Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

Minister Farrakhan delivers message at Kingston, Jamaica's National Arena calling for Caribbean unity in the face of a Western onslaught and Western exploitation.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (FinalCall.com) - Smiling as he looked over the crowd of thousands gathered at the National Arena, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, "Jamaica, you are a pearl in the Caribbean. So much has come to the world from this island in the sun."

But the island in the sun and her smaller sister nations are not completely free and must unite in the face of efforts from America and Europe to control Jamaica, her land, her people and to keep the land and the region under their thumb, said Min. Farrakhan, speaking Oct. 19 in this capital city to mark the 19th anniversary of the Million Man March and to raise the importance of the values of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility. » FULL STORY

Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

By Richard B. Muhammad

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Heroes Park is the place where this island nation pays tributes to its great ones. Memorials and monuments on the grounds of the park range from a remembrance of a fierce Maroon warrior queen to prime ministers and visionaries.


Jamaica: A fragile economy, challenges ahead, but hope is present

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Problems facing Jamaica are not unlike those experienced in Black communities in America: crime, joblessness, political discord and improvements needed in the area of education.


Concern grows as Ebola spreads

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The Ebola virus that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America.


Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

By Jazelle Hunt

WASHINGTON (NNPA)— As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.


Grand jury in Eric Garner case and new chokeholds report

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

NEW YORK— - On Oct. 6 a special Grand Jury began to hear testimony in the ‘chokehold’ death of Eric Garner, 43, the same day, his family filed a Notice of Claim to sue the city and the NYPD and New York City Comptroller for $75 million.


Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Minister Farrakhan delivers message at Kingston, Jamaica's National Arena calling for Caribbean unity in the face of a Western onslaught and Western exploitation.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (FinalCall.com) - Smiling as he looked over the crowd of thousands gathered at the National Arena, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, "Jamaica, you are a pearl in the Caribbean. So much has come to the world from this island in the sun."

But the island in the sun and her smaller sister nations are not completely free and must unite in the face of efforts from America and Europe to control Jamaica, her land, her people and to keep the land and the region under their thumb, said Min. Farrakhan, speaking Oct. 19 in this capital city to mark the 19th anniversary of the Million Man March and to raise the importance of the values of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility.


Concern grows as Ebola spreads

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The Ebola virus that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America.


Federal response to Ebola crisis criticized

By

WASHINGTON - In response to the spiraling political crisis surrounding reports of new Ebola cases in this country, President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph Biden, as the nation’s “Ebola Czar” to manage the federal government’s response.


Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

By Jazelle Hunt

WASHINGTON (NNPA)— As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.


Reconciliation is the commandment of Allah

By Jehron Muhammad

“Reconciliation,” among Muslims, said Brooklyn-based and renowned Imam Siraj Wahaj, “is the commandment of Allah. Allah wants us to do it.”


Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

By Richard B. Muhammad

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Heroes Park is the place where this island nation pays tributes to its great ones. Memorials and monuments on the grounds of the park range from a remembrance of a fierce Maroon warrior queen to prime ministers and visionaries.


Jamaica: A fragile economy, challenges ahead, but hope is present

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Problems facing Jamaica are not unlike those experienced in Black communities in America: crime, joblessness, political discord and improvements needed in the area of education.


UN votes to keep troops in Haiti as cholera case heads to court

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

By a 15-0 vote the UN Sec. Council continued its military presence in Haiti which began in 2004. Reaffirming that Haiti was at an “important juncture” in the consolidation of stability and democracy, the Sec. Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti at a cost of over $500 MIL.


African leaders focus on unity, peace and prosperity during UN debate

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - The president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Sam Kahamba Kutesa from Uganda, spoke before the first African leader took the podium.


The Caribbean, the Million Man March and revitalizing a people

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The challenges Blacks face in the Caribbean mirror ones facing Blacks in America. In many areas the situation reminds some of what faced Black America, especially Black men leading up to the historic 1995 Million Man March called by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.


The Cost of Not Doing Business

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Over the past few decades Black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.


Place the Black dollar under arrest

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the Black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against Black people.


Blackonomic$: Symbolism without Substance—Ferguson to Jena

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Remember the Jena Six? Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, La. in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice. After all the speeches, threats, marches, and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really changed.


Ending the payday lending debt trap

By Charlene Crowell -NNPA Columnist-

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.


Wage gap and income inequality growing

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Lower wage jobs are gaining in the employment market while higher paying jobs lost during the recession have yet to return. The challenges of workers laid off during this period that find and settle for these lower paying jobs was highlighted in a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).


Uniting The Caribbean Through Continuing The Legacy of Our Heroic Freedom Fighters

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

These heroes have done their work, and we are the beneficiaries of what they did! The question is: "What are we doing? What are we doing to finish the work?" Because the work is not done. » CONTINUE

Let My People Go

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

“Let my people go”: What lessons can be extracted from those words? Didn’t you know that those few little words contain lessons? And did you know that in the lessons there are principles? And didn’t you know that undergirding those principles there are laws? So hidden in this command are consequences for rejecting, and hidden in this command is blessing if it is obeyed. » CONTINUE

The Lawful Captive Shall Be Delivered

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What is "Sedition"? It is "actions or words intended to incite rebellion against government authority." I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war! What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies—Black, White and Brown—to fight Israel's war because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America, and her banking system? » CONTINUE

Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, 'An Executive Decision' -Part 2 Continued

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, you are a beautiful people. We just have to work as hard as we can to make the devil’s plan unsuccessful. The scripture teaches, “If God had not shortened those days for His elect’s sake, no soul would be left alive.” » CONTINUE

Come out of her my people -Part 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, this peaceful coexistence with the murder of our people has to stop. It is alright for us to march against injustice but the time may soon come or maybe has come, for us to retaliate for injustice. Why don’t you step up to the plate Justice Department and fight for the rights of those whose rights are being trampled upon by the force and power of the army, police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? » 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 Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing? (continued)

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Have you noticed that “the target” all over America is youth? But when you look at all the revolution that’s going on in the world, look at the faces of the people that are overthrowing governments—it is youth!
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Strengthening The Black Community: Strategies for Reducing Violence

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

To this day, it is sickening and saddening that some of us are so mentally disturbed with a "plantation mentality," where we have to await for a signal from somebody else to determine what is in our own best interest. This is the reason why there is trouble in our communities.

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Justifiable Homicide: Black Youth in Peril

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In work places today, people are coming to work killing their fellow workers, killing their bosses. You have read about children showing up in school armed, and killing fellow students and teachers, and then maybe killing themselves. This is going on in cities across the country, in work places across the country. » CONTINUE

The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Leadership is afraid of our young people: You don’t go out among them, and you don’t know what’s going on in them! You are only seeing the repercussions of something that didn’t start with them. Leaders, teachers, preachers: What is your role? » CONTINUE