Final Call
By Richard B. Muhammad, Editor

Nipsey’s Star Still Shines

Hip hop’s prophetic voice is gone but the light that Nipsey Hussle offered to his neighborhood has spread and will light up the world, said family members, admirers, close friends, fellow artists and those who stood before thousands of people inside the Staples Center Arena to honor his music, his vision and his commitment to bringing life into the place where he grew up—and a place he never left.

The three-hour service was touching, inspiring and genuine as everyone from his mother to his father, his brother, his sister, the love of his life, his comrades, music greats, ministers and even former President Barack Obama spoke of the impact a man born Ermias Asghedom had and how his legacy must live on.

“The name Ermias in the language of the Eritrean people means ‘God Is Rising.’ The name Nipsey in that same language means ‘homie,’ a brother from the ’hood that never really left the ’hood, said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. » FULL STORY

Thousands outside arena pay tribute to ‘Neighborhood Nip’

By Charlene Muhammad and Abdul A. M. Muhammd

LOS ANGELES—Tens of thousands of people, many of them without tickets showed up outside the Staples Center to mourn but also to celebrate the life of Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the rapper and self-made businessman known as Nipsey Hussle.


Farrakhan honors Nipsey Hussle and South Central Los Angeles community

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—Love descended on grieving residents of South Central Los Angeles when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang neighborhood to honor Ermias Asghedom, the slain hip hop artist, family man, entrepreneur and community builder known as Nipsey Hussle


Student Minister Tony Muhammad, Rooted In Love For A Community That Loves Him Too

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—For more than two decades, Nation of Islam Student Minister Tony Muhammad has demonstrated a love, commitment and dedication to his people in Los Angeles that has grown into the pure and near perfect love displayed in recent days since the passing of beloved rapper/entrepreneur Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle.


A Time to Build

By The Final Call

Responses to the unfortunate passing of hip hop artist, entrepreneur and community builder Nipsey Hussle have come from across America and places around the globe. The young man born Ermias Asghedom is being acknowledged as a visionary and gifted person who wanted to share his gifts and good fortune with others.


Amid pain, hope for peace and progress in Los Angeles

By Charlene Muhammad National Correspondent

Family and fans of Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the rapper known as Nipsey Hussle, may have breathed a little easier with the arrest of his alleged killer. The 29-year-old suspected shooter is due back in court May 10 to set a date for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence for him to stand trial.


Nipsey’s Star Still Shines

By Richard B. Muhammad, Editor

Hip hop’s prophetic voice is gone but the light that Nipsey Hussle offered to his neighborhood has spread and will light up the world, said family members, admirers, close friends, fellow artists and those who stood before thousands of people inside the Staples Center Arena to honor his music, his vision and his commitment to bringing life into the place where he grew up—and a place he never left.

The three-hour service was touching, inspiring and genuine as everyone from his mother to his father, his brother, his sister, the love of his life, his comrades, music greats, ministers and even former President Barack Obama spoke of the impact a man born Ermias Asghedom had and how his legacy must live on.

“The name Ermias in the language of the Eritrean people means ‘God Is Rising.’ The name Nipsey in that same language means ‘homie,’ a brother from the ’hood that never really left the ’hood, said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.


Muslim entrepreneurs open beauty supply store in Rockford

By William P. Muhammad

Nation of Islam entrepreneurs, Henry X, his wife Keishonda X, and family business partner, Celidal Barge, recently hosted the official grand opening of the Kikifer’s Beauty Supply, Salon and Conference Center, as the city’s first Black-owned and operated all-in-one business outlet.


Marvin Gaye celebrated with a ‘forever stamp’

By J.A. Salaam

Known as the “Prince of Soul”, the legendary musical icon Marvin P. Gaye was recently honored with a forever stamp on his would be 80th birthday.


Thousands outside arena pay tribute to ‘Neighborhood Nip’

By Charlene Muhammad and Abdul A. M. Muhammd

LOS ANGELES—Tens of thousands of people, many of them without tickets showed up outside the Staples Center to mourn but also to celebrate the life of Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the rapper and self-made businessman known as Nipsey Hussle.


Farrakhan honors Nipsey Hussle and South Central Los Angeles community

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—Love descended on grieving residents of South Central Los Angeles when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang neighborhood to honor Ermias Asghedom, the slain hip hop artist, family man, entrepreneur and community builder known as Nipsey Hussle


Military defends protestors as Sudanese leader is overthrown

By Jehron Muhammad

Sudan’s military has overthrown the government of President Omar al-Bashir, saying he would be arrested and taken to a “safe place.”


Doing Business in Africa and the Caribbean Symposium

By The Final Call

WASHINGTON—Ambassadors, representatives and business leaders from Africa and the Caribbean will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to share how investors, businesspeople and entrepreneurs can successfully do business in their countries.


Aid groups continue work in aftermath of deadly cyclone

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

After media coverage waned in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Adai on Southern Africa, emergency responders and international aid organizations are still working on the ground in Mozambique.


An indigenous nation battles for land and justice in Bolivia

By Franz Chavez

LA PAZ (IPS)—The ancient Qhara Qhara nation began a battle against the State of Bolivia in defense of its rich ancestral lands, in an open challenge to a government that came to power in 2006 on a platform founded on respect for the values and rights of indigenous peoples.


Cyclone ravaged Mozambique struggles to recover

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Weeks after the Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged the small nation of Mozambique in southern Africa, recovery continues. The storm also slammed into neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving a corridor of death and massive destruction experts say will take some time to rebuild.


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.”


Payday loan ‘predators’ amid shutdown struggles

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—Anita Miller used to drive by the payday loan stores that littered the neighborhoods on her way to work and she pitied the people who had to use their services.


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.


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

A Special Message to Street Organizations

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Above all today, I am honored to be in the presence of my young brothers, the Bloods and the Crips. I am very grateful to the leadership and those who follow that leadership who have tried their best to produce peace in the streets of Newark, New Jersey. There are too many mothers and grandmothers grieving because, in the natural sequence of things, parents should die before their children, having built a platform for them to stand on. » CONTINUE

Statement on the Passing of Nipsey Hussle

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Below is a brief statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of the gifted artist, entrepreneur and community leader Nipsey Hussle, who was born Ermias Asghedom, lived in and worked to build the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles and who departed this life on March 31, 2019 » CONTINUE

Unmasking Satan and Exposing False Charges of Anti-Semitism

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The scriptures bear witness to and we are talking about the work of making Satan known. Consider these scriptures to lay a base for our discussion: 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, Verse 2,“In that day shall not come except there be a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” Verse 3, says, “And that wicked one shall be consumed with the spirit of God’s mouth on the brightness of His coming. ...” And, “God’s Coming,” the scripture teaches in Verse 9, “is after the workings of Satan.” We have something here that we really need to look deeply into. » CONTINUE

A SAVIOUR IS BORN FOR THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY: NO ONE NEED PERISH PART II

By Minister Louis Farrakhan

I have never made myself of any great reputation among my brethren. I walk among you humbly because that’s who I am. But I say to those who want their soul restored; who were on that Hollywood casting couch; to all the women that have been abused; to all the boys, the men that have been abused in prison life and abused by members of their family, I represent a Saviour, Universal Saviour. » CONTINUE

A Message to the WOMEN OF IMPACT Awards 2019

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Now, my dear brothers and sisters, when we receive an honor, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to me, we don’t get honor, real honor, until the job is done. So, this Impact Award is encouragement to all the brothers and sisters who are working on the problem of Freedom, Justice and Equality for our people and for all who are deprived of these three essentials of life.

You have made an impact, but the problem still remains. So, we thank you for your work and we encourage you and others to keep on working and one day we will be able to say, “Wow, job well done. The Black man and woman of America and humanity throughout the earth are free at last, free at last.”

Today is a great day, the 19th of January, and women are marching, saying to the world, no longer will women accept an inferior status or position. The Holy Qur’an, which is the most magnificent book of guidance and scripture says, God speaking, “That the female is not like the male. She is one degree beneath the male.” » CONTINUE

How to PROTECT DEMOCRACY

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What does democracy mean? The Founding Fathers of this country lived in Europe and they saw the error of government that they experienced. They wanted to frame a Constitution that would guard this nation against those things that they suffered in Europe. They did a pretty good job in what they wrote. In a democracy, where people have the right to choose their leaders, people lead with the consent of the governed. That means they (leaders) are not the masters; they are our servants. » CONTINUE

A Saviour Is Born for the Black Man and Woman of America

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It was prophesied that Allah (God) would come and choose the despised, the rejected, the unloved, the unwanted and they would be His people and He would be their God. Is there any people more despised, more rejected, more unloved than the Black people of America? Allah (God) promised that He would marry with us. » CONTINUE

A Saviour Is Born For Humanity:No One Need Perish

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, who came to us in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, the Self-Guided One. We thank him for His Coming. We thank him for His Wise Choice in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the first one among these, the Original People of our planet, the Lost Sheep of God; and He would be the first one among us who God would make into Himself. » CONTINUE

The Greatness of MASTER FARD MUHAMMAD

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Those of you who do not know Master Fard Muhammad may think that we are in error for believing in Him as Mahdi. What I want you to do is to give Him a chance to tell you, through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, what He revealed; then, you go and study it. If He (Fard Muhammad) lied, then, we can cast Him aside. But, if He told the truth, then you are going to have to reason with this man. » CONTINUE