Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The battle for equity continues

State of Black America report reflects continued economic and education inequities, so what are Blacks prepared to demand and command as the nation prepares for new president?

The condition of Blacks in America has not changed much in 40 years points out the 2016 State of Black America (SOBA) report released by the National Urban League (NUL).

The similarities are disheartening, said Marc Morial, president of the non-profit organization that advocates Black economic advancement, parity, political power and civil rights.

"We're trying to highlight this 40 year lens ...We're also trying to highlight the fact that these disparities that exist are still significant and required the nation’s attention," Mr. Morial told reporters during a May 12 teleconference.

“Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice,” includes a retrospective of Black life in America since Vernon Jordan, Jr., then executive director, published the first State of Black America report in 1976. » FULL STORY

The Protocol For A New Black Man And Return To God-Hood

By Final Call News

In a powerful message delivered at Mosque Maryam, the center for the retraining of the Black Man and Woman and a house devoted to the work of the Messiah and the Great Mahdi, Dr. Wesley Muhammad explored and explained the efforts to destroy the masculinity of the Black man and to feminize the Black man


Town Hall Meeting Opens Eyes To Alleged CDC Cover-Up

By James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor-

Mr. Bigtree, a journalist affiliated with “The Doctors” television show, said the original MMR study was to last seven months but ended up taking several years because of the secret meetings where scientists discussed how to reveal the findings in a way to hide the impact on Black boys.


‘Prison Slavery’: Alabama Inmates Strike Over Awful Conditions, Unpaid Work

By RT.com

Inmates at several Alabama prisons went on strike early this month and forced lockdowns to protest what they called terrible conditions for inmates, overcrowding, and exploitative labor that they are forced to perform for free.


White Ex-Cop Faces Federal Charges In Walter Scott’s Death

By AP

CHARLESTON, S.C.—A White former South Carolina police officer facing a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed Black motorist Walter Scott has now been indicted on federal charges including depriving the victim of his civil rights.


Brazil President Dilma Rousseff blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

By Jenny Barchfield and Mauricio Savarese

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP)—Speaking hours after the Senate voted to impeach her on May 12, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff blasted the process as “fraudulent” and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship.


The battle for equity continues

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

State of Black America report reflects continued economic and education inequities, so what are Blacks prepared to demand and command as the nation prepares for new president?

The condition of Blacks in America has not changed much in 40 years points out the 2016 State of Black America (SOBA) report released by the National Urban League (NUL).

The similarities are disheartening, said Marc Morial, president of the non-profit organization that advocates Black economic advancement, parity, political power and civil rights.

"We're trying to highlight this 40 year lens ...We're also trying to highlight the fact that these disparities that exist are still significant and required the nation’s attention," Mr. Morial told reporters during a May 12 teleconference.

“Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice,” includes a retrospective of Black life in America since Vernon Jordan, Jr., then executive director, published the first State of Black America report in 1976.


Town Hall Meeting Opens Eyes To Alleged CDC Cover-Up

By James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor-

Mr. Bigtree, a journalist affiliated with “The Doctors” television show, said the original MMR study was to last seven months but ended up taking several years because of the secret meetings where scientists discussed how to reveal the findings in a way to hide the impact on Black boys.


‘Prison Slavery’: Alabama Inmates Strike Over Awful Conditions, Unpaid Work

By RT.com

Inmates at several Alabama prisons went on strike early this month and forced lockdowns to protest what they called terrible conditions for inmates, overcrowding, and exploitative labor that they are forced to perform for free.


White Ex-Cop Faces Federal Charges In Walter Scott’s Death

By AP

CHARLESTON, S.C.—A White former South Carolina police officer facing a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed Black motorist Walter Scott has now been indicted on federal charges including depriving the victim of his civil rights.


Church And Mosque Unite To Help Houston’s Flood Victims

By Nadirah Maryam

HOUSTON—The deadly April flooding in Houston, swallowed streets, cars and caused eight reported deaths. This event triggered memories of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005 and the Memorial Day 2015 flood here that claimed numerous lives and cost billions of dollars in damages.


Brazil President Dilma Rousseff blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

By Jenny Barchfield and Mauricio Savarese

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP)—Speaking hours after the Senate voted to impeach her on May 12, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff blasted the process as “fraudulent” and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship.


How tax dodging helps cripple developing nations

By Lyndal Rowlands

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)—The financial secrecy and tax evasion revealed by the Panama Papers has an extraordinary human cost in developing countries and threatens the realization of the UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.


Black Unity Across Europe

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON—Reparations, racism and Black unity across Europe and beyond were on the agenda as a Nation of Islam delegation from London attended a two day UN-themed conference in Rotterdam, Holland.


Trial Begins For UN Peacekeepers Involved In Sex Abuse Scandal

By PressTV.com

A first group of soldiers facing sex abuse allegations in a scandal involving UN and French forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) has faced charges at a trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


U.S. Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin—Wikileaks

By RT.com

Washington is behind the recently released offshore revelations known as the Panama Papers, WikiLeaks has claimed, saying that the attack was “produced” to target Russia and President Putin.


Black women-owned firms grew in 2012, but sales didn’t

By Northstar News Today

The number of businesses owned by Black women grew dramatically from 2007—the beginning of the Great Recession—through 2012, when it ended.


Historic Black-owned bank saved from closure

By Glenn Reedus Chicago Crusader

CHICAGO—The old adage of “Buy Black’ is taking on a cousin slogan according to the new owners of the Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan (ISF Bank). The saying, Kweku Nduom said, “it’s time to Bank Black.”


New Black business app is on the scene

By Toure Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Are you looking for Blackowned businesses to buy from in your neighborhood or when traveling across the United States? Well, there’s an app for that.


Federal Minimum Wage Slightly Rises In 14 U.S. States

By PressTV.com

Fourteen U.S. states and several cities have decided to marginally increase the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour after six years passed without any increase.


Community redirects spending to support Black-owned business

By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

WAXAHACHIE, Texas— Muslims of the Waxahachie Study Group of the Nation of Islam redirected customers of two Korean-owned beauty supply stores to spend their Black dollars at a nearby Black-owned beauty supply store as a way of redistributing the pain, a methodology Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Made known in 1968.


'Let Us Make Man': Uplifting Our Black & Hispanic Young Men

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We need a new code between us. The code should start like this: “This is my brother. We all were brought over on a slave ship from Mother Africa, and deposited in the Caribbean, in Brazil in South America, in Central America, but we are family.” » CONTINUE

Policies For Empowerment: The Struggle for a New Economic Order

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Thousands upon thousands of jobs for the working man, the middle class, are being wiped out. What chance do our young people have in an economy that’s dying right in front of our face? So the challenge is do we sit around and wait for somebody else to provide a job for an ever-shrinking job market? » CONTINUE

A Proper View of the Woman in Building the Family

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The origin of this present article stems from a brief encounter that I had with a wonderful Baptist preacher who had allowed me the honor and the privilege of speaking to the people from his pulpit. I was speaking on the need for the reform of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in their view and treatment of the female. » CONTINUE

We Must Unite To Save Our Youth

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is imperative that all of us who are in positions of leadership over organizations or churches come together as intelligent human beings to save a generation that will be lost unless we take the proper steps to save our youth. Our youth are suffering. And in truth, it is not their fault.
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'Business Is Warfare'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Business is really Warfare— but, it’s the activity of life itself. You say, “Well, ‘business’ means I need to open up a business.” Okay. Yes, that’s right. But real activity of life has to deal with all the essentials of life that we must provide for ourselves, our families and our future.

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The Purpose of Education

By Minister Louis Farrakhan

Education is supposed to be the proper cultivation of the gifts and talents of the individual through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge satisfies our natural thirst for gaining that which will make us one with our Maker. So true education cultivates the person—mind, body and spirit—by bringing us closer to fulfilling our purpose for being, which is to reflect Allah (God). » CONTINUE

Making Our Word Bond By Making A Safe Community

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We live in an unsafe world and that which is unsafe is not secure and that which is not secure is that which cannot have peace. And peace can only come when we feel secure and we feel safe. And none of us in this world feels secure and safe. » CONTINUE

Crack Cocaine - The Great Conspiracy to Destroy The Black Male

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My dear brothers and sisters, if you notice from the beginning of the 1980s when “crack” started, you heard about "The Bloods and The Crips"; and you in Chicago already knew that Chicago had many gangs—but crack was not here. » CONTINUE

Correct The Wrong

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

According to history, four peoples were involved in bringing our fathers into slavery, some Arabs, Jews, Europeans and Africans. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said to us that no problem in the world is more difficult to solve than the problem of raising the Black man up—settling the differences between the Black man of America (the slave) and the slave master's children. » 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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