Final Call
By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

‘Stop Killing Us:’ A Cry for Justice and End to Police Murder

Ferguson, Mo., is ground zero in a national assault on Black community

FERGUSON, Mo. - Just over 100 days ago it would have been hard for anyone to locate this small predominantly Black suburb outside of St. Louis.

But the killing of Black teenager Mike Brown put Ferguson on the lips, minds and hearts of everyone from Blacks fed up with what they call police murders to President Obama, who met with protest leaders in the White House.

Angry demonstrations over the killing of the 18-year-old by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, exasperation over the failure of the county prosecutor to indict Mr. Wilson and a long, tense wait for a grand jury to decide whether the White officer should face charges brought the city to the brink of an explosion that threatened to spread across the country.

"Regardless of the decision of the grand jury this will be a deciding moment in the history of Missouri," said Atty. Crump. The two lawyers represent Mike Brown's parents who went to Geneva, Switzerland to testify about their son's death and police brutality inside America. » FULL STORY

Not making the grade - Why big time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) accuses the institution of higher learning of failing to provide him with a quality education in exchange for his talents on the gridiron.


Time for political accountability

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—When Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner introduced members of an advisory transition committee that would assist him in planning during the months prior to taking office, it ended a vicious political cycle in which negative campaign ads flooded television and radio.


The King letter and sordid government surveillance

By FinalCall.com News

The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public.


Black youth and the movement for reparations

By Richard B. Muhammad

Reparations, redress for slavery and centuries of suffering, was a major part of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Holy Day of Atonement address in Jamaica last month.


Parents of Mike Brown take the struggle to United Nations forum

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—A delegation including the parents of Michael Brown, Jr., was headed to Geneva, Switzerland to present the case of their son slain by a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., before a United Nations body at Final Call press time.


‘Stop Killing Us:’ A Cry for Justice and End to Police Murder

By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

Ferguson, Mo., is ground zero in a national assault on Black community

FERGUSON, Mo. - Just over 100 days ago it would have been hard for anyone to locate this small predominantly Black suburb outside of St. Louis.

But the killing of Black teenager Mike Brown put Ferguson on the lips, minds and hearts of everyone from Blacks fed up with what they call police murders to President Obama, who met with protest leaders in the White House.

Angry demonstrations over the killing of the 18-year-old by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, exasperation over the failure of the county prosecutor to indict Mr. Wilson and a long, tense wait for a grand jury to decide whether the White officer should face charges brought the city to the brink of an explosion that threatened to spread across the country.

"Regardless of the decision of the grand jury this will be a deciding moment in the history of Missouri," said Atty. Crump. The two lawyers represent Mike Brown's parents who went to Geneva, Switzerland to testify about their son's death and police brutality inside America.


Not making the grade - Why big time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) accuses the institution of higher learning of failing to provide him with a quality education in exchange for his talents on the gridiron.


Time for political accountability

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—When Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner introduced members of an advisory transition committee that would assist him in planning during the months prior to taking office, it ended a vicious political cycle in which negative campaign ads flooded television and radio.


New rules govern for-profit higher ed

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - The long awaited, controversial “gainful employment” regulations from the Department of Education targeting for-profit colleges and training programs—which leaves too many students saddled with debt and without jobs—say these institutions must curtail financial burdens students face or risk losing access to federal student aid.


NYPD officers indicted for assault on teenager, knocking teeth out with gun

By RT.com

Two New York Police Department officers have been indicated for assaulting a teenager during a drug arrest—during which one literally knocked some of the suspect’s teeth out when he allegedly hit him in the face with his gun.


‘War crimes’: Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says

By RT.com

Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for little military gain, Amnesty International said.


Ending violence against women – A global responsibility

By Lakshmi Puri -Guest Columnist-

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities, including forthcoming intergovernmental processes, such as the post-2015 development agenda.


Another year, another UN vote to end U.S. blockade against Cuba

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - A majority of the 193-member UN General Assembly voted to demand an end to the U.S.-led Cuba blockade for 23rd consecutive year as the Caribbean nation’s foreign minister reported that the embargo has cost the Cuban economy more than $1 trillion.


Vision for a new Trench Town, Jamaica

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Kingston, Jamaica - The above lyrics from reggae music legend Bob Marley’s tribute to his hometown speak to the new plans underway for a new vision of Trench Town. And it is a long time coming.


Chaos continues in Libya as 21 killed in tribal clashes

By PressTV.com

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya’s capital city, Tripoli. The clashes erupted on Oct. 12 between militias from Zintan and Kekla towns.


The Cost of Not Doing Business

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Over the past few decades Black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.


Place the Black dollar under arrest

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the Black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against Black people.


Blackonomic$: Symbolism without Substance—Ferguson to Jena

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Remember the Jena Six? Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, La. in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice. After all the speeches, threats, marches, and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really changed.


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).


A Society of Perverse Incentives

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It’s the greed for short-term profit that has generated an entire society devoid of values and that alienates the poor and the few non-greedy. Most of the incentives and many of the laws in the society are corrupt. As an example, more is paid to professional athletes than society's teachers. The teachers have to work two jobs to make ends meet, yet they are responsible for shaping the future. » CONTINUE

Guidance for Our President and Our Nation, Pt 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As long as leaders lie to the American people, they literally cause the American people not to do what is in the best interest of America to solve America's many problems. As a student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I would like to offer some radical solutions. Not that they're going to be followed; but, just to go "on record" as having done so. » CONTINUE

Crack Cocaine - The Great Conspiracy to Destroy The Black Male

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My dear brothers and sisters, if you notice from the beginning of the 1980s when “crack” started, you heard about "The Bloods and The Crips"; and you in Chicago already knew that Chicago had many gangs—but crack was not here. » CONTINUE

Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a Message to the Grassroots

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I don't have any illusion about telling you to vote. You should vote for those whom you feel will do good for us, but remember, the good that they do is limited by the system that they are in. » CONTINUE

Uniting The Caribbean Through Continuing The Legacy of Our Heroic Freedom Fighters

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

These heroes have done their work, and we are the beneficiaries of what they did! The question is: "What are we doing? What are we doing to finish the work?" Because the work is not done. » CONTINUE

Let My People Go

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

“Let my people go”: What lessons can be extracted from those words? Didn’t you know that those few little words contain lessons? And did you know that in the lessons there are principles? And didn’t you know that undergirding those principles there are laws? So hidden in this command are consequences for rejecting, and hidden in this command is blessing if it is obeyed. » CONTINUE

The Lawful Captive Shall Be Delivered

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What is "Sedition"? It is "actions or words intended to incite rebellion against government authority." I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war! What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies—Black, White and Brown—to fight Israel's war because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America, and her banking system? » CONTINUE

Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, 'An Executive Decision' -Part 2 Continued

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, you are a beautiful people. We just have to work as hard as we can to make the devil’s plan unsuccessful. The scripture teaches, “If God had not shortened those days for His elect’s sake, no soul would be left alive.” » CONTINUE

Come out of her my people -Part 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, this peaceful coexistence with the murder of our people has to stop. It is alright for us to march against injustice but the time may soon come or maybe has come, for us to retaliate for injustice. Why don’t you step up to the plate Justice Department and fight for the rights of those whose rights are being trampled upon by the force and power of the army, police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? » CONTINUE

Black Youth: What Must Be Done

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I would like to speak tonight on the subject of the attack on Black youth, especially the attack on young Black men. Why is there an apparent conspiracy to destroy Black youth? What is so different about our youth that they could become the object of a conspiracy from the highest levels of power? Why have they become a generation marked to be destroyed? » CONTINUE