Final Call
By Starla Muhammad and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad - The Final Call

‘Serving God’s Purpose’ - A message of hope and guidance to spiritual leaders

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan inspires, uplifts, educates and warns regardless of where he speaks or who is in the audience. For over 60 years the Muslim leader has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the U.S. and abroad. His ability to delve into and mine from scripture—both Bible and Holy Qur’an—that which benefits the masses of Black and oppressed people resonates with Muslims, Christians, Hebrews and even those that claim no religion.

Despite a continuous onslaught of negative rhetoric and unfounded and baseless propaganda spewed by his enemies, Min. Farrakhan continues to be welcomed by those who admire, love and respect him.

The Minister recently delivered a powerful and enlightening message to an ecumenical gathering of clergy and laypersons during the monthly Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) in Chicago. The Sept. 22 gathering was held at the Life Center Church of God in Christ pastored by the Rev. T.L. Barrett. » FULL STORY

A Selfless Act Of Love: Daughter Donates Kidney To Her Ailing Father

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

“I feel like I’ve been hit by a Mack truck,” said Dawn Muhammad just days after she donated her kidney to save her father’s life. “I never had a C-section but now I have a scar. Thankfully with the condition my body was in the doctors said I shouldn’t have any problems healing.


Chicago police ‘torture commander’ leaves legacy of pain and abuse

By by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

It seems the dark cloud hovering over the Chicago Police Department in the midst of the murder trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke just keeps getting darker. On Sept 19 the police union announced that 70-year-old Jon Burge, who was tried, convicted for torturing approximately 120 people, died in Apollo Beach, Florida.


Controversy over Kavanaugh: Will high court nominee survive scrutiny?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh—once on a glide path to an easy confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court—now faces accusations from two women, who claim that on two separate occasions he engaged in grossly inappropriate sexual behavior with them, while they were all students in the 1980s.


New data explores the problem of chronic school absences

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

New data released by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University found that nearly eight million students in the nation were chronically absent in the 2015-16 school year (the most recent data available), while one out of every four students attend schools with high or extreme levels of chronic absence.


The U.S. Industrial Military Complex and Growing Weapons Industry

By Jehron Muhammad

A new report produced by the peace group Codepink covers how U.S. military weapons, contractors, arm repressive regimes indicts the Egyptian military for using American-made arms to overthrow a fledgling effort at democracy by the Egyptian people in 2011.


‘Serving God’s Purpose’ - A message of hope and guidance to spiritual leaders

By Starla Muhammad and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad - The Final Call

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan inspires, uplifts, educates and warns regardless of where he speaks or who is in the audience. For over 60 years the Muslim leader has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the U.S. and abroad. His ability to delve into and mine from scripture—both Bible and Holy Qur’an—that which benefits the masses of Black and oppressed people resonates with Muslims, Christians, Hebrews and even those that claim no religion.

Despite a continuous onslaught of negative rhetoric and unfounded and baseless propaganda spewed by his enemies, Min. Farrakhan continues to be welcomed by those who admire, love and respect him.

The Minister recently delivered a powerful and enlightening message to an ecumenical gathering of clergy and laypersons during the monthly Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) in Chicago. The Sept. 22 gathering was held at the Life Center Church of God in Christ pastored by the Rev. T.L. Barrett.


A Selfless Act Of Love: Daughter Donates Kidney To Her Ailing Father

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

“I feel like I’ve been hit by a Mack truck,” said Dawn Muhammad just days after she donated her kidney to save her father’s life. “I never had a C-section but now I have a scar. Thankfully with the condition my body was in the doctors said I shouldn’t have any problems healing.


Chicago police ‘torture commander’ leaves legacy of pain and abuse

By by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

It seems the dark cloud hovering over the Chicago Police Department in the midst of the murder trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke just keeps getting darker. On Sept 19 the police union announced that 70-year-old Jon Burge, who was tried, convicted for torturing approximately 120 people, died in Apollo Beach, Florida.


Controversy over Kavanaugh: Will high court nominee survive scrutiny?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh—once on a glide path to an easy confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court—now faces accusations from two women, who claim that on two separate occasions he engaged in grossly inappropriate sexual behavior with them, while they were all students in the 1980s.


New data explores the problem of chronic school absences

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

New data released by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University found that nearly eight million students in the nation were chronically absent in the 2015-16 school year (the most recent data available), while one out of every four students attend schools with high or extreme levels of chronic absence.


‘Shocking’ lack of Black teachers in British schools

By Trevon Muhammad

LONDON—A new BBC documentary has revealed there are just 26 Black teachers in Bristol’s secondary schools, despite it being one of the UK’s most diverse cities.


The U.S. Industrial Military Complex and Growing Weapons Industry

By Jehron Muhammad

A new report produced by the peace group Codepink covers how U.S. military weapons, contractors, arm repressive regimes indicts the Egyptian military for using American-made arms to overthrow a fledgling effort at democracy by the Egyptian people in 2011.


Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

By Elias Meseret

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Ethiopia’s stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.


Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

By Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read.


African Union pushing financial independence?

By Jehron Muhammad

In explaining why four million Rwandan citizens petitioned Parliament demanding that Paul Kagame be able to run for a third term, I’ll just refer to words spoken by a prominent Democratic advisor for U.S. President Bill Clinton, who once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.”


Working together at home and in business

By Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer-

Artiium Arbyummi was dissatisfied with the direction his life was going in. He had a web design company that he’d upheld for years, but still wasn’t where he wanted to be.


New bill introduced to crack down on bank overdraft fees

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently introduced legislation, to crack down on exploitative overdraft fees that banks charge consumers when they make a purchase or pay a bill but don’t have sufficient funds in their account.


Black coffee shops pulling in the green

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

The situation involving Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, two Black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for behaving like any other coffee shop patron would, outraged many in the Black community already fed up with the racial bias presently faced in daily life.


Legacy Men’s Boutique offers quality and service

By Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call-

CHICAGO— Not far from the Harold Washington Cultural Center on 44th and King Drive is an avenue of flourishing Black-owned business including restaurants, bakeries and an art gallery.


Black-owned mobile company making moves

By Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call-

In collaboration with Daymond Garfield John, founder of the apparel company FUBU, entrepreneur and businessman Jonathan Nazeer recently launched the company’s mobile service.


Address to the American Clergy Leadership Conference

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

To my beloved brother, Rev. Cornelius C. Clark, who introduced me in a manner that brought tears to my eyes, gratitude to my heart for the beautiful expression of love for God and his Christ that you exemplified this morning.
The song was most appropriate.
And to my dear pastor, Rev. T.L. Barrett, I was not the least bit disturbed in Detroit at the Aretha Franklin funeral. I smiled for nine hours because those who saw the worst in others, I really saw the best in them. So I was not bothered by an apparent disrespect because my brother bishop he embraced me on that rostrum and ushered me to that seat and hugged me and we shared love between us. » CONTINUE

The Fall of America

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are in love with our former slave-masters and their children. When people say, “I love everybody,” that is foolish because Allah (God) does not love everybody. He said He loved Jacob but He hated Esau. So if God is our example and He can love and hate, then do not be afraid to love and do not be afraid to hate. If you love God, then you hate the things that God hates and you love the things that God loves.

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The Fall of America

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The leadership of President George Bush is disintegrating in front of the world. He is bringing America to ruin and enemies are rising against America all over the world because of the policies of the neoconservatives who rule Pres. Bush. He is not the power; he is the actor, while there is a power behind his office. » CONTINUE

Rethink The Old Slavemaster-Slave Relationship

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The question to Black leadership is, can you depend on a benevolent White leader to look after our poor when the country is under such severe constraints? Black leadership must re-orient its thinking to self-help and then come up with creative solutions to our economic plight. We can, we will, we must help ourselves. » CONTINUE

What's Troubling America?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In America, we have millions today who are homeless. We have many more millions who are sick, imprisoned, impoverished and weak, and it appears as though the conservative element of the country is moving away from care for the poor, the weak, the helpless, and the children and catering to the desires of those that have. But it is the poor and the weak who built the country. » CONTINUE

Modern Slavery - America's Prison Industrial Complex

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This land now boasts the highest incarceration rate in the world; it’s right here in the United States of America. … Did you know that inmates are contracted out to private industries to do telemarketing, manufacturing, agriculture and bill collection? » CONTINUE

Our Sentence In America Is Up: God Has Come For The Black Man And Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We have served the “400 year” sentence—in a strange land, among a strange people who have afflicted us every day of those 400 years up until this very moment. So God has fulfilled His promise: He came. » 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

V103 Chicago Speaks Host Darryl Dennard Interviews The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We’re going to touch on a lot of stuff this morning, but I really want to focus on the inspiration as you just talked about in terms of these influences that you had. But at the same time, give the audience just the wide expanse of musical genres that exist on this album. Because it is, if I’m not mistaken: a seven-CD set, along with a book? » CONTINUE

Every Nation Has A Fixed And Limited Term

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

America, in her decline, is not as attractive as she once was; she is not as wealthy as she once was. But, like most beautiful people that become ugly: They find a way to get a "facelift," or something to make them look more attractive again. -and this is what the "Federal Reserve Bailout of America" was. » CONTINUE