By Michael Z. Muhammad and Janiah X Adams -Final Call Staffers-

Did Michelle Obama save the Democrats from discord, division and a lost election?

PHILDELPHIA—The Democratic National Convention opened with a shaky start as Bernie Sanders was booed by his own supporters and the DNC’s chairwoman resigned. Several hundred Sanders supporters and those who don’t want Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office protested in the streets and outside the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is taking place.

But if the former first lady, former senator and former secretary of state wins the White House, she may have to thank Michelle Obama, the outgoing first lady for the honor. After a contentious day and night, Michelle Obama delivered an endorsement unlike any speakers and one that silenced critics and Sanders loyalists. She was poised and graceful. Speaking as the mother of the nation she wove a narrative of how her children and all America children deserve the right kind of president. Without every speaking the name Donald Trump, she hit him hard and never broke a sweat, nor failed to smile. You don’t stoop to the level of a bully, she said. Our words and actions teach our children who are watching us, she said. » FULL STORY

Making America White Again? - Donald Trump’s presidential campaign—and how he just might win

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

CLEVELAND—Businessman Donald J. Trump, perhaps the most unlikely candidate ever, accepted the nomination of the Republican Party with a thinly veiled promise to make America White again, championing the hopes of frustrated voters who feel that the government and elite politicians have long ago abandoned them.


Blame And Shame Versus Hope And Change?

By Eric Ture Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

CLEVELAND— They didn’t see it coming. One year ago, among a field of 17 contenders, polls had GOP presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump at a one percent chance of attaining his dream.


Discord among Democrats

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

The Democratic National Conventional had a rough start after Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the email scam in March 2015.


Trump Takes Charge

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

Donald Trump delivers address to the Republican National Convention on tensing terms to uplift his campaign for the 2017 election.


Melania's Plagiarism & Lots of heat, little light in Cleveland

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Staffer-

GOP convention tensions heighten with protests outside the meeting and boos inside the downtown Cleveland arena. Final Call writers Eric Ture Muhammad and Askia Muhammad offer updated reports with photographer Michael Muhammad providing vivid images of what’s going on.


Did Michelle Obama save the Democrats from discord, division and a lost election?

By Michael Z. Muhammad and Janiah X Adams -Final Call Staffers-

PHILDELPHIA—The Democratic National Convention opened with a shaky start as Bernie Sanders was booed by his own supporters and the DNC’s chairwoman resigned. Several hundred Sanders supporters and those who don’t want Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office protested in the streets and outside the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is taking place.

But if the former first lady, former senator and former secretary of state wins the White House, she may have to thank Michelle Obama, the outgoing first lady for the honor. After a contentious day and night, Michelle Obama delivered an endorsement unlike any speakers and one that silenced critics and Sanders loyalists. She was poised and graceful. Speaking as the mother of the nation she wove a narrative of how her children and all America children deserve the right kind of president. Without every speaking the name Donald Trump, she hit him hard and never broke a sweat, nor failed to smile. You don’t stoop to the level of a bully, she said. Our words and actions teach our children who are watching us, she said.


More Disappointment In Baltimore As Third Officer Acquitted In Death Of Freddie Gray

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

On the afternoon of July 18, Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams acquitted Lt. Brian Rice of all the charges against him. Rice was found not guilty of reckless endangerment, involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office.


Pressure, Protests And Problems With Rights Violations?

By Rhodesia Muhammad

BATON ROUGE, La.—First and Second Amendment rights violations have been called into question by local organizing groups amid allegations of police misconduct in the shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling killed by Baton Rouge police officers in early July.


Black Lawyers Meet, Declare: ‘Black Lives Matter’

By J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer-

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The National Bar Association, composed of Black lawyers from across the country, marked its 91st year as an organization here in the Gateway City as about 1,000 of its 20,000 members attended a week-long conference.


Making America White Again? - Donald Trump’s presidential campaign—and how he just might win

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

CLEVELAND—Businessman Donald J. Trump, perhaps the most unlikely candidate ever, accepted the nomination of the Republican Party with a thinly veiled promise to make America White again, championing the hopes of frustrated voters who feel that the government and elite politicians have long ago abandoned them.


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.


#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.”


New Black business app is on the scene

By Toure Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Are you looking for Blackowned businesses to buy from in your neighborhood or when traveling across the United States? Well, there’s an app for that.


Federal Minimum Wage Slightly Rises In 14 U.S. States

By PressTV.com

Fourteen U.S. states and several cities have decided to marginally increase the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour after six years passed without any increase.


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

A True Friend: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is indeed a true friend of the Black man and woman because his message is as relevant today as it was when he was physically among us. He worked, suffered, studied and constantly prayed for our rise. He sacrificed his own personal life to devote 44 years to the rise of our people. » CONTINUE

Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of Muhammad Ali

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The flesh of Muhammad Ali must return to the earth but what he has done for the Cause of Islam, for the Cause of Freedom, Justice and Equality will never die. These are the words that strike me, a life well lived and a job well done. » CONTINUE

Our Unity And Pooling Resources For Economic Strength

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

All of us are standing on the shoulders of somebody else, and none of us will live long enough to completely solve the problem but each of us in our time has a function to perform and a mission bigger than just being an entrepreneur. » CONTINUE

'Let Us Make Man': Uplifting Our Black & Hispanic Young Men

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We need a new code between us. The code should start like this: “This is my brother. We all were brought over on a slave ship from Mother Africa, and deposited in the Caribbean, in Brazil in South America, in Central America, but we are family.” » CONTINUE