By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

State of Black America

The National Urban League analyzes and highlights Black employment crisis. Where do we go from here?

WASHINGTON - For the last 38 years, the National Urban League has issued a report on the State of Black America. And each year it finds a new way to describe the deteriorating status of Black (and now Latinos as well) people as compared to Whites in economic terms in this country.

This year's report, called "One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," noted that not just unemployment—a term which is very familiar when it comes to economic analysis—but the underemployment rate for Black workers is 20.5 percent, compared with 18.4 percent for Hispanic workers and 11.8 percent for White workers. Underemployment is defined as those who are jobless or working part-time jobs but desiring full-time work.

It also comes as no surprise, the report also said Blacks are twice as likely as Whites to be unemployed. The unemployment rate for Blacks was 12 percent in February, compared with 5.8 percent for Whites. » FULL STORY

Don't mention Louis Farrakhan’s name in concert with murderers or accused murderers

By Richard B. Muhammad

The news cycle April 14 was filled with reports of the murders of three people in Overland Park, Kan., that we condemn and all self-respecting and civilized people would repudiate.


Bringing human rights home to U.S.

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - You've seen their iconic logo, witnessed their public demonstrations and vigils, or quite possibly you've been involved in one of their letter writing campaigns and for this organization, the name says it all—Amnesty International. The high-powered grassroots organizational machine and its energetic young members gathered in Chicago April 4-6.


Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The mental and emotional toll of combat from America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military service personnel is once again center stage after the latest shooting by an Army specialist on a U.S. military base.


Universal African Peoples Organization celebrates 25 years of service

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

The St. Louis, Missouri-based Universal African Peoples Organization celebrated the 25th year of their founding with a weekend of activities from April 4 to April 6.


The push to save, boost HBCU's

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only "a terrible thing to waste," but "a wonderful thing to invest in."


State of Black America

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The National Urban League analyzes and highlights Black employment crisis. Where do we go from here?

WASHINGTON - For the last 38 years, the National Urban League has issued a report on the State of Black America. And each year it finds a new way to describe the deteriorating status of Black (and now Latinos as well) people as compared to Whites in economic terms in this country.

This year's report, called "One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," noted that not just unemployment—a term which is very familiar when it comes to economic analysis—but the underemployment rate for Black workers is 20.5 percent, compared with 18.4 percent for Hispanic workers and 11.8 percent for White workers. Underemployment is defined as those who are jobless or working part-time jobs but desiring full-time work.

It also comes as no surprise, the report also said Blacks are twice as likely as Whites to be unemployed. The unemployment rate for Blacks was 12 percent in February, compared with 5.8 percent for Whites.


M.G.T. push Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint at Black Women’s Expo!

By Khadeejah Tasheen

CHICAGO - The M.G.T. and G.C.C., the Muslim women of the Nation of Islam were out in full force at the 2014 Black Women’s Expo promoting unity, sisterhood and Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint among the thousands of participants and attendees.


Bringing human rights home to U.S.

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

CHICAGO - You've seen their iconic logo, witnessed their public demonstrations and vigils, or quite possibly you've been involved in one of their letter writing campaigns and for this organization, the name says it all—Amnesty International. The high-powered grassroots organizational machine and its energetic young members gathered in Chicago April 4-6.


Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The mental and emotional toll of combat from America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military service personnel is once again center stage after the latest shooting by an Army specialist on a U.S. military base.


Universal African Peoples Organization celebrates 25 years of service

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

The St. Louis, Missouri-based Universal African Peoples Organization celebrated the 25th year of their founding with a weekend of activities from April 4 to April 6.


U.S., Africa activists unite voices to fight environmental injustice

By La Risa Lynch -Contributing Writer-

CHICAGO - Environmental disasters such as the January 2012 Chevron gas tanker explosion six miles off the Nigerian coast have deeper ripple effects than just the release of deadly toxic gas and chemicals into local fishing and drinking waters.


Does long-term trouble loom for African National Congress?

By Jehron Muhammad

"A weak African National Congress threatens to strengthen the radical populists" is how a recent Financial Times editorial framed President Jacob Zuma's increasing woes and the ANC's apparent complacency.


Criticism of U.S. human rights record voiced during UN review

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - The United States met with criticism from human rights activists and analysts during a two-day review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee tasked with studying reports concerning Washington’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty ratified by the U.S. in 1992.


CARICOM and Reparations for African Slavery

By David Muhammad -Guest Columnist-

In early March 2014 the heads of Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) met in St. Vincent to discuss a number of issues including reparations for the crimes against humanity during the African Slave Trade.


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani: Uranium enrichment will go on

By PressTV

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will move ahead with its uranium enrichment for its nuclear energy program whose peaceful nature has been proven to the world.


Economic divide widest in large metros, study finds

By AP

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The findings come at a delicate moment for the country, still slogging through a weak recovery from the Great Recession.


Obama's TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks

By RT.com

A controversial trade deal being touted by the White House is expected to give American corporations broad new authority if approved. Now according to newly released documents, big banks gave millions to the execs that are now orchestrating the agreement.


Car loans from dealers higher for Blacks

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - When the Simpsons went to buy a new car husband Harry felt comfortable that his negotiating skills would get them a decent interest rate.


Increase in U.S. minimum wage urged

By Bryant Harris, IPS

WASHINGTON - Seventy-five economists, including seven Nobel Prize laureates, recently sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, urging them to raise the federal minimum wage.


900 wealthiest Americans exempted from paying 2014 Social Security past Jan. 2nd

By RT.com

A small, elite group of U.S. citizens has already met their 2014 financial obligation for Social Security two days into the New Year, and will no longer be required to contribute any of their income to the federal program.


Rebuilding The Family

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The Black woman is completely frustrated and hurt by the lack of development in the Black male. We can reverse this trend only if the Black man can be reflective of the characteristics of Allah (God) by submitting to Allah (God) that He may guide the Black man to being himself.
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The Key to Success:Do For Self

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As I have traveled throughout the country, everywhere I go I see the spirit in the young Black student, which if properly directed would cause them to do for themselves. We must remember, that if we desire the respect of the world, you and I must do that which will earn that respect.
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The Outside Force Manipulating Black Organizations From Within

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

An untold sum of taxpayer dollars was used by the FBI to hurt the legitimate movement of our people toward liberation. Our zeal, our love and hatred, our ignorance was manipulated by powerful outside forces ... » CONTINUE

'Hail Mary, Full of Grace': The Work of Exalting Women All Over the Earth

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Focus your attention on the rise of women all over the Earth speaking up and speaking out against injustice. It seems that this is the day when the oppressed of the Earth will speak out against their oppressors. » CONTINUE

THE WHEEL and Change from God Himself

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The world wants change; the world needs change, but the change that the world needs cannot be brought about by any politician of this world! This is a change that is to be brought about by God Himself. And this is why every February 26 we honor His birth-the Son of Man—the One that the world has been looking for. » CONTINUE

'The Truth about the Existence of UFOs'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It has been a secret-"above top secret"-in the United States, and in governments around the world. But more recently, governments have decided to expose to their populace the reality of the existence of these so-called Unidentified Flying Objects ["UFOs"]. » CONTINUE

'How Strong Is Our Foundation; Can We Survive?' Part 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"How Strong is The Foundation; Can We Survive?": If your "foundation" is this world and this world's life, you're not going to be "successful." All that we do, all that we've accomplished, we've accomplished hoping this world would finally "accept us," finally "do right by us," finally "give us justice." » CONTINUE

Saviours' Day 2014 Keynote Address: 'How Strong Is Our Foundation; Can We Survive?'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I thank Allah for the day of "February 26th," which is the birth date of Master Fard Muhammad; and on that day, we celebrate "Saviours' Day." In 1955, I was in Chicago playing at a local night club, and my friend asked if I wanted to come to Saviour's Day in Chicago, to hear the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And I said, "Yes." » CONTINUE

The Shadow Government: Guidance to President Obama and the Nation Pt. 3

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If what the prophets predicted of "end times" did not happen on the watch of Jesus of 2,000 years ago, nor the watch of Prophet Muhammad of Arabia 1,400 years ago, then Jesus and Muhammad prefigured a Future Time and a Future Man Who would "Seal Up The Book." None of "The Plagues" that were seen in the time of prophets took place during the time of Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (peace be upon him); and none of "The Plagues" that hit Pharaoh and others took place during the time of Jesus the prophet! So Jesus was "2,000 years too soon" to bring about his desire to end the civilization of the wicked—and Muhammad was "1,400 years too soon" to do the same. » CONTINUE

The Shadow Government: Guidance to President Obama and the Nation Pt 2

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as "lurking in the shadows," and “pulling the strings and levers” of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos. » CONTINUE