By Bryan 18X Crawford Contributing Writer @Asiatic18X

Truth telling and Supreme Wisdom: Jay Electronica’s ‘A Written Testimony’ a spiritually loaded lyrical, musical masterpiece

Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut album, “A Written Testimony,” has been praised by fans and long-time admirers grateful for the offering from one of hip hop’s lyrical geniuses.

Jay Elec’s lyrics, and the inclusion of JAY-Z in what many were expecting to be a solo project from one of the premier emcees in hip hop were something special.

The 10-year wait for Jay Electronica’s solo project was so long in the making that some joked that once he did release his solo project, it would be the end of the world. And some might say, perhaps we aren’t far from that now.

What Jay Electronica was able to do is introduce and highlight the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam, the guidance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in a bold way.

Dr. Wesley Muhammad, noted author, lecturer and Nation of Islam student minister has known Jay Electronica for many years. Both were in the Five Percenters before becoming registered Muslims in the Nation of Islam, Dr. Muhammad told The Final Call. » FULL STORY

A year after Nipsey’s passing, the marathon continues

By Charlene Muhammad National Correspondent @sischarlene

Those inspired by the life of slain hip hop artist and businessman Nipsey Hussle are working a year later to carry on his legacy of peacemaking and community building.

Meanwhile, the trial of the man charged with his murder draws near. A pretrial conference in the case of Eric Ronald Holder, Jr., who allegedly gunned Nipsey down in front of the rapper’s Marathon Clothing Store on March 31, 2019, has been continued to April 6, said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.


Nurses say lack of availability of protective equipment worsening

By The Final Call

According to National Nurses United, a survey of registered nurses found “the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19.


Africans blaming Europeans for coronavirus cases

By Jehron Muhammad

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta slated March 21, 2020 as a “Day of Prayer” as the country turns to God to seek his intercession in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


CROE: 33 years of uplifting Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the community

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—As usual, elected officials, political candidates, activists and business owners showed up to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE) during the group’s 33rd Annual Founders’ Day celebration.


Charlamagne tha God talks Black political strategy, Jay Electronica and JAY-Z

By The Final Call

The Final Call recently spoke to Charlamagne about the 2020 presidential election, how Blacks can best harness their political power and his impressions of the new album “A Written Testimony” by hip hop artist Jay Electronica.


Truth telling and Supreme Wisdom: Jay Electronica’s ‘A Written Testimony’ a spiritually loaded lyrical, musical masterpiece

By Bryan 18X Crawford Contributing Writer @Asiatic18X

Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut album, “A Written Testimony,” has been praised by fans and long-time admirers grateful for the offering from one of hip hop’s lyrical geniuses.

Jay Elec’s lyrics, and the inclusion of JAY-Z in what many were expecting to be a solo project from one of the premier emcees in hip hop were something special.

The 10-year wait for Jay Electronica’s solo project was so long in the making that some joked that once he did release his solo project, it would be the end of the world. And some might say, perhaps we aren’t far from that now.

What Jay Electronica was able to do is introduce and highlight the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam, the guidance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in a bold way.

Dr. Wesley Muhammad, noted author, lecturer and Nation of Islam student minister has known Jay Electronica for many years. Both were in the Five Percenters before becoming registered Muslims in the Nation of Islam, Dr. Muhammad told The Final Call.


A year after Nipsey’s passing, the marathon continues

By Charlene Muhammad National Correspondent @sischarlene

Those inspired by the life of slain hip hop artist and businessman Nipsey Hussle are working a year later to carry on his legacy of peacemaking and community building.

Meanwhile, the trial of the man charged with his murder draws near. A pretrial conference in the case of Eric Ronald Holder, Jr., who allegedly gunned Nipsey down in front of the rapper’s Marathon Clothing Store on March 31, 2019, has been continued to April 6, said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.


Nurses say lack of availability of protective equipment worsening

By The Final Call

According to National Nurses United, a survey of registered nurses found “the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19.


CROE: 33 years of uplifting Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the community

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—As usual, elected officials, political candidates, activists and business owners showed up to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE) during the group’s 33rd Annual Founders’ Day celebration.


Internet accessibility a challenge during pandemic

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

As students around the country adjust to online learning and companies require employees to telework to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced March 17, changes to their Lifeline program.


Africans blaming Europeans for coronavirus cases

By Jehron Muhammad

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta slated March 21, 2020 as a “Day of Prayer” as the country turns to God to seek his intercession in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


China shows COVID-19 can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

By UN News

China’s experience in containing the spread of the new coronavirus could serve as a lesson for other countries now facing the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official with the World Health Organization told UN News in an in-depth interview.


Experts baffled by so few coronavirus cases in Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

Experts are baffled as to why there are so few cases of Africans infected with the strain of the coronavirus COVID-19. And this, according to newscientist.com, is despite China—where the virus originated—“ being the continents top trading partner and the continent having a population of 1.3 billion.”


Africa and the International Monetary Fund 'debt police'

By Jehron Muhammad

African countries have loaded up on dollar debt, leading some to worry that a tightening of global financial conditions could trigger borrowing problems in coming years, stated the Wall Street Journal.


U.S. and Israel snubbing world court probes

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague is embroiled in legal conflict with the United States on one hand and separately with the Zionist state of Israel—both being investigated for alleged war crimes.


Affordable housing for low wage workers a remote dream

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

There is a significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. This leaves no minimum wage worker able to afford a rental home solely on their weekly earnings according to a report, Out of Reach.


Corporate shutout: Black professionals face prejudice and exclusion in America

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

And the beat goes on. A new study released by the Center for Talent Innovation entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration” paints a dim picture for Black advancement in the corporate world.


Richest 1% in U.S. surpassing wealth of middle class: Report

By PressTV

The U.S. economic expansion has enriched the top one percent of American households to the point that they now control more than half of the equity in the U.S. stock market, according to a new government study.


Falling Black homeownership remains a problem

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Blacks are in the throes of a homeownership crisis, even in the midst of a robust economy with strong employment rates and steadily increasing pensions, according to the 2019 edition of the State of Housing in Black America report.


Student debt disrupts chances, widens racial wealth

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Twenty years after starting college, the median debt of White students who took out loans has been reduced by 94 percent—with almost half holding no student debt—compared to Black student loan borrowers at the median who still owe 95 percent of their cumulative borrowing total.


Ancient Babylon: A Sign Of America

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The word “term” is defined as a “fixed, or limited period for which something lasts, or is intended to last.” To quote from the Holy Qur’an, in Chapter 7, verse 34: “And every nation has a term; so when its term comes, they cannot remain behind the least while, nor can they precede (it).”

It is our Sacred Duty to warn America that the “term”—a fixed term—of her power to exercise authority and rule not only over her own citizens, but over the peoples of the Earth: That term is fast coming to an end.

In the Bible, the Book of Revelation, Chapter 11, verse 18 it reads: “And the nations are angry, and Thy wrath is come, for it is the time of the dead, that they should be judged and given justice.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, like Moses before him, is appealing to “The Modern Pharaoh”—the government and people of the United States—that God has come, and has chosen for Himself the despised, the rejected, the unloved, the unwanted Black Man and Woman of America to be the Cornerstone of His New Kingdom of Righteousness. And God is very angry at the way the government and people of the United States have treated His Chosen People; and He’s giving America a chance, a “Grace Period,” that they might repent of the evil that they have done to us, and do justice by us, that they might even be forgiven, or pardoned, and given an “extension of time.” » CONTINUE

The Judgement of Allah (God) has entered America

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Allah (God) is so caring that He delays His own Judgement until the people of His choice understand His Judgement. In the Book of Genesis, God visits Abraham and tells him that He is going to destroy the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, except Lot and his family. Abraham asked God, “Would you destroy the righteous along with the wicked?” Abraham’s question reflects that he was not completely in agreement with God’s decision against Sodom and Gomorrah. God did not want to chastise Abraham, His friend, for not believing in the farseeing knowledge of God—that when He pronounces a judgement, that is it. God wanted Abraham to agree with Him. » CONTINUE

The Beginning of Sorrows

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We are living at a time that was described by Jesus in these words: “If those days were not shortened for his elect sake, no flesh would be saved.” We know that we have now entered that period when we witnessed a tsunami killing over 200,000 people in Asia; an earthquake in Pakistan; storms raging throughout America, fire on one side, water on the other, snow, cold, ice in between; and the President of the United States unraveling in front of our eyes. » CONTINUE

Jesus Is the Key Part 2

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

A lot of people speak to multitudes, but the message that they speak is not messianic. Jesus knew nothing of what you call Christianity. He never preached Christianity. My teacher taught me that Jesus’ teaching was freedom, justice, and equality, which is what we teach today. Could it be that the Jesus you’re looking for is hiding in plain sight? I couldn’t speak it 40 years ago, because I didn’t know. » CONTINUE

Jesus Is the Key Part 1

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are so far from the way we once were in terms of the power that we exercised before coming on a Westerly course into what is called the United States of America, you were a different kind of people. But the God came because it’s time. People have worshipped some of everything for God. That means they know someone was responsible for all of this. They called Him by many names, and they named Him by many things. » CONTINUE

The Unraveling of A Great Nation

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, Who came to us in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the great expected Mahdi of the Muslims and Masih of the Christians. He came with two “hats” to give to two servants that He would make to fit the description of Mahdi on one side, and Masih or Messiah on the other side. » CONTINUE

The Majesty of Master Fard Muhammad's Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Old Testament of the Bible is considered a testament of law. The New Testament is considered a testament of love. Sometimes people observe law out of fear of punishment, not necessarily because they love the law. Sometimes people do good in hope of a reward, not necessarily because they love the doing of good. But love is above the law. » CONTINUE

Is America headed for civil war?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As we read this article, many wars are raging in different parts of the world, causing widespread death and destruction. These wars have caused, and are causing, nations to be divided, North and South and East and West, tribe against tribe, one ethnic, racial or religious group against the other. These lines of division that have bred hatred between those of similar ethnic and racial origin are being fed by wicked external forces.. » CONTINUE

The Fall of AMERICA

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We are in love with our former slave-masters and their children. When people say, “I love everybody,” that is foolish because Allah (God) does not love everybody. He said He loved Jacob but He hated Esau. So if God is our example and He can love and hate, then do not be afraid to love and do not be afraid to hate. If you love God, then you hate the things that God hates and you love the things that God loves. Even though your people are mired in the things that God hates, He loves them enough to keep on calling them out of what He hates until He makes them an object of His extreme favor.

Pharaoh has let us go, but there is a problem with us. If someone does not want us in their house and kicks us, yet we do not get the hint; so he kicks us again, but we are still holding on to the leg that he is kicking us; then, he kicks us with the other one and we do not have sense enough to let go of him—then, that person needs to beat the hell out of us. » 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. » CONTINUE