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By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

Big Ballin: Big ideas fuel a father’s Big Baller Brand and brash business sense

LaVar Ball is shaking up professional basketball with his outspokenness and plans for his sons, which include likely high NBA draft pick Lonzo and two other budding stars. But how will the pro basketball establishment respond to a Black father and sons who seem to be as concerned about the business of basketball as on-court wins and losses?

LaVar Ball, with his brashness and seemingly unfiltered remarks, has gotten people’s attention inside and outside the sports world. With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.

With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.

It’s hard to recall a parent who’s taken over the spotlight from their soon-to-be professional athlete progeny in this manner, but that’s part of what makes LaVar Ball such an interesting anomaly. » FULL STORY

Concern, Controversy Over Trump Presidency Has ‘Country Being Tested In Unprecedented Ways’

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump swaggered into the second 100 days of his term in office, just as he concluded his first 100 days, with Washington, the seat of the U.S. government, in turmoil.


Black law enforcement group calls for NFL boycott

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Black law enforcement group has started a petition to boycott the NFL and their sponsors until Mr. Kaepernick is signed. “This is not just about boycotting the NFL. Pick a sponsor and boycott them. Even if you’re not a football fan, just pick a sponsor like McDonald’s and boycott them,” said Mr. Jones.


Words Of Peace Amid The Winds Of War?

By Final Call News

President Trump delivered important words to the world and Saudi Arabia when he said that the United States was not in the oil-rich nation to tell others how to live.


Report: one in five Blacks in prison are in for life

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

According to the report, “Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences,” America’s epic incarceration rates reached new heights last year. On a national average, at least one of every seven people in prison were serving a life or virtual life sentence.


MOVE: A story of government-sanctioned murder?

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

PHILADELPHIA—May 13, 1985 represents a day that will forever live in infamy. The city, in the midst of a crack epidemic that was reeking havoc on the Black family and community, opted to drop a bomb on the MOVE compound killing six adults and five children.


Big Ballin: Big ideas fuel a father’s Big Baller Brand and brash business sense

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

LaVar Ball is shaking up professional basketball with his outspokenness and plans for his sons, which include likely high NBA draft pick Lonzo and two other budding stars. But how will the pro basketball establishment respond to a Black father and sons who seem to be as concerned about the business of basketball as on-court wins and losses?

LaVar Ball, with his brashness and seemingly unfiltered remarks, has gotten people’s attention inside and outside the sports world. With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.

With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.

It’s hard to recall a parent who’s taken over the spotlight from their soon-to-be professional athlete progeny in this manner, but that’s part of what makes LaVar Ball such an interesting anomaly.


Concern, Controversy Over Trump Presidency Has ‘Country Being Tested In Unprecedented Ways’

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump swaggered into the second 100 days of his term in office, just as he concluded his first 100 days, with Washington, the seat of the U.S. government, in turmoil.


Black law enforcement group calls for NFL boycott

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The Black law enforcement group has started a petition to boycott the NFL and their sponsors until Mr. Kaepernick is signed. “This is not just about boycotting the NFL. Pick a sponsor and boycott them. Even if you’re not a football fan, just pick a sponsor like McDonald’s and boycott them,” said Mr. Jones.


Report: one in five Blacks in prison are in for life

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

According to the report, “Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences,” America’s epic incarceration rates reached new heights last year. On a national average, at least one of every seven people in prison were serving a life or virtual life sentence.


MOVE: A story of government-sanctioned murder?

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

PHILADELPHIA—May 13, 1985 represents a day that will forever live in infamy. The city, in the midst of a crack epidemic that was reeking havoc on the Black family and community, opted to drop a bomb on the MOVE compound killing six adults and five children.


Venezuela threatens to exit OAS

By AP

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government’s response to political unrest that has been blamed for 27 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere’s major powers.


Nigel Farage Turns On Ally Donald Trump After U.S. Missile Strike On Syria

By RT.com

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has criticized his ally U.S. President Donald Trump for ordering a missile strike against an airbase in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.


Gambia’s UDP Wins Majority Of Seats In Parliamentary Elections

By PressTV.com

The Gambia’s longtime opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has won an absolute majority in parliament in the West African country’s first general elections after the ouster of President Yahya Jammeh.


Questions on mainstream media response to Westminster attack

By Trevon Muhammad The Final Call

LONDON—Heralded as the most serious terrorist attack in London since the 7\7 bombings, which claimed 56 lives in July 2005, the recent Westminster incident which saw a 52-year-old man use his vehicle to mow down numerous civilians on Westminster bridge before killing a police officer has dominated headlines in recent days.


Dismal employment stats for Black youth in UK

By Trevon Muhammad

LONDON—Education has long been hailed as the key to overcoming racism and social inequality but with official UK government statistics showing Black youth are still as likely to be unemployed as they were 20 years ago, despite a significant increase in educational participation.


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.


Christians, Muslims unite on economic venture in Atlanta

By Kenetta Muhammad And Karriemmah Muhammad

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and 10,000 Fearless Men and Women Headquarters of the South established a combined economic development venture in Atlanta called Blue Seas Express & Catering.


Can We Rebuild Black Wall Street?

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Black Wall Street was burned to the ground in 1921 by a White mob. The Greenwood District, located in the northern section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once called “Negro Wall Street,” and “Little Africa.” It was home to hundreds of Black owned businesses and sat on valuable land desired by White oil speculators.


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

A Time of Trouble

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In America, not only are Black people dissatisfied, but White people are also dissatisfied. In fact, the dissatisfaction on the Earth is 100 percent. And the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that whenever there is 100 percent dissatisfaction, this 100 percent dissatisfaction is bound to bring about a 100 percent change—a complete change in rulership. » CONTINUE

Every Nation Has A Fixed And Limited Term

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

America, in her decline, is not as attractive as she once was; she is not as wealthy as she once was. But, like most beautiful people that become ugly: They find a way to get a "facelift," or something to make them look more attractive again. -and this is what the "Federal Reserve Bailout of America" was. » CONTINUE

The Cause and Effect of a Violent Society

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Everybody is looking for somebody to straighten out a mess that was made, unfortunately, by those in authority. We cannot stem the violence that is here at the bottom, which is an effect, unless we look at the violence that begins at the top, which is the cause. We are the effect of a cause that we did not stem the tide of, and now it’s manifesting in the children. » CONTINUE

Justice: A Prerequisite to Life

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don't hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder.
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Weapons Attacks In Syria And A Warning To The Warmongers

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What would Syria have to gain by using chemical weapons to cause America to intervene militarily in her country as she is experiencing this terrible civil war? I think it is America and Europe that are tired of the civil war going on so long without definitive results in the favor of The West and Israel. » CONTINUE

The Scourge Of Biological And Chemical Weapons In America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I respectfully ask our government, the Secretary of State: How can you say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is such a bad man because he is killing his own people, when we have a policy in place, in our government, that is killing not only Third World people, but it is our foreign policy? » CONTINUE

'We Are Victims of Genocide'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The biological pandemic “AIDS” has a bleak, ominous—and questionable—history, when we consider a [June 9, 1969] “Subcommittee of The Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives Hearing” which contained the testimony of Dr. Donald M. MacArthur of the Army Advanced Research Project Agency, who testified on “Chemical and Biological Warfare.” » CONTINUE

God Is Using The Forces Of Nature To Humble America

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We’ve arrived at a time when what people have sown, all of us, we have to reap. America has sown some terrible things and this is a time of reaping. That’s why I know that the present powers don’t love the American people. They don’t even love their own children. » CONTINUE