Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Peace in the hood & goodwill toward one another needed

Christmas is supposed to be about Jesus, joy, love and happiness, yet a mythical Santa and price-gouging merchants have taken Christ out of Christmas.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has called for a revolution in thinking and action this year to put Christ back into Christ-Mass.

“This Christmas let’s make it a real mass for Christ,” stated Minister Farrakhan during a recent address at Mosque Maryam in Chicago. “Christ is not interested in you going in the store and making the already rich rich, putting yourself in debt for another year to give out gifts. Come on! Jesus didn’t ask you to do that,” Minister Farrakhan said.

Examine the 10th Chapter of Jeremiah in the Bible, he said Nov. 18 in a major address. Going out in the forest, cutting down a tree, taking it home, decking it with silver and gold is what heathens do, Minister Farrakhan observed, referring to the verses in Jeremiah and their warning against following the way of the heathen. » FULL STORY

Alabama AG taking over case of Black man killed by police

By AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The investigation of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a police officer inside Alabama’s largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general.


The still growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire

The United States makes up about five percent of the world’s population and has 21 percent of the world’s prisoners. Also, according to the Fact Sheet, one in every 37 adults in the United States, or 2.7 percent of the adult population, is under some form of correctional supervision.


Dedicated Black teachers are key in mission to educate Black children

By Barrington Salmon and Nisa Islam Muhammad -The Final Call-

A Black child who has just one Black teacher in elementary school is more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college. The likelihood of pursuing a college education is significantly higher if that same child is taught by two Black teachers.


Activists call for operational unity after police killing of young, Black man

By Brian E. Muhammad, Staff Writer

Sustained protests are intensifying in Hoover, Alabama in the fight for justice for Emantic ‘EJ’ Bradford Jr., who was shot to death by police who were responding to a gun fire call inside the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall there.


Fate of cops on trial for conspiracy in hands of judge

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO—After two weeks in court, which included five days of witness testimony and at the conclusion of closing arguments, Judge Domenica Stephenson said she will decide on Dec. 19 what will happen to the three Chicago police officers charged with conspiracy.


Peace in the hood & goodwill toward one another needed

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Christmas is supposed to be about Jesus, joy, love and happiness, yet a mythical Santa and price-gouging merchants have taken Christ out of Christmas.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has called for a revolution in thinking and action this year to put Christ back into Christ-Mass.

“This Christmas let’s make it a real mass for Christ,” stated Minister Farrakhan during a recent address at Mosque Maryam in Chicago. “Christ is not interested in you going in the store and making the already rich rich, putting yourself in debt for another year to give out gifts. Come on! Jesus didn’t ask you to do that,” Minister Farrakhan said.

Examine the 10th Chapter of Jeremiah in the Bible, he said Nov. 18 in a major address. Going out in the forest, cutting down a tree, taking it home, decking it with silver and gold is what heathens do, Minister Farrakhan observed, referring to the verses in Jeremiah and their warning against following the way of the heathen.


Alabama AG taking over case of Black man killed by police

By AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The investigation of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a police officer inside Alabama’s largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general.


The still growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire

The United States makes up about five percent of the world’s population and has 21 percent of the world’s prisoners. Also, according to the Fact Sheet, one in every 37 adults in the United States, or 2.7 percent of the adult population, is under some form of correctional supervision.


#Defending Farrakhan - A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women

By Final Call News

On Nov. 24, the Mighty MGT Vanguard of Muhammad Mosque No. 29 in Miami went out in the community spending time giving out Final Call Newspapers and distributing food and clothes to residents.


Dedicated Black teachers are key in mission to educate Black children

By Barrington Salmon and Nisa Islam Muhammad -The Final Call-

A Black child who has just one Black teacher in elementary school is more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college. The likelihood of pursuing a college education is significantly higher if that same child is taught by two Black teachers.


Black historical, political, moral authority to speak on U.S.-Israel-Palestine policy despite Zionist disapproval

By Jehron Muhammad

Last year during International Solidarity Month with the Palestinian people, the grandson of South Africa’s first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela, and chief of the Mandela household, Mandla Mandela, visited Palestine to see up close the oppression and brutality of “Apartheid Israel.”


African women, the #MeToo movement and the sacredness of the female

By Jehron Muhammad

“African women don’t need the #MeToo movement. They’ve always had an ‘UsToo’ movement—collective women’s mobilizations that have fought against colonial oppression, military dictatorships, foreign interventions,” Howard University political scientist, Josephine Dawuni said, during her recent talk at Cornell University.


200 million women, girls have undergone Female Genital Mutilation

By Jehron Muhammad

The percentage of girls and women who’ve undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) on the continent of Africa over nearly three decades has seen a “huge and significant decline,” according to a new study, published by BMJ Global Health.


Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nears completion, but not without controversy

By Jehron Muhammad

The Grand Ehiopian Renaissance Dam is edging closer to completion in Ethiopia, but not without ruffling a few feathers along the way, most notably, Egypt.


International Criminal Court won’t drop arrest warrant on Gadhafi son

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

During a periodic review of Libya before the United Nations Security Council the International Criminal Court (ICC) denied a petition from Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, to drop an outstanding arrest warrant issued against him. The review took place Nov. 2.


Change in financial aid form can halt missed opportunities

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—Each year, the federal government gives more than $122 billion in aid to undergraduate students, helping more than 17 million of them go to colleges and universities.


Arkansas and Missouri voters approve minimum wage hike

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Voters in Arkansas and Missouri crossed party lines to say “yes” to higher minimum wages for nearly one million workers. Citizens overwhelmingly voted in favor of higher paychecks, with 68 percent in favor in Arkansas and 61 percent in favor in Missouri.


Inaugural ‘We Buy Black Convention’ in Atlanta Nov. 16-17

By Final Call News

The inaugural We Buy Black Convention will be like no other! It’s time we clearly identify and remove our dollars from products and services that disrespect and devalue our community, replace them with reputable and amazing Black-owned brands, and rebuild the life and community we want to see.


Grand Opening of The Black Mall, Nov. 1-3

By Shop.TheBlackMall.com

The grand opening will highlight three days of sales, featured vendors, food and drink, performances and much more! Highlights will include a celebration Nov. 1 and a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 3.


Working together at home and in business

By Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer-

Artiium Arbyummi was dissatisfied with the direction his life was going in. He had a web design company that he’d upheld for years, but still wasn’t where he wanted to be.


We Must Reflect Jesus the Revolutionary

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is wonderful to be a servant of God and a servant of the people. In the Bible, Jesus said it beautifully: “He who would be chief among you let him be your servant.” Black people have been trained on how to serve the White man, but it takes God to touch our hearts to make us servants of one another. » CONTINUE

Why We are Calling You to Boycott Christmas

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Most of the gifts that you give on Christmas really have no meaning. The best gift you could give on Christmas is you: Your heart, your love, for your family and your friends. Let’s make this Christmas a Christmas where Christ is back in the center of what we believe is his birth date. » CONTINUE

Min. Farrakhan Speaks with His Excellency Mohsen Rezaee, Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council in Tehran, Iran PART TWO

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I listened very carefully. What is so sad is that our first fight is with ourselves. The enemy that we must overcome is the Enemy of Self. If we were not prone to be deceived by our desires, Satan outside of us could never attract the Satan within ourselves.

So we must never forget that Allah the Most High knows that among the sheep there are wolves that are in sheep’s clothing. Sometimes they’re in our families, sometimes we’re sleeping in bed with Shaitan. So today we have to train our ears to listen to our own thoughts and analyze where those thoughts are coming from.

The last two chapters of the Qur’an are the chapters of refuge. I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn from the evil of created things or the mischief that Satan makes with created things. Food we need but Satan now is seeking to control the production of food to kill us by what we eat and what we drink and what we think. » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's News Conference at PressTV Offices in Iran

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I must say I have not enjoyed reading the press commentary on my visit here. But I guess I should not expect any different from a Zionist-controlled press, especially my being in the Islamic Republic of Iran. » CONTINUE

Guidance For Our President and Our Nation Pt 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I'm honored to, by the Grace of Allah, share with you what Almighty God Allah has put on my heart for you, for America, for the world, and for whoever will be the president of the United States of America.

Back in the 1960s, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote on “The National Election” that was taking place at that time, which makes up Chapter 8 of his monumental book The Fall of America (pages 36-37). I would like to quote from this chapter a few of his words which serve as the base for the guidance I bring to you today. He asked the question:

“How much good have the two parties (Republican and Democrat) done for us for the last century in the way of freedom, justice, and equality? Regardless of what party wins, the die is always set against us (the Black people in America). Injustice, crooked politics, and the breeding of corruption under crooked politics have been practiced ever since Adam to the present day rulers...” » CONTINUE

The Relationship Between Spiritual and Political Leadership

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is difficult to follow in the footsteps of a founder, because the founder is usually a charismatic human being through whom an idea is espoused that is bigger than the person who espouses it. The people, in their childlike way, are always attracted to the physical persona of a revolutionary who brings a revolutionary idea. When Allah (God) says to that revolutionary, “Your work is done,” the people feel a sense of loss or emptiness, due to their immaturity. They do not understand that their leader was not a haircut, a color, or a good-looking person. Their leader was the embodiment of an idea.

This is the way it was when Jesus went to the Father. The disciples felt lost, but Jesus was very wise in the way he taught them. Jesus said to them, “It is expedient for you that I go away.” It was necessary for the followers that their leader goes, so that the people who were addicted to personality could come to grips with the principles that made their leader who he was. If we are mature enough that we are not addicted to personality, then we are able to see the founder through our leaders, and realize that the founder has never been absent from us. » CONTINUE

Falsehood Cannot Undermine the Power of Truth.

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It seems as though that some of you are so upset by what I am saying, that you write disrespectful “tweets” and words, calling Louis Farrakhan: “Crazy Louie.” Of course, that is your prerogative to be cheap, and disrespectful, if that is what you feel. But I am in excellent company when you call me “crazy,” or a “mad man.”

When you refer to me as a “mad man” or as “crazy,” you put me in good company—in the company of The Prophets and Messengers of God who challenged the powers of their day with Truth. » CONTINUE

Holy Day of Atonement: Million Man March 23rd Anniversary Address in Detroit

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I'm honored and we are honored by your presence. We are honored to be in this place and we call it hallowed ground: hallowed ground because Detroit was chosen by the Son of Man, God In Person, to visit this city to start what is now known as The Nation of Islam. He came alone, He came by Himself. He used many aliases, one of them was Fard Ali. Fard meaning alone, singular, by Himself.

It is written that God would come but He was seen as a man treading the winepress alone. The Bible said He would come as a thief in the night. And, it says that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief would appear, he would not suffer his goods to be taken. » CONTINUE

The Intensifying Universal Cry for Justice

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I am a student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The Qur’an says “every nation has received a messenger”—and my beloved Muslim family believes that the final messenger is Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. But when Prophet Muhammad came, the Western world had not been discovered, America had not been founded, slavery had not begun, and the Native American people, who are the owners of this country, had not met an enemy that deprived them and us of life, liberty and the pursuit of their happiness.

America is in need of a divine messenger and a warner from God. America is in need of someone to help her to keep her from a destructive fall. » CONTINUE

Righteous Men and Women Ready To Rule

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I bear witness to the Oneness of God, the Oneness of His prophetic community and the Oneness of His People. There have been many religions, many sages and wise men and each one that taught us, taught us something good. But what God demands today is not a religion that is truth mixed with falsehood, not a religion that is somewhat good, but this is the time that God would give us One Faith, One Lord, and One Baptism.

I, too, with my brother believe in Jesus, the Christ. We say Muhammad but Muhammad is an Arabic name which means “one worthy of praise and praised much.” Jesus is worthy of praise, not the Jesus that they taught us of. Sorry. I know you love him, and you have every right to love Jesus; but it’s time that you get to know Him. Not as a White man hanging on your wall but a Black man born from your loins and from your womb. » CONTINUE