By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Black voters needed in mid-term elections, but Black issues are still unwelcome in 2014

Black voters are needed to help Democrats keep the Senate in national November elections. But what are Black voters supposed to get in return? Democrats are ducking President Obama trying to attract White voters and virtually no one is talking about a Black agenda or Black issues.

WASHINGTON - With nearly 500 congressional, Senate and even gubernatorial races to be decided in this year's 2014 mid-term elections, President Barack Obama’s name is nowhere on any ballot, but when the votes are counted on Nov. 4, all eyes will be on the first Black president anyway.

Blacks are once again being courted—"Souls to the Polls" in a crucial Senate campaign in Georgia—only this time Democrats don’t want to appear outwardly, too eager to win Black votes, lest they offend Whites, many of whom feel Democrats already pander to Black "special interest groups." » FULL STORY

Tension remains over police shootings of young Black males

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., 18, by a White police officer here and the unrelated shooting of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. in nearby St. Louis have not eased—and are unlikely to go away soon.


Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that the Ronald Reagan administration had illegally aided a stateless army known as the contras in Central America. Thus began the Iran-Contra scandal.


Black problems, politics and our survival

By FinalCall.com News

Mid-term 2014 elections scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, have candidates out shaking hands and running attack and counter attack ads with all of the seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in the Senate on the line. Governors will be chosen in 38 states and territories along with representatives for state legislatures and local governments.


Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

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

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


Concern grows as Ebola spreads

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The Ebola virus that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America.


Black voters needed in mid-term elections, but Black issues are still unwelcome in 2014

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Black voters are needed to help Democrats keep the Senate in national November elections. But what are Black voters supposed to get in return? Democrats are ducking President Obama trying to attract White voters and virtually no one is talking about a Black agenda or Black issues.

WASHINGTON - With nearly 500 congressional, Senate and even gubernatorial races to be decided in this year's 2014 mid-term elections, President Barack Obama’s name is nowhere on any ballot, but when the votes are counted on Nov. 4, all eyes will be on the first Black president anyway.

Blacks are once again being courted—"Souls to the Polls" in a crucial Senate campaign in Georgia—only this time Democrats don’t want to appear outwardly, too eager to win Black votes, lest they offend Whites, many of whom feel Democrats already pander to Black "special interest groups."


Tension remains over police shootings of young Black males

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., 18, by a White police officer here and the unrelated shooting of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. in nearby St. Louis have not eased—and are unlikely to go away soon.


Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that the Ronald Reagan administration had illegally aided a stateless army known as the contras in Central America. Thus began the Iran-Contra scandal.


'Justice for Mike Brown' activist seeks top county office

By Dr. J.A. Salaam

ST. LOUIS - The November contest to lead St. Louis County now includes a longtime activist who has been a consistent face and voice among protesters in nearby Ferguson, Mo., for over two months.


Rights violations documented in Ferguson, Mo.

By FinalCall.com News

Human rights violations suffered during protests in a predominantly Black suburb outside St. Louis were documented in “On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson,” a report by Amnesty International USA.


Chaos continues in Libya as 21 killed in tribal clashes

By PressTV.com

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya’s capital city, Tripoli. The clashes erupted on Oct. 12 between militias from Zintan and Kekla towns.


Sister saviours take Jamaica by storm

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The scripture says that God will send saviours after his people and a host of Muslim women and girls as young as 11-years-old went into the streets of Jamaica’s capital to serve and to save people.


Powerful prayer service sends Muslims into the Jamaica streets to serve

By Richard B. Muhammad

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Ballrooms at the Pegasus Hotel were full for traditional Muslim prayers that have become a staple of Nation of Islam national and, now, international gatherings.


Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

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

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


Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

By Richard B. Muhammad

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Heroes Park is the place where this island nation pays tributes to its great ones. Memorials and monuments on the grounds of the park range from a remembrance of a fierce Maroon warrior queen to prime ministers and visionaries.


The Cost of Not Doing Business

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Over the past few decades Black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.


Place the Black dollar under arrest

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the Black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against Black people.


Blackonomic$: Symbolism without Substance—Ferguson to Jena

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Remember the Jena Six? Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, La. in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice. After all the speeches, threats, marches, and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really changed.


Ending the payday lending debt trap

By Charlene Crowell -NNPA Columnist-

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.


Wage gap and income inequality growing

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Lower wage jobs are gaining in the employment market while higher paying jobs lost during the recession have yet to return. The challenges of workers laid off during this period that find and settle for these lower paying jobs was highlighted in a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).


Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a Message to the Grassroots

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I don't have any illusion about telling you to vote. You should vote for those whom you feel will do good for us, but remember, the good that they do is limited by the system that they are in. » CONTINUE

Uniting The Caribbean Through Continuing The Legacy of Our Heroic Freedom Fighters

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

These heroes have done their work, and we are the beneficiaries of what they did! The question is: "What are we doing? What are we doing to finish the work?" Because the work is not done. » CONTINUE

Let My People Go

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

“Let my people go”: What lessons can be extracted from those words? Didn’t you know that those few little words contain lessons? And did you know that in the lessons there are principles? And didn’t you know that undergirding those principles there are laws? So hidden in this command are consequences for rejecting, and hidden in this command is blessing if it is obeyed. » CONTINUE

The Lawful Captive Shall Be Delivered

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What is "Sedition"? It is "actions or words intended to incite rebellion against government authority." I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war! What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies—Black, White and Brown—to fight Israel's war because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America, and her banking system? » CONTINUE

Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, 'An Executive Decision' -Part 2 Continued

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, you are a beautiful people. We just have to work as hard as we can to make the devil’s plan unsuccessful. The scripture teaches, “If God had not shortened those days for His elect’s sake, no soul would be left alive.” » CONTINUE

Come out of her my people -Part 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, this peaceful coexistence with the murder of our people has to stop. It is alright for us to march against injustice but the time may soon come or maybe has come, for us to retaliate for injustice. Why don’t you step up to the plate Justice Department and fight for the rights of those whose rights are being trampled upon by the force and power of the army, police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? » CONTINUE

Black Youth: What Must Be Done

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I would like to speak tonight on the subject of the attack on Black youth, especially the attack on young Black men. Why is there an apparent conspiracy to destroy Black youth? What is so different about our youth that they could become the object of a conspiracy from the highest levels of power? Why have they become a generation marked to be destroyed? » CONTINUE

The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing? (continued)

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Have you noticed that “the target” all over America is youth? But when you look at all the revolution that’s going on in the world, look at the faces of the people that are overthrowing governments—it is youth!
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Strengthening The Black Community: Strategies for Reducing Violence

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

To this day, it is sickening and saddening that some of us are so mentally disturbed with a "plantation mentality," where we have to await for a signal from somebody else to determine what is in our own best interest. This is the reason why there is trouble in our communities.

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Justifiable Homicide: Black Youth in Peril

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In work places today, people are coming to work killing their fellow workers, killing their bosses. You have read about children showing up in school armed, and killing fellow students and teachers, and then maybe killing themselves. This is going on in cities across the country, in work places across the country. » CONTINUE