Final Call
By Richard B. Muhammad, Ashahed M. Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

Spread of disease, U.S. response, roles of pharmaceutical firms questioned as the latest threat to life strikes the African continent

The numbers are alarming. The World Health Organization believes there may be twice as many actual Ebola cases as are reported. The Centers for Disease Control says the number could reach 1.4 million by January 2015 if massive, effective and immediate actions are not taken.

As focus is placed on treating the disease, some question its true origin, its spread, what is being or should have been done to curb its spread and its ultimate purpose. Not everyone is convinced Ebola comes from infected Central African fruit bats and was transmitted by humans who ate infected meat or infected animals.

There is skepticism about the disease mysteriously making its way from Zaire to Liberia through animal transmission without significant infections in countries along the way. Those who reject the Western view or have questions are not willing to easily stop sounding the alarm—and with valid reasons. » FULL STORY

Separation – A global solution to injustice

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Throughout history, differences in culture, language, religion, political ideologies and social mores have led people to unite due to their similar circumstances or separate from nations, countries, tribes, territories and neighborhoods. The breakups have occurred through violence, non-violence, bloodshed and ballots.


Apology from Ferguson chief brings no forgiveness

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - “Too little too late” was the sentiment of protesters after Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson offered an apology to the Brown family and protesters six weeks after the killing of unarmed 18 year old Black teenager Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Justice still needed at Justice Department

By FinalCall.com News

News that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned brought sadness from some quarters but as one of few original cabinet members for Barack Obama prepares to leave office, there is a raging problem that will not go away and that requires federal intervention.


We are family: Reconciliation Conference unites the hearts and spirits of Muslims

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

PHILADELPHIA - In the City of Brotherly Love, a city with a long history of Islam, Muslims recently shared and took steps to reconcile and find ways to work together. Over an emotional weekend, the family of Muhammad embraced and enjoyed the wisdom and spirit of Allah (God) and an overriding spirit of love and unity.


A tragic accident or negligence?

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

TAMPA, Fla. - There is an old saying that time heals all wounds, but in the case of the Joseph family, it hasn’t proven to be the case. The pain of Andrew and Deanna Joseph still runs deep seven months after losing their 14-year-old son, Andrew Joseph III, in a manner that produces more questions than answers.


'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

By Richard B. Muhammad, Ashahed M. Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Spread of disease, U.S. response, roles of pharmaceutical firms questioned as the latest threat to life strikes the African continent

The numbers are alarming. The World Health Organization believes there may be twice as many actual Ebola cases as are reported. The Centers for Disease Control says the number could reach 1.4 million by January 2015 if massive, effective and immediate actions are not taken.

As focus is placed on treating the disease, some question its true origin, its spread, what is being or should have been done to curb its spread and its ultimate purpose. Not everyone is convinced Ebola comes from infected Central African fruit bats and was transmitted by humans who ate infected meat or infected animals.

There is skepticism about the disease mysteriously making its way from Zaire to Liberia through animal transmission without significant infections in countries along the way. Those who reject the Western view or have questions are not willing to easily stop sounding the alarm—and with valid reasons.


Study finds wide gap in statistics between races

By AP

ST. LOUIS—A new study has found a wide gap in economic and health indicators when it comes to race in the St. Louis area.


Climate change causing spike in Black health problems

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

NEW YORK - Hundreds of thousands gathered in Manhattan for a massive rally to demand action on climate change. March organizers said people had become frustrated by United Nation’s inaction on global warming so they gathered two days ahead of a high-level UN General Assembly meeting on climate change.


Separation – A global solution to injustice

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Throughout history, differences in culture, language, religion, political ideologies and social mores have led people to unite due to their similar circumstances or separate from nations, countries, tribes, territories and neighborhoods. The breakups have occurred through violence, non-violence, bloodshed and ballots.


Apology from Ferguson chief brings no forgiveness

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - “Too little too late” was the sentiment of protesters after Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson offered an apology to the Brown family and protesters six weeks after the killing of unarmed 18 year old Black teenager Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


'There is no natural disease called Ebola'

By Richard B. Muhammad, Ashahed M. Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Spread of disease, U.S. response, roles of pharmaceutical firms questioned as the latest threat to life strikes the African continent

The numbers are alarming. The World Health Organization believes there may be twice as many actual Ebola cases as are reported. The Centers for Disease Control says the number could reach 1.4 million by January 2015 if massive, effective and immediate actions are not taken.

As focus is placed on treating the disease, some question its true origin, its spread, what is being or should have been done to curb its spread and its ultimate purpose. Not everyone is convinced Ebola comes from infected Central African fruit bats and was transmitted by humans who ate infected meat or infected animals.

There is skepticism about the disease mysteriously making its way from Zaire to Liberia through animal transmission without significant infections in countries along the way. Those who reject the Western view or have questions are not willing to easily stop sounding the alarm—and with valid reasons.


Using UN resolution to bomb in Syria is illegal, say human rights activists opposed to air strikes

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

United Nations - President Barack Obama came to the world body in New York asking for a global support of his own war on terror, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIL and ISIS, and a rubber stamp for military action already underway. He got what he asked for.


Taking to the streets to free ‘The Cuban 5’

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

NEW YORK—The men known as ‘The Cuban 5’, Fernando Hernandez, Ramon Labanino Salazar, Renee Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, were arrested on September 12, 1998 and convicted on June 8, 2001 in a Miami, Florida federal court on charges to commit espionage and threatening United States national security.


Muslims take center stage in response to extremism

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—On the morning of Sept.10, before President Barack Obama gave his strategy for defeating extremism in the Middle East, a group of Muslim leaders gathered at the National Press Club to offer their guidance.


U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle

By Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON (IPS) - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned.


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).


U.S. wealth gap widens since Great Recession–study

By RT.com

The wealth gap in the U.S. has been widening since the Great Recession despite the 2008 financial crisis destroying billions of dollars in wealth. The recovery saw the richest restore much of their losses— unlike average Americans, researchers found.


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

Africa Must Rise and Be Free

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We need leaders who are strong, who are militant. Certainly we need a strong military, but all leaders must teach, because if we do not teach the people, then all we are doing is ordering ignorance, bringing order to savagery, bringing order to uncouth behavior through fear.
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Uniting Our Ummah

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

O, Beloved Muslims: We have a Work to do until Allah calls us in. It is not just about “going to the mosque” or “the masjid”. It is not just about going to a prayer together at Eid, because your “festival of fasting” is yet a festival of preparation to get up and go out and continue The Mission of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. » CONTINUE

The Question of 'Integration' vs. 'Separation'

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

For some of us, the word "integration" conjures up a lot of the pictures of the "1960s" when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many of our Black leaders and a host of young men and women went into the streets and marched for integration.
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