By Bryan 18X Crawford and Barrington Salmon

Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

More and more, Black athletes and entertainers are looking to expand beyond the field of expertise that gained them fame, notoriety and riches, and leverage these positions to help them make their same mark in the world of business. There are Black people who successfully transitioned from their respective art or sport, turning themselves into well-respected businesspeople and a positive example of what entrepreneurship looks like. The life of the late rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle personifies this point.

However, Ice Cube, Nipsey’s West Coast predecessor and elder—or “O.G.”—in the rap game and one of the founding fathers of the hip-hop genre known as “gangsta rap,” has been blazing big time business trails of his own for the past two decades. » FULL STORY

Trapping Ms. Foxx?

By The Final Call

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx rode into office as one chosen to right a law enforcement agency with too cozy a relationship with an often abusive police department.


From bad to worse? America’s eroding race relations

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

A new report produced by the Pew Research Center reveals what many Blacks in America knew and what a majority of Americans now acknowledge: “that race relations are generally bad,” with many holding the belief that “the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality.”


Famed Attorney, Alan Dershowitz Hit With Accusations Tied To A Conviction And Sex Trafficking Ring

By J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer

A new action was taken in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a rich financier from West Palm Beach, Fla., who’s been accused of sexually assaulting over 30 under-age girls over a decade ago. But this time, it has to do with his longtime friend, attorney, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.


Supporters defend reparations advocate and Sirius radio host Mark Thompson

By Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer-

One of the byproducts of the ongoing reparations conversation in American political discourse has been the rise of the #ADOS (American Descendants of Slaves) movement, spearheaded by founders Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore.


Sudan in transition—End of an era?

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Thousands are still in the streets of Khartoum intensifying pressure on the Military Transitional Council that took power in Sudan in an early April coup d’état that toppled the government of long-time President Omar al-Bashir.


Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

By Bryan 18X Crawford and Barrington Salmon

More and more, Black athletes and entertainers are looking to expand beyond the field of expertise that gained them fame, notoriety and riches, and leverage these positions to help them make their same mark in the world of business. There are Black people who successfully transitioned from their respective art or sport, turning themselves into well-respected businesspeople and a positive example of what entrepreneurship looks like. The life of the late rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle personifies this point.

However, Ice Cube, Nipsey’s West Coast predecessor and elder—or “O.G.”—in the rap game and one of the founding fathers of the hip-hop genre known as “gangsta rap,” has been blazing big time business trails of his own for the past two decades.


From bad to worse? America’s eroding race relations

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

A new report produced by the Pew Research Center reveals what many Blacks in America knew and what a majority of Americans now acknowledge: “that race relations are generally bad,” with many holding the belief that “the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality.”


Famed Attorney, Alan Dershowitz Hit With Accusations Tied To A Conviction And Sex Trafficking Ring

By J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer

A new action was taken in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a rich financier from West Palm Beach, Fla., who’s been accused of sexually assaulting over 30 under-age girls over a decade ago. But this time, it has to do with his longtime friend, attorney, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.


Supporters defend reparations advocate and Sirius radio host Mark Thompson

By Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer-

One of the byproducts of the ongoing reparations conversation in American political discourse has been the rise of the #ADOS (American Descendants of Slaves) movement, spearheaded by founders Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore.


Boys to Men Conference returns to Wilmington

By Michael Z. Muhammad, Contributing Writer

Affectionately known as the “Math Doctor,” Brother Shahid Muhammad recently returned to Wilmington, Delaware, for his inspiring “Boys To Men Conference.” Entitled “Let Us Make Man” the youth mentoring program took the concept a bit further, challenging those who participated in moving from youth to man to godhood.


Corporate greed versus safety? Boeing faces flood of lawsuits

By Jehron Muhammad

Rumors that the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 would seriously damage Ethiopia’s premier airlines relationship with Boeing might be inevitable. But this has to be seen through the lens of the airline and manufacturer’s long history.


Military defends protestors as Sudanese leader is overthrown

By Jehron Muhammad

Sudan’s military has overthrown the government of President Omar al-Bashir, saying he would be arrested and taken to a “safe place.”


Doing Business in Africa and the Caribbean Symposium

By The Final Call

WASHINGTON—Ambassadors, representatives and business leaders from Africa and the Caribbean will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to share how investors, businesspeople and entrepreneurs can successfully do business in their countries.


Aid groups continue work in aftermath of deadly cyclone

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

After media coverage waned in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Adai on Southern Africa, emergency responders and international aid organizations are still working on the ground in Mozambique.


An indigenous nation battles for land and justice in Bolivia

By Franz Chavez

LA PAZ (IPS)—The ancient Qhara Qhara nation began a battle against the State of Bolivia in defense of its rich ancestral lands, in an open challenge to a government that came to power in 2006 on a platform founded on respect for the values and rights of indigenous peoples.


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.”


Payday loan ‘predators’ amid shutdown struggles

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—Anita Miller used to drive by the payday loan stores that littered the neighborhoods on her way to work and she pitied the people who had to use their services.


Change in financial aid form can halt missed opportunities

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—Each year, the federal government gives more than $122 billion in aid to undergraduate students, helping more than 17 million of them go to colleges and universities.


‘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

Minister Farrakhan Speaks At Los Angeles Memorial Service For Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

When Brother Nipsey put on the Red and the Blue, he walked among the Blue with a heart for the Red and all the colors in between because his life was for the unity of the Red and the Blue—the unity of the ‘hood. » CONTINUE

A Special Message to Street Organizations

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Above all today, I am honored to be in the presence of my young brothers, the Bloods and the Crips. I am very grateful to the leadership and those who follow that leadership who have tried their best to produce peace in the streets of Newark, New Jersey. There are too many mothers and grandmothers grieving because, in the natural sequence of things, parents should die before their children, having built a platform for them to stand on. » CONTINUE

Statement on the Passing of Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Below is a brief statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of the gifted artist, entrepreneur and community leader Nipsey Hussle, who was born Ermias Asghedom, lived in and worked to build the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles and who departed this life on March 31, 2019 » CONTINUE

Unmasking Satan and Exposing False Charges of Anti-Semitism

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The scriptures bear witness to and we are talking about the work of making Satan known. Consider these scriptures to lay a base for our discussion: 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, Verse 2,“In that day shall not come except there be a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” Verse 3, says, “And that wicked one shall be consumed with the spirit of God’s mouth on the brightness of His coming. ...” And, “God’s Coming,” the scripture teaches in Verse 9, “is after the workings of Satan.” We have something here that we really need to look deeply into. » CONTINUE

A SAVIOUR IS BORN FOR THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY: NO ONE NEED PERISH PART II

By Minister Louis Farrakhan

I have never made myself of any great reputation among my brethren. I walk among you humbly because that’s who I am. But I say to those who want their soul restored; who were on that Hollywood casting couch; to all the women that have been abused; to all the boys, the men that have been abused in prison life and abused by members of their family, I represent a Saviour, Universal Saviour. » CONTINUE

A Message to the WOMEN OF IMPACT Awards 2019

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Now, my dear brothers and sisters, when we receive an honor, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to me, we don’t get honor, real honor, until the job is done. So, this Impact Award is encouragement to all the brothers and sisters who are working on the problem of Freedom, Justice and Equality for our people and for all who are deprived of these three essentials of life.

You have made an impact, but the problem still remains. So, we thank you for your work and we encourage you and others to keep on working and one day we will be able to say, “Wow, job well done. The Black man and woman of America and humanity throughout the earth are free at last, free at last.”

Today is a great day, the 19th of January, and women are marching, saying to the world, no longer will women accept an inferior status or position. The Holy Qur’an, which is the most magnificent book of guidance and scripture says, God speaking, “That the female is not like the male. She is one degree beneath the male.” » CONTINUE

How to PROTECT DEMOCRACY

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What does democracy mean? The Founding Fathers of this country lived in Europe and they saw the error of government that they experienced. They wanted to frame a Constitution that would guard this nation against those things that they suffered in Europe. They did a pretty good job in what they wrote. In a democracy, where people have the right to choose their leaders, people lead with the consent of the governed. That means they (leaders) are not the masters; they are our servants. » CONTINUE

A Saviour Is Born for the Black Man and Woman of America

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It was prophesied that Allah (God) would come and choose the despised, the rejected, the unloved, the unwanted and they would be His people and He would be their God. Is there any people more despised, more rejected, more unloved than the Black people of America? Allah (God) promised that He would marry with us. » CONTINUE

A Saviour Is Born For Humanity:No One Need Perish

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, who came to us in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, the Self-Guided One. We thank him for His Coming. We thank him for His Wise Choice in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the first one among these, the Original People of our planet, the Lost Sheep of God; and He would be the first one among us who God would make into Himself. » CONTINUE