Final Call
By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

What's driving Black violence and deadly conflict?

CHICAGO — Every day Black communities are inundated with violence. Whether it’s heinous acts committed against one another, encounters with police, or simply watching television or listening to music. Violence has almost become a subculture that Black people not only embrace, but in many ways, openly promote.

Of course, it helps to understand the root of the problem, which in an overwhelming number of Black communities—particularly in large cities—is almost always tied to abject poverty, substandard living conditions, poor or failing schools, general lack, and feelings of hopelessness and despair.

When those conditions exist, it creates a perfect storm for crime, and ultimately violence, to manifest themselves.

In recent weeks, several incidents have played out in the media where Black people seem to just snap and commit heinous acts of violence.

Are these incidents, and many others, proof that Blacks are prone to violence as the popular narrative goes? Or is there something deeper going on? » FULL STORY

Accused Fresno shooter to undergo psych evaluation

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Kori Ali Muhammad, accused of killing three White men in Fresno, Calif., will undergo a psych evaluation before arraignment on those and other charges in a previous shooting. The accused has a troubled past and previous concern about mental issues in court cases.


Sex trafficking must be stopped - now!

By Final Call News

Google “sex trafficking” and you should be highly disturbed and upset by what you will find. We need to separate myth from horrible reality—and end it right now. We don’t have time for denial, Black girls are under assault.


The struggle to educate Black America

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

As the class of 2017 prepares for high school graduation, some students will consider heading to an HBCU, Historically Black College and University, in the fall. These schools bestow 25 percent of undergraduate degrees that Blacks receive annually. HBCU’s are where many of the best and brightest minds in the Black community have been educated and inspired.


Trump military moves

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON — At the cost of betraying practically every promise “candidate Donald J. Trump” made, “President Donald J. Trump” has resorted to a time-proven trick for instant popularity: he launched a couple of unprovoked military attacks, and his approval ratings have increased appreciably.


Heartbreak And Carnage In America

By Final Call News

The killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. On Easter Sunday in Cleveland was beyond disturbing as the elderly Black man was shot to death and his alleged killer later uploaded the heinous act on Facebook.


What's driving Black violence and deadly conflict?

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO — Every day Black communities are inundated with violence. Whether it’s heinous acts committed against one another, encounters with police, or simply watching television or listening to music. Violence has almost become a subculture that Black people not only embrace, but in many ways, openly promote.

Of course, it helps to understand the root of the problem, which in an overwhelming number of Black communities—particularly in large cities—is almost always tied to abject poverty, substandard living conditions, poor or failing schools, general lack, and feelings of hopelessness and despair.

When those conditions exist, it creates a perfect storm for crime, and ultimately violence, to manifest themselves.

In recent weeks, several incidents have played out in the media where Black people seem to just snap and commit heinous acts of violence.

Are these incidents, and many others, proof that Blacks are prone to violence as the popular narrative goes? Or is there something deeper going on?


Accused Fresno shooter to undergo psych evaluation

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Kori Ali Muhammad, accused of killing three White men in Fresno, Calif., will undergo a psych evaluation before arraignment on those and other charges in a previous shooting. The accused has a troubled past and previous concern about mental issues in court cases.


The struggle to educate Black America

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

As the class of 2017 prepares for high school graduation, some students will consider heading to an HBCU, Historically Black College and University, in the fall. These schools bestow 25 percent of undergraduate degrees that Blacks receive annually. HBCU’s are where many of the best and brightest minds in the Black community have been educated and inspired.


Trump military moves

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON — At the cost of betraying practically every promise “candidate Donald J. Trump” made, “President Donald J. Trump” has resorted to a time-proven trick for instant popularity: he launched a couple of unprovoked military attacks, and his approval ratings have increased appreciably.


Preparations underway for 25th anniversary of Watts Gang Truce

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—Gang intervention experts, activists, and community residents will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Gang Truce on April 29. Gang members from the Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens and Hacienda Village housing projects in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood established a peace treaty on April 28, 1992.


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.


South Africa Seeks Legal Change To Allow Taking Of White-Owned Land

By GIN

(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era.


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.


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

The Abuse of the Female

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We have to make the change within ourselves, then we can force a change in others; but the change does not start with the enemy. The change starts with us. The Holy Qur'an says, "God will never change the condition of a people until they change within themselves."

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Have No Fear for The Future, Part II

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers, sisters, do you think you’re a real American citizen? You really don’t know, do you? The Constitution never was a guarantee for you. I love the way you defend it; it’s such a magnificent document—and nobody defends it better than the slave who it don’t even apply to. You are so exquisite in your defense (“We are Americans, too!”). Well, tell that to Trump. » CONTINUE

'Have No Fear For The Future: The Future Is Ours!' Part 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

When I sat with President Obama (he was Senator Obama then), he said these words to me in the National House: "Brother Farrakhan ... The Black vote in Chicago caused me to win Chicago, but the downstate (White) vote is what made me a U.S. senator." » CONTINUE

Have No Fear for The Future: The Future is Ours

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I am here to announce today the end of his world, and the beginning of a brand-new reality: That all human beings will enjoy peace, freedom, justice and equality under the rule and the guidance of Allah (God). » CONTINUE