Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

#Save Our Girls USA: Healing, empowerment and survival

The Final Call offers third installment in important series sex trafficking, abuse and efforts to rescue and restore Black women and girls who are victimized.

LOS ANGELES - When Audrey Morrissey tells teenage girls to avoid strangers and the pitfalls of persuasive boyfriends and fancy cars, she speaks from firsthand knowledge. Her boyfriend lured her into commercial sex trafficking at 16.

The survivor-advocate was 30-years-old when she finally exited the life, armed with an understanding of why the crisis persists today and pathways to heal, restore and empower young victims.

“The problem of child sex trafficking persists because of the demand. As with anything else, remove the demand for it and it wouldn’t exist,” stated Ms. Morrissey, associate director of My Life My Choice, a Boston non-profit, which works to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls. They work to keep the girls out of strip clubs, massage parlors and other so-called legitimate businesses used to hide and facilitate prostitution. » FULL STORY

A new thought, a new mind: Transforming the thinking of a people

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - New thinking and new strategies patterned after the mind of God are required in order to bring in a new world and a new level of consciousness, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told those gathered in Chicago for the annual Panorama of Truth conference.


‘Eid Mubarak!’ Muslims mark end of Ramadan, celebrate close of holy month

By FinalCall.com News

CHICAGO - With the sighting of the new moon, the fast of Ramadan ended for Muslims July 28 and around the world the hearty greeting of “Eid Mubarak!” which is often translated as “Blessed Festival!” or “Blessed Celebration!” was given.


Minister Louis Farrakhan's Letter on Jay Electronica, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I am very proud of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) and the Believers who stood with Brother Jay Electronica as he delivered what he delivered to the people gathered in Brooklyn at The Hip Hop Festival in New York.


Anger, protests and vows not to forget Eric Garner's death in NYC Police custody

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

STATEN ISLAND, New York - Six employees—two police officers and four Emergency Medical Technicians—were removed from street duties after the death of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man who police say was selling individual cigarettes, “loosies,” on a street.


Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The launch of Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces July 8 represents only the latest genocidal aggression targeting the Palestinian people.


God's Influence In HipHop

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The roots of a culture, its music, its symbols and the unstoppable rise of Black America
Many rappers and members of the Hip Hop Nation will readily admit that though they are not registered members of the Nation of Islam or self-identified members of the Five Percent Nation, they have been influenced by both in very significant ways.

In Black communities, particularly major metropolitan areas, it is not unusual to hear the greetings of “As-Salaam Alaikum” coming from the mouths of little children, Christians, and many others who are not Muslims.

Within the culture of Hip Hop, you will hear many using the phrase “Word is Bond” who have never in their lives seen the Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master W. Fard Muhammad, nor the 120 Lessons of the Five Percenters. But at the core of the culture are the teachings of the Nation of Islam, which center on the divine destiny of Black people to rise, the importance of knowledge of self, and the reality of God as manifested in men and women, not as a disembodied spirit.


Trial begins in shooting death of Renisha McBride

By AP

DETROIT - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court on July 24.


#Save Our Girls USA: Healing, empowerment and survival

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The Final Call offers third installment in important series sex trafficking, abuse and efforts to rescue and restore Black women and girls who are victimized.

LOS ANGELES - When Audrey Morrissey tells teenage girls to avoid strangers and the pitfalls of persuasive boyfriends and fancy cars, she speaks from firsthand knowledge. Her boyfriend lured her into commercial sex trafficking at 16.

The survivor-advocate was 30-years-old when she finally exited the life, armed with an understanding of why the crisis persists today and pathways to heal, restore and empower young victims.

“The problem of child sex trafficking persists because of the demand. As with anything else, remove the demand for it and it wouldn’t exist,” stated Ms. Morrissey, associate director of My Life My Choice, a Boston non-profit, which works to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls. They work to keep the girls out of strip clubs, massage parlors and other so-called legitimate businesses used to hide and facilitate prostitution.


Salaam Day Peace Day in South Shore Chicago

By FinalCall.com News

CHICAGO - “Salaam Day-Peace Day” was a gathering devoted to unity, celebrating youth, promoting peace, combating violence and organizing residents in this South Side neighborhood that boasts access to beaches, access to the city’s famed Lakefront, parks, a golf course and excellent transportation.


A new thought, a new mind: Transforming the thinking of a people

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - New thinking and new strategies patterned after the mind of God are required in order to bring in a new world and a new level of consciousness, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told those gathered in Chicago for the annual Panorama of Truth conference.


Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors

By Rania Khalek -Electronic Intifada-

Addressing reporters at a press conference on July 13, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza, said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons.”


Israel must be punished for war crimes against Gaza: Iran

By PressTV.com

As the president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Iran has implemented urgent moves to stop the continuation of Israel’s crimes and called for constructive regional and international measures to punish the regime as a war criminal.


Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

The launch of Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces July 8 represents only the latest genocidal aggression targeting the Palestinian people.


Africa under ‘unprecedented’ pressure from rich countries over trade pact

By Ravi Kanth Devarakonda

GENEVA (IPS)—African countries are coming under strong pressure from the United States and the European Union to reverse the decision adopted by their trade ministers to implement the World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement on a “provisional” basis.


Poll: White, rich fill Brazil World Cup stadiums

By AP

RIO DE JANEIRO—A poll on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly White and rich.


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.


Wall Street sets its sights on renters

By Samuel Oakford

NEW YORK - Six years after the financial crisis, Wall Street’s housing alchemy engine is revving up again—only this time it’s coming for your rental.


Blackonomics: The Delusion of U.S. Economic Progress

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Imagine the U.S. dollar being worthless. Picture millionaires and billionaires becoming “thousand-aires” overnight. Think about the possibility of 200 million U.S. citizens being unable to eat unless the government provides food for them.


Could new bill jeopardize Black home ownership?

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

According to the Reverse Mortgage Daily, the new housing reform bill would scale down and eliminate the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the lending programs which helped boost the percentage of Black home ownership.


Community Reinvestment Act targeted, say activists

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

Activists in Chicago are using the power of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to ensure that U.S. Bank NA, lives up to its commitments to Blacks and Latinos as they aim to acquire Chicago-area branches of RBS Citizens/Charter One Bank.


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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Farrakhan Challenges The Hip Hop Community: 'Accept The Responsibility of Leadership'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In China, in Japan, in Europe, in Africa, in the Caribbean, in Central America and South America, the youth are following you. You are already the leaders of the world—and it is frightening folks in power, and they are asking themselves, “How do we get our children back?” » CONTINUE

Justice: A Prerequisite to Life

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don't hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder.
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Prophet Muhammad and The Holy Qur'an: Healing For The World

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What do we as human beings desire in a world as messed up as the world in which we live? Those who are deprived of justice want justice, and know that there cannot be peace until there is justice. And there cannot be justice except justice is based on truth. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

During this month of Ramadan, each day we are to read one-thirtieth (1/30) of the Qur'an so that by the end of Ramadan, we shall have completed the reading of the whole of the Holy Qur'an. This is a very special month of prayer and fasting and sacrifice that is prescribed by Allah.
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‘Reconciliation’: An Example For The Muslim World

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why is the Ummah divided so terribly today that Muslims are killing Muslims? Judging “who is” or “who is not”? Who put on you “the robe of Allah,” that you can sit as a judge over who is and who is not? Allah says He knows best who is and who is not. And Allah already knew we would have differences... » CONTINUE

A Reformed World Starts with a Reformed, Exalted Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The woman, if true to her feminine nature, is really an advance over the man. Not because of her beauty, her accomplishments, or even the nature of her love when correctly awakened, but because she possesses the womb, “the laboratory,” wherein are fashioned those who will inhabit the world. » CONTINUE

The Meaning of Father

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

There is a scripture in the Bible that reads, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, and of the increase of his government of peace there shall be no end." This is a great scripture to start a Father's Day message. » CONTINUE

Business is Warfare: What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

But History is teaching us, because we have been crying out for this for years: “Jobs! We need jobs! We must have jobs!” We agree with you. But you are acting like “children”—little beggars—who are asking somebody else to do something for us that, with Right Guidance and The Will, we could do all of this for ourselves. » CONTINUE

'Family'...From the Perspective of Children

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Our children will not voice their opinions or share their perspectives in a home that it is ruled by fear, and they will never say to the parents what they really feel. If our homes are ruled by love, and governed by the principle of justice, then, we will encourage our children to speak to us. » CONTINUE