Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Is torture the American way?

Human rights violations inside the United States highlighted by attorneys and activists.

(FinalCall.com) - Torture, extrajudicial killings, unlawful detention, harassment, beatings, sexual assault, and humiliation are universally recognized as human rights abuses.

Typically, China, Iran, North Korea and Cuba are countries named when America’s political leaders discuss nations they believe are guilty of human rights violations.

As the country descends into a more heavily monitored surveillance state, many activists and victims of abuse are raising their voices calling America and her political leaders out by exposing their hypocrisy and failure to end misdeeds taking place on American soil. In fact, many activists believe America is among the worst offenders. » FULL STORY

Reparations: A global struggle after a global crime

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told a group of political leaders, researchers and activists that true commitment and a firm unwavering demand for real justice is required, if the call for reparations is ever to be taken seriously by the governments of the earth.


LAPD officers broke police car antennas to thwart recordings

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - A coalition of activists, community and religious leaders is demanding that the Los Angeles Police Department investigate and discipline officers who broke antennas from police vehicles and interfered with audio recordings made while patrolling predominantly Black and Brown communities.


Republicans would balance budget on backs of the poor

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - When it comes to the federal budget—the blueprint of U.S. spending priorities—the House of Representatives seems to be divided into alternate universes, each with an entirely different reality.


Judge rips State Dept’s handling of Blackwater shootings in Iraq

By RT.com

A U.S. federal judge has rebuked the State Department for delaying the prosecution of U.S. security contractors charged with shooting unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007.


Black Face, Jewish Pockets

By Ilia Rashad Muhammad -Guest Columnist-

The recent production called The Black-Jew Dialogues has been touring the country claiming to spread “diversity” and “promote discussion” among Blacks and Jews, but it is no more than an updated version of blackface minstrelsy, a century-old mainstay of Jewish entertainment.


Is torture the American way?

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Human rights violations inside the United States highlighted by attorneys and activists.

(FinalCall.com) - Torture, extrajudicial killings, unlawful detention, harassment, beatings, sexual assault, and humiliation are universally recognized as human rights abuses.

Typically, China, Iran, North Korea and Cuba are countries named when America’s political leaders discuss nations they believe are guilty of human rights violations.

As the country descends into a more heavily monitored surveillance state, many activists and victims of abuse are raising their voices calling America and her political leaders out by exposing their hypocrisy and failure to end misdeeds taking place on American soil. In fact, many activists believe America is among the worst offenders.


Reparations: A global struggle after a global crime

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told a group of political leaders, researchers and activists that true commitment and a firm unwavering demand for real justice is required, if the call for reparations is ever to be taken seriously by the governments of the earth.


Defense counsel for Guantanamo detainees speaks out

By FinalCall.com News

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Sterling Thomas is the defense counselor for Pakistani Ammar al-Baluchi (a 9/11 defendant and high value detainee) and Afghani Abdul Zahir (held for 12 years without trial) at The Guantanamo Bay detention camp (also referred to as Gitmo).


LAPD officers broke police car antennas to thwart recordings

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - A coalition of activists, community and religious leaders is demanding that the Los Angeles Police Department investigate and discipline officers who broke antennas from police vehicles and interfered with audio recordings made while patrolling predominantly Black and Brown communities.


Republicans would balance budget on backs of the poor

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - When it comes to the federal budget—the blueprint of U.S. spending priorities—the House of Representatives seems to be divided into alternate universes, each with an entirely different reality.


Palestinians gaining support for actions to join international community

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian Authority presented UN officials the necessary documents to join 15 international conventions including Geneva Conventions and other important human rights treaties.


U.S., Africa activists unite voices to fight environmental injustice

By La Risa Lynch -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO - Environmental disasters such as the January 2012 Chevron gas tanker explosion six miles off the Nigerian coast have deeper ripple effects than just the release of deadly toxic gas and chemicals into local fishing and drinking waters.


Does long-term trouble loom for African National Congress?

By Jehron Muhammad

"A weak African National Congress threatens to strengthen the radical populists" is how a recent Financial Times editorial framed President Jacob Zuma's increasing woes and the ANC's apparent complacency.


Criticism of U.S. human rights record voiced during UN review

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - The United States met with criticism from human rights activists and analysts during a two-day review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee tasked with studying reports concerning Washington’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty ratified by the U.S. in 1992.


CARICOM and Reparations for African Slavery

By David Muhammad -Guest Columnist-

In early March 2014 the heads of Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) met in St. Vincent to discuss a number of issues including reparations for the crimes against humanity during the African Slave Trade.


Economic divide widest in large metros, study finds

By AP

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The findings come at a delicate moment for the country, still slogging through a weak recovery from the Great Recession.


Obama's TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks

By RT.com

A controversial trade deal being touted by the White House is expected to give American corporations broad new authority if approved. Now according to newly released documents, big banks gave millions to the execs that are now orchestrating the agreement.


Car loans from dealers higher for Blacks

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - When the Simpsons went to buy a new car husband Harry felt comfortable that his negotiating skills would get them a decent interest rate.


Increase in U.S. minimum wage urged

By Bryant Harris, IPS

WASHINGTON - Seventy-five economists, including seven Nobel Prize laureates, recently sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, urging them to raise the federal minimum wage.


900 wealthiest Americans exempted from paying 2014 Social Security past Jan. 2nd

By RT.com

A small, elite group of U.S. citizens has already met their 2014 financial obligation for Social Security two days into the New Year, and will no longer be required to contribute any of their income to the federal program.


‘Stand up on Truth’: The Time for Reparatory Justice is Now!

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and sisters, when you talk to “power”: You can’t go to “power” just with “a cry” for justice! You have to have power backing your cry; otherwise, you’ll get nothing! You should never think that The Enemy is going to “give” you the justice that you seek. » CONTINUE

Rebuilding The Family

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Black woman is completely frustrated and hurt by the lack of development in the Black male. We can reverse this trend only if the Black man can be reflective of the characteristics of Allah (God) by submitting to Allah (God) that He may guide the Black man to being himself.
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The Key to Success:Do For Self

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As I have traveled throughout the country, everywhere I go I see the spirit in the young Black student, which if properly directed would cause them to do for themselves. We must remember, that if we desire the respect of the world, you and I must do that which will earn that respect.
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The Outside Force Manipulating Black Organizations From Within

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

An untold sum of taxpayer dollars was used by the FBI to hurt the legitimate movement of our people toward liberation. Our zeal, our love and hatred, our ignorance was manipulated by powerful outside forces ... » CONTINUE

'Hail Mary, Full of Grace': The Work of Exalting Women All Over the Earth

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Focus your attention on the rise of women all over the Earth speaking up and speaking out against injustice. It seems that this is the day when the oppressed of the Earth will speak out against their oppressors. » CONTINUE

THE WHEEL and Change from God Himself

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The world wants change; the world needs change, but the change that the world needs cannot be brought about by any politician of this world! This is a change that is to be brought about by God Himself. And this is why every February 26 we honor His birth-the Son of Man—the One that the world has been looking for. » CONTINUE

'The Truth about the Existence of UFOs'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It has been a secret-"above top secret"-in the United States, and in governments around the world. But more recently, governments have decided to expose to their populace the reality of the existence of these so-called Unidentified Flying Objects ["UFOs"]. » CONTINUE

'How Strong Is Our Foundation; Can We Survive?' Part 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"How Strong is The Foundation; Can We Survive?": If your "foundation" is this world and this world's life, you're not going to be "successful." All that we do, all that we've accomplished, we've accomplished hoping this world would finally "accept us," finally "do right by us," finally "give us justice." » CONTINUE

Saviours' Day 2014 Keynote Address: 'How Strong Is Our Foundation; Can We Survive?'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I thank Allah for the day of "February 26th," which is the birth date of Master Fard Muhammad; and on that day, we celebrate "Saviours' Day." In 1955, I was in Chicago playing at a local night club, and my friend asked if I wanted to come to Saviour's Day in Chicago, to hear the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And I said, "Yes." » CONTINUE

The Shadow Government: Guidance to President Obama and the Nation Pt. 3

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If what the prophets predicted of "end times" did not happen on the watch of Jesus of 2,000 years ago, nor the watch of Prophet Muhammad of Arabia 1,400 years ago, then Jesus and Muhammad prefigured a Future Time and a Future Man Who would "Seal Up The Book." None of "The Plagues" that were seen in the time of prophets took place during the time of Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (peace be upon him); and none of "The Plagues" that hit Pharaoh and others took place during the time of Jesus the prophet! So Jesus was "2,000 years too soon" to bring about his desire to end the civilization of the wicked—and Muhammad was "1,400 years too soon" to do the same. » CONTINUE