By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

A Proper Sendoff And Fitting Farewell To 'Baba' Dick Gregory

Social satirist and critic, civil rights activist, teacher, researcher, and leader is remembered by Black America.

LANDOVER, Md.—Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was a civil rights leader, but he was so much more than that. He was a health advocate, and more. The many facets of Dick Gregory’s amazing 84-year-life were celebrated and praised over three days Sept. 15-17, with a funeral and a New Orleans-style “Second Line” parade by his family and a long list of celebrities including Stevie Wonder, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, comedian Bill Cosby, singer India Arie, and actor Joe Morton in attendance, along with political leaders, clergy members, human rights activists, and broadcasting personalities.

“We thank him for a life of sacrifice,” Mr. Gregory’s son Christian told the funeral at the City of Praise Family Ministries in suburban Landover, Md. “While we celebrate his life, we also acknowledge all of the suffering, all of the pain, and all of the glory. » FULL STORY

Working for peace in the streets of Chicago

By Final Call News

Captain Dennis Muhammad, a long-time activist and aide to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, along with entertainment mogul Russell Simmons have brought their efforts in combating street violence to one of the most popular spots where discussions and debates happen: the barbershop.


Minister Farrakhan delivers moving tribute to 'a diamond' among men

By Michael Z. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad

LANDOVER, Md.—Presented by the Reverend Willie Wilson as a hybrid angel sent by God, a cross between the angel Gabriel, a messenger and Michael a warrior, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered the eulogy for ‘Baba’ Dick Gregory.


Stunned, outraged in St. Louis: Cop's acquittal spawns protests

By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam, Final Call Staffers

ST. LOUIS—Prosecutors insisted a White officer’s declaration, “We’re killing this m*****f*****,” during a high-speed chase was among proof the officer who shot Anthony Lamar Smith to death was a cold-blooded killer.


'I'm Just Looking For Help'

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO— Friends and family convened in Douglas Park on Chicago’s West Side on a recent Saturday, helping set up tables with purple balloons and water bottles with a picture of Kenneka Jenkins in place of the original label.


A Critical And Serious Announcement And Event

By Jabril Muhammad

How do you take the best photograph without seeing it in context? You do this by using both your mind and your physical eye.


A Proper Sendoff And Fitting Farewell To 'Baba' Dick Gregory

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Social satirist and critic, civil rights activist, teacher, researcher, and leader is remembered by Black America.

LANDOVER, Md.—Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was a civil rights leader, but he was so much more than that. He was a health advocate, and more. The many facets of Dick Gregory’s amazing 84-year-life were celebrated and praised over three days Sept. 15-17, with a funeral and a New Orleans-style “Second Line” parade by his family and a long list of celebrities including Stevie Wonder, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, comedian Bill Cosby, singer India Arie, and actor Joe Morton in attendance, along with political leaders, clergy members, human rights activists, and broadcasting personalities.

“We thank him for a life of sacrifice,” Mr. Gregory’s son Christian told the funeral at the City of Praise Family Ministries in suburban Landover, Md. “While we celebrate his life, we also acknowledge all of the suffering, all of the pain, and all of the glory.


Working for peace in the streets of Chicago

By Final Call News

Captain Dennis Muhammad, a long-time activist and aide to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, along with entertainment mogul Russell Simmons have brought their efforts in combating street violence to one of the most popular spots where discussions and debates happen: the barbershop.


Minister Farrakhan delivers moving tribute to 'a diamond' among men

By Michael Z. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad

LANDOVER, Md.—Presented by the Reverend Willie Wilson as a hybrid angel sent by God, a cross between the angel Gabriel, a messenger and Michael a warrior, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered the eulogy for ‘Baba’ Dick Gregory.


Stunned, outraged in St. Louis: Cop's acquittal spawns protests

By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam, Final Call Staffers

ST. LOUIS—Prosecutors insisted a White officer’s declaration, “We’re killing this m*****f*****,” during a high-speed chase was among proof the officer who shot Anthony Lamar Smith to death was a cold-blooded killer.


'I'm Just Looking For Help'

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO— Friends and family convened in Douglas Park on Chicago’s West Side on a recent Saturday, helping set up tables with purple balloons and water bottles with a picture of Kenneka Jenkins in place of the original label.


Post-apartheid South Africa

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Post-apartheid South Africa is failing the very people it says it liberated, a new study suggests. The study, “Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015,” revealed a startling increase in poverty rates for post-apartheid Black South Africa.


African women talk about important issues

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

In many African countries due to limited pre-natal care during pregnancy, limited health facilities, and midwives, especially in rural areas, pregnancy can be a “death sentence.”


Israel diplomatic payoff masquerading as aid to Africa?

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Israel is on a mission to strengthen its ties with Africa. Not only has it made efforts to gain observer status with the Ethiopian headquartered African Union, in October it will co-sponsor the “Africa-Israel Summit” in Togo.


Death toll in Venezuelan unrest climbs

By Jorge Rueda and Christine Armario

CARACAS, Venezuela - Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from months of unrest to 100 on July 27.


UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fire

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LONDON — British police said Thursday they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London.


Africa Among Top 10 Fastest Growing Markets For Air Travel

By GIN

(GIN)—Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.


Housing Out Of Reach For Many In The U.S.

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Sheronna Ragin-Winters knows first hand what researchers found during a new study: housing in America is out of reach due to high rental costs and low wages.


Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice

By Hazel Trice Edney

It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put—not enough money and not enough places to get it.


From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack movement is real

By Stacy M. Brown -NNPA Newswire-

As the holiday season moves into full swing, the #BuyBlack campaign has led many to imagine what would happen if African Americans— the largest consumer group of color in the United States with an estimated $1.2 trillion in spending power— routinely demonstrated allegiance to the 2.6 million Black-owned businesses that exist in America.


Will victims in bank scandal get their day in court?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Victims of the Wells Fargo banking scandal will get justice and have their day in court if new legislation introduced earlier this month passes.


The Causes of Domestic Violence

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Female abuse and child abuse are not only violent in terms of physical punishment, but sexual assault in the home is on the increase. Men are sneaking up on their own biological daughters and having sex with them. Fathers are abusing their stepdaughters or beating and brutalizing their stepchildren who are male.

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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

What Is The Duty Of God’s Servants In This Hour?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Moses brought 10 commandments; Jesus only brought two. Jesus said that the first commandment was to “love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength” (that’s everything), and the second command is like unto it, “Love your brother, or your neighbor, as you love yourself.” » CONTINUE

Seek Refuge In Allah

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I know that you should seek refuge in Allah, but to my family (reading this) who don’t know anything about “Allah”, I want you to try Him. You know how an advertisement will tell you, “Try this. And if it doesn’t work, then you’ll get your money back?” I’m not taking your money, I’m just asking you to try God. He won’t let you down; He wants to prove to you that He is Real. » CONTINUE

An Address To The American Clergy Leadership Conference

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan has done a job; he deceived the whole world. Aren’t we in the world? Should we be of it though we're in it? Jesus was in the world but our master was not of the world. We've been laboring under Satan and he's so deceptive we think we're in religion. » CONTINUE

Nurturing Our Potential

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As a Muslim, our way is different, but I’m always happy when I come to church because I am always inspired by listening and watching others express their way of devotion, because each prophet or messenger, according to the Qur’an, not only taught his people, but brought them a way to express their devotion. And so, as a servant of God, as I travel this Earth and walk among the many peoples of the Earth, they all have God’s Way of devotion. » CONTINUE

Reparations: What Does The U.K. And Europe Owe Us?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What do you owe? You owe us everything. But of course, you can’t pay with all your lives; you can’t pay with the ill-gotten wealth that you have, and what you have stored away for the "rainy day"—but you must pay. So reparatory justice is the cry of all of the Caribbean; it’s the cry of Africa, it’s the cry of Asia. » CONTINUE

Our Talent Is Our Gold: Beginning to Reclaim What Belongs To Us

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The talent that is in our people is equal to if not greater than the nations that have gold as a supply or oil as a supply, or cocoa or tea or coffee. These are national products that people use to get much needed foreign income, that they can build institutions for their people. » CONTINUE

The Majesty of Master Fard Muhammad's Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The greatest demonstration of Allah’s (God’s) love is that He would knock on the door of your mind and offer you an invitation to receive Him. His Word is Him. His Word, the Word of the Book, has the power to transform human life. It has the power to give sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. » CONTINUE

Business is Warfare: What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

But History is teaching us, because we have been crying out for this for years: “Jobs! We need jobs! We must have jobs!” We agree with you. But you are acting like “children”—little beggars—who are asking somebody else to do something for us that, with Right Guidance and The Will, we could do all of this for ourselves. » CONTINUE