Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Broken promises, bias, brutality and bail

Black attorneys battle inside a criminally unjust court system

LOS ANGELES - The National Bar Association’s 90th annual convention’s message of fighting police brutality mirrored the fight Black Americans face every day.

The convention, with its theme “A Legacy of Service. A Promise of Justice,” centered on police brutality and highlighted problems and solutions to why Blacks continuously suffer injustice.

Members of the nation’s largest and oldest organization of Black lawyers met at the downtown Westin Bonaventure Hotel July 19-23.

“A number one issue this year was police brutality, and although I did not think that it would be the centerpiece of my administration, that’s exactly what it was,” said Pamela Meanes, outgoing president of the National Bar Association. » FULL STORY

Nation of Islam Michigan Farm hosts agriculture seminar

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. - As hundreds of Muslims from around the country converged on the pristine, picturesque property of Muhammad’s Farm for a comprehensive agricultural seminar, it was evident to the men and women who enrolled, that this would be no ordinary weekend.


'McCain stole our land from us'

By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the Final Call

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protestors, including members of a caravan that traveled from Southeastern Arizona to the nation’s capital, recently made their voices heard at the steps of the U.S. capital.


Federal hate crimes filed in Charleston church shooting

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A federal grand jury in South Carolina returned a 33-count indictment against Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old admitted White supremacist, charging him with federal hate and firearms charges for killing and attempting to kill Black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.


The unity of the Black and the Red: A powerful message for Native Youth

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

WASHINGTON - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was cheered and applauded during the annual meeting of Unity, which stands for the United National Indian Tribal Youth, a group devoted to the development of native young people.


A visit to 'Ground Zero' in Ferguson to honor Michael Brown Jr.

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

FERGUSON, Mo. - It has been nearly one year since Michael Brown Jr., was shot dead in the streets of an apartment complex on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., by former police officer Darren Wilson.


Broken promises, bias, brutality and bail

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Black attorneys battle inside a criminally unjust court system

LOS ANGELES - The National Bar Association’s 90th annual convention’s message of fighting police brutality mirrored the fight Black Americans face every day.

The convention, with its theme “A Legacy of Service. A Promise of Justice,” centered on police brutality and highlighted problems and solutions to why Blacks continuously suffer injustice.

Members of the nation’s largest and oldest organization of Black lawyers met at the downtown Westin Bonaventure Hotel July 19-23.

“A number one issue this year was police brutality, and although I did not think that it would be the centerpiece of my administration, that’s exactly what it was,” said Pamela Meanes, outgoing president of the National Bar Association.


Nation of Islam Michigan Farm hosts agriculture seminar

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. - As hundreds of Muslims from around the country converged on the pristine, picturesque property of Muhammad’s Farm for a comprehensive agricultural seminar, it was evident to the men and women who enrolled, that this would be no ordinary weekend.


'McCain stole our land from us'

By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the Final Call

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protestors, including members of a caravan that traveled from Southeastern Arizona to the nation’s capital, recently made their voices heard at the steps of the U.S. capital.


Turbulent and extreme conditions follow Minister Farrakhan's timely warning

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

“The God that we serve that is on the scene today is the master of all of the forces of nature and every one of those forces he’s bringing to play now on America. Mark my words.”


Federal hate crimes filed in Charleston church shooting

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A federal grand jury in South Carolina returned a 33-count indictment against Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old admitted White supremacist, charging him with federal hate and firearms charges for killing and attempting to kill Black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.


Outraged over U.S.- Iran deal, Israel gets billion dollar pay off

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

While the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany co-signed with the United States on an agreement with Iran, the U.S. is now busying itself with attempts to ease the resulting political tensions with Israel.


Terror or America’s gun violence epidemic strikes Tennessee?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - Four Marines and a Navy sailor are dead in Chattanooga, Tenn. and a local police officer remains in serious condition, leaving U.S. authorities gnashing their teeth after a gunman went on a shooting rampage first at a military recruitment center, and then a naval operations center several miles away.


U.S., Iran nuclear talks, reportedly near agreement but differences remain

By George Jahn and Matthew Lee -Associated Press-

VIENNA (AP)- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks reportedly are set to announce that they’ve reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country’s atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on July 12.


Black Women in the Americas launch Decade of Struggle

By José Adán Silva

MANAGUA (IPS)—They say they are tired of waiting for justice after centuries of neglect and contempt due to the color of their skin. Black women leaders from 22 countries of the Americas have decided to create a political platform that set a 10-year target for empowering women of African descent and overcoming discrimination.


South African president details police killings of strikers

By AP

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma described the police killings of 34 striking miners near Marikana in 2012 as a “horrendous tragedy,” saying investigators found that officers followed a flawed plan to control the protesters and there was “a complete lack of command and control” among some police at the scene.


Debt collection report captures horror stories

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.


Supporting our own and circulating the Black dollar

By Rhodesia Muhammad

NEW ORLEANS - On a recent Saturday, organizers and over a dozen participants met at the Black-owned Half Shell Restaurant at 9 a.m. for a bus tour to explore Black businesses in the city.


Will new student loan debt program really help?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - As parents and college seniors prepare for graduation and life after college, student loan debt is quite likely on their list of concerns. And it should be. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt and risen to the number two debt Americans have behind a mortgage.


Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

By Anne Flaherty Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies February 26, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.


Major bank charged with housing discrimination

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Thought housing discrimination was a thing of the past? Think again. The Fair Housing Justice Center and nine Black, Hispanic, South Asian and White testers have filed a federal lawsuit charging the M&T Bank Corporation “discriminates in its mortgage lending practices on the basis of race and national origin.


'What is Justice?' - Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan is a Master of Tricks, and the biggest trick of all, The Book says, is "he deceived the whole world." Are you in the world? Do you think you might have been tricked? You should look at yourself in the mirror and say: "Damn! I sure have been tricked!" » CONTINUE

Message To The 39th Annual United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Being in America, you know what the Native people have suffered, and you know what the Native people continue to suffer. If everything were all right we could go on and build a new world-but we have to correct problems that have been imposed on us through tyranny and oppression. » CONTINUE

'A Special Message to All of My Friends in the Rap Community'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My enemies have been stalking me and my work in the various cities that I have spoken in to advise us about the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March titled "Justice...Or Else!" And in many of my lectures, as I meet with the rappers, the pastors, the activists, the organizational leaders and the common people, I have been watched by members of the Anti-Defamation League. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Surely, if we can master hunger, and thirst, and the drive for sexual co-habitation throughout the hot days of summer, then it will be easier for us to leave off lying and stealing, gambling, the use of drugs, or anything that is unnatural that takes us away from the pure service and worship of Allah.
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'Why America's Race Problem Won't Go Away'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"Race" is a big factor in this present world as it stands. It's still present in the school system; it's still present in the system of jurisprudence (law). Ferguson was just a "dot," or a microcosm of a macrocosm of injustice to Black people in the cities and towns of America. » CONTINUE

'The Time Has Arrived That The Tyranny Must End'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The time has arrived that the tyranny must end—and those who want to end it must rise up today, with strength; and then put these things beneath us, these petty divisions, and come together in unity! And when we fire the cannon of our unity, we will put our enemies to flight. » CONTINUE

The Breakfast Club Interviews the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are at that point in our development where we are being forced, now, to consider "which is the way forward?" "Singing in," "wading in," "crying in," "praying in" have not worked. Marches have not worked and oppression and tyranny are getting worse. » 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

How the U.S. Government destabilized foreign governments

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

America is losing friendship throughout the world. The Government of America is losing control of the country's institutions and losing power of her own mind. America is losing control of her world. In desperation, she feels that her guns, rockets, bombs and technology will keep her kingdom in power. » CONTINUE

The critical hour demands building a future for ourselves and our people

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Time for "marching" is over! We've done that, and we've accomplished a lot through "marches." Through the Million Man March, we proved that we can rise above our differences because The Cause for which we were rising was greater than the things that divided us. » CONTINUE