By Final Call Staff

Racial unrest rocks America; protestors demand justice for George Floyd

The city of Minneapolis experienced days of unrest after 46-year-old George Floyd died on Memorial Day in the custody of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The Memorial Day death was captured on a 10-minute video that went viral and sparked coast-to-coast outrage, riot and rebellion.

By May 30 unrest had been reported in over 30 cities and governors in several states were calling for the National Guard. President Trump offered to send in the U.S. military to help end the feverish activity in American streets. Many Black activists and advocates called for more than a police and military response, saying support, services and funding were needed in the same Black neighborhoods were demonstrations exploded into anger with businesses and buildings torched in many cases.

While calls came for demonstrators to go home and observe curfews set in many locales, the degree of disgust and frustration was strong. Bakari Sellers, a former South Carolina legislator and news analyst, told CNN it wasn’t enough to tell people get out of the streets. » FULL STORY

No safe haven? The problems of domestic abuse, sexual exploitation during Covid-19 pandemic

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Many cities across the U.S. implemented stay-at-home orders to offer protection during the global coronavirus pandemic. But homes have not been safe for Black women suffering domestic violence or subjected to sexual harassment or exploitation.


Min. Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

By Naba’a Muhammad and Starla Muhammad Final Call Editors @TheFinalCall

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims.


Justice for George Floyd! - Death of Black man during police arrest in Minneapolis

By The Final Call

Residents in Minneapolis took to the streets in anger, shock and outrage in response to a viral video showing police officers on top of a Black man, one White officer with his knee visibly on the man’s neck as he pleads with them, “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd later died.


As Covid-19 spreads so are scams and schemes bilking people of millions of dollars

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

If you think you’re doing enough to guard against Covid-19, just by social distancing or wearing a mask, think again.


Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state.


Racial unrest rocks America; protestors demand justice for George Floyd

By Final Call Staff

The city of Minneapolis experienced days of unrest after 46-year-old George Floyd died on Memorial Day in the custody of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The Memorial Day death was captured on a 10-minute video that went viral and sparked coast-to-coast outrage, riot and rebellion.

By May 30 unrest had been reported in over 30 cities and governors in several states were calling for the National Guard. President Trump offered to send in the U.S. military to help end the feverish activity in American streets. Many Black activists and advocates called for more than a police and military response, saying support, services and funding were needed in the same Black neighborhoods were demonstrations exploded into anger with businesses and buildings torched in many cases.

While calls came for demonstrators to go home and observe curfews set in many locales, the degree of disgust and frustration was strong. Bakari Sellers, a former South Carolina legislator and news analyst, told CNN it wasn’t enough to tell people get out of the streets.


No safe haven? The problems of domestic abuse, sexual exploitation during Covid-19 pandemic

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Many cities across the U.S. implemented stay-at-home orders to offer protection during the global coronavirus pandemic. But homes have not been safe for Black women suffering domestic violence or subjected to sexual harassment or exploitation.


Min. Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

By Naba’a Muhammad and Starla Muhammad Final Call Editors @TheFinalCall

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims.


Justice for George Floyd! - Death of Black man during police arrest in Minneapolis

By The Final Call

Residents in Minneapolis took to the streets in anger, shock and outrage in response to a viral video showing police officers on top of a Black man, one White officer with his knee visibly on the man’s neck as he pleads with them, “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd later died.


As Covid-19 spreads so are scams and schemes bilking people of millions of dollars

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

If you think you’re doing enough to guard against Covid-19, just by social distancing or wearing a mask, think again.


Min. Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

By Naba’a Muhammad and Starla Muhammad Final Call Editors @TheFinalCall

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims.


Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state.


The history of Cuba’s unprecedented humanitarian work in Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

Ace Magashule, secretary general of the African National Congress (ANC), during a recent lecture on the importance of solidarity and internationalism with progressive people around the globe, highlighted the impact of the Cuban revolution in the South African struggle against imperialism and colonialism.


Pandemic shaping economic, social climate of East and Southern Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

In many East and Southern African countries, local, regional and national lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been extended, reported Equinet. “Their impacts raise questions on their sustainability.


African women farm majority of Africa’s food but own less than majority of land

By Jehron Muhammad

Historically, African women have been the continent’s workforce for food production, yet history reveals they have only limited access to the very basic tools required to produce food.


$349 billion Covid-19 small business program short-changes businesses of color

By Charlene Crowell, Guest Columnist

A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Stimulus stunts and secret tricks

By Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn

Much deserved attention has been focused on the performance breakdowns and structural flaws in the massive $2 trillion federal government Covid-19 economic stimulus plan that was just adopted and almost as quickly spent by banks and corporations.


Hope, doubts about $2.2 trillion spending bill

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The United States of America adopted a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, intended to provide immediate assistance to many citizens and small businesses, as well as to major industries on the brink of economic collapse amid the ongoing pandemic. Immediate public reaction ranged from relief to skepticism.


Economic uncertainty and instability amid Covid-19 crisis

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

The global pandemic that is sweeping the United States and the world has ravaged almost everywhere it has hit, roaring through cities and small towns, killing thousands of people, making others ill, upending daily activities and decimating the country’s economic fabric.


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.


The Immeasurable, Limitless Value and Beauty of a Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Why the subject, "The Limitless, Immeasurable Value and Beauty of a Woman"? Some women may look in the mirror, and think, "Oh, I am not so pretty." They may not be considered physically attractive, but physical attractiveness is not beauty. » CONTINUE

Separation Or Death

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Many people do not wish to say that the human is divine, but we call The Creation divine. The sun is divine, the moon is divine, the stars are divine, the trees, the seas, the oceans, the mountains, the rivers. ... They are divine because they come from The Originator of Divine. So if we can ascribe divinity to the things that He created, and the greatest of God’s creation is the human being, then why should we not understand that in the human being is the spark of divine that has been put out in the last 6,000 years of the rule of other than divine? » CONTINUE

Who Is The Natural Enemy of the ORIGINAL MAN?

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

When you live your life only for yourself, then you are already dead; you’re just waiting for time to return you to the Earth. But when you live your life to serve others, to make life better for others, to improve the condition of the world that we came into, that when we leave it, we leave it in a better state—and those are the people whose names live. » CONTINUE

The Good Samaritan: A Study of Cuba

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

We were greatly pained to learn that the government of Cuba offered 1,100 doctors, without a political cause, to aid the suffering of our people in that area of the country. They offered this three times before Katrina struck and, unfortunately, three times the offer of the Cuban government was rejected. Cuba, 90 miles from America, has had to live under a blockade under the threat of invasion and terrorist activities from the anti-Cuban forces headquartered in Miami. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

During this month of Ramadan, each day we are to read one-thirtieth (1/30) of the Qur’an so that by the end of Ramadan, we shall have completed the reading of the whole of the Holy Qur’an. This is a very special month of prayer and fasting and sacrifice that is prescribed by Allah to give us the discipline necessary by forsaking the things that are natural. » CONTINUE

The Blessed, Noble Holy Month of Ramadan: ‘Guidance to the Muslim World’

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

May Allah guide us in this blessed month to understand that we are in the time of judgment: a time of judgment that whatever a man or woman sows, we shall reap it in this time—none will escape the Law of Requital. » CONTINUE

Statement On The Passing of Abdul Hafeez Muhammad

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I mourn with all who knew and loved him and I write to you as one of the mourners who seek the peace and contentment of mind that only Allah (God) can give when we surrender; that the life, the work, and the death of our brother is the Will of God. » CONTINUE

A Time of Trouble

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

My beloved brothers and sisters, the world that we know has entered into a great time of trouble; and the United States of America in particular has entered into that great time of trouble that the Prophet Daniel was speaking about.

When we say “a time of trouble,” what do we mean? When we speak of a time of trouble, we’re speaking of a time of great adversity, great difficulty, great stress and pressure. We are speaking of a time of a great veil of tears, annoyance, irritation and aggravation. » CONTINUE

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