Final Call
By Askia Muhammad, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Charles Robinson and Shawn Massie

'All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray'

In Baltimore youth, police battle in streets. Destruction hits after death of another Black male.

BALTIMORE - From Staten Island, to Ferguson, to Cleveland, to North Charleston, S.C., now to the city by the Bay, death after death of unarmed Black men by police has stunned the country—but one death is so gruesome and seemingly unjustified, it has left the nation breathless.

Cries for justice for West Baltimore’s Freddie Gray grew louder each day for a week with larger and larger demonstrations and protests that overlapped with a 250-mile, nine-day “March 2 Justice” from Staten Island, N.Y. to the U.S. Capitol grounds. Organized by the Justice League NYC, the marchers arrived in the nation’s capital, April 21, after doubling back to nearby Baltimore, and ending with a march back to Washington on the west lawn of the Capitol for a rally.

Just one day after Mr. Gray’s death, six police officers were immediately suspended with pay. Police said an autopsy confirmed Mr. Gray died of spinal cord injuries. He may have been injured while inside a police van, but that cause is disputed by witnesses. » FULL STORY

'Root of rebellion is violent police department'

By Richard B. Muhammad

Baltimore police officers were pelted with rocks, bottles, and planks, patrol cars trashed as news outlets broadcast the unrest live and streamed unfolding events in real time—shortly after Freddie Gray was laid to rest.


Town hall meeting focuses on response to South Carolina shootings

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Black Lives Matter of Charleston and Black Lawyers for Justice recently organized a town hall and “Evidentiary Hearing on Policing, Race and Injustice in South Carolina” in the continued aftermath of the police slaying of Walter Scott in early April.


Mike Brown's family files wrongful death lawsuit

By J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - Last August, 18-year-old Mike Brown Jr. was shot by a White officer and his body lay in the hot sun for four-and-a-half hours. Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot the teen multiple times, was not charged with a crime and a highly militarized police force, the National Guard, a federal probe, protests, clashes and uprisings captured world attention.


Running from the law or the lawless?

By FinalCall.com News

The head of the Baltimore Police Department has admitted some clear violations in the handling of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who ended up with a severed spine, and whose death has focused national and international attention on a town that once dubbed itself “Charm City.”


Save Our Girls: Women in the classroom of God

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

MOSQUE MARYAM - Excitement and anticipation filled the air as Muslim women put righteousness, civilization, high science, unity and sisterhood on display during the unprecedented and special Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman class at the Nation of Islam’s flagship mosque. The historic meeting was designed to offer guidance and solutions to problems plaguing the Black community.


'All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray'

By Askia Muhammad, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Charles Robinson and Shawn Massie

In Baltimore youth, police battle in streets. Destruction hits after death of another Black male.

BALTIMORE - From Staten Island, to Ferguson, to Cleveland, to North Charleston, S.C., now to the city by the Bay, death after death of unarmed Black men by police has stunned the country—but one death is so gruesome and seemingly unjustified, it has left the nation breathless.

Cries for justice for West Baltimore’s Freddie Gray grew louder each day for a week with larger and larger demonstrations and protests that overlapped with a 250-mile, nine-day “March 2 Justice” from Staten Island, N.Y. to the U.S. Capitol grounds. Organized by the Justice League NYC, the marchers arrived in the nation’s capital, April 21, after doubling back to nearby Baltimore, and ending with a march back to Washington on the west lawn of the Capitol for a rally.

Just one day after Mr. Gray’s death, six police officers were immediately suspended with pay. Police said an autopsy confirmed Mr. Gray died of spinal cord injuries. He may have been injured while inside a police van, but that cause is disputed by witnesses.


A new woman, a new world

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Thousands of women hear powerful message from Min. Farrakhan on their value, their gifts and the vital role in the survival of Black America.


'Root of rebellion is violent police department'

By Richard B. Muhammad

Baltimore police officers were pelted with rocks, bottles, and planks, patrol cars trashed as news outlets broadcast the unrest live and streamed unfolding events in real time—shortly after Freddie Gray was laid to rest.


Town hall meeting focuses on response to South Carolina shootings

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Black Lives Matter of Charleston and Black Lawyers for Justice recently organized a town hall and “Evidentiary Hearing on Policing, Race and Injustice in South Carolina” in the continued aftermath of the police slaying of Walter Scott in early April.


Little optimism as Cleveland cop tried for manslaughter

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

A judge denied defense attorneys’ requests to acquit a White Cleveland police officer charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for his part in killing 30-year-old Melissa Williams and 43-year-old Timothy Russell, who are Black.


Investigation tears veil off World Bank’s ‘promise’ to eradicate poverty

By Kanya D’Almeida

An exposé published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.


First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian Writer, correcting Pope

By Lisa Vives

“When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey and the Armenian diaspora towards a cluster of tweets, comments and Facebook posts that emanate from Africa.


Saudis compensate civilian killings with $274 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Saudi Arabia’s right hand does not know what its left foot is up to, belittles an Asian diplomat, mixing his metaphors to describe the political paradox in the ongoing military conflict in Yemen.


Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK (IPS) - Showing a “commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders,” Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country, U.S. and British witnesses to the hotly-contested presidential polls observed.


Where does Nigeria go from here?

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK/ABUJA - After several tension-filled months, a majority of Nigerians swept in an opposition leader and former military man, Muhammadu Buhari, to succeed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, whose failure to contain a terrorist wave in the northern states doomed his re-election chances.


Supporting our own and circulating the Black dollar

By Rhodesia Muhammad

NEW ORLEANS - On a recent Saturday, organizers and over a dozen participants met at the Black-owned Half Shell Restaurant at 9 a.m. for a bus tour to explore Black businesses in the city.


Will new student loan debt program really help?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - As parents and college seniors prepare for graduation and life after college, student loan debt is quite likely on their list of concerns. And it should be. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt and risen to the number two debt Americans have behind a mortgage.


Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

By Anne Flaherty Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies February 26, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.


Major bank charged with housing discrimination

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Thought housing discrimination was a thing of the past? Think again. The Fair Housing Justice Center and nine Black, Hispanic, South Asian and White testers have filed a federal lawsuit charging the M&T Bank Corporation “discriminates in its mortgage lending practices on the basis of race and national origin.


Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

By Freddie Allen

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy.


'Save Our Girls': A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Women: You've got to be set free! What God has put within you must be cultivated, must be developed, and must be used for the advancement of a Nation and a World. So that's the message of Elijah Muhammad for The M.G.T.—and The F.O.I. My dear sisters: A new world is to come into existence from you. » CONTINUE

The People of The Prophecy, The People of God's Promise

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Enemy has told us that if we get a "good education" we'll get a job and with a job, we'll be able to make money. And with that money, we'll be able to afford "the good things of life" so some of us have that: a little money, a little Mercedes Benz, a nice home—but we're perishing because we are of the world that we're in. » CONTINUE

We Must Become Producers for Our People

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Are we just in school to get an education so that we can go out and "get a job" and "make some money" and "drive in a nice car" and "live in a nice home"—and abandon the ghetto and leave our brothers and sisters behind and think that we've made "progress" in the world? Is this what God intended when He asked us to "go after knowledge from the cradle to the grave"? » CONTINUE

The Divine Nature & Value of Women

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

There will never be a Righteous Kingdom until and unless there is a Righteous Woman. Where there are no decent women there are no decent men. For the woman, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches the Black woman in particular, is the Mother of Civilization. So I want to talk about The Divine Nature of Women.
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The Moral Case for Separation and Independence

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

President Abraham Lincoln wanted to separate Black people, and give them a place outside of America, as well as aid from America in helping us to go for ourselves. Mr. Lincoln said that it was "morally right" that we be separated; and it was in “the best self-interest” of America to do so. » CONTINUE

A Vision for America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Even though America says she wants change and renewal, she must deal with the basis of this country’s woes. Either she must evolve from the limited vision of the founding fathers and repudiate that vision, or America must say that she believes in the true vision of the founding fathers and that the darker people will never be respected as equals inside of this nation. » CONTINUE

'The Dynamic Force' (Islam): Its Effect on Black America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

With us, many revolts in the Western Hemisphere were begun by Muslims, and were successful because the Muslims were very highly learned, highly skilled. When we were brought into America it was against the law of America for any of us to be Muslims. » CONTINUE

'When we stand up, the enemy will step aside': Soldiers in The Movement of Christ

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As I walked Edmund Pettus Bridge, my mind was on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; my mind was on those who walked with him, and my mind was on the police and the tragic circumstance that led to a voting rights bill. We have to understand that nothing worthwhile comes without struggle and without sacrifice. » CONTINUE

The Intensifying Universal Cry For Justice (Part 2)

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The only thing between us and the consequences of our action is The Grace and Power of God to delay the punishment/avert the punishment based upon us, or bring it down fully on our heads. ... There will never be justice in our lives until truth is manifest to us, thereby right can be done on the basis of truth. » CONTINUE

The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Seven billion people on our planet are upset, angry, dissatisfied with those who lead and govern their lives and the institutions that have been put into place by various governments to government lives of the people of the Earth. This intense cry for justice demands The Presence of God. » CONTINUE