Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Memphis, Dr. King and Justice Or Else

MEMPHIS - A capacity crowd packed the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak to those living in the Mid-South region as part of the “Justice Or Else! Tour.”

All 2,100 seats on all three levels of the main auditorium were filled Aug. 20 and people stood along the walls to hear the Minister. Outside in the mezzanine and hallway area, hundreds unable to get a seat gathered and watched the Minister speak via flat panel monitors on the walls above them. Some sat with their children on the floor.

He forthrightly addressed his critics and mischief-makers in the media who mischaracterized his words on the Law of Retaliation found in both the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an.

“I never said kill all White people. Those are not my words. Those are the words of the mischief-makers,” said Min. Farrakhan. “If you are going to quote me then quote me!” » FULL STORY

A tour of historic National Civil Rights Museum and reflection on the King legacy

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

MEMPHIS - Prior to the delivery of his message here on the evening of Aug. 20, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was led on a private tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.


New Orleans: A tale of two cities

By Rhodesia Muhammad

NEW ORLEANS - It's been a decade since millions across the world witnessed the aftermath of what is known as one of the largest, costliest and deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The city had a population of about 485,000 people before Katrina and fell to an estimated 230,000 afterward.


Racial rage in St. Louis reflects history

By J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer-

ST. LOUIS - After the death of Michael Brown, Jr., last August, this city and the surrounding communities like Ferguson, Mo,. became the epicenter for racial tensions, police militarization and resistance.


White men, guns and protecting Black people?

By Askia Muhammad and J.A. Salaam Final Call Staffers

WASHINGTON - Into the toxic brew of un-punished killings of Blacks in Ferguson, Mo., and a heavily militarized police force has come a fiercely anti-government, militaristic group of armed, “civilian” White men, seemingly itching for a fight


'City of the Dead' comes to life as support for Justice Or Else! grows

By Rashad Muhammad

MEMPHIS - A couple thousand people packed the Cannon Center and after braving long lines were glad to have heard Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and were looking forward to making history on Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C.


Memphis, Dr. King and Justice Or Else

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

MEMPHIS - A capacity crowd packed the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak to those living in the Mid-South region as part of the “Justice Or Else! Tour.”

All 2,100 seats on all three levels of the main auditorium were filled Aug. 20 and people stood along the walls to hear the Minister. Outside in the mezzanine and hallway area, hundreds unable to get a seat gathered and watched the Minister speak via flat panel monitors on the walls above them. Some sat with their children on the floor.

He forthrightly addressed his critics and mischief-makers in the media who mischaracterized his words on the Law of Retaliation found in both the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an.

“I never said kill all White people. Those are not my words. Those are the words of the mischief-makers,” said Min. Farrakhan. “If you are going to quote me then quote me!”


Jailed for picking up a nightstick

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES - A mentally ill Black woman was expected to know soon if LAPD officers who fought then fatally shot her friend, a mentally ill, homeless unarmed Black man on Skid Row had probable cause to arrest her for merely picking up a nightstick dropped by an officer during the commotion.


'Make them pay' says lawyer for woman publicly strip searched by cops

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The attorney for a Black woman who says she felt raped after Harris County Texas Sheriff Deputies publicly strip searched her at a Texaco gas station parking lot was planning to file a federal civil lawsuit at press time.


'Silence is our enemy' says Janelle Monae

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

anelle Monae and the Wondaland Records artists performed a tearful rendition of their new release “Hell You Talmbout,” a powerful song that pays tribute to those who have fallen victim to police violence to those gathered August 17 in front of Chicago Bean in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago.


A tour of historic National Civil Rights Museum and reflection on the King legacy

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

MEMPHIS - Prior to the delivery of his message here on the evening of Aug. 20, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was led on a private tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.


Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuke survivors recall horrors 70 years on

By RT.com

More than 80,000 civilians died immediately as a result of the Hiroshima bomb—a device nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ by the US Air Force—and other 80,000 were believed killed in the Nagasaki attack by ‘Fat Man’. Thousands died from radiation sickness in the months and years following the blasts.


Obama in Africa: Arrogance and contradictions

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

President Barack Obama recently made his fourth official trip to Africa going to Kenya, the home of his father, and Ethiopia where he addressed presidents, leaders of civil society, faith communities and the entire continent from the headquarters of the African Union.


Embassies reopen, but what's next on the horizon for U.S., Cuba relations?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - History was made in Washington July 20. The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba took a dramatic turn when, after 54 years Cuba raised its flag and officially reopened its U.S. embassy.


Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

By Adriana Gomez Licon Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO - Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is the only known story of its kind, an in-depth, firsthand account of slavery in the South American country.


Outraged over U.S.- Iran deal, Israel gets billion dollar pay off

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

While the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany co-signed with the United States on an agreement with Iran, the U.S. is now busying itself with attempts to ease the resulting political tensions with Israel.


Debt collection report captures horror stories

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.


Supporting our own and circulating the Black dollar

By Rhodesia Muhammad

NEW ORLEANS - On a recent Saturday, organizers and over a dozen participants met at the Black-owned Half Shell Restaurant at 9 a.m. for a bus tour to explore Black businesses in the city.


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.


America's Treacherous Betrayals of Her Ex-Slaves and Citizens

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I respect the flag of this nation, and I respect the many lives that have been lost defending that flag for governments that have lied to get the American people into war for conquest. But the innocent that died did not know that their government had lied. » CONTINUE

'Come with me to Washington! We have a case to put before our government!'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If we are truly his followers, how could we go along with our government if our government is imposing tyranny on any segment of the population here, or any segment of the population on our planet? » CONTINUE

Our Unity Will Propel Us To Victory

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and sisters, we're in a great time, now, that our unity will propel us to victory. Dr. King said you don't need to talk bad, you don't need to shout, you don’t need to shoot, you don't need to throw a Molotov cocktail—all we need to do is to come together in unity, and use the power of our purchasing to deliver pain, and they will properly respond. » CONTINUE

We Don't Have Time To Play With The Principle of Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Thomas Jefferson said, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and His justice cannot sleep forever." So what is it (justice)? It's "what you sow, you have to reap it"--that law is at work every single day of our lives! » CONTINUE

'What is Justice?' - Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan is a Master of Tricks, and the biggest trick of all, The Book says, is "he deceived the whole world." Are you in the world? Do you think you might have been tricked? You should look at yourself in the mirror and say: "Damn! I sure have been tricked!" » CONTINUE

Message To The 39th Annual United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Being in America, you know what the Native people have suffered, and you know what the Native people continue to suffer. If everything were all right we could go on and build a new world-but we have to correct problems that have been imposed on us through tyranny and oppression. » CONTINUE

'A Special Message to All of My Friends in the Rap Community'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My enemies have been stalking me and my work in the various cities that I have spoken in to advise us about the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March titled "Justice...Or Else!" And in many of my lectures, as I meet with the rappers, the pastors, the activists, the organizational leaders and the common people, I have been watched by members of the Anti-Defamation League. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Surely, if we can master hunger, and thirst, and the drive for sexual co-habitation throughout the hot days of summer, then it will be easier for us to leave off lying and stealing, gambling, the use of drugs, or anything that is unnatural that takes us away from the pure service and worship of Allah.
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'Why America's Race Problem Won't Go Away'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"Race" is a big factor in this present world as it stands. It's still present in the school system; it's still present in the system of jurisprudence (law). Ferguson was just a "dot," or a microcosm of a macrocosm of injustice to Black people in the cities and towns of America. » CONTINUE

'The Time Has Arrived That The Tyranny Must End'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The time has arrived that the tyranny must end—and those who want to end it must rise up today, with strength; and then put these things beneath us, these petty divisions, and come together in unity! And when we fire the cannon of our unity, we will put our enemies to flight. » CONTINUE