Final Call
By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

'Tired of Black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood'

Videotape shooting of unarmed man in South Carolina again draws attention to the fragile position of Blacks in America. White police officer fired, charged with murder, but activists and advocates are not satisfied. What they want is full and complete justice. Will they receive it?

COLUMBIA, S.C. - What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another Black man, another White cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person.

The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, a North Charleston, S.C., police officer calmly squeezing the trigger of his gun eight times—firing at the back of 50-year-old Walter Scott, a Black laborer, forklift operator and father of four. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office declared Mr. Scott died from multiple gunshot wounds to the back, and ruled his death a homicide. » FULL STORY

Saving Our Girls

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Despite the success and prominence of Black women like Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Shonda Rhimes, Serena Williams, First Lady Michelle Obama and less well-known sisters like 4-Star Admiral Michelle Howard, the Navy’s second highest ranking officer and the highest ranking Black woman ever in any branch of the U.S. military, the road Black women and girls travel for acceptance and validation is an uphill one.


Obama-Castro seek a new dialogue and a new reality

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama added another notch to his diplomatic achievements-belt April 11, meeting for more than an hour in Panama City with Cuban President Raúl Castro, the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in more than 50 years.


The Real Purpose of Education and Religion

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

ATLANTA - Deconstructing the lies of this world’s religious and educational systems, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan demonstrated both are rooted in White supremacy with Black people in particular and the darker people of the world in general, as the victims.


Donations pouring in after deadly tornado

By AP

KIRKLAND, Ill. - Donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars are pouring in to help the tiny northern Illinois community of Fairdale recover from a devastating tornado.


Blacks take fight from Ferguson streets to council seats

By J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - History was made here April 7 when Black residents showed up to the polls in record numbers to replace two White council members with two Black candidates.


'Tired of Black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood'

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Videotape shooting of unarmed man in South Carolina again draws attention to the fragile position of Blacks in America. White police officer fired, charged with murder, but activists and advocates are not satisfied. What they want is full and complete justice. Will they receive it?

COLUMBIA, S.C. - What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another Black man, another White cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person.

The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, a North Charleston, S.C., police officer calmly squeezing the trigger of his gun eight times—firing at the back of 50-year-old Walter Scott, a Black laborer, forklift operator and father of four. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office declared Mr. Scott died from multiple gunshot wounds to the back, and ruled his death a homicide.


Saving Our Girls

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Despite the success and prominence of Black women like Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Shonda Rhimes, Serena Williams, First Lady Michelle Obama and less well-known sisters like 4-Star Admiral Michelle Howard, the Navy’s second highest ranking officer and the highest ranking Black woman ever in any branch of the U.S. military, the road Black women and girls travel for acceptance and validation is an uphill one.


Obama-Castro seek a new dialogue and a new reality

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama added another notch to his diplomatic achievements-belt April 11, meeting for more than an hour in Panama City with Cuban President Raúl Castro, the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in more than 50 years.


The Real Purpose of Education and Religion

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

ATLANTA - Deconstructing the lies of this world’s religious and educational systems, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan demonstrated both are rooted in White supremacy with Black people in particular and the darker people of the world in general, as the victims.


Donations pouring in after deadly tornado

By AP

KIRKLAND, Ill. - Donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars are pouring in to help the tiny northern Illinois community of Fairdale recover from a devastating tornado.


Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK (IPS) - Showing a “commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders,” Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country, U.S. and British witnesses to the hotly-contested presidential polls observed.


Where does Nigeria go from here?

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK/ABUJA - After several tension-filled months, a majority of Nigerians swept in an opposition leader and former military man, Muhammadu Buhari, to succeed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, whose failure to contain a terrorist wave in the northern states doomed his re-election chances.


UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

By UN.org

UNITED NATIONS - Officials welcomed the unveiling at the world body’s New York headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade March 25 which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history.


Emails reveal WHO delayed declaring Ebola emergency due to political considerations

By AP

GENEVA - By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic centered on Guinea was the deadliest ever recorded. Foreign workers were being evacuated. Top disease-fighters warned that the virus could soon spread across West Africa.


Profiteers selling ‘conflict diamonds’ from Central African Republic, despite ban

By GIN

(GIN) - Since a coup d’etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine. With news cameras turned away, their trade in “conflict diamonds” is proceeding at a gallop, despite a global ban.


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.


Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

By Freddie Allen

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy.


Despite favorable trends, housing recovery lags for Blacks and Latinos

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - While many around the country are recovering from the housing crisis that had tens of millions facing foreclosure, Blacks and Latinos, are not seeing the same progress.


We Must Become Producers for Our People

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Are we just in school to get an education so that we can go out and "get a job" and "make some money" and "drive in a nice car" and "live in a nice home"—and abandon the ghetto and leave our brothers and sisters behind and think that we've made "progress" in the world? Is this what God intended when He asked us to "go after knowledge from the cradle to the grave"? » 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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The Moral Case for Separation and Independence

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

President Abraham Lincoln wanted to separate Black people, and give them a place outside of America, as well as aid from America in helping us to go for ourselves. Mr. Lincoln said that it was "morally right" that we be separated; and it was in “the best self-interest” of America to do so. » CONTINUE

A Vision for America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Even though America says she wants change and renewal, she must deal with the basis of this country’s woes. Either she must evolve from the limited vision of the founding fathers and repudiate that vision, or America must say that she believes in the true vision of the founding fathers and that the darker people will never be respected as equals inside of this nation. » CONTINUE

'The Dynamic Force' (Islam): Its Effect on Black America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

With us, many revolts in the Western Hemisphere were begun by Muslims, and were successful because the Muslims were very highly learned, highly skilled. When we were brought into America it was against the law of America for any of us to be Muslims. » CONTINUE

'When we stand up, the enemy will step aside': Soldiers in The Movement of Christ

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As I walked Edmund Pettus Bridge, my mind was on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; my mind was on those who walked with him, and my mind was on the police and the tragic circumstance that led to a voting rights bill. We have to understand that nothing worthwhile comes without struggle and without sacrifice. » CONTINUE

The Intensifying Universal Cry For Justice (Part 2)

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The only thing between us and the consequences of our action is The Grace and Power of God to delay the punishment/avert the punishment based upon us, or bring it down fully on our heads. ... There will never be justice in our lives until truth is manifest to us, thereby right can be done on the basis of truth. » CONTINUE

The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Seven billion people on our planet are upset, angry, dissatisfied with those who lead and govern their lives and the institutions that have been put into place by various governments to government lives of the people of the Earth. This intense cry for justice demands The Presence of God. » CONTINUE

God will send Saviours

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Master Fard Muhammad, the Man Who Saviours' Day in the Nation of Islam honors, studied 42 years to deliver us. We were never told all that He studied, but in order to deliver us from the powerful hands of those who oppress us, He first had to study The Enemy that would work to prevent us from being taken. » CONTINUE

Unite Behind Elijah Muhammad's Program and Position

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

You have to start with land … The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said we need 100 million acres of land as a start! The government owes it to us, but maybe they’re not going to give it. So we have to have another plan, because you’re not militarily strong enough to take anything. » CONTINUE