Final Call
By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

Black, blue and the U.S. racial divide

Police killings, race hatred, protests and ever increasing tension, division are ripping the United States apart. The president and leaders want to talk but words are not enough.

The opportunity for the country’s first Black president to jumpstart a substantive, no-holds barred dialogue about race, law enforcement and police interactions with Black and Brown communities has apparently flamed out, leaving little hope for real change as the 2016 presidential election now looms on the horizon.

In the aftermath of the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile on the outskirts of St. Paul, Minn., both at the hands of police, the acquittal by a judge of a fourth police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, the decision not to charge officers in connection with the deaths of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, Black critics of President Barack Obama’s responses to these tragedies say he has failed to use his “bully pulpit” to adequately confront these issues. » FULL STORY

Discourt among Democrats

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

The Democratic National Conventional had a rough start after Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the email scam in March 2015.


Trump Takes Charge

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

Donald Trump delivers address to the Republican National Convention on tensing terms to uplift his campaign for the 2017 election.


Melania's Plagiarism & Lots of heat, little light in Cleveland

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

GOP convention tensions heighten with protests outside the meeting and boos inside the downtown Cleveland arena. Final Call writers Eric Ture Muhammad and Askia Muhammad offer updated reports with photographer Michael Muhammad providing vivid images of what’s going on.


Are Police Killings Of Black Folks, Obama’s Greatest Challenge?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

For the President, caught between the hopes and expectations of Blacks who want him to champion their cause and the law enforcement community which expects him to speak forcefully in defense of their role maintaining "law and order," Mr. Obama's challenges grow more complex with each passing day.


Where, How Does It End?

By Richard B. Muhammad and Rhodesia Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

BATON ROUGE, La.—While officials and the president called for unity and a pro-police narrative has been spread in mainstream media, there is an undercurrent and sometimes overt expression of anger and frustration coming from inside Black America.


Black, blue and the U.S. racial divide

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

Police killings, race hatred, protests and ever increasing tension, division are ripping the United States apart. The president and leaders want to talk but words are not enough.

The opportunity for the country’s first Black president to jumpstart a substantive, no-holds barred dialogue about race, law enforcement and police interactions with Black and Brown communities has apparently flamed out, leaving little hope for real change as the 2016 presidential election now looms on the horizon.

In the aftermath of the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile on the outskirts of St. Paul, Minn., both at the hands of police, the acquittal by a judge of a fourth police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, the decision not to charge officers in connection with the deaths of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, Black critics of President Barack Obama’s responses to these tragedies say he has failed to use his “bully pulpit” to adequately confront these issues.


Discourt among Democrats

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

The Democratic National Conventional had a rough start after Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the email scam in March 2015.


Trump Takes Charge

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

Donald Trump delivers address to the Republican National Convention on tensing terms to uplift his campaign for the 2017 election.


Melania's Plagiarism & Lots of heat, little light in Cleveland

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

GOP convention tensions heighten with protests outside the meeting and boos inside the downtown Cleveland arena. Final Call writers Eric Ture Muhammad and Askia Muhammad offer updated reports with photographer Michael Muhammad providing vivid images of what’s going on.


Are Police Killings Of Black Folks, Obama’s Greatest Challenge?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

For the President, caught between the hopes and expectations of Blacks who want him to champion their cause and the law enforcement community which expects him to speak forcefully in defense of their role maintaining "law and order," Mr. Obama's challenges grow more complex with each passing day.


30k Foreign Militants Active In Syria, Iraq: UN Official

By PressTV.com

A United Nations official says approximately 30,000 foreign terrorists are operating in Syria and Iraq, warning that the militants, who have suffered heavy losses on the battlefield, pose threats to their home countries upon their return.


China daily slams U.S. aircraft carriers deployment

By PressTV.com

A top Chinese newspaper has slammed the U.S. for deploying two aircraft carriers along with their accompanying ships to the Philippine Sea to conduct training drills near the South China Sea.


Haiti, Voodoo, And Islam: The Power Of Unity

By Jauny X

PORT- AU - PRINCE, HAITI—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam commissioned a delegation to tour the Caribbean islands of Haiti and Dominican Republic on a humanitarian trip.


Iraqi special forces in southern Fallujah for first time in two years

By Susannah George

NAYMIYAH, Iraq (AP)—A column of black Humvees carrying Iraqi special forces rolled into southern Fallujah on June 8, the first time in more than two years that government troops have entered the Western city held by the "Islamic State" group.


Challenging Mandela’s post-Apartheid legacy

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Doing something few South Africans have dared, opposition leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), and former president of the ANC’s Youth League, Julius Malema in December of last year challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy.


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.


A Time of Trouble

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In America, not only are Black people dissatisfied, but White people are also dissatisfied. In fact, the dissatisfaction on the Earth is 100 percent. And the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that whenever there is 100 percent dissatisfaction, this 100 percent dissatisfaction is bound to bring about a 100 percent change—a complete change in rulership. » CONTINUE

The Healing for a Sin Sick Nation: Atonement

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We see so many wars going on throughout the planet, even as we speak. Civil wars, tribal wars, wars that are taking untold thousands and even millions of human lives are going on all over the earth. What is the root of this violence? Where did it start? How can it end? » CONTINUE

The Breakfast Club Interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Can we get out of this system something good for us? We could, if we were united with an intelligent self-interest that we could push, we might be able to get something. But, America is out to destroy the little man—I’m talking about those in the highest places. » CONTINUE

The Holy Month of Ramadan: ‘Abraham, Fasting, Favor and Reward’

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Most of us do not realize that the favor of Allah is the thing that we should be seeking. And that’s why The Fast of Ramadan is so absolutely necessary, because it gives us the requisite discipline that allows us to guard against evil. » CONTINUE

‘The Fast Of Ramadan’: A Prescription For Healing And Guarding Against Evil

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are not Muslims by a book! We are not Muslims by a declaration of faith! We are Muslims by nature, made in the Nature of God Himself. It is the nature of His creation to submit to the law under which it was created; it is the Nature of God to create laws, and bow down to His own laws! » CONTINUE

A True Friend: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is indeed a true friend of the Black man and woman because his message is as relevant today as it was when he was physically among us. He worked, suffered, studied and constantly prayed for our rise. He sacrificed his own personal life to devote 44 years to the rise of our people. » CONTINUE

Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of Muhammad Ali

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The flesh of Muhammad Ali must return to the earth but what he has done for the Cause of Islam, for the Cause of Freedom, Justice and Equality will never die. These are the words that strike me, a life well lived and a job well done. » CONTINUE

Our Unity And Pooling Resources For Economic Strength

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

All of us are standing on the shoulders of somebody else, and none of us will live long enough to completely solve the problem but each of us in our time has a function to perform and a mission bigger than just being an entrepreneur. » CONTINUE

'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