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Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

by Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

Minister Farrakhan delivers message at Kingston, Jamaica's National Arena calling for Caribbean unity in the face of a Western onslaught and Western exploitation. KINGSTON, Jamaica ( - Smiling as he... »

Reconciliation is the commandment of Allah

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 14, 2014 - 9:35:03 PM

“Reconciliation,” among Muslims, said Brooklyn-based and renowned Imam Siraj Wahaj, “is the commandment of Allah. Allah wants us to do it.” »

Family, supporters question police killing of Black teen

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:39:48 PM

ST. LOUIS - "Like father like son" read the front of a black sweat shirt worn by a hurt father pained by the loss of his only son. Vonderrit Myers, Sr. and his wife Syreeta marched with over 1,200 protesters and supporters early Monday morning during the recent Weekend of Resistance in St. Louis, Mo. »

Supreme Court blocks previous ruling; Blacks groups ‘disappointed’

by AP | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:38:09 PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall’s election. »

Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by Blacks, young

by AP | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:36:21 PM

WASHINGTON - States that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not, with disproportionate falloffs among Black and younger voters, a nonpartisan congressional study released concluded. »

Grand jury in Eric Garner case and new chokeholds report

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:07:57 PM

NEW YORK— - On Oct. 6 a special Grand Jury began to hear testimony in the ‘chokehold’ death of Eric Garner, 43, the same day, his family filed a Notice of Claim to sue the city and the NYPD and New York City Comptroller for $75 million. »

Racism, repression and resistance

by Richard B. Muhammad | Oct 14, 2014 - 9:16:06 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A moment borne out of angry Black youth facing heavily armed police officers, snarling police dogs, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and armored military personnel carriers in the streets continues to grow into a movement. »

The Caribbean, the Million Man March and revitalizing a people

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 14, 2014 - 8:58:29 AM

The challenges Blacks face in the Caribbean mirror ones facing Blacks in America. In many areas the situation reminds some of what faced Black America, especially Black men leading up to the historic 1995 Million Man March called by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. »

N.O.I. delegation attend CBC Legislative weekend

by News | Oct 10, 2014 - 11:39:41 AM

A delegation from the Nation of Islam that included Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan were in attendance during the 44th annual legislative conference sponsored by the CBC Foundation. »

Ferguson’s racial wound isn’t healing

by Dr. J.A. Salaam | Oct 10, 2014 - 11:33:31 AM

FERGUSON, Mo.— - A wound with an infection will not heal until the wound is cleaned and a deep racial wound exists in this majority Black suburb outside of St. Louis. And while authorities and officials call for peace, they don’t seem willing to deal with a wound infected by oppression and the death of an unarmed teenager at the hands of a White police officer. »

Ebola enters America, continues to wreak havoc in Africa

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 9, 2014 - 1:09:57 PM

Many were alarmed but not surprised when the first documented case of the Ebola virus showed up in the United States and an American journalist arrived in Nebraska from Liberia for treatment of Ebola as The Final Call went to press. »

Unsafe in the White House: Secret Service security debacle tied to America’s racial crisis

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Oct 7, 2014 - 1:10:47 PM

Threats are a standard circumstance for the presidency, but the alarming difference is that threats against Barack Obama have been three times higher than for his predecessors, according to The Washington Post, which first revealed the Secret Service lapses. The explanation is obvious. This president is Black, so is his family. »

Open season on Blacks?

by Charlene Muhammad and Brian Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Oct 7, 2014 - 12:32:35 PM

From California to South Carolina, from Missouri to Detroit to New York, Blacks are being assaulted, shot and killed. As anger grows, protests rise, and frustrations build, people are asking, when and how will this end? »

Record number of Black nominees for state and federal offices in the mid-term elections

by Frederick H. Lowe -NorthStar News & Analysis | | Oct 7, 2014 - 11:44:31 AM

A record number of African Americans are nominees for federal and state offices in the upcoming mid-term elections in November. »

My Brother’s Keeper focus of Black Caucus conference

by Starla Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Oct 7, 2014 - 11:38:03 AM

WASHINGTON - My Brother’s Keeper, the initiative introduced by President Barack Obama earlier this year, was a major focus of what was a full schedule of activities and events during the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference weekend in the nation’s capital. »


Unsafe in the White House: Secret Service security debacle tied to America’s racial crisis

Threats are a standard circumstance for the presidency, but the...

The struggle continues: Seeking justice for Michael Brown

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Rebellion, confrontations with police as another young Black male is gunned down

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Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ Whites try to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

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In #Ferguson, A day to mourn, a movement to build

What many see as the daylight execution of a Black...

Farrakhan delivers divine guidance for a troubled world, addresses Ferguson and Gaza

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#Save Our Girls USA: Healing, empowerment and survival

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We are one family and it’s our time to lead

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Farrakhan continues to uncover Jewish role in Black suffering

CHICAGO ( - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his...

Sports, Black Athletes & Modern Slavery

NBA owner Don Sterling has been condemned and sanctioned but...

Big bucks, violence & Black women

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America's War Against Black Power

Secret gov't operations, set-ups, stool pigeons and political assassinations were...