Final Call
By Jihad Hassan Muhammad -Contributing Editor-

Why You Need to Love Yourself

Experts share keys to self-love, happiness and good mental health

The word love cannot describe the conditions in which Black men, women, and children have lived in America. Arriving by way of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, hate has been the more prevalent experience for Blacks. Experts suggest that the process of slavery itself presents consequence on how Black people love themselves, and are treated by others in America nearly five centuries since being kidnapped and brought to the shores of the Western Hemisphere.

The question can be asked, can love of self be attained in an environment that procures stress, depression, and overall mental strain to a people mistreated by their oppressors, others, and themselves? Experts say, yes it can, and offer paths to achieving such.

Mental health in the Black community looms toward despair, note some analysts. This despair is the chief opponent to self-love and happiness. Quite often Blacks’ mental health mirrors their dismal wide-ranging health which is unfavorable when compared to Whites and others in the U.S. » FULL STORY

Trump’s Health Care Bill Controversy And Collapse

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump—the man who would be emperor—has no clothes. His shame and the shame of those around him in his government are apparent for all to see. But he holds on to power with the unflinching support of one third of the population, even though a Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed 58 percent “strongly oppose” Mr. Trump.


Women of the Nation of Islam impress at Torino Fashion Week

By Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

TORINO, Italy—What more could a person ask for than for their life dream to become a reality before the entire world? Opportunities like that don’t come often so when Muslim fashion designer, Carmin Muhammad, was invited to participate in Torino Fashion Week in Italy, she accepted without hesitation.


Women's March targets National Rifle Association

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—The Women’s March set their sights on the National Rifle Association with a two-day march and rally that included a 17-mile march in the heat of the day from National Rifle Association headquarters to the Department of Justice in downtown D.C. and a Saturday morning rally.


New top FBI nominee flies under the radar

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Christopher Wray to be President Donald Trump’s new FBI director almost slipped under the news media radar in a week when reports revealed more details about possibly illegal meetings involving Trump campaign officials and Russian agents in June 2016.


Young cellist is a Chicago classic among musicians

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call-

CHICAGO—Fourteen-year-old Ifetayo Ali-Landing finished in second place in last year’s Sphinx stringed instrument competition, but she set a goal to come out on top in 2017.


Why You Need to Love Yourself

By Jihad Hassan Muhammad -Contributing Editor-

Experts share keys to self-love, happiness and good mental health

The word love cannot describe the conditions in which Black men, women, and children have lived in America. Arriving by way of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, hate has been the more prevalent experience for Blacks. Experts suggest that the process of slavery itself presents consequence on how Black people love themselves, and are treated by others in America nearly five centuries since being kidnapped and brought to the shores of the Western Hemisphere.

The question can be asked, can love of self be attained in an environment that procures stress, depression, and overall mental strain to a people mistreated by their oppressors, others, and themselves? Experts say, yes it can, and offer paths to achieving such.

Mental health in the Black community looms toward despair, note some analysts. This despair is the chief opponent to self-love and happiness. Quite often Blacks’ mental health mirrors their dismal wide-ranging health which is unfavorable when compared to Whites and others in the U.S.


Trump’s Health Care Bill Controversy And Collapse

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump—the man who would be emperor—has no clothes. His shame and the shame of those around him in his government are apparent for all to see. But he holds on to power with the unflinching support of one third of the population, even though a Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed 58 percent “strongly oppose” Mr. Trump.


Being Poor And Black May Equal Early Alzheimer’s

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The list of health challenges facing Blacks includes diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, higher risks for some cancers and now researchers have found that being Black and poor can also lead to Alzheimer’s disease.


Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

By AP

NEW YORK (AP)—Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health.


Women of the Nation of Islam impress at Torino Fashion Week

By Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

TORINO, Italy—What more could a person ask for than for their life dream to become a reality before the entire world? Opportunities like that don’t come often so when Muslim fashion designer, Carmin Muhammad, was invited to participate in Torino Fashion Week in Italy, she accepted without hesitation.


Venezuela vows to continue with new congress despite U.S. threats

By PressTV.com

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to go ahead with its plans for a new congress despite the U.S.’ “brutal interventionist” threats of economic sanctions.


U.S. created Daesh, allowed regional states to fund terror group: Nasrallah

By RT.com

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the U.S. created the Daesh terrorists (also known as ISIS) and gave regional states the green light to fund and support the Takfiri militant group.


Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON—An historic event for the Black community in Britain is coming Aug. 5 when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will speak directly to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2002.


Trump, America Shrinking On World Stage?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The reputation of United States, long thought of as an imperial super power and world bully, has literally deteriorated in the six months of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. The world is less secure, and there is a fast escalating threat that war might again erupt on the Korean Peninsula.


We Want Justice! Youth Take To UK Streets After Death Of Black Man

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON— “Who killed Edson? The Police killed Edson!” was the chant as over 200 friends and supporters took the streets of Stratford to protest the death of 25-year-old Edson Da Costa in police custody.


Africa Among Top 10 Fastest Growing Markets For Air Travel

By GIN

(GIN)—Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.


Housing Out Of Reach For Many In The U.S.

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Sheronna Ragin-Winters knows first hand what researchers found during a new study: housing in America is out of reach due to high rental costs and low wages.


Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice

By Hazel Trice Edney

It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put—not enough money and not enough places to get it.


From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack movement is real

By Stacy M. Brown -NNPA Newswire-

As the holiday season moves into full swing, the #BuyBlack campaign has led many to imagine what would happen if African Americans— the largest consumer group of color in the United States with an estimated $1.2 trillion in spending power— routinely demonstrated allegiance to the 2.6 million Black-owned businesses that exist in America.


Will victims in bank scandal get their day in court?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Victims of the Wells Fargo banking scandal will get justice and have their day in court if new legislation introduced earlier this month passes.


The Majesty of Master Fard Muhammad's Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The greatest demonstration of Allah’s (God’s) love is that He would knock on the door of your mind and offer you an invitation to receive Him. His Word is Him. His Word, the Word of the Book, has the power to transform human life. It has the power to give sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. » CONTINUE

Business is Warfare: What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

But History is teaching us, because we have been crying out for this for years: “Jobs! We need jobs! We must have jobs!” We agree with you. But you are acting like “children”—little beggars—who are asking somebody else to do something for us that, with Right Guidance and The Will, we could do all of this for ourselves. » CONTINUE

God Has Come To Answer Our Cry For Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and sisters, you are a good people, but you’ve been in the hands of a rebel against God; and any time God’s Guidance, His Law, is not respected by you, and you rebel against His Law, you make yourself an enemy of God, or a “devil.” » CONTINUE

Message From A United Community Iftar: A Problem In The West Only Allah Could Solve

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We’re not out here taking money. Our work is the resurrection of our people and the dissemination of the faith. What kind of Muslims are we if we pray in the masjid, and fast, and walk by the ignorant and leave them in their ignorance? We are the ones that have to wake the people up with Islam. » CONTINUE

A Warning To Mecca And The Muslim World: ‘Hold Fast To Your Covenant With Allah (God)’

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Right now the world of Islam stands on the brink of a pit of fire. Why do we deserve the fire and anger of Allah? It is because we are in violation of His covenant, and the covenants that we made with Him. » 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 Meaning of Father

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

There is a scripture in the Bible that reads, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, and of the increase of his government of peace there shall be no end." This is a great scripture to start a Father's Day message. » CONTINUE

Blood of the Innocent

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

All acts of violence for political purposes against the innocent must cease. If the Muslim world unites, then our voice will be heard and there will be no need for any Muslim individual or group to engage in such activity. If we become the voice of all who are deprived of justice, they will have no need to engage in the killing of innocent people to achieve political ends. » CONTINUE

'Set Your Mind And Set Your Will For The Great Fast Of Ramadan'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My dear brothers and sisters, once again, by the favor of Allah, we are gathered together to celebrate this book, The Qur’an, that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We thank Allah to be alive one more time to enter this Great Fast. » CONTINUE

Blackman Do For Self Or Suffer The Consequences

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

At one point in the history of this country the Black man picked cotton for White people. We must now pick cotton for ourselves, and turn it into lint, and cloth, so that we can make clothing for our people. Why should we continue to be the slaves of these freaks from Europe who are designing the indecent styles of clothing that Black people are wearing? » CONTINUE