Final Call
By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

One Nation, One People!

he Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are no strangers in the fight for the freedom and liberation of Black people in the United States and abroad.

Theirs is a proven track record of consistent and tireless dedication, work and sacrifice in the face of vehement opposition and attacks from those frightened by the rise of Black people or still psychologically and emotionally wedded to their oppressors.

Yet in this critical time Blacks must understand what freedom looks like, how they must be repaired inwardly, what reparations truly means and how inordinate ego and vanity of leadership is the worst enemy of the rise of Black people, the Minister told a packed audience at Bert’s Marketplace during a critical June 22 message as part of the 30th Annual National Convention for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) held in Detroit.

Black people are the Original People of the planet and from them came all others so in this hour of death, destruction and confusion, the resurrection of the Black man and woman of America and the world is a necessity, said Min. Farrakhan.

“Until we are resurrected, meaning brought back to our original state and place, the nations of the earth will not find order. The order comes from justice,” the Minister explained in his opening remarks. Delving into scripture, Min. Farrakhan pointed to the book of Revelations in the Bible where an angel is riding on a black horse and it was justice. » FULL STORY

MORE THAN JUST A CHECK for full repair of the Black community

By Starla Muhammad, managing editor

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) recently held its 30th annual convention. While a great deal of attention and focus of the weekend gathering dealt with the ongoing push to pass Congressional bills HR40 and S1083—The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americas Act to committee—organizers made it clear that was not the only goal of the gathering.

This year’s convention convened on the heels of a Congressional Hearing on Reparations in Washington, D.C., Juneteenth—commemorating when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas in 1865, the marking of 400 years that many historians say the first enslaved Black Africans were brought to the shores of America and nearly halfway through the International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024 proclaimed by the UN General Assembly.


Congressional hearing on reparations attracts thousands as lawmakers hear about the legacy, tragedy of slavery

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—The first congressional hearing about reparations for slavery could not have been more dramatic. Thousands of mostly Black people literally circled the Rayburn House Office Building in a line waiting to get into the standing room only hearing room.


Trump war talk and a crisis with Iran

By The Final Call

The most recent saber rattling toward Iran from the United States is bringing the Middle East and the world closer to a war that no one should want and a war that could threaten the entire planet.


As Charleston marks a painful anniversary, many see too little progress, lament lost opportunity that followed a major tragedy

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The emotional commemoration of June 17, 2015 marked a date etched in the memory of America because of the racially-motivated murder of nine Black parishioners during a Bible Study inside Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Church in Charleston.


'When They See US' A Stunning, But Often Difficult Series For Black Folk To Watch

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Ava DuVernay’s tour de force “When They See Us” series is a captivating narrative of the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Black and Latino teenagers Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, their exoneration and efforts to reclaim shattered lives.


One Nation, One People!

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

he Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are no strangers in the fight for the freedom and liberation of Black people in the United States and abroad.

Theirs is a proven track record of consistent and tireless dedication, work and sacrifice in the face of vehement opposition and attacks from those frightened by the rise of Black people or still psychologically and emotionally wedded to their oppressors.

Yet in this critical time Blacks must understand what freedom looks like, how they must be repaired inwardly, what reparations truly means and how inordinate ego and vanity of leadership is the worst enemy of the rise of Black people, the Minister told a packed audience at Bert’s Marketplace during a critical June 22 message as part of the 30th Annual National Convention for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) held in Detroit.

Black people are the Original People of the planet and from them came all others so in this hour of death, destruction and confusion, the resurrection of the Black man and woman of America and the world is a necessity, said Min. Farrakhan.

“Until we are resurrected, meaning brought back to our original state and place, the nations of the earth will not find order. The order comes from justice,” the Minister explained in his opening remarks. Delving into scripture, Min. Farrakhan pointed to the book of Revelations in the Bible where an angel is riding on a black horse and it was justice.


MORE THAN JUST A CHECK for full repair of the Black community

By Starla Muhammad, managing editor

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) recently held its 30th annual convention. While a great deal of attention and focus of the weekend gathering dealt with the ongoing push to pass Congressional bills HR40 and S1083—The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americas Act to committee—organizers made it clear that was not the only goal of the gathering.

This year’s convention convened on the heels of a Congressional Hearing on Reparations in Washington, D.C., Juneteenth—commemorating when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas in 1865, the marking of 400 years that many historians say the first enslaved Black Africans were brought to the shores of America and nearly halfway through the International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024 proclaimed by the UN General Assembly.


Congressional hearing on reparations attracts thousands as lawmakers hear about the legacy, tragedy of slavery

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—The first congressional hearing about reparations for slavery could not have been more dramatic. Thousands of mostly Black people literally circled the Rayburn House Office Building in a line waiting to get into the standing room only hearing room.


Sandra Bland remembered, honored at women’s artistic showcase

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—Black Lives, Black Words in partnership with Goodman Theatre and Artistic Directors of the Future hosted the “I AM … Festival: A Celebration of Women in Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership,” featuring artistic and educational programming at Goodman Theatre in Chicago.


Memphis erupts after shooting of Black man: Is it a sign of more to come for the city?

By Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

MEMPHIS—The Frayer community reached a boiling point after the shooting death of Brandon Webber, 20, at the hands of U.S. Marshals and the handling of the community by the Memphis Police Department, during the aftermath.


Sudan's military rulers, their allies and prospects for the future

By Jehron Muhammad

During an interview on France24, Dr. Willow Berridge, a 20th Century Islamic World historian with particular emphasis on Sudan, said protestors were appalled that “66 percent” of the $3 billion their visit to the Gulf states secured was being spent “on the military and security services.


The United States uses global think tank to justify policies in world conflict zones

By Jehron Muhammad

Zimbabwean journalist Isdore Guvamombe, in a recent commentary titled “Africa does not need this thing called Africom,” called for the continent and its leaders to wake up and realize that the “United States and its (European) allies have crafted policies and strategies that enable them to get to the core of exploiting Africa’s resources.”


Racism rampant in UK workplaces say researchers

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The United Kingdom has serious problems of racism and xenophobia inside the workplace, says a recent report.


A Special Visit to MECCA: Min. Farrakhan, Nation of Islam delegation embark on historic pilgrimage to Islam's holiest cities

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a delegation from the Nation of Islam concluded Ramadan with an historic "Umrah," or pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, at the invitation of the King Salman of Saudi Arabia.


Venezuela - past and present

By Mimi Machado-Luces -Guest Columnist-

The sanctions and other methods of punishment imposed against my country, a sovereign nation, has more to do with power and greed than any concern for the conditions my fellow Venezuelans are living under.


Black economics with a purpose: The Black Mall needs you now

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—The Black Mall, an online directory that features and promotes over 2,500 Black-owned businesses worldwide, is a potential goldmine for Black economics.


Ice Cube, BIG3 outbid for Regional sports networks

By Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer-

BIG3 founder and legendary West Coast rapper Ice Cube was outbid in an auction for 21 regional sports networks (RSN) currently owned by Disney after its purchase of network TV giant FOX.


Consumer, civil rights groups condemn ‘Pay Day Rule’ delay

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Several national consumer and civil rights groups joined the growing voices of dissent against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed delay of a 2017 rule the agency had issued to stop payday and car title loans from trapping consumers in debt.


Big banks leaving poor neighborhoods

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Big banks are leaving poor neighborhoods for more affluent ones, according to a report by Bloomberg News, and JP Morgan Chase bank is leading the way. They are forgoing branches for ATMs and online banking.


Consumer Protection Bureau considers rescinding payday loan protections

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent proposal to rewrite its 2017 final rule governing “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans.”


N'Cobra reparations conference in Detroit PART 1

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness to the oneness of God and to the oneness of His people. Though the Qur’an says He created us into many tribes and families that we may know one another. But all of us come from one source and that source is the Creator Himself. » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's Interview with Journalist Abdullah Al Jasz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The first great memory that made the greatest impression on me at that time was the Kaaba (the holy house of Islam) itself. So no matter what state the qiblah (spiritual center of Islam) was in or what condition Mecca was in at that time, it filled my heart. » CONTINUE

Islam: An Invitation To All Humanity

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This great day of honor, we thank Allah (God) for his (Prophet Muhammad’s, Peace Be Upon Him) birth into the world, and thanking Allah that he (the Prophet) had a heart so attuned to Allah (God) that it pleased Allah (God) to give him the final revelation that would be given to the world before its judgment. We thank Allah for a perfect example in him (the Prophet), and we thank Allah (God) for his (Prophet Muhammad’s) sunnah (way). I’m honored to speak of him today, and I shall speak of him probably in a different way than you are used to hearing of him. Although there are no words that are good enough to describe the beauty of such a human being, yet, he is not glorified by words. We honor him best by being Muslims; and we honor him best by performing our duty to Allah (God) and our duty to our fellow man. » CONTINUE

THE DIVINE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA: CAN SHE AVERT IT?

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I have chosen as a subject today, “The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?” America is the greatest nation on earth and the greatest nation in the last 6,000 years. But America and her people, which includes you, face divine destruction. The question is: Can she avert it? » CONTINUE

A Case for Reparations:ADD IT UP!

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

America, you owe us something. We don’t want you to dole it out in welfare checks. If you give us what you owe us, we’ll take it from there. But will America do that? We don’t know.

However, America did detain thousands of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps (during World War II) and confiscated their property. Now Congress says America treated the Japanese-Americans wrongly and has okayed several billions of dollars to be paid to the Japanese in reparations.

The Germans recognize the evil that they did to the Jews, and right now they are paying reparations to Israel. East Germany wanted to unite with West Germany and in order to do so, they repented and stated their intentions to pay Israel reparations.

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Minister Farrakhan Speaks At 'Sacred Ground' Memorial Site Honoring Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As-Salaam Alaikum. My dear brothers and sisters, what a joy it is to be standing on sacred ground. The man who made this happen is not just an ordinary man because ordinary men don’t think like he thought; ordinary men don’t do like he did. He was a man that God sent this way and he rose up out of a culture that nobody would think that greatness would come out of. It’s like the Bible says about where Jesus was born … “Can any good come out of Nazareth?” Can any good come out of the ‘hood? And Nipsey answered and said here am I, send me. » CONTINUE

#We Are Farrakhan Town Hall Meeting: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks at St. Sabina Catholic Church

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness to Him who originated the heavens and the earth. Who is the originator of all life and His greatest desire is to rid the earth of unbelief and hatred, lying and deceit and to make the human family human again. To take out of us the mind and spirit of the Beast of Revelations.
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All Opposition To Truth Will Be Destroyed

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The aim of the enemy within is always to do harm to the Cause of Islam and to weaken the true and faithful Believing men and women in the leadership. The hypocrites never spare an opportunity to bring grief to the Believer. » CONTINUE

Minister Farrakhan Delivers Remarks at Funeral For Abdul Rahman Aquil Muhammad

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness that there is no God, but He and we thank him for his merciful intervention in our affairs in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, who came among us to guide us back to the straight path that our ancestors believed and followed before they were brought into the Western Hemisphere and made slaves.

We thank Master Fard Muhammad for choosing another son of Georgia, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and we thank the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for his fearless, uncompromising stand on behalf of our people. » CONTINUE

‘BUSINESS IS WARFARE’ What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I thank Allah for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad whom I see as “The Eternal Leader of The Nation of Islam,” meaning that what God has given to him for us now, in the past, and what will come down in the future: We will be feeding on it and growing from it for a long, long time. I’m going to acquaint you as best I can with the Greatness of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and why we are suffering today because we rejected him. We didn’t pay adequate attention to him; as a result, today, we are suffering great loss. Hopefully there’s time for us to reverse the loss. » CONTINUE