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By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Jay Z, 4:44 and lessons for life

Hip hop entrepreneur's album sparks conversations and controversy, but he's talking not about drugs, guns, sex and violence so what's the problem?

Hip-hop legend and business mogul Jay Z delivered powerful elements on “4:44,” his latest album, and it was void of praise of drugs and violence.

The album went platinum, selling one million units on Tidal, a platform owned by the son of Brooklyn, and cell phone giant Sprint. It has since been released on other platforms. In addition to major sales, “4:44” sparked a wide debate about Black economics, artistic growth and the harsh reality of race in America.

“Some think as a 47-year-old man now, father of two daughters, and somebody who is high-profile in his marriage to Beyoncé, who is sort of like the reigning Black music person, woman for the last decade, I think he had no other place to go other than to be his 47-year-old Black man self,” said Chuck D of the legendary Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy.
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Women's March targets National Rifle Association

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—The Women’s March set their sights on the National Rifle Association with a two-day march and rally that included a 17-mile march in the heat of the day from National Rifle Association headquarters to the Department of Justice in downtown D.C. and a Saturday morning rally.


New top FBI nominee flies under the radar

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Christopher Wray to be President Donald Trump’s new FBI director almost slipped under the news media radar in a week when reports revealed more details about possibly illegal meetings involving Trump campaign officials and Russian agents in June 2016.


Young cellist is a Chicago classic among musicians

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call-

CHICAGO—Fourteen-year-old Ifetayo Ali-Landing finished in second place in last year’s Sphinx stringed instrument competition, but she set a goal to come out on top in 2017.


The attack of the Bad and Bougie, Dr. Umar and Black Nationalism

By Truth Minista Paul Scott

As we see with the attack on Umar Johnson, the Bad and Bougie have been engaged in an uncivil, civil war against those who they, unflatteringly, refer to as “Hoteps” or “Dashiki wearers.”


Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON—An historic event for the Black community in Britain is coming Aug. 5 when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will speak directly to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2002.


Jay Z, 4:44 and lessons for life

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Hip hop entrepreneur's album sparks conversations and controversy, but he's talking not about drugs, guns, sex and violence so what's the problem?

Hip-hop legend and business mogul Jay Z delivered powerful elements on “4:44,” his latest album, and it was void of praise of drugs and violence.

The album went platinum, selling one million units on Tidal, a platform owned by the son of Brooklyn, and cell phone giant Sprint. It has since been released on other platforms. In addition to major sales, “4:44” sparked a wide debate about Black economics, artistic growth and the harsh reality of race in America.

“Some think as a 47-year-old man now, father of two daughters, and somebody who is high-profile in his marriage to Beyoncé, who is sort of like the reigning Black music person, woman for the last decade, I think he had no other place to go other than to be his 47-year-old Black man self,” said Chuck D of the legendary Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy.


Women's March targets National Rifle Association

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—The Women’s March set their sights on the National Rifle Association with a two-day march and rally that included a 17-mile march in the heat of the day from National Rifle Association headquarters to the Department of Justice in downtown D.C. and a Saturday morning rally.


New top FBI nominee flies under the radar

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Christopher Wray to be President Donald Trump’s new FBI director almost slipped under the news media radar in a week when reports revealed more details about possibly illegal meetings involving Trump campaign officials and Russian agents in June 2016.


Young cellist is a Chicago classic among musicians

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call-

CHICAGO—Fourteen-year-old Ifetayo Ali-Landing finished in second place in last year’s Sphinx stringed instrument competition, but she set a goal to come out on top in 2017.


Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON—An historic event for the Black community in Britain is coming Aug. 5 when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will speak directly to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2002.


U.S. created Daesh, allowed regional states to fund terror group: Nasrallah

By RT.com

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the U.S. created the Daesh terrorists (also known as ISIS) and gave regional states the green light to fund and support the Takfiri militant group.


Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON—An historic event for the Black community in Britain is coming Aug. 5 when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will speak directly to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2002.


Trump, America Shrinking On World Stage?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The reputation of United States, long thought of as an imperial super power and world bully, has literally deteriorated in the six months of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. The world is less secure, and there is a fast escalating threat that war might again erupt on the Korean Peninsula.


We Want Justice! Youth Take To UK Streets After Death Of Black Man

By Trevon Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

LONDON— “Who killed Edson? The Police killed Edson!” was the chant as over 200 friends and supporters took the streets of Stratford to protest the death of 25-year-old Edson Da Costa in police custody.


Negligence, Deregulation At Heart Of Tragic UK Fire?

By Trevon Muhammad, Contributing Writer

LONDON—In the days following one of Britain’s worst peacetime disasters in decades, anger has only risen as charges of corporate profiteering and governmental negligence have increased.


Africa Among Top 10 Fastest Growing Markets For Air Travel

By GIN

(GIN)—Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.


Housing Out Of Reach For Many In The U.S.

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Sheronna Ragin-Winters knows first hand what researchers found during a new study: housing in America is out of reach due to high rental costs and low wages.


Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice

By Hazel Trice Edney

It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put—not enough money and not enough places to get it.


From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack movement is real

By Stacy M. Brown -NNPA Newswire-

As the holiday season moves into full swing, the #BuyBlack campaign has led many to imagine what would happen if African Americans— the largest consumer group of color in the United States with an estimated $1.2 trillion in spending power— routinely demonstrated allegiance to the 2.6 million Black-owned businesses that exist in America.


Will victims in bank scandal get their day in court?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Victims of the Wells Fargo banking scandal will get justice and have their day in court if new legislation introduced earlier this month passes.


Business is Warfare: What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

But History is teaching us, because we have been crying out for this for years: “Jobs! We need jobs! We must have jobs!” We agree with you. But you are acting like “children”—little beggars—who are asking somebody else to do something for us that, with Right Guidance and The Will, we could do all of this for ourselves. » CONTINUE

God Has Come To Answer Our Cry For Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and sisters, you are a good people, but you’ve been in the hands of a rebel against God; and any time God’s Guidance, His Law, is not respected by you, and you rebel against His Law, you make yourself an enemy of God, or a “devil.” » CONTINUE

Message From A United Community Iftar: A Problem In The West Only Allah Could Solve

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We’re not out here taking money. Our work is the resurrection of our people and the dissemination of the faith. What kind of Muslims are we if we pray in the masjid, and fast, and walk by the ignorant and leave them in their ignorance? We are the ones that have to wake the people up with Islam. » CONTINUE

A Warning To Mecca And The Muslim World: ‘Hold Fast To Your Covenant With Allah (God)’

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Right now the world of Islam stands on the brink of a pit of fire. Why do we deserve the fire and anger of Allah? It is because we are in violation of His covenant, and the covenants that we made with Him. » CONTINUE

Black Youth: What Must Be Done

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I would like to speak tonight on the subject of the attack on Black youth, especially the attack on young Black men. Why is there an apparent conspiracy to destroy Black youth? What is so different about our youth that they could become the object of a conspiracy from the highest levels of power? Why have they become a generation marked to be destroyed? » CONTINUE

The Meaning of Father

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

There is a scripture in the Bible that reads, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, and of the increase of his government of peace there shall be no end." This is a great scripture to start a Father's Day message. » CONTINUE

Blood of the Innocent

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

All acts of violence for political purposes against the innocent must cease. If the Muslim world unites, then our voice will be heard and there will be no need for any Muslim individual or group to engage in such activity. If we become the voice of all who are deprived of justice, they will have no need to engage in the killing of innocent people to achieve political ends. » CONTINUE

'Set Your Mind And Set Your Will For The Great Fast Of Ramadan'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My dear brothers and sisters, once again, by the favor of Allah, we are gathered together to celebrate this book, The Qur’an, that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We thank Allah to be alive one more time to enter this Great Fast. » CONTINUE

Blackman Do For Self Or Suffer The Consequences

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

At one point in the history of this country the Black man picked cotton for White people. We must now pick cotton for ourselves, and turn it into lint, and cloth, so that we can make clothing for our people. Why should we continue to be the slaves of these freaks from Europe who are designing the indecent styles of clothing that Black people are wearing? » CONTINUE

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan On The Cliff Kelley Show

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The greatest gift of God to us today is right guidance. The enemy has money that he can throw at problems but the problems never get solved because we’re violating the good guidance and warning that God sent to us through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. » CONTINUE