Final Call
By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

In wake of another mass shooting are guns, violence simply the American way?

The tragedy of America's infatuation with weapons, violence and continued trail of grief, tears, injuries and bodies left behind.

WASHINGTON—When the first reports began to circulate of 49 people shot to death and 53 more wounded at Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub, thousands of Muslim immigrants to this country collectively held their breath: “Please don’t let the shooter be a Muslim,” many Muslims feared.

In his one, gruesome act in the early hours of June 12, alleged shooter Omar Mateen made the nightmares of many, many people in this country come true.

Gun “rights” advocates feared that there would be new national pressure to regulate the open access to guns—even military-styled assault weapons which are only good for killing large numbers of people in a short time.
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America’s forgotten history of violence

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

American citizen Omar Mateen’s alleged brutal murder of 49 partygoers and injury to 53 others in Orlando’s gay Pulse nightclub was horrific, but contrary to media descriptions, it was not the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.


The challenging, rewarding task of cultivating boys to men

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Much has been said and written about the plight, condition and state of Black and Brown men and boys in America. Social scientists and experts have provided the statistics and painted a dim picture.


Made by Elijah - Farrakhan speaks on the life and times of Muhammad Ali

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

Days after the country and world paid tribute to Muhammad Ali for his great accomplishments in and outside the boxing ring, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recounted personal experiences coming up inside the Muslim movement with the man known as “The Greatest” and the extreme value and importance of his teacher.


Listening and learning lessons about a champion and the teacher

By James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor-

CHICAGO—An overflow crowd at Mosque Maryam on the city’s South Side poured onto the streets June 12 following an insightful message by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the life of Muhammad Ali and his relationship to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who gave Mr. Ali the foundation to defy the most powerful government in the world.


Muhammad Ali - Property of the world but a product of Black struggle

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

LOUISVILLE—Muhammad Ali’s hometown closed commemorations of his death with thousands inside the KFC Yum Center downtown as part of a tribute to one the most well known men of the 20th century and one of the most well-known Muslims in American history.


In wake of another mass shooting are guns, violence simply the American way?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The tragedy of America's infatuation with weapons, violence and continued trail of grief, tears, injuries and bodies left behind.

WASHINGTON—When the first reports began to circulate of 49 people shot to death and 53 more wounded at Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub, thousands of Muslim immigrants to this country collectively held their breath: “Please don’t let the shooter be a Muslim,” many Muslims feared.

In his one, gruesome act in the early hours of June 12, alleged shooter Omar Mateen made the nightmares of many, many people in this country come true.

Gun “rights” advocates feared that there would be new national pressure to regulate the open access to guns—even military-styled assault weapons which are only good for killing large numbers of people in a short time.


America’s forgotten history of violence

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

American citizen Omar Mateen’s alleged brutal murder of 49 partygoers and injury to 53 others in Orlando’s gay Pulse nightclub was horrific, but contrary to media descriptions, it was not the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.


The challenging, rewarding task of cultivating boys to men

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Much has been said and written about the plight, condition and state of Black and Brown men and boys in America. Social scientists and experts have provided the statistics and painted a dim picture.


Oakland loses three police chiefs amid growing scandals

By Final Call News

OAKLAND, Calif.—The Oakland Police Department lost three police chiefs in nine days as it struggled with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.


Feeding the homeless for Ramadan

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

CHICAGO—During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims fast and engage in acts of kindness. At Mosque Maryam the Muslim month of fasting and prayer means extending an ongoing service—feeding the homeless.


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.


Africa: Resolved To Address African Problems Using African Solutions

By Baher Kamal

The African Union feels the State has to play the primary role of coordinating any and all humanitarian action that may take place within its territory; the States have in their efforts to alleviate the needs of its people.


Secret recording in Brazil puts senate leader on defensive

By AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—The president of Brazil’s Senate was put on the defensive May 25 with the release of a secretly recorded conversation that shows him proposing to weaken one of the key tools prosecutors have used to trap politicians and businessmen in a sweeping corruption scandal.


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.


‘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

A Proper View of the Woman in Building the Family

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The origin of this present article stems from a brief encounter that I had with a wonderful Baptist preacher who had allowed me the honor and the privilege of speaking to the people from his pulpit. I was speaking on the need for the reform of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in their view and treatment of the female. » CONTINUE

We Must Unite To Save Our Youth

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is imperative that all of us who are in positions of leadership over organizations or churches come together as intelligent human beings to save a generation that will be lost unless we take the proper steps to save our youth. Our youth are suffering. And in truth, it is not their fault.
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'Business Is Warfare'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Business is really Warfare— but, it’s the activity of life itself. You say, “Well, ‘business’ means I need to open up a business.” Okay. Yes, that’s right. But real activity of life has to deal with all the essentials of life that we must provide for ourselves, our families and our future.

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The Purpose of Education

By Minister Louis Farrakhan

Education is supposed to be the proper cultivation of the gifts and talents of the individual through the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge satisfies our natural thirst for gaining that which will make us one with our Maker. So true education cultivates the person—mind, body and spirit—by bringing us closer to fulfilling our purpose for being, which is to reflect Allah (God). » CONTINUE