By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Poignant actions follow Min. Farrakhan’s call for a ‘revolution of kindness’

People across the country—from those barely familiar with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to his followers in the Nation of Islam—continue enthusiastically responding to the beloved leader’s clarion call for acts of kindness in the holiday season and beyond.

Reconciliations at family gatherings, food donations in lieu of frivolous shopping and speaking kind and uplifting words to one another were just a fraction of the acts people were inspired to engage in as a result of the Minister’s directive. Many people shared with Minister Farrakhan some of the activities they participated in, reported Jesse Muhammad, his social media director.

After Minister Farrakhan declared his wishes for the recent holiday rooted in Chapter 107 of the Holy Qur’an titled “Al-Ma’un (Acts of Kindness), the Farrakhan Twitter Army was live tweeting his message. The responses were already overwhelming to the Minister’s words and the display of his heart, when he commanded, “Let love break out in the ghetto,” explained Jesse Muhammad. » FULL STORY

Dreams, delusions and slander

By Richard B. Muhammad

Film and media maker Dream Hampton touched many emotions in Black America with her series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired to incredible numbers for the Lifetime network. It told the stories of women and families who say they have suffered because of the alleged sexual and other misdeeds of the R&B singer.


Life, legacy and reality of Dr. King’s disciples

By Bryan 18X Crawford | Contributing Writer | @MrCraw4D

Every January, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated nationwide. It is a day that Black people use to reflect on civil rights struggles of the past, and reconcile them with struggles Blacks still face today, as they work together in the spirit of our ancestors to try and bring healing to our communities.


Tim Scott & Racist Republican DNA

By Richard B. Muhammad

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott made noise with a Washington Post op-ed pointing out the problem with fellow GOPer Steve King of Iowa using “offensive” buzz words, how Republicans pay for the use of such words and the need to cease using such words.


A family, community agonize over shooting death of seven-year-old

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The parents of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes gunned down in a case of mistaken identity celebrated her young life during a funeral January 8. Her family and Houston community is still trying to come to grips with the shock and pain of such a violent act that claimed the life of such a young, innocent victim.


Angry workers condemn government shutdown

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

WASHINGTON—On the 20th day of the federal government shutdown, an estimated 3,000 labor union officials, rank-and-file members and federal contractors clogged the street, crowding in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters on 16th Street, NW, demanding that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell end the shutdown.


Poignant actions follow Min. Farrakhan’s call for a ‘revolution of kindness’

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

People across the country—from those barely familiar with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to his followers in the Nation of Islam—continue enthusiastically responding to the beloved leader’s clarion call for acts of kindness in the holiday season and beyond.

Reconciliations at family gatherings, food donations in lieu of frivolous shopping and speaking kind and uplifting words to one another were just a fraction of the acts people were inspired to engage in as a result of the Minister’s directive. Many people shared with Minister Farrakhan some of the activities they participated in, reported Jesse Muhammad, his social media director.

After Minister Farrakhan declared his wishes for the recent holiday rooted in Chapter 107 of the Holy Qur’an titled “Al-Ma’un (Acts of Kindness), the Farrakhan Twitter Army was live tweeting his message. The responses were already overwhelming to the Minister’s words and the display of his heart, when he commanded, “Let love break out in the ghetto,” explained Jesse Muhammad.


Life, legacy and reality of Dr. King’s disciples

By Bryan 18X Crawford | Contributing Writer | @MrCraw4D

Every January, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated nationwide. It is a day that Black people use to reflect on civil rights struggles of the past, and reconcile them with struggles Blacks still face today, as they work together in the spirit of our ancestors to try and bring healing to our communities.


Criminal justice reform takes step forward, but more work lies ahead

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Years of meetings, arguments, discussions, progress, setbacks, squabbles and formal and informal confabs among politicians, formerly incarcerated individuals, criminal justice advocates, policymakers, crime survivors, and others produced a result recently, that left people like Louis Reed, Erin Haney and Van Jones stunned but elated.


Loneliness a public health threat in older adults

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

For Dorothy Washington, her “until death due you part” lasted 22 years. When she got divorced, she thought about remarrying but the next ‘Mr. Right’ never seemed to come around. Now, decades later, she lives alone and most days is lonely. At nearly 80, she’s one of the growing number of seniors facing the public health threat of loneliness. 


A family, community agonize over shooting death of seven-year-old

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The parents of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes gunned down in a case of mistaken identity celebrated her young life during a funeral January 8. Her family and Houston community is still trying to come to grips with the shock and pain of such a violent act that claimed the life of such a young, innocent victim.


Egyptian President el-Sissi, the ‘60 Minutes’ interview and the African Union

By Jehron Muhammad

Egyptian military leader turned president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, recently did a 60 Minutes interview, which if nothing else, exposes Africa’s history of Western-backed despots and brutal dictatorial leaders claiming democratic governments.


Unrest, protests and demands for change in Sudan

By Jehron Muhammad

Trade unions and professional associations, including the Sudan’s Doctors Union, called for a nationwide work stoppage in protest against price hikes, including the doubling of the cost of bread, the scarcity of petroleum and Sudan’s overall worsening economic conditions.


‘An Empire In Decline’ - A year of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

As 2018 comes to a close, President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the 2,000 American troops from Syria and declared that ISIS, the Islamic State terror network has been defeated. The announcement caused mixed reactions of agreement among some Trump critics and disagreement among some U.S. lawmakers who rejected the decision.


U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia

By Jehron Muhammad

In a speech unveiling U.S. strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, National Security Advisor John Bolton ccused Beijing and Moscow of “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.”


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.”


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.


The Meaning of Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My subject today was inspired by a sister who visited our home, and at the end of the evening she asked me, “Brother Farrakhan, I’ve watched you grow and I’m touched by the growth of your love for our people. How can I grow to love like I see you love?” I never have been asked a question like that, but, while she was asking, Allah (God) was giving me the answer. I answered her, and as I looked at the words going out of my mouth, I realized that Allah (God) had given to me something so profound that I determined that at the first chance I get, I would share it with you. » CONTINUE

Consecration, Service and Truth: LEADERS RISING AMONG LEADERS

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Jesus was not a friend of this world. ... The disciple James said the “love of this world is enmity with God”; and some of you will retort from John 3:16: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever believed in him would not perish, but have everlasting life.” So it is with these scriptures that I begin our subject matter. » CONTINUE

Our Demonstration of Love for The New Year

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The first day of the New Year should be a day of reflection, a day of prayer, a day of praise and thanks that we were blessed to make it through the last year, because there are so many of those that we know, those that we love, who started the New Year with us last year, but did not know that it would be the beginning of their last year on this Earth. » CONTINUE

Dear Jane Eisner, We are Louis Farrakhan & We Don't Fear The Censure of Any Censurer

By Demetric Muhammad

Your article calling for the public censure of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is offensive to Black people in America. After 60 years of tried and true leadership and service to the Black community, we stand with Minister Farrakhan. » 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