By by Naba’a Muhammad, Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall

Black America confronts coronavirus: Advocates seek to blunt suffering for already suffering community

The last place 63-year-old Diane Latiker should be is around young people in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. She and her husband, who is 67, are among the most vulnerable because of their age. Youngsters are less likely to suffer from the disease—but can still carry it.

But the founder of Kids Off the Block, a program devoted to Black youth and based in the Roseland neighborhood, is feeding young people while public schools are closed. Youngsters may be back to school in April and the governor of Illinois, with Chicago’s mayor by his side, recently announced the city was in shutdown mode. As of March 21, no one except essential personnel is allowed to freely roam the streets.

“We are the most vulnerable, my husband and I are both over 60. Of course, it worries us, and we got the news, and we’re looking at each other and we’re like ‘we gotta go in the house and close the door, curl up and don’t do anything?’ Because we’re vulnerable? And then we looked at each other again and went ‘no, the least we can do is try’ because the young people we had talked to said that they are not going to the school to eat,” she said. » FULL STORY

Nurses say lack of availability of protective equipment worsening

By The Final Call

According to National Nurses United, a survey of registered nurses found “the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19.


Africans blaming Europeans for coronavirus cases

By Jehron Muhammad

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta slated March 21, 2020 as a “Day of Prayer” as the country turns to God to seek his intercession in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


CROE: 33 years of uplifting Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the community

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—As usual, elected officials, political candidates, activists and business owners showed up to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE) during the group’s 33rd Annual Founders’ Day celebration.


Charlamagne tha God talks Black political strategy, Jay Electronica and JAY-Z

By The Final Call

The Final Call recently spoke to Charlamagne about the 2020 presidential election, how Blacks can best harness their political power and his impressions of the new album “A Written Testimony” by hip hop artist Jay Electronica.


Prison Reform Ministry welcomes Delbert Africa home

By Gregory Muhammad

This writer remembers living on 416 N. Preston Street, in West Philadelphia not far from the MOVE compound, located in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia about four or five blocks away from my family’s home.


Black America confronts coronavirus: Advocates seek to blunt suffering for already suffering community

By by Naba’a Muhammad, Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall

The last place 63-year-old Diane Latiker should be is around young people in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. She and her husband, who is 67, are among the most vulnerable because of their age. Youngsters are less likely to suffer from the disease—but can still carry it.

But the founder of Kids Off the Block, a program devoted to Black youth and based in the Roseland neighborhood, is feeding young people while public schools are closed. Youngsters may be back to school in April and the governor of Illinois, with Chicago’s mayor by his side, recently announced the city was in shutdown mode. As of March 21, no one except essential personnel is allowed to freely roam the streets.

“We are the most vulnerable, my husband and I are both over 60. Of course, it worries us, and we got the news, and we’re looking at each other and we’re like ‘we gotta go in the house and close the door, curl up and don’t do anything?’ Because we’re vulnerable? And then we looked at each other again and went ‘no, the least we can do is try’ because the young people we had talked to said that they are not going to the school to eat,” she said.


Nurses say lack of availability of protective equipment worsening

By The Final Call

According to National Nurses United, a survey of registered nurses found “the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19.


CROE: 33 years of uplifting Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the community

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—As usual, elected officials, political candidates, activists and business owners showed up to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE) during the group’s 33rd Annual Founders’ Day celebration.


Internet accessibility a challenge during pandemic

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

As students around the country adjust to online learning and companies require employees to telework to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced March 17, changes to their Lifeline program.


Prison Reform Ministry welcomes Delbert Africa home

By Gregory Muhammad

This writer remembers living on 416 N. Preston Street, in West Philadelphia not far from the MOVE compound, located in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia about four or five blocks away from my family’s home.


Africans blaming Europeans for coronavirus cases

By Jehron Muhammad

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta slated March 21, 2020 as a “Day of Prayer” as the country turns to God to seek his intercession in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


China shows COVID-19 can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

By UN News

China’s experience in containing the spread of the new coronavirus could serve as a lesson for other countries now facing the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official with the World Health Organization told UN News in an in-depth interview.


Experts baffled by so few coronavirus cases in Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

Experts are baffled as to why there are so few cases of Africans infected with the strain of the coronavirus COVID-19. And this, according to newscientist.com, is despite China—where the virus originated—“ being the continents top trading partner and the continent having a population of 1.3 billion.”


Africa and the International Monetary Fund 'debt police'

By Jehron Muhammad

African countries have loaded up on dollar debt, leading some to worry that a tightening of global financial conditions could trigger borrowing problems in coming years, stated the Wall Street Journal.


U.S. and Israel snubbing world court probes

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague is embroiled in legal conflict with the United States on one hand and separately with the Zionist state of Israel—both being investigated for alleged war crimes.


Affordable housing for low wage workers a remote dream

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

There is a significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. This leaves no minimum wage worker able to afford a rental home solely on their weekly earnings according to a report, Out of Reach.


Corporate shutout: Black professionals face prejudice and exclusion in America

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

And the beat goes on. A new study released by the Center for Talent Innovation entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration” paints a dim picture for Black advancement in the corporate world.


Richest 1% in U.S. surpassing wealth of middle class: Report

By PressTV

The U.S. economic expansion has enriched the top one percent of American households to the point that they now control more than half of the equity in the U.S. stock market, according to a new government study.


Falling Black homeownership remains a problem

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Blacks are in the throes of a homeownership crisis, even in the midst of a robust economy with strong employment rates and steadily increasing pensions, according to the 2019 edition of the State of Housing in Black America report.


Student debt disrupts chances, widens racial wealth

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Twenty years after starting college, the median debt of White students who took out loans has been reduced by 94 percent—with almost half holding no student debt—compared to Black student loan borrowers at the median who still owe 95 percent of their cumulative borrowing total.


The Judgement of Allah (God) has entered America

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Allah (God) is so caring that He delays His own Judgement until the people of His choice understand His Judgement. In the Book of Genesis, God visits Abraham and tells him that He is going to destroy the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, except Lot and his family. Abraham asked God, “Would you destroy the righteous along with the wicked?” Abraham’s question reflects that he was not completely in agreement with God’s decision against Sodom and Gomorrah. God did not want to chastise Abraham, His friend, for not believing in the farseeing knowledge of God—that when He pronounces a judgement, that is it. God wanted Abraham to agree with Him. » CONTINUE

The Beginning of Sorrows

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We are living at a time that was described by Jesus in these words: “If those days were not shortened for his elect sake, no flesh would be saved.” We know that we have now entered that period when we witnessed a tsunami killing over 200,000 people in Asia; an earthquake in Pakistan; storms raging throughout America, fire on one side, water on the other, snow, cold, ice in between; and the President of the United States unraveling in front of our eyes. » CONTINUE

Jesus Is the Key Part 2

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

A lot of people speak to multitudes, but the message that they speak is not messianic. Jesus knew nothing of what you call Christianity. He never preached Christianity. My teacher taught me that Jesus’ teaching was freedom, justice, and equality, which is what we teach today. Could it be that the Jesus you’re looking for is hiding in plain sight? I couldn’t speak it 40 years ago, because I didn’t know. » CONTINUE

Jesus Is the Key Part 1

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We are so far from the way we once were in terms of the power that we exercised before coming on a Westerly course into what is called the United States of America, you were a different kind of people. But the God came because it’s time. People have worshipped some of everything for God. That means they know someone was responsible for all of this. They called Him by many names, and they named Him by many things. » CONTINUE

The Unraveling of A Great Nation

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, Who came to us in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the great expected Mahdi of the Muslims and Masih of the Christians. He came with two “hats” to give to two servants that He would make to fit the description of Mahdi on one side, and Masih or Messiah on the other side. » CONTINUE

The Majesty of Master Fard Muhammad's Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Old Testament of the Bible is considered a testament of law. The New Testament is considered a testament of love. Sometimes people observe law out of fear of punishment, not necessarily because they love the law. Sometimes people do good in hope of a reward, not necessarily because they love the doing of good. But love is above the law. » CONTINUE

Is America headed for civil war?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As we read this article, many wars are raging in different parts of the world, causing widespread death and destruction. These wars have caused, and are causing, nations to be divided, North and South and East and West, tribe against tribe, one ethnic, racial or religious group against the other. These lines of division that have bred hatred between those of similar ethnic and racial origin are being fed by wicked external forces.. » CONTINUE

The Fall of AMERICA

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We are in love with our former slave-masters and their children. When people say, “I love everybody,” that is foolish because Allah (God) does not love everybody. He said He loved Jacob but He hated Esau. So if God is our example and He can love and hate, then do not be afraid to love and do not be afraid to hate. If you love God, then you hate the things that God hates and you love the things that God loves. Even though your people are mired in the things that God hates, He loves them enough to keep on calling them out of what He hates until He makes them an object of His extreme favor.

Pharaoh has let us go, but there is a problem with us. If someone does not want us in their house and kicks us, yet we do not get the hint; so he kicks us again, but we are still holding on to the leg that he is kicking us; then, he kicks us with the other one and we do not have sense enough to let go of him—then, that person needs to beat the hell out of us. » CONTINUE

JUSTICE: A PREREQUISITE TO LIFE

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don’t hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder. » CONTINUE

A Final Warning to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Government and A Final Call to Black People

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Mr. President, you’re going to have to deal with the thought that’s in your mind that will destroy America and her future; because once the trigger of war is pulled, it will escalate. » CONTINUE