities of color.


Justice for Michael Brown: Live Editor's report from Ferguson, Missouri

By Richard B. Muhammad

Final Call Editor Richard B. Muhammad is on the grounds in #Ferguson, Missouri. Follow this page for live updates and exclusive text, images, audio and video coverage.


Wage gap and income inequality growing

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Lower wage jobs are gaining in the employment market while higher paying jobs lost during the recession have yet to return. The challenges of workers laid off during this period that find and settle for these lower paying jobs was highlighted in a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).


Interview with California police beating victim and attorney

By FinalCall.com News

Marlene Pinnock survived a very brutal and public beating from California Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Andrew that was caught on cell phone video and went viral. Ms. Pinnock and her attorney Caree Harper took time during their battle for justice to discuss with Final Call National Correspondent Charlene Muhammad.


National March on Ferguson Saturday; civil disobedience Monday

By Richard B. Muhammad

CLAYTON, Mo. - A National March on Ferguson Saturday, August 30, will express outrage over police killings, brutality, profiling, legal cover-ups and offer an action plan to help resolve longstanding problems, said spokespersons for the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition today. Major civil disobedience is also planned for Monday, Sept. 1, added a coalition leader.


U.S. used young Latinos to foment unrest in Cuba

By RT.com

The US secretly sent young Latinos to Cuba to trigger the political unrest, says a new leaked report. The ‘traveling spies’ working undercover within health and civic programs were put in danger as there was no safety net if they had been caught.


West Africa Ebola death toll rises

By AP

MONROVIA, Liberia - The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people.


#Ferguson - Latin American and Caribbean Nations Express Solidarity with Protesters

By Telesur English

The ALBA countries released a joint statement Tuesday expressing their "profound concern" with the violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, which the bloc said is a reminder of the serious racial discrimination that has yet to be resolved in the United States.


U.S. allies cultivated "Islamic State" in Iraq, Syria

By FinalCall.com News

As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group that owes its ascendance to funding from U.S. allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.


‘Situation atrocious’: Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

By RT.com

Residential areas have come under fire in the east of Ukraine as Kiev’s forces continue their military operation there. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces have been blaming each other for the civilian casualties.


Ending the payday lending debt trap

By Charlene Crowell -NNPA Columnist-

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.


Wage gap and income inequality growing

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Lower wage jobs are gaining in the employment market while higher paying jobs lost during the recession have yet to return. The challenges of workers laid off during this period that find and settle for these lower paying jobs was highlighted in a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).


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.


Justifiable Homicide: Black Youth in Peril

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In work places today, people are coming to work killing their fellow workers, killing their bosses. You have read about children showing up in school armed, and killing fellow students and teachers, and then maybe killing themselves. This is going on in cities across the country, in work places across the country. » CONTINUE

The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Leadership is afraid of our young people: You don’t go out among them, and you don’t know what’s going on in them! You are only seeing the repercussions of something that didn’t start with them. Leaders, teachers, preachers: What is your role? » CONTINUE

Africa Must Rise and Be Free

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We need leaders who are strong, who are militant. Certainly we need a strong military, but all leaders must teach, because if we do not teach the people, then all we are doing is ordering ignorance, bringing order to savagery, bringing order to uncouth behavior through fear.
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Uniting Our Ummah

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

O, Beloved Muslims: We have a Work to do until Allah calls us in. It is not just about “going to the mosque” or “the masjid”. It is not just about going to a prayer together at Eid, because your “festival of fasting” is yet a festival of preparation to get up and go out and continue The Mission of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. » CONTINUE

The Question of 'Integration' vs. 'Separation'

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

For some of us, the word "integration" conjures up a lot of the pictures of the "1960s" when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many of our Black leaders and a host of young men and women went into the streets and marched for integration.
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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