Final Call
By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Unity, action, independence!

Self-determination fuels Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day 2016 in Detroit

DETROIT—Anticipation and excitement grows as final preparations are being made for the Nation of Islam’s annual 2016 Saviours’ Day Convention.

Saviours’ Day is often referred to as “The Crowning Event of Black History Month.” Each year Muslims, supporters and participants from across the country and different parts of the world attend the weekend convention for fellowship, networking, information dissemination and spiritual renewal. This year marks 86 years of the Nation of Islam’s existence in North America and Saviours’ Day commemorates the birth of its founder Master W. Fard Muhammad and the work of his servant and Nation of Islam patriarch Elijah Muhammad.

A keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is always the highlight of Saviours’ Day weekend. Minister Farrakhan’s subject this year is “Divine Instructions: Commands for 2016.” His address will be viewed in over 190 cities in the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean live via internet webcast. » FULL STORY

Police Mistreatment Of Blacks Listed As Violation By Human Rights Watch

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

In “World Report 2016: Events of 2015,” experts criticize U.S. police practices and become yet another international body bringing the plight of Blacks in America onto the international stage.


New Chicago Police Superintendent Search Continues

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—Some considered it strange when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was bringing former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey in to serve as a senior advisor to the Chicago Police Department.


Flint Residents Continue Fight For Clean Water

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Since 2014, residents had been complaining bitterly about the foul taste, color and smell of their drinking water following an executive decision by Gov. Rick Snyder, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and other state and city officials to switch from using freshwater drawn from Lake Huron to the dirty, polluted and corrosive Flint River.


No power to the people? Emergency managers ruin cities, activists complain

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

At the moment, Flint’s 99,000 residents—60 percent Black and 40 percent White, Hispanic and other ethnicities—are squarely in the public eye for all the wrong reasons.


Girl Found Dead In Cell At Juvenile Facility Had Been Restrained By Staff

By J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer-

New findings in the case of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen who was found dead in her cell at the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky the morning of Jan. 11, have raised more questions surrounding the circumstances and cause of the girl’s death.


Unity, action, independence!

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Self-determination fuels Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day 2016 in Detroit

DETROIT—Anticipation and excitement grows as final preparations are being made for the Nation of Islam’s annual 2016 Saviours’ Day Convention.

Saviours’ Day is often referred to as “The Crowning Event of Black History Month.” Each year Muslims, supporters and participants from across the country and different parts of the world attend the weekend convention for fellowship, networking, information dissemination and spiritual renewal. This year marks 86 years of the Nation of Islam’s existence in North America and Saviours’ Day commemorates the birth of its founder Master W. Fard Muhammad and the work of his servant and Nation of Islam patriarch Elijah Muhammad.

A keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is always the highlight of Saviours’ Day weekend. Minister Farrakhan’s subject this year is “Divine Instructions: Commands for 2016.” His address will be viewed in over 190 cities in the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean live via internet webcast.


Police Mistreatment Of Blacks Listed As Violation By Human Rights Watch

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

In “World Report 2016: Events of 2015,” experts criticize U.S. police practices and become yet another international body bringing the plight of Blacks in America onto the international stage.


New Chicago Police Superintendent Search Continues

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—Some considered it strange when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was bringing former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey in to serve as a senior advisor to the Chicago Police Department.


Farrakhan Honors Life And Legacy Of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO—The life and work of renowned psychiatrist, lecturer, and author Dr. Frances Cress Welsing was celebrated February 6 at Rev. Dr. Leon Finney’s Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church in Bronzeville on the city’s South Side.


Flint Residents Continue Fight For Clean Water

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Since 2014, residents had been complaining bitterly about the foul taste, color and smell of their drinking water following an executive decision by Gov. Rick Snyder, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and other state and city officials to switch from using freshwater drawn from Lake Huron to the dirty, polluted and corrosive Flint River.


Iran Comes Out Of Diplomatic Cold-But For How Long?

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

An historic deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of nations—the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia, plus Germany—over Iran’s nuclear program lists decades-old sanctions and brings Iran out of political isolation.


‘Overpopulation’ Theory Challenged By African Writer

By GIN

(GIN)—Togolese editor Mawuna Remarque Koutonin would like to make a few corrections in the widely held belief that Africa has a problem with overpopulation.


Bomb Blast In Libya Kills, Injures Dozens

By Essam Mohamed

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP)—A massive truck bomb exploded near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten on Jan. 7, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding around 200 others, officials said.


'Israeli War Criminals Must Be Put On UK Govt Watch-List'-Labour MP

By RT.com

Israeli war criminals, who detain and mistreat Palestinian children, must be kept on a “watchlist” in case they attempt to enter Britain, a Labour MP has said.


In 2015, Hopes of ‘Africa rising’ beset by global downturns

By

This was the year African economies were poised to rise and invest some of their new-found capital in jobs and infrastructure. But the triple threat of climate change, falling oil prices and ethnic strife has left some heads of state scrambling for alternative ways to fund their ambitious plans.


Federal Minimum Wage Slightly Rises In 14 U.S. States

By PressTV.com

Fourteen U.S. states and several cities have decided to marginally increase the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour after six years passed without any increase.


Community redirects spending to support Black-owned business

By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

WAXAHACHIE, Texas— Muslims of the Waxahachie Study Group of the Nation of Islam redirected customers of two Korean-owned beauty supply stores to spend their Black dollars at a nearby Black-owned beauty supply store as a way of redistributing the pain, a methodology Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Made known in 1968.


'The Film Black Friday' Stresses Strengthening Black Economics

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO - A packed audience at Philadelphia’s International House was treated to a free screening of the recently released documentary “The Film Black Friday.” “Black Friday is a solution-based film that deals with how Blacks deal with money, and the importance of “Black folks leaving a financial legacy.”


Russell Simmons Speaks Out On Rushcard Glitch

By Stacy M. Brown

Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch.


Wealthiest 1 percent own 'half of all household wealth'—report

By RT.com

Worldwide wealth inequality keeps growing, with the richest 1 percent of the global population accounting for “half of all assets in the world,” according to a new report. Meanwhile, the poorest half has just 1 percent of its wealth at its disposal.


TRUTH The Principle Of Organization

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

A problem exists within the Black community and among Black people throughout the world, which we must solve if we are going to enjoy the blessings of truth, which are freedom, justice and equality. That problem is disorganization. We all, I am sure, know or believe that in order to make progress in a peaceful world, much less in a hostile environment, we need to be organized. » CONTINUE

Ancient Babylon: A Sign Of America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"Babylon is used as an example for some distant people or their history. According to the prophets, this name Babylon is something that begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation. It is found throughout the entire Bible; therefore, we must not look at it as one personal part. We must not look at it as spelling out to us the ‘ancient’ only. ..."
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A Search For Truth: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's Interview With Alex Jones

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The idea of dialogue, truthful dialogue, that gets us past the media manipulation of persons, events, and the truths of persons and events. » CONTINUE

An Exclusive interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I would advise those who are ready to work, those who are ready for the real work of cleaning up our community and making it decent and safe and productive, meet me in Detroit. Bring your scholarship and your desires for this very well may be my last Saviours’ Day among you. » CONTINUE

'Embrace, Engage, Educate, Enlighten, Empower'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

All of our struggles, as Black people, have been against the evil of oppression, the evil of White supremacy that created in us a mindset of “Black inferiority.” So we have been chosen by God after 460 years of being in the furnace of affliction, to do a marvelous service for God and for humanity. » CONTINUE

The importance of pastors in this critical time

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

When the pastors go out among the people, the people are saying, “Pastor”—in other words, they always have a hand out (as if they need something). But, we are supposed to be their servants. Not their masters, their servants. » CONTINUE

'Bring Honor Back To Jesus': Let’s Condemn, Shun Wicked Acts In His Name

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Every holiday of the White man is alcohol, games of chance, sport and play—that’s the way we’ve been trained, and that’s the way we act. We want to bring honor back to Jesus, and take “Santa” and this commercial madness, and put it where it belongs: In the garbage pail of history. » 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

Justice is the Joy of Freedom

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, our teacher, taught us that justice lies down with you when you lay down at night, and justice rises up when you wake up in the morning. Regardless to what happens in man's court of law, there is a Higher Law; a Higher Balance. Even when we think we have “cheated justice” with unjust judges, and unjust decisions. » CONTINUE

'Why We are Calling You to BOYCOTT CHRISTMAS'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

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