Final Call
By Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn

Is U.S. marching steadily to war with Iran?

WASHINGTON-President Donald J. Trump seems to want war with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is beating the drum for war with Iran. National Security Adviser John Bolton is itching for war with Iran. Together they are orchestrating an all-too-familiar scenario to justify the use of U.S. military force against the Islamic Republic.

In 1846 U.S. forces falsely claimed they were attacked by Mexican forces inside U.S. territory. In retaliation the U.S. launched the Mexican-American War, seizing land from New Mexico to California, to Colorado, even to Utah.

Have we forgotten the suspicious sinking of the USS Maine, the Navy ship which went down in the Havana Harbor in 1898, dragging the U.S. into the Spanish-American War?

In 1962 a Pentagon plan called “Operation Northwoods” was hatched for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to commit acts of terrorism against U.S. civilians to be blamed on Cuba, in order to justify an invasion of that country. In 1964 the White House committed “material misrepresentations” of the truth of what was known as the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” in order to goad Congress into authorizing war with Vietnam. » FULL STORY

Trump war talk and a crisis with Iran

By The Final Call

The most recent saber rattling toward Iran from the United States is bringing the Middle East and the world closer to a war that no one should want and a war that could threaten the entire planet.


As Charleston marks a painful anniversary, many see too little progress, lament lost opportunity that followed a major tragedy

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The emotional commemoration of June 17, 2015 marked a date etched in the memory of America because of the racially-motivated murder of nine Black parishioners during a Bible Study inside Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Church in Charleston.


'When They See US' A Stunning, But Often Difficult Series For Black Folk To Watch

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Ava DuVernay’s tour de force “When They See Us” series is a captivating narrative of the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Black and Latino teenagers Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, their exoneration and efforts to reclaim shattered lives.


National Coalition Works To Lessen Toxic Chemicals In Store Products

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Jose Bravo said he and members of The Campaign for Healthier Solutions have been working for four years to convince executives of The Dollar General Corporation to agree to meet with them.


Sudan's military rulers, their allies and prospects for the future

By Jehron Muhammad

During an interview on France24, Dr. Willow Berridge, a 20th Century Islamic World historian with particular emphasis on Sudan, said protestors were appalled that “66 percent” of the $3 billion their visit to the Gulf states secured was being spent “on the military and security services.


Is U.S. marching steadily to war with Iran?

By Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn

WASHINGTON-President Donald J. Trump seems to want war with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is beating the drum for war with Iran. National Security Adviser John Bolton is itching for war with Iran. Together they are orchestrating an all-too-familiar scenario to justify the use of U.S. military force against the Islamic Republic.

In 1846 U.S. forces falsely claimed they were attacked by Mexican forces inside U.S. territory. In retaliation the U.S. launched the Mexican-American War, seizing land from New Mexico to California, to Colorado, even to Utah.

Have we forgotten the suspicious sinking of the USS Maine, the Navy ship which went down in the Havana Harbor in 1898, dragging the U.S. into the Spanish-American War?

In 1962 a Pentagon plan called “Operation Northwoods” was hatched for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to commit acts of terrorism against U.S. civilians to be blamed on Cuba, in order to justify an invasion of that country. In 1964 the White House committed “material misrepresentations” of the truth of what was known as the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” in order to goad Congress into authorizing war with Vietnam.


Sandra Bland remembered, honored at women’s artistic showcase

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—Black Lives, Black Words in partnership with Goodman Theatre and Artistic Directors of the Future hosted the “I AM … Festival: A Celebration of Women in Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership,” featuring artistic and educational programming at Goodman Theatre in Chicago.


Memphis erupts after shooting of Black man: Is it a sign of more to come for the city?

By Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

MEMPHIS—The Frayer community reached a boiling point after the shooting death of Brandon Webber, 20, at the hands of U.S. Marshals and the handling of the community by the Memphis Police Department, during the aftermath.


As Charleston marks a painful anniversary, many see too little progress, lament lost opportunity that followed a major tragedy

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The emotional commemoration of June 17, 2015 marked a date etched in the memory of America because of the racially-motivated murder of nine Black parishioners during a Bible Study inside Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Church in Charleston.


'When They See US' A Stunning, But Often Difficult Series For Black Folk To Watch

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Ava DuVernay’s tour de force “When They See Us” series is a captivating narrative of the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Black and Latino teenagers Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, their exoneration and efforts to reclaim shattered lives.


Sudan's military rulers, their allies and prospects for the future

By Jehron Muhammad

During an interview on France24, Dr. Willow Berridge, a 20th Century Islamic World historian with particular emphasis on Sudan, said protestors were appalled that “66 percent” of the $3 billion their visit to the Gulf states secured was being spent “on the military and security services.


The United States uses global think tank to justify policies in world conflict zones

By Jehron Muhammad

Zimbabwean journalist Isdore Guvamombe, in a recent commentary titled “Africa does not need this thing called Africom,” called for the continent and its leaders to wake up and realize that the “United States and its (European) allies have crafted policies and strategies that enable them to get to the core of exploiting Africa’s resources.”


Racism rampant in UK workplaces say researchers

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The United Kingdom has serious problems of racism and xenophobia inside the workplace, says a recent report.


A Special Visit to MECCA: Min. Farrakhan, Nation of Islam delegation embark on historic pilgrimage to Islam's holiest cities

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a delegation from the Nation of Islam concluded Ramadan with an historic "Umrah," or pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, at the invitation of the King Salman of Saudi Arabia.


Venezuela - past and present

By Mimi Machado-Luces -Guest Columnist-

The sanctions and other methods of punishment imposed against my country, a sovereign nation, has more to do with power and greed than any concern for the conditions my fellow Venezuelans are living under.


Black economics with a purpose: The Black Mall needs you now

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

CHICAGO—The Black Mall, an online directory that features and promotes over 2,500 Black-owned businesses worldwide, is a potential goldmine for Black economics.


Ice Cube, BIG3 outbid for Regional sports networks

By Bryan 18X Crawford -Contributing Writer-

BIG3 founder and legendary West Coast rapper Ice Cube was outbid in an auction for 21 regional sports networks (RSN) currently owned by Disney after its purchase of network TV giant FOX.


Consumer, civil rights groups condemn ‘Pay Day Rule’ delay

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Several national consumer and civil rights groups joined the growing voices of dissent against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed delay of a 2017 rule the agency had issued to stop payday and car title loans from trapping consumers in debt.


Big banks leaving poor neighborhoods

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Big banks are leaving poor neighborhoods for more affluent ones, according to a report by Bloomberg News, and JP Morgan Chase bank is leading the way. They are forgoing branches for ATMs and online banking.


Consumer Protection Bureau considers rescinding payday loan protections

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent proposal to rewrite its 2017 final rule governing “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans.”


The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's Interview with Journalist Abdullah Al Jasz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The first great memory that made the greatest impression on me at that time was the Kaaba (the holy house of Islam) itself. So no matter what state the qiblah (spiritual center of Islam) was in or what condition Mecca was in at that time, it filled my heart. » CONTINUE

Islam: An Invitation To All Humanity

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This great day of honor, we thank Allah (God) for his (Prophet Muhammad’s, Peace Be Upon Him) birth into the world, and thanking Allah that he (the Prophet) had a heart so attuned to Allah (God) that it pleased Allah (God) to give him the final revelation that would be given to the world before its judgment. We thank Allah for a perfect example in him (the Prophet), and we thank Allah (God) for his (Prophet Muhammad’s) sunnah (way). I’m honored to speak of him today, and I shall speak of him probably in a different way than you are used to hearing of him. Although there are no words that are good enough to describe the beauty of such a human being, yet, he is not glorified by words. We honor him best by being Muslims; and we honor him best by performing our duty to Allah (God) and our duty to our fellow man. » CONTINUE

THE DIVINE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA: CAN SHE AVERT IT?

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I have chosen as a subject today, “The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?” America is the greatest nation on earth and the greatest nation in the last 6,000 years. But America and her people, which includes you, face divine destruction. The question is: Can she avert it? » CONTINUE

A Case for Reparations:ADD IT UP!

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

America, you owe us something. We don’t want you to dole it out in welfare checks. If you give us what you owe us, we’ll take it from there. But will America do that? We don’t know.

However, America did detain thousands of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps (during World War II) and confiscated their property. Now Congress says America treated the Japanese-Americans wrongly and has okayed several billions of dollars to be paid to the Japanese in reparations.

The Germans recognize the evil that they did to the Jews, and right now they are paying reparations to Israel. East Germany wanted to unite with West Germany and in order to do so, they repented and stated their intentions to pay Israel reparations.

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Minister Farrakhan Speaks At 'Sacred Ground' Memorial Site Honoring Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As-Salaam Alaikum. My dear brothers and sisters, what a joy it is to be standing on sacred ground. The man who made this happen is not just an ordinary man because ordinary men don’t think like he thought; ordinary men don’t do like he did. He was a man that God sent this way and he rose up out of a culture that nobody would think that greatness would come out of. It’s like the Bible says about where Jesus was born … “Can any good come out of Nazareth?” Can any good come out of the ‘hood? And Nipsey answered and said here am I, send me. » CONTINUE

#We Are Farrakhan Town Hall Meeting: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks at St. Sabina Catholic Church

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness to Him who originated the heavens and the earth. Who is the originator of all life and His greatest desire is to rid the earth of unbelief and hatred, lying and deceit and to make the human family human again. To take out of us the mind and spirit of the Beast of Revelations.
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All Opposition To Truth Will Be Destroyed

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The aim of the enemy within is always to do harm to the Cause of Islam and to weaken the true and faithful Believing men and women in the leadership. The hypocrites never spare an opportunity to bring grief to the Believer. » CONTINUE

Minister Farrakhan Delivers Remarks at Funeral For Abdul Rahman Aquil Muhammad

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I bear witness that there is no God, but He and we thank him for his merciful intervention in our affairs in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, who came among us to guide us back to the straight path that our ancestors believed and followed before they were brought into the Western Hemisphere and made slaves.

We thank Master Fard Muhammad for choosing another son of Georgia, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and we thank the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for his fearless, uncompromising stand on behalf of our people. » CONTINUE

‘BUSINESS IS WARFARE’ What is Required for Our Economic Independence?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I thank Allah for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad whom I see as “The Eternal Leader of The Nation of Islam,” meaning that what God has given to him for us now, in the past, and what will come down in the future: We will be feeding on it and growing from it for a long, long time. I’m going to acquaint you as best I can with the Greatness of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and why we are suffering today because we rejected him. We didn’t pay adequate attention to him; as a result, today, we are suffering great loss. Hopefully there’s time for us to reverse the loss. » CONTINUE

Minister Farrakhan Speaks At Los Angeles Memorial Service For Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

When Brother Nipsey put on the Red and the Blue, he walked among the Blue with a heart for the Red and all the colors in between because his life was for the unity of the Red and the Blue—the unity of the ‘hood. » CONTINUE