By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Up with Jesus: Down with Santa, What is X-mas really all about?

Identity theft is illegal, but Santa Claus is co-opting Jesus with impunity.

Across the world people are planning to celebrate Dec. 25 or Christmas Day, as the son of God’s birthday, but they will actually be doing the opposite.

“… Jesus was not born in December. God in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, has taught me that his birthday took place between the first and second weeks of September, and that no one knows exactly what day he was born, for it was a secret kept between Joseph and Mary to save them both from being murdered by getting a baby out of wedlock,” stated the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in his 1974 book, “Our Saviour Has Arrived.” He offers a deeper understanding of his teacher, the Great Mahdi Master Fard Muhammad, and insight into prophecies and world events. » FULL STORY

U.S. pressure, internal problems a dangerous mix in Iran

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The United States Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East in what is understood as part of continued antagonism with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Testifying before Congress, John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said the United States was “observing Iran’s behavior with concern.


Remembering our martyrs

By The Final Call

This December marked the 50th anniversary of the police killing of Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in the city of Chicago. Panther leader Hampton, headquartered in the city, and Panther Clark, who hailed from Peoria, Ill., were shot to death Dec. 4, 1969 in a West Side apartment.


Video brings more questions about police shooting

By J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer-

The family of Terry Tillman, protestors, community organizers and supporters had waited three months for information surrounding the death of the 23-year-old Black male shot to death by a suburban police officer.


Anti-racist, anti-police oppression group relaunches in Chicago

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—With chants such as “all power to the people” and “free them all” an intergenerational, multi-ethnic gathering of activists and ordinary citizens from nearly 30 states and 140 organizations convened in Chicago for the re-founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to coordinate nationwide actions against state sponsored racial violence.


Rev. Clay Evans and Father George Clements: The incredible legacies of two spiritual giants

By The Final Call

CHICAGO— The world of religion, the country and Black Chicago recently lost two spiritual and civil rights stalwarts. Longtime pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and gospel musician extraordinaire the Rev. Clay Evans, and Roman Catholic Church pioneering priest Father George Clements.


Up with Jesus: Down with Santa, What is X-mas really all about?

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Identity theft is illegal, but Santa Claus is co-opting Jesus with impunity.

Across the world people are planning to celebrate Dec. 25 or Christmas Day, as the son of God’s birthday, but they will actually be doing the opposite.

“… Jesus was not born in December. God in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, has taught me that his birthday took place between the first and second weeks of September, and that no one knows exactly what day he was born, for it was a secret kept between Joseph and Mary to save them both from being murdered by getting a baby out of wedlock,” stated the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in his 1974 book, “Our Saviour Has Arrived.” He offers a deeper understanding of his teacher, the Great Mahdi Master Fard Muhammad, and insight into prophecies and world events.


Grieving family demands answers

By William P. Muhammad

ROCKFORD, Ill.—Family and friends of 35-year-old Eugene Washington, a South Side resident of Rockford, Illinois and father of four, are demanding answers from the Winnebago County Sheriff and the state’s attorney’s office after his sudden and mysterious death after spending nearly two months in the county jail without incident.


House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing underway

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) instructed the chairs of key house committees to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump on Dec. 5. Mrs. Pelosi said Mr. Trump’s actions to seek foreign help in the 2020 election strikes at the very heart of the Constitution. “Our democracy is what is at stake,” she told reporters.


Serena Williams builds schools in Jamaica, Africa

By Stacy M.Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

While many deep-pocketed philanthropists and celebrities will write checks to support worthy causes, tennis megastar Serena Williams routinely goes the extra mile.


Sharing The Light, Life and Power of Islam

By The Final Call

CHICAGO—The FOI (Fruit of Islam) and MGT and GCC (Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class), are the men and women of the Nation of Islam. An important part of their faith includes sharing what they have learned with others and they have implemented The “teach a man to fish” principle by spreading the life-giving Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in their communities.


U.S. Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

By AP

RALEIGH, N.C.—A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint.


U.S. pressure, internal problems a dangerous mix in Iran

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The United States Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East in what is understood as part of continued antagonism with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Testifying before Congress, John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said the United States was “observing Iran’s behavior with concern.


Outspoken former AU official responds to ‘smear campaign’

By Jehron Muhammad

I interacted with and listened intensively to the former African Union permanent ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, during her recent visit to Philadelphia. I also helped organize her visit.


The fight to confront China’s rights abuses of Uyghur Muslims

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the UYGHUR Act of 2019 by a nearly unanimous vote of 407 to 1. The act would impose sanctions on senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Muslim Uyghur minority.


Half-North Korean, half-Chinese children struggle in South Korea

By AP

UIJEONGBU, South Korea— Song Hong Ryon looks like any other young woman in South Korea. But three years after her arrival from China, the half- North Korean, half-Chinese 19 year old has made only two South Koreanborn friends and says she’s often been hurt by little things, like when people ask if she’s from China because of her accent.


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.


Nothing Beats Buying Black!

By Azizah Muhammad

ATLANTA—“We Buy Black,” a thriving movement that markets Black-owned businesses, recently hosted its 2nd annual convention at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia.


Black-owned family bank marks 85 years of service

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Since 1934 Industrial Bank has served the nation’s capital and is currently the only Black family-owned bank in that area. Industrial Bank is among the top five largest Black-owned banks in the United States.


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

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

And while some of you really didn’t know how you were going to pay the rent this month, you managed to find a little money to buy a Christmas tree and presents, and are busy decorating your trees and getting ready for the “holidays.” » CONTINUE

The Abuse of the Female

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

If we would come together as a family, husband and wife, we will start pulling the children back and then holiness will replace the broken spirit from broken marriages and broken homes. ...
In Islam, we cover our women, because the female body is a natural attraction to a real man. Allah (God) formed the female that way. » CONTINUE

‘What is Justice?’— Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This message to you is one I gave in a series of meetings ever since I touched down in St. Louis: I spoke to pastors and politicians, and a host of others in private meetings; and I met with the chief of police, along with Brother Anthony Shahid and others. And I know the mayor and others (were) concerned about what I have to say. » 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

Everybody Needs Somebody: A Tribute to Akbar Muhammad

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is a special night to see Sister Miriam and the children of Brother Akbar and the sacrifice that she made, and they made, and then his other children and his wife Nafisah. I enjoyed everyone who spoke. I enjoyed James Mtume. I enjoyed my sister, Denise Thimes, who sang about love, about life and about you. » CONTINUE

God Is Using The Forces Of Nature To Humble America

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Thomas Jefferson and the early writers of the Declaration of Independence knew that slavery was wrong but they had it. And Mr. Jefferson made this statement, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice will not sleep forever.” » CONTINUE

The Challenge of LEADERSHIP in a Time of World Crisis

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The subject matter that I wanted to deal with today is the characteristic that is necessary in leadership in a time of world crisis. No one who is here today—listening and watching television and listening to the news or reading the newspapers—is not aware that we are definitely in a time of great world crisis. The world leaders that we look to for leadership are actually demonstrating bankruptcy in the qualities of leadership that are necessary in a time of crisis. » CONTINUE

Message to Mark the 24th Anniversary of the Million Man March Part II

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I was thinking this morning about Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran, who came out of Paris, France, where he was in exile. He came back to the cheers of the people in Iran who were suffering under a leader that was put in power by the CIA. » CONTINUE

Message to Mark the 24th Anniversary of the Million Man March

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

There are no creatures superior to the human being. The human being is the supreme of the creatures of God. In fact, the Bible calls us the Glory of God, but all of us have fallen short of the Glory of God and have not measured up to what God created us to be. Satan has made sure and has done his job, but his time is up. » CONTINUE

The critical hour demands building a future for ourselves and our people

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The Time for “marching” is over! We’ve done that, and we’ve accomplished a lot through “marches.” Through the Million Man March, we proved that we can rise above our differences because The Cause for which we were rising was greater than the things that divided us. So we came together to produce the Greatest Gathering ever to be seen in America—not by Black people, but by anybody!

Now what does that say? If we could rise above our differences to produce what never was seen before, and hasn’t been duplicated since, then what is our call today? » CONTINUE