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By Bryan 18X Crawford and Richard B. Muhammad The Final Call Newspaper @TheFinalCall

Skepticism greets Jay-Z, NFL talk of inspiring change

When Jay-Z decided to engage in a business relationship with the NFL, the hip-hop mogul had to expect to receive some backlash.

But over the course of days after the announcement that his Roc Nation company would take over the NFL’s entertainment event platforms—like the Super Bowl—while also helping push the league’s newly created “Inspire Change” initiative, the news wasn’t met with broad joy or optimism.

Jay-Z was roundly criticized for his decision by many, while others argued it was too early to come to any definitive analysis of what was happening and the end game Jay-Z had in mind.

Yet the hip-hop mogul was accused of allowing the NFL to use him to bury Colin Kaepernick and the spirit of his protest and even called an outright sellout » FULL STORY

Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$, A Neccessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base in providing goods, products and services to consumers.


No right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness

By The Final Call

The hearts of another family are broken and anger seethes in hearts across Black America as another young Black man is gunned down—shot in the back by a White police officer.


A battle for a burial ground and dignity

By Rhodesia Muhammad Contributing Writer @rhodesiamuhamma

In Sugar Land, Texas, there are fears the Fort Bend Independent School District will desecrate land where the remains of 95 Blacks identified as slave convicts­—young men and boys who were sent to prison, leased out, and forced to do free labor.


A new chance at justice for Mike Brown, Jr.?

By Richard B. Muhammad Editor @RMFinalcall

Five years ago protests in the small town of Ferguson, Mo., rocked the country and registered worldwide as searing images of cops in military-style vehicles and body armor firing rubber bullets, tear gas cannisters and pepper spray at American civilians were beamed around the globe.


A Mother, A Mission and Memories

By J.A. Salaam and Richard B. Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall

On the fifth year anniversary of Mike Brown, Jr.’s death, family, friends and supporters were demanding that his case be re-opened. And, there were events and activities here in Ferguson and downtown St. Louis to remember the 18-year-old teen and others who have lost loved ones to gun violence and police shootings.


Skepticism greets Jay-Z, NFL talk of inspiring change

By Bryan 18X Crawford and Richard B. Muhammad The Final Call Newspaper @TheFinalCall

When Jay-Z decided to engage in a business relationship with the NFL, the hip-hop mogul had to expect to receive some backlash.

But over the course of days after the announcement that his Roc Nation company would take over the NFL’s entertainment event platforms—like the Super Bowl—while also helping push the league’s newly created “Inspire Change” initiative, the news wasn’t met with broad joy or optimism.

Jay-Z was roundly criticized for his decision by many, while others argued it was too early to come to any definitive analysis of what was happening and the end game Jay-Z had in mind.

Yet the hip-hop mogul was accused of allowing the NFL to use him to bury Colin Kaepernick and the spirit of his protest and even called an outright sellout


Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$, A Neccessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base in providing goods, products and services to consumers.


A legal victory for Meek Mill

By Gregory Muhammad

Rapper Meek Mill was granted a “new trial and new judge,” by a Pennsylvania Appeals Court and is due back in court in late August. He has been fighting a 2008 drug and gun conviction.


Celebrate 30-year anniversary of Muhammad University of Islam Sept. 8

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—Muhammad University of Islam will celebrate its 30-year anniversary since being reestablished by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.


Extraordinary is ordinary for MUI 2019 graduating class

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—“Extraordinary is the ordinary” has been Muhammad University of Islam’s (MUI) motto since its establishment by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam in the 1930s.


Europe’s museums and stealing African artifacts

By Jehron Muhammad

National Public Radio recently featured a story concerning the thievery of African artifacts beginning with an audio clip from the movie “Black Panther”.


Israel approves plans for 2,304 new settlement homes in occupied West Bank

By PressTV

Israeli officials have advanced plans for the construction of more than 2,300 settlement homes in West Bank, as the Tel Aviv regime presses ahead with its land expropriation policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.


The history of Israel's illicit covert global arms trade

By Jehron Muhammad

A 2018 press release issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury cited retired Israeli Defense Forces Major General Israel Ziv as using an agricultural company as a “cover” for the sale of $150 million worth of weapons to the government of South Sudan.


Going Back to Africa a blessing: Blacks who live, work and play on the continent say returning to the Motherland is beautiful

By J.S. Adams Contributing Editor

Close to the shores of Langma Beach in Ghana, West Africa, Carol Muhammad enjoys her six bedroom house with her husband, Robert Muhammad. The couple made the move from Phoenix, Ariz., to Ghana in May, after Robert Muhammad retired.


Economic cold war between China and U.S. heats up in Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

Six months after National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the Trump administration’s "New Africa Strategy," 11 African heads of state and government and some 1,000 business leaders held, at the beginning of July, the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit.


Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$, A Neccessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base in providing goods, products and services to consumers.


Cooperative economics at work in Peoria, Illinois

By William P. Muhammad

Creating opportunities in a community where little is recognized by some residents and casual observers, organizations like the Black-owned-and-operated Minority Business Development Center and the Black Business Alliance of Peoria offers economic solutions to underserved neighborhoods.


Bankruptcy: An option for student loan debt?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Robert F. Smith changed the lives of 396 Morehouse College graduates when he announced at their May commencement that he was paying their student loans which could total as much as $40 million.


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.


GOD HAS COME To Answer Our Cry FOR JUSTICE

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Brothers and sisters, you are a good people, but you’ve been in the hands of a rebel against God; and any time God’s Guidance, His Law, is not respected by you, and you rebel against His Law, you make yourself an enemy of God, or a “devil.” In the Genesis of the Bible, Adam received good instruction. He wasn’t like us: We never talked with God personally; but Adam had a direct conversation with God, and then he rebelled. » CONTINUE

JUSTICE IS THE JOY OF FREEDOM

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

All human beings desire to be free. In fact, every creature that Almighty God Allah created, He frees that creature from that which bounded it in its formation, and brings it forth into the light of this marvelous universe. And He has provided for each creature that He created a means to sustain and maintain its life; to reproduce its life, that that species may continue on our planet. » CONTINUE

The Cause and Effect of a Violent Society

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Everybody is looking for somebody to straighten out a mess that was made, unfortunately, by those in authority. We cannot stem the violence that is here at the bottom, which is an effect, unless we look at the violence that begins at the top, which is the cause. We are the effect of a cause that we did not stem the tide of, and now it’s manifesting in the children. » CONTINUE

The Man Jesus and How Not To Fall Into Idolatry

By BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The world is not afraid of America, but our president wants the world to fear him. So, coming out of the White House, they said that if Iran purifies some of its uranium, Israel would attack Iran and America would back Israel. This is from a senator from South Carolina. » CONTINUE

A Message To President Trump, Part 1

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The truth is we have not discovered the God within and the beauty of our being—that the throne of God is on water and the brain is baptized in water. We have not yet discovered the greatness of our own brains. We have been under a people whose aim was to make us unfit to be recognized as the People of God.
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Who Is The Natural Enemy of the ORIGINAL MAN?

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

When you live your life only for yourself, then you are already dead; you’re just waiting for time to return you to the Earth. But when you live your life to serve others, to make life better for others, to improve the condition of the world that we came into, that when we leave it, we leave it in a better state—and those are the people whose names live. » CONTINUE

DEDICATION OF MUHAMMAD MOSQUE NO. 1 DETROIT: 'IN THIS HOUSE'

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

America celebrated another birthday July 4 and while her president and others were touting the blessings and benefits of the “greatest country in world history,” the glaring contradictions in society cannot be ignored. » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks at N'Cobra reparations conference in Detroit: PART 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I want to start from the back page of The Final Call and go over something in hopes that we can agree on, not religion, but universal principles that apply to every human being that walks on this planet. » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks At 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