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By Richard B. Muhammad, Bryan 18X Crawford and Brian E. Muhammad The Final Call | @TheFinalCall

Hurting, hunting Black Girls and Women: Facing a devastating sex trafficking crisis not limited to vans, strangers and abductions

Social media warnings of white vans that lock from the outside and follow school buses, arrests in several states, accounts from Black women about kidnap attempts and thousands of missing women and girls have raised fears about increased sex trafficking in the Black community.

The problem, however, is wider than strangers snatching young girls and women, though that happens. It includes a plethora of abuses and failures, said advocates fighting to end the scourge.

The Black and Missing Foundation says Black people, just 13 percent of the American population, are almost 40 percent (232,881) of all missing persons. Black women, just seven percent of America’s population, are 10 percent of all reported missing persons cases, said the foundation. In 2018, roughly 64,000 Black women and girls went missing, it said. » FULL STORY

Video brings more questions about police shooting

By J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer-

The family of Terry Tillman, protestors, community organizers and supporters had waited three months for information surrounding the death of the 23-year-old Black male shot to death by a suburban police officer.


Anti-racist, anti-police oppression group relaunches in Chicago

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—With chants such as “all power to the people” and “free them all” an intergenerational, multi-ethnic gathering of activists and ordinary citizens from nearly 30 states and 140 organizations convened in Chicago for the re-founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to coordinate nationwide actions against state sponsored racial violence.


Rev. Clay Evans and Father George Clements: The incredible legacies of two spiritual giants

By The Final Call

CHICAGO— The world of religion, the country and Black Chicago recently lost two spiritual and civil rights stalwarts. Longtime pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and gospel musician extraordinaire the Rev. Clay Evans, and Roman Catholic Church pioneering priest Father George Clements.


CBC delegation visits border, condemns treatment of Black immigrants

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper-

A delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members led by Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently met at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, Calif. where they saw for themselves the gruesome treatment of many Black immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits West Coast, winter storms belt Midwest

By The Final Call

LOS ANGELES—California was drenched with rain or blanketed in snow after a powerful Thanksgiving storm that arrived just as a withering, fiery fall had left the state facing the prospect of a return to drought.


Hurting, hunting Black Girls and Women: Facing a devastating sex trafficking crisis not limited to vans, strangers and abductions

By Richard B. Muhammad, Bryan 18X Crawford and Brian E. Muhammad The Final Call | @TheFinalCall

Social media warnings of white vans that lock from the outside and follow school buses, arrests in several states, accounts from Black women about kidnap attempts and thousands of missing women and girls have raised fears about increased sex trafficking in the Black community.

The problem, however, is wider than strangers snatching young girls and women, though that happens. It includes a plethora of abuses and failures, said advocates fighting to end the scourge.

The Black and Missing Foundation says Black people, just 13 percent of the American population, are almost 40 percent (232,881) of all missing persons. Black women, just seven percent of America’s population, are 10 percent of all reported missing persons cases, said the foundation. In 2018, roughly 64,000 Black women and girls went missing, it said.


Bill Cosby speaks from prison

By Stacy M.Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

In a special phone call with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com, Bill Cosby said he’s spending his time helping to teach and encourage a large population of Black inmates—men he calls residents—via Mann Up, a prison reform program.


Video brings more questions about police shooting

By J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer-

The family of Terry Tillman, protestors, community organizers and supporters had waited three months for information surrounding the death of the 23-year-old Black male shot to death by a suburban police officer.


Anti-racist, anti-police oppression group relaunches in Chicago

By Toure Muhammad, Contributing Writer

CHICAGO—With chants such as “all power to the people” and “free them all” an intergenerational, multi-ethnic gathering of activists and ordinary citizens from nearly 30 states and 140 organizations convened in Chicago for the re-founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to coordinate nationwide actions against state sponsored racial violence.


Rev. Clay Evans and Father George Clements: The incredible legacies of two spiritual giants

By The Final Call

CHICAGO— The world of religion, the country and Black Chicago recently lost two spiritual and civil rights stalwarts. Longtime pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and gospel musician extraordinaire the Rev. Clay Evans, and Roman Catholic Church pioneering priest Father George Clements.


The Berlin Conference and the conquest, rape of Africa

By Jehron Muhammad

November 15 marked the 135th anniversary of the 104-day Berlin Conference, which concluded on February 26, 1885. At the beginning of the conference, 80 percent of Africa remained under traditional and local control. European influence was resigned mainly to coastal areas.


Former African Union ambassador to speak in Philadelphia

By Jehron Muhammad

Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, who was wrongfully dismissed by the African Union without cause in October, will make her first public appearance in Philadelphia.


Clashes continue between protestors and security forces in Bolivia

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Changes have been rapid since the coup d’état that overthrew the Pluranational State of Bolivia led by Evo Morales in early November. Racial, social and political dynamics have been altered in the country of nearly 12 million people by what many see as a self-appointed interim government.


The end of the world’s last colonial currency?

By Jehron Muhammad

In January, Italy Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio infuriated France by saying, “France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees leave and then die in the sea or arrive on our coasts.


Turmoil, political upheaval rocks Bolivia

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Bolivia is in political turmoil and uncertainty as violence has engulfed the streets since the resignation of its long-time president Evo Morales, after nearly 14 years in office in what is widely seen as a coup d’état.


Richest 1% in U.S. surpassing wealth of middle class: Report

By PressTV

The U.S. economic expansion has enriched the top one percent of American households to the point that they now control more than half of the equity in the U.S. stock market, according to a new government study.


Falling Black homeownership remains a problem

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Blacks are in the throes of a homeownership crisis, even in the midst of a robust economy with strong employment rates and steadily increasing pensions, according to the 2019 edition of the State of Housing in Black America report.


Student debt disrupts chances, widens racial wealth

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Twenty years after starting college, the median debt of White students who took out loans has been reduced by 94 percent—with almost half holding no student debt—compared to Black student loan borrowers at the median who still owe 95 percent of their cumulative borrowing total.


Nothing Beats Buying Black!

By Azizah Muhammad

ATLANTA—“We Buy Black,” a thriving movement that markets Black-owned businesses, recently hosted its 2nd annual convention at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia.


Black-owned family bank marks 85 years of service

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Since 1934 Industrial Bank has served the nation’s capital and is currently the only Black family-owned bank in that area. Industrial Bank is among the top five largest Black-owned banks in the United States.


The Abuse of the Female

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

If we would come together as a family, husband and wife, we will start pulling the children back and then holiness will replace the broken spirit from broken marriages and broken homes. ...
In Islam, we cover our women, because the female body is a natural attraction to a real man. Allah (God) formed the female that way. » CONTINUE

‘What is Justice?’— Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This message to you is one I gave in a series of meetings ever since I touched down in St. Louis: I spoke to pastors and politicians, and a host of others in private meetings; and I met with the chief of police, along with Brother Anthony Shahid and others. And I know the mayor and others (were) concerned about what I have to say. » CONTINUE

Is America headed for civil war?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As we read this article, many wars are raging in different parts of the world, causing widespread death and destruction. These wars have caused, and are causing, nations to be divided, North and South and East and West, tribe against tribe, one ethnic, racial or religious group against the other. These lines of division that have bred hatred between those of similar ethnic and racial origin are being fed by wicked external forces.. » CONTINUE

Everybody Needs Somebody: A Tribute to Akbar Muhammad

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is a special night to see Sister Miriam and the children of Brother Akbar and the sacrifice that she made, and they made, and then his other children and his wife Nafisah. I enjoyed everyone who spoke. I enjoyed James Mtume. I enjoyed my sister, Denise Thimes, who sang about love, about life and about you. » CONTINUE

God Is Using The Forces Of Nature To Humble America

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Thomas Jefferson and the early writers of the Declaration of Independence knew that slavery was wrong but they had it. And Mr. Jefferson made this statement, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice will not sleep forever.” » CONTINUE

The Challenge of LEADERSHIP in a Time of World Crisis

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The subject matter that I wanted to deal with today is the characteristic that is necessary in leadership in a time of world crisis. No one who is here today—listening and watching television and listening to the news or reading the newspapers—is not aware that we are definitely in a time of great world crisis. The world leaders that we look to for leadership are actually demonstrating bankruptcy in the qualities of leadership that are necessary in a time of crisis. » CONTINUE

Message to Mark the 24th Anniversary of the Million Man March Part II

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I was thinking this morning about Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran, who came out of Paris, France, where he was in exile. He came back to the cheers of the people in Iran who were suffering under a leader that was put in power by the CIA. » CONTINUE

Message to Mark the 24th Anniversary of the Million Man March

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

There are no creatures superior to the human being. The human being is the supreme of the creatures of God. In fact, the Bible calls us the Glory of God, but all of us have fallen short of the Glory of God and have not measured up to what God created us to be. Satan has made sure and has done his job, but his time is up. » CONTINUE

The critical hour demands building a future for ourselves and our people

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

The Time for “marching” is over! We’ve done that, and we’ve accomplished a lot through “marches.” Through the Million Man March, we proved that we can rise above our differences because The Cause for which we were rising was greater than the things that divided us. So we came together to produce the Greatest Gathering ever to be seen in America—not by Black people, but by anybody!

Now what does that say? If we could rise above our differences to produce what never was seen before, and hasn’t been duplicated since, then what is our call today? » CONTINUE

The Nations Are Angry and Thy Wrath Is Come: It Is The Time Of The Dead That They Should Be Judged And Given Justice

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I bear witness that God is one, His people are one and his aim in removing this world of evil from power is to make the human family one again. So, the scripture will be fulfilled as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the ending of this wicked world.

To my dear brother and Rev. Carl Pace, Jr., and to the deacons, board, and the parishioners of this beautiful church, thank you for the honor and the privilege of being with you in this sacred place. Thank you, Brother Sultan Muhammad, for your beautiful introduction. » CONTINUE