Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Body Parts for $ale

On the Black market, nationally and internationally, body parts are big business.

Most have no problem with individuals donating their vital organs, as long as it is voluntary, however, Black people have been victims of involuntary medical experimentation, which causes a certain level of reticence and suspicion when asked to participate in non-emergency medical procedures.

Because of increased levels of high blood pressure, diabetes and other health challenges existing within Black communities, the need for organs is greater, however for those very same reasons, the suitable donor pool is smaller.

According to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), almost 35 percent of the more than 100,000 people on the national waiting list for kidney transplants are Black. Mistrust along with inadequate health care facilities in Black communities are major reasons many choose not to donate organs, according to Philadelphia based doctor Safiyya Shabazz. » FULL STORY

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal worried about his health

By FinalCall.com News

At Final Call presstime supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal said the 60 year old had been hospitalized for a medical emergency. According to reports Mr. Abu-Jamal was rushed from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville where he is in Intensive Care.


Blacks still divided, many undecided in key Chicago mayoral race

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - With less than a week before the election, many Black voters have yet to decide whether they will support a second term for Rahm Emanuel, or make his challenger Cook County Board Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia the first Latino mayor in the city’s history.


Supporter of man who filmed death of Eric Garner by cops fears for his life

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Activists' question why Eric Garner, a husband and grandfather is murdered by New York police in broad daylight on video tape and the only person incarcerated is Ramsey Orta who recorded the fatal confrontation with his camera phone.


'Not just snooping:' Israel accused of feeding secret info on Iran talks to U.S. lawmakers

By RT.com

Israel has been accused of feeding secret information on the Iran 5+1 nuclear talks to senior U.S. lawmakers in an effort to scupper the negotiations, a new report says. The accusation was met with sharp denial in Tel Aviv.


Protestors condemn White minority rule, modern apartheid in the St. Louis area

By J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - White minority rule in South Africa in 1960 resulted in Black youth getting gunned down by police officers while White minority rule in Ferguson, Mo., and an entrenched White power structure is connected to the shootings and targeting of Blacks and Black youth in the St. Louis metropolitan area, said activists during a recent weekend of protests.


Body Parts for $ale

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

On the Black market, nationally and internationally, body parts are big business.

Most have no problem with individuals donating their vital organs, as long as it is voluntary, however, Black people have been victims of involuntary medical experimentation, which causes a certain level of reticence and suspicion when asked to participate in non-emergency medical procedures.

Because of increased levels of high blood pressure, diabetes and other health challenges existing within Black communities, the need for organs is greater, however for those very same reasons, the suitable donor pool is smaller.

According to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), almost 35 percent of the more than 100,000 people on the national waiting list for kidney transplants are Black. Mistrust along with inadequate health care facilities in Black communities are major reasons many choose not to donate organs, according to Philadelphia based doctor Safiyya Shabazz.


When doing the right thing isn't enough

By Charlene Muhammad and Starla Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Third-year University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson survived an alleged assault by a group of Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control officers, but faces a fight for his good name and to avoid a criminal conviction.


Farrakhan's Twitter Army continues dialogue on The Time and What Must Be Done

By Jesse Muhammad -Social Media-

It has been over two years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan launched his year-long unparalleled online series, “The Time and What Must Be Done.”


Addressing problems of the Black community

By Anisah Muhammad

The Alabama Agriculture and Industries Farmer’s Market in Montgomery, Alabama hosted a “State of the Black Community” conference to create a manifesto to complete goals and objectives.


A strong witness bearer visits the West

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

RIALTO, Calif. - As part of the E-Team, a special security team comprised of the mighty men of the Nation of Islam known as the Fruit of Islam, Rashad Muhammad lives on the front line as a protector of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.


'Not just snooping:' Israel accused of feeding secret info on Iran talks to U.S. lawmakers

By RT.com

Israel has been accused of feeding secret information on the Iran 5+1 nuclear talks to senior U.S. lawmakers in an effort to scupper the negotiations, a new report says. The accusation was met with sharp denial in Tel Aviv.


Barbados planning to replace queen as head of state

By AP

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace her with a ceremonial president from the Caribbean island, a former British territory once known as “Little England” for its colonial trappings.


Middle East conflicts give hefty boost to arms merchants

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen have helped spiral arms sales upwards to the Middle East, according to a study released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.


South African students protest British colonialist statue

By AP

Protesters at South Africa’s University of Cape Town recently tossed excrement on a campus statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes, calling the monument a tribute to the White domination of the past.


'Undemocratic, interventionist': Bolivia lashes out at Pres. Obama for Venezuela sanctions

By RT.com

Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry has joined a chorus of condemnation over U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. A statement called on the U.S. to “abandon its interventionist practices,” shortly after the rest of Latin America bonded in defense of Caracas.


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.


Despite favorable trends, housing recovery lags for Blacks and Latinos

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - While many around the country are recovering from the housing crisis that had tens of millions facing foreclosure, Blacks and Latinos, are not seeing the same progress.


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

God will send Saviours

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Master Fard Muhammad, the Man Who Saviours' Day in the Nation of Islam honors, studied 42 years to deliver us. We were never told all that He studied, but in order to deliver us from the powerful hands of those who oppress us, He first had to study The Enemy that would work to prevent us from being taken. » CONTINUE

Unite Behind Elijah Muhammad's Program and Position

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

You have to start with land … The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said we need 100 million acres of land as a start! The government owes it to us, but maybe they’re not going to give it. So we have to have another plan, because you’re not militarily strong enough to take anything. » CONTINUE

The role of leadership in uniting Africa and Black America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I am appealing to you on behalf of our people to lead for the good of all of our people. Lead for the development of our people. Lead to erase ignorance from the heads of our people and, above all, let no one keep African leaders divided against each other, and let no one in America keep us divided one against each other. » CONTINUE

Development to outgrow confinement

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My reason for coming is hopefully that I might say something that would inspire and encourage you to be the best that you can be, because the walls, no matter how much time you have or indefinite time you have, the walls cannot hold you if you determine not to be held. I'm not talking about breaking out; I'm talking about maturing in a way that the wall can't hold you anymore. » CONTINUE