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2019 SAVIOURS’ DAY IS COMING! The Saviour, the Showdown and the Case for Separation

by Starla Muhammad

Saviours’ Day, the annual convention and gathering of the Nation of Islam, draws thousands of people from around the U.S. and abroad and is symbolically and affectionately dubbed the “Crowning... »

Sixty-Four Years of Service and Sacrifice in a Global Mission

by Starla Muhammad, Final Call managing editor | Feb 13, 2019 - 8:26:16 AM

When Louis Eugene Wolcott, as a young husband and family man in his early 20’s accepted Islam as taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and became Brother Louis X in 1955, he vowed to spread the message of his spiritual father to every “nook, cranny or corner” of the United States. »

Bay Area leaders defend Farrakhan!

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 5, 2019 - 11:04:04 AM

San Francisco Bay area leaders recently came out with a strong defense of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, fighting back attempts to assassinate his character through outright lies, slander and high pressure tactics. »

Deep freeze, polar vortex punish America

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Feb 5, 2019 - 11:02:23 AM

“Just stay indoors” was a warning that went out all over the Midwest and Northeast from weather experts when temperatures plunged well below zero because of the polar vortex, a mass of freezing air that usually circulates in the artic but drifted southward to the United States. »

Omega Psi Phi inducts Minister Farrakhan

by The Final Call | Feb 5, 2019 - 11:01:33 AM

Social media lit up in early February as the official Twitter account of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan showed the Nation of Islam leader wearing purple and gold and saying, “Thank you to my brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for presenting me with an Honorary Membership. »

Kamala Harris White House run sparks excitement and caution

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Feb 5, 2019 - 11:00:25 AM

Senator Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) recent announcement of her intention to run for president has sparked a wave of support, eager interest in her policy positions, her stance on hot-button issues, and the inevitable comparisons to former President Barack Obama. »

A tortured president and a country teetering on chaos?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:59:01 AM

WASHINGTON—The tortured presidency of Donald J. Trump entered its third year in early February with the state of the Union weakened after a useless, but costly, 35-day partial government shutdown. »

Federal shutdown ended, but workers may still suffer

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:58:40 AM

WASHINGTON—For 35 days President Donald Trump—aided and abetted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—locked out 800,000 federal government employees from their jobs. »

Georgia asks judge to toss suit challenging election system

by AP | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:57:07 AM

ATLANTA—Georgia election officials have asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by an organization backed by unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that challenges the way the state’s elections are run. »

Philadelphia district attorney’s decision to challenge appeal for Mumia Abu-Jamal draws condemnation from activists

by Michael Z. Muhammad | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:56:34 AM

PHILADELPHIA—In what came as a surprise to many, given his reputation as a fair-minded city prosecutor, Larry Krasner announced he would challenge a ruling that gave Mumia Abu-Jamal new life in his quest for justice. »

Americans silenced and Israel protected under a Senate bill

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:55:49 AM

The United States Senate overwhelmingly pushed through controversial legislation reasserting support for U.S. allies in the Middle East in a recent bi-partisan vote. »

Mumia and the power of the people

by Gregory Muhammad | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:24:27 AM

Prayer, rallies, town hall meetings, networking and organizing won what supporters saw as a “victory” for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The power of the people will not be denied! On Thursday, December 28, 2018 the “unthinkable” for some people happened. »

Islam, the ‘natural religion’ of Black folk, is growing

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 29, 2019 - 3:47:03 PM

According to the research, Black Muslims are like other Black Americans overall in that they have high levels of religious commitment. Large majorities of both Black Muslims and Black Christians say religion is very important to them (75 percent and 84 percent respectively). »

Women’s March pivots to advocacy and policy agenda

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jan 29, 2019 - 2:02:27 PM

WASHINGTON—There’s a connecting thread, a direct correlation between the activism and resistance of American women between 2017 and 2019. Millions of women took to the streets in 2017 to express outrage at the selection of Donald J. Trump as president, to protest the steady and unrelenting attacks on women by reactionary elements of society. »

Off and running: Calif. senator seeks White House

by The Final Call | Jan 29, 2019 - 11:49:22 AM

Sen. Kamala Harris came back to her hometown of Oakland, Calif., to announce her quest to win the White House and is the first candidate to enter a bid for the 2020 presidential contest. The Democrat, who is serving her first term in the Senate, spoke to some 20,000 people at a Jan. 27 outdoor rally. »


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