By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Worldwide shame and abuses inside the U.S.

The shame and sorrow of prostitution, slave-like sweatshops and organ stealing aren't just problems outside of the 'world's greatest democracy.'

WASHINGTON — Although human trafficking generally operates out of the eyesight or awareness of ordinary Americans, its tentacles reach into every community and neighborhood snatching away men, women and children who become slaves to the people who control them.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and survivors, supporters and advocates made their voice heard on Jan 11, designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2016.

According to officials of Zoe, human trafficking is a $32 billion a year industry with 20 million people enslaved around the world which is double the population of New York. Twenty-six percent are children, a quarter of whom are younger than 18. » FULL STORY

Farrakhan Tells Students: ‘Your Inheritance Is The Mind Of God’

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Before the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan electrified students during a keynote address here at the 14th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference, coalition chairman Salih Muhammad lit the fuse as he introduced the beloved 83-year-old champion of truth.


‘We want justice, charges and convictions:’ Activists unimpressed by Justice Dept. report about Chicago police department failures

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO—Those who live on the city’s South and West sides are well acquainted with the harmful and damaging effects of over policing, which in far too many cases, lends itself to Blacks and Latinos being victims of violence from those sworn to protect community residents.


Women’s march controversy and questions about power, agendas

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—The Women’s March on Washington, planned for Jan. 21, has faced a range of controversies, including the Portland NAACP withdrawing support from a sister march and White women unhappy with Black criticism that they need to listen more and talk less.


The Weak Justice Dept. And Its Failures To Give Justice

By Final Call News

As the Obama administration comes to a close, the Justice Dept. has issued its report on the Chicago Police Dept., and its pattern and practices, and constitutional violations of the rights of Blacks and Latinos. The findings are disgusting and disturbing but unsurprising.


Looking Ahead For The Motherland In 2017

By Jehron Muhammad

The need for industrial and infrastructure development in Africa is sacrosanct. The outgoing African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said the AU’s move to secure “visa-freeentry for all Africans” is a step in that direction.


Worldwide shame and abuses inside the U.S.

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The shame and sorrow of prostitution, slave-like sweatshops and organ stealing aren't just problems outside of the 'world's greatest democracy.'

WASHINGTON — Although human trafficking generally operates out of the eyesight or awareness of ordinary Americans, its tentacles reach into every community and neighborhood snatching away men, women and children who become slaves to the people who control them.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and survivors, supporters and advocates made their voice heard on Jan 11, designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2016.

According to officials of Zoe, human trafficking is a $32 billion a year industry with 20 million people enslaved around the world which is double the population of New York. Twenty-six percent are children, a quarter of whom are younger than 18.


Sessions 'Unfit' To Serve As Attorney General

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—In the annals of U.S. history, there has likely never been a nominee to be this country’s chief law enforcement officer who had a more bigoted, decades-long record of racial insensitivity, bias against immigrants, disregard for the rule of law, and hostility to the protection of civil rights than President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general.


'If You Get Sick You Should Get Care': Coalition Organizes To Fight Against Death Of Obamacare

By Final Call News

CHICAGO—Supporters of the Affordable Care Act in the Windy City joined thousands across the country in rallies against attempts by President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a sensible replacement.


Farrakhan Tells Students: ‘Your Inheritance Is The Mind Of God’

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Before the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan electrified students during a keynote address here at the 14th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference, coalition chairman Salih Muhammad lit the fuse as he introduced the beloved 83-year-old champion of truth.


‘We want justice, charges and convictions:’ Activists unimpressed by Justice Dept. report about Chicago police department failures

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO—Those who live on the city’s South and West sides are well acquainted with the harmful and damaging effects of over policing, which in far too many cases, lends itself to Blacks and Latinos being victims of violence from those sworn to protect community residents.


Looking Ahead For The Motherland In 2017

By Jehron Muhammad

The need for industrial and infrastructure development in Africa is sacrosanct. The outgoing African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said the AU’s move to secure “visa-freeentry for all Africans” is a step in that direction.


Truck Plows Into Berlin Christmas Market

By RT.com

A truck ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin killing nine and injuring several people, according to police. The incident Dec. 19 happened in one of Berlin’s largest Christmas markets, located in the western Charlottenburg district.


Putin: Russian Ambassador’s Murder Provocation Aimed At Undermining Syria Peace Process

By RT.com

The fatal attack on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Dec. 19, is “clearly a provocation” aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.


New anti-corruption leader takes the helm in Ghana

By Kwaku Botwe

KUMASI, Ghana (IPS)—Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on early December.


Rouhani urges Muslims to unite against 'great plot'

By PressTV.com

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims to unite against the “great conspiracy” of the enemies to destroy Islamic communities through sectarian wars.


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.


Christians, Muslims unite on economic venture in Atlanta

By Kenetta Muhammad And Karriemmah Muhammad

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and 10,000 Fearless Men and Women Headquarters of the South established a combined economic development venture in Atlanta called Blue Seas Express & Catering.


Can We Rebuild Black Wall Street?

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Black Wall Street was burned to the ground in 1921 by a White mob. The Greenwood District, located in the northern section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once called “Negro Wall Street,” and “Little Africa.” It was home to hundreds of Black owned businesses and sat on valuable land desired by White oil speculators.


A Never Ending Wealth Gap Between Blacks And Whites In America?

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Echoing past dire economic reports, a new study looks at the country’s racial wealth gap and its bone chilling ramifications. While other studies brought a heightened awareness of income inequality, wealth inequality offers a clearer picture and the outlook for Black America’s future looks darker unless there is serious change.


Iranian Journalist Nader Talebzadeh Interviews The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This “religiosity” is not the standard by which true men of God are measured. In all the rituals that Islam has, deeply imbedded in those rituals are principles of truth. And sometimes we get lost in the religiosity; we get lost in the “symbol,” but we miss the substance of the truth. » CONTINUE

Principles and Practices of Leadership to Suffice Our Needs

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The greatest characteristic that a leader must have is a four-letter word: Love. Because it's only love of the people that puts their worth and value above your own! It’s love of the people that will put their lives above your own! » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: A Year End Interview For 2016 And Looking Ahead At 2017

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

On January 20, 2017 there will be a change of the guard. Many, many Black, Brown and Native people are worried over what may come from a Trump presidency. Some Caucasian people are upset but many more see hope in Donald Trump, who has already broken all of the norms of what presidents say and how they say it, what they do and how they do it. » CONTINUE

'It's Nation Time!' We Must Work For Our Collective Advancement

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Now on our level, as intellectuals and scholars: What are you willing to sacrifice to see the elevation not of yourself, but of the mass of our people? It’s going to take sacrifice; and there will be pain, and there will be suffering. … Are you willing to endure it for the elevation of the masses of our people? » CONTINUE

Holy Day' vs. 'Holiday': The Lie of 'December 25th'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If we properly understand it, the birthday of Jesus should be sacred to every nation and every people because since The Fall of Adam, all humanity has suffered a loss and a death that is only corrected when this highly prophesied individual comes into the world. » CONTINUE

What’s Next? Boycott Christmas Spending

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I pray that after this Christmas, Santa will be out of business with us, and Jesus will be totally in business, because we will be acting on the principles that he left us with in these words: “Love ye one another even as I have loved you.” Don’t think about some “gift” that you can give; the greatest gift that you can give is right within yourself. » CONTINUE

Time To Let the Black Man Go Free!

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why did the Founding Fathers say “freedom of speech” was necessary? When you have government that tells lies to the people and manipulates fear in the people to accomplish agendas that are not necessarily in the best interest of the people, “freedom of speech” will allow a real patriot to “speak truth to power”. » CONTINUE

Calling You to BOYCOTT CHRISTMA$

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Let’s look at the money that the business people get for Christmas: All the holidays that America celebrates brings in a total of three-quarters of $1 trillion ($750 billion)—and $602.1 billion of this $750 billion pie comes in just two months, November and December, which makes up nearly 30 percent of a retailer’s annual sale.
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Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castro

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In my last conversation with Comandante Fidel Castro we were to have 20-minutes it lasted for a little over three-hours. And in the last 20-minutes I spoke to him about himself. » CONTINUE

Unity generates power to change reality

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As it was during the time of President Roosevelt, it has been throughout the presidencies, up to President George Bush today. The government will never do for the poor of this nation until and unless we organize effectively to make the government respond to the needs of the poor. The burden is not on the White House; the burden is on us.
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