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'We want action no more talk!'

Protests and pressure keep building in Ferguson, Missouri as grand jury hears testimony from officer who killed Michael Brown. Activists and demonstrators repeat demand for federal intervention and a special prosecutor but are determined to continue the fight for justice.

CLAYTON, Mo. - Rage from Ferguson, Mo., burned the streets of Clayton like molten lava when emotional, angry and heated protestors arrived for a mid-September county council meeting hours after the county prosecutor was given until January 7, 2015 for his grand jury to decide if a White police officer will face charges for killing an unarmed Black teenager.

A diverse crowd packed the county council chambers, including shooting victim Mike Brown’s father and family members. A mixture of teens, elderly, Blacks and Whites from different backgrounds and religious beliefs stood in the chamber Sept. 16 and demanded justice. » FULL STORY

Apology from Ferguson chief brings no forgiveness

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - “Too little too late” was the sentiment of protesters after Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson offered an apology to the Brown family and protesters six weeks after the killing of unarmed 18 year old Black teenager Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Justice still needed at Justice Department

By FinalCall.com News

News that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned brought sadness from some quarters but as one of few original cabinet members for Barack Obama prepares to leave office, there is a raging problem that will not go away and that requires federal intervention.


We are family: Reconciliation Conference unites the hearts and spirits of Muslims

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

PHILADELPHIA - In the City of Brotherly Love, a city with a long history of Islam, Muslims recently shared and took steps to reconcile and find ways to work together. Over an emotional weekend, the family of Muhammad embraced and enjoyed the wisdom and spirit of Allah (God) and an overriding spirit of love and unity.


A tragic accident or negligence?

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

TAMPA, Fla. - There is an old saying that time heals all wounds, but in the case of the Joseph family, it hasn’t proven to be the case. The pain of Andrew and Deanna Joseph still runs deep seven months after losing their 14-year-old son, Andrew Joseph III, in a manner that produces more questions than answers.


Ezell Ford remembered as lawyers prep for lawsuit in police shooting

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for the family of a 25-year-old mentally ill, unarmed Black man shot by two Los Angeles Police Department officers were preparing to file a state and federal wrongful death lawsuit at press time.


'We want action no more talk!'

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

Protests and pressure keep building in Ferguson, Missouri as grand jury hears testimony from officer who killed Michael Brown. Activists and demonstrators repeat demand for federal intervention and a special prosecutor but are determined to continue the fight for justice.

CLAYTON, Mo. - Rage from Ferguson, Mo., burned the streets of Clayton like molten lava when emotional, angry and heated protestors arrived for a mid-September county council meeting hours after the county prosecutor was given until January 7, 2015 for his grand jury to decide if a White police officer will face charges for killing an unarmed Black teenager.

A diverse crowd packed the county council chambers, including shooting victim Mike Brown’s father and family members. A mixture of teens, elderly, Blacks and Whites from different backgrounds and religious beliefs stood in the chamber Sept. 16 and demanded justice.


Apology from Ferguson chief brings no forgiveness

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - “Too little too late” was the sentiment of protesters after Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson offered an apology to the Brown family and protesters six weeks after the killing of unarmed 18 year old Black teenager Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Social media, Hip Hop and youth

By Michael 6X

“It’s a new generation, it’s called Hip Hop. But it’s the tremendous gift, of our young people that has affected, not only young people all over the world, but when you turn on the television many of the commercials have Hip Hop beats behind it and they’re trying to rhyme too.”


Economic Blueprint at work in Tuskegee with Blue Seas 2

By Kenetta Muhammad

“I am striving to do as The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has asked, and opening Blue Seas 2 in Tuskegee will allow us to continue to promote Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint.


Black women mobilize for Marlene Pinnock

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Attorney Caree Harper, and more than 60 Black women from local women’s organizations held a press conference and fundraising reception for Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old then homeless Black woman savagely beaten by California Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Andrew.


Taking to the streets to free ‘The Cuban 5’

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

NEW YORK—The men known as ‘The Cuban 5’, Fernando Hernandez, Ramon Labanino Salazar, Renee Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, were arrested on September 12, 1998 and convicted on June 8, 2001 in a Miami, Florida federal court on charges to commit espionage and threatening United States national security.


Muslims take center stage in response to extremism

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—On the morning of Sept.10, before President Barack Obama gave his strategy for defeating extremism in the Middle East, a group of Muslim leaders gathered at the National Press Club to offer their guidance.


U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle

By Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned.


Hamas rocket launches don’t explain Israel’s Gaza destruction

By Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON, (IPS)—Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures.


Jamaica Welcomes Million Man March

By Richard B. Muhammad

Nation of Islam delegation visits island nation, announces major gathering for the Caribbean on October 19 in Kingston, Jamaica. Government and local leaders ready to host Muslim movement and grateful for visit that will have important spiritual and economic impact.


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).


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.


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

The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing? (continued)

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Have you noticed that “the target” all over America is youth? But when you look at all the revolution that’s going on in the world, look at the faces of the people that are overthrowing governments—it is youth!
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Strengthening The Black Community: Strategies for Reducing Violence

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

To this day, it is sickening and saddening that some of us are so mentally disturbed with a "plantation mentality," where we have to await for a signal from somebody else to determine what is in our own best interest. This is the reason why there is trouble in our communities.

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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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