By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

'A hurricane without winds' - Severe flooding strikes Louisiana as thousands face uncertainty, fear

Major flooding devastates Louisiana, could it be connected to injustices perpetrated in the state?

NEW ORLEANS— It’s being called the “Great Flood” of 2016, and it’s not over. The images over Louisiana’s capital city, located about an hour from New Orleans, are reminiscent of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast over a decade ago.

A hurricane without the winds is how residents of Baton Rouge are describing the catastrophic storm system that produced more than two feet of rain within 48 hours causing over a dozen deaths and at least 40,000 damaged homes.

Over 30,000 people had to be rescued in parts of South Louisiana from massive, record-breaking flooding beginning Friday, Aug. 12, with heavy downpours that continued throughout the weekend.

Many residents said they were caught off guard by how quickly the water rose, including one Baton Rouge native. “I looked out the window and it was like a lake in our front yard,” said Whitney Hall. » FULL STORY

Marcus Garvey’s Son, Supporters Want Obama Presidential Pardon

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

WASHINGTON—More than 90 years ago, the U.S. government, fearful of his considerable influence, railroaded Black Nationalist and Pan African visionary Marcus Mosiah Garvey in a case widely considered to have been racially and politically motivated.


A voice for Black America passes

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

As was widely reported George E. Curry departed this life Aug. 20 and was 69-years-old. He made an incredible impact on the Black Press through weekly columns and as the leader and editor of Black-owned publications.


Latest fatal police shooting of Black teen has Chicago activists at crossroads

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO—Anger and frustration accompanied chants of “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” and “What if that was your son?,” shouted by protesters outraged by yet another fatal police shooting of an unarmed, young Black man in a city with a long, disturbing history of Chicago police officers’ violent and sometimes deadly interactions with the Black community.


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.


Words Without Accountability?

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler remembers as a child his father almost getting arrested for confronting police officers who were attempting to arrest a Black man in a segregated neighborhood in Baltimore.


'A hurricane without winds' - Severe flooding strikes Louisiana as thousands face uncertainty, fear

By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Major flooding devastates Louisiana, could it be connected to injustices perpetrated in the state?

NEW ORLEANS— It’s being called the “Great Flood” of 2016, and it’s not over. The images over Louisiana’s capital city, located about an hour from New Orleans, are reminiscent of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast over a decade ago.

A hurricane without the winds is how residents of Baton Rouge are describing the catastrophic storm system that produced more than two feet of rain within 48 hours causing over a dozen deaths and at least 40,000 damaged homes.

Over 30,000 people had to be rescued in parts of South Louisiana from massive, record-breaking flooding beginning Friday, Aug. 12, with heavy downpours that continued throughout the weekend.

Many residents said they were caught off guard by how quickly the water rose, including one Baton Rouge native. “I looked out the window and it was like a lake in our front yard,” said Whitney Hall.


Islamic Festival And Gathering Draws Huge Crowd

By Janiah X Adams -The Final Call-

CHICAGO—People of all walks of life were filled with music and words that projected the struggle of people of color on a breezy Saturday morning in Marquette Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side.


Marcus Garvey’s Son, Supporters Want Obama Presidential Pardon

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

WASHINGTON—More than 90 years ago, the U.S. government, fearful of his considerable influence, railroaded Black Nationalist and Pan African visionary Marcus Mosiah Garvey in a case widely considered to have been racially and politically motivated.


Police Propaganda And Hype?

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO - In the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal, reports surfaced that three West Side street organizations or "gangs" were planning to exact revenge for the teen's death by plotting to target and attack Chicago police officers.


More Questions Than Answers In Police Shooting Of Korryn Gaines

By Charlene Muhammad And Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers-

BALTIMORE— What started in early August by Baltimore County Police, as another day serving arrest warrants for failure to appear in court ended in the shooting death of Korryn Gaines, the shooting of her five-year-old son and Kareem Kiean Courtney being arrested on gun and drug charges.


South Sudan Doomed From Its Inception?

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

frica’s newest country has spent much of its short life at war with itself, the result of a political face-off between President Kiir and his former Vice-President Machar. This feud erupted into a full-blown conflict late in 2013.


30k Foreign Militants Active In Syria, Iraq: UN Official

By PressTV.com

A United Nations official says approximately 30,000 foreign terrorists are operating in Syria and Iraq, warning that the militants, who have suffered heavy losses on the battlefield, pose threats to their home countries upon their return.


China daily slams U.S. aircraft carriers deployment

By PressTV.com

A top Chinese newspaper has slammed the U.S. for deploying two aircraft carriers along with their accompanying ships to the Philippine Sea to conduct training drills near the South China Sea.


Haiti, Voodoo, And Islam: The Power Of Unity

By Jauny X

PORT- AU - PRINCE, HAITI—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam commissioned a delegation to tour the Caribbean islands of Haiti and Dominican Republic on a humanitarian trip.


Iraqi special forces in southern Fallujah for first time in two years

By Susannah George

NAYMIYAH, Iraq (AP)—A column of black Humvees carrying Iraqi special forces rolled into southern Fallujah on June 8, the first time in more than two years that government troops have entered the Western city held by the "Islamic State" group.


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.


Income Study Outlines Wage Gap Between Male, Female Physicians

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

If you thought the wage gap between men and women, Whites and Blacks was just in middle to lower income jobs think again.


#Bank Black Initiative Gains Nationwide Momentum

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

While many question the efficacy of street protests against police brutality, the Bank Black movement has taken the country by storm. Black folks around the country are showing just how much their ‘Black Lives Matter’ by not only boycotting stores like Target and Coca Cola products but also moving their money.


Black women-owned firms grew in 2012, but sales didn’t

By Northstar News Today

The number of businesses owned by Black women grew dramatically from 2007—the beginning of the Great Recession—through 2012, when it ended.


Historic Black-owned bank saved from closure

By Glenn Reedus Chicago Crusader

CHICAGO—The old adage of “Buy Black’ is taking on a cousin slogan according to the new owners of the Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan (ISF Bank). The saying, Kweku Nduom said, “it’s time to Bank Black.”


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 of police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? » CONTINUE

The Key to Success:Do For Self

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As I have traveled throughout the country, everywhere I go I see the spirit in the young Black student, which if properly directed would cause them to do for themselves. We must remember, that if we desire the respect of the world, you and I must do that which will earn that respect.
» CONTINUE

Who Is The Natural Enemy Of The Original Man?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are in the condition we're in because we have been living under an enemy whose purpose was to render us an unthinking, uncaring people that would be perpetual slaves or servants to him and his people. » CONTINUE

Life Demands Something From Us: The Power Of Faith And Economics

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

No creature that God created earns its justification for being except by being what God created it to be. You don’t see creatures violating that law. Everything that God created the creature to be you find it being. But the only one that there is a problem with is the human family. » CONTINUE

Greater Is He That Is In Me Than He That Is In The World

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We’re in a great election season, and the Black vote has always been necessary when it is war time and tax time, and when somebody would like to be president of the United States; and the Black vote is always courted with fervor, and many promises are made that never get fulfilled. » CONTINUE

A Time of Trouble

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In America, not only are Black people dissatisfied, but White people are also dissatisfied. In fact, the dissatisfaction on the Earth is 100 percent. And the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that whenever there is 100 percent dissatisfaction, this 100 percent dissatisfaction is bound to bring about a 100 percent change—a complete change in rulership. » CONTINUE

The Healing for a Sin Sick Nation: Atonement

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We see so many wars going on throughout the planet, even as we speak. Civil wars, tribal wars, wars that are taking untold thousands and even millions of human lives are going on all over the earth. What is the root of this violence? Where did it start? How can it end? » CONTINUE

The Breakfast Club Interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Can we get out of this system something good for us? We could, if we were united with an intelligent self-interest that we could push, we might be able to get something. But, America is out to destroy the little man—I’m talking about those in the highest places. » CONTINUE

The Holy Month of Ramadan: ‘Abraham, Fasting, Favor and Reward’

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Most of us do not realize that the favor of Allah is the thing that we should be seeking. And that’s why The Fast of Ramadan is so absolutely necessary, because it gives us the requisite discipline that allows us to guard against evil. » CONTINUE

‘The Fast Of Ramadan’: A Prescription For Healing And Guarding Against Evil

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are not Muslims by a book! We are not Muslims by a declaration of faith! We are Muslims by nature, made in the Nature of God Himself. It is the nature of His creation to submit to the law under which it was created; it is the Nature of God to create laws, and bow down to His own laws! » CONTINUE