By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Riveting testimonies, partisan bickering mark impeachment hearings

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is now only the fourth president in U.S. history to face public impeachment hearings. As the hearings continue, the contentiousness and bitter partisan politics have been on full display before the country and the world.

For hours and hours, three witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee Nov. 13 and Nov. 15: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state; William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine; and Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine. More witnesses are scheduled as the proceedings unfold.

Mr. Kent and Mr. Taylor both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. » FULL STORY

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.


Hope, history and Harriet: Divided opinions about movie depiction of a Black heroine

By by Richard B. Muhammad and Bryan 18X Crawford The Final Call @TheFinalCall

A film celebrating an iconic Black abolitionist and freedom fighter has emerged as a subject for often heated debate about depiction of the life and times of Harriet Tubman.


NFL fumbles on trick play against Kaepernick

By The Final Call

Colin Kaepernick, the outspoken Black quarterback whiteballed by the NFL, forced a league fumble by failing to go for a trick play disguised as another shot at professional football.


Resistance, solidarity and the ‘Harriet’ movie

By THE FINAL CALL

Before its release, the movie “Harriet” faced controversy and challenge. Some complained they were tired of slave movies.


Justice for Rodney Reed!: Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt the execution of Mr. Reed in a controversial murder case.


Riveting testimonies, partisan bickering mark impeachment hearings

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is now only the fourth president in U.S. history to face public impeachment hearings. As the hearings continue, the contentiousness and bitter partisan politics have been on full display before the country and the world.

For hours and hours, three witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee Nov. 13 and Nov. 15: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state; William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine; and Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine. More witnesses are scheduled as the proceedings unfold.

Mr. Kent and Mr. Taylor both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company.


Hope, history and Harriet: Divided opinions about movie depiction of a Black heroine

By by Richard B. Muhammad and Bryan 18X Crawford The Final Call @TheFinalCall

A film celebrating an iconic Black abolitionist and freedom fighter has emerged as a subject for often heated debate about depiction of the life and times of Harriet Tubman.


Justice for Rodney Reed!: Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt the execution of Mr. Reed in a controversial murder case.


Black judge persecuted for exposing racism?

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Community leaders, activists and supporters are fighting efforts by local prosecutors to get a Black judge removed from more than 300 cases in New Iberia County, La.


Seminaries apologize for slavery, offer reparations

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminaries will fund reparations for their ties to slavery, each school recently announced.


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.


Art and activism in the African liberation struggle

By Jehron Muhammad

In 2016, Zimbabwe native Keith Mundangepfupfu, then at Wesleyan University, wrote that artistic activism was less about the artist and more about the citizen. He believes it is a means to a larger end.


Russia-Africa Summit includes promises of assistance without any pre-conditions

By Jehron Muhammad

The first-ever Russia Africa Summit in Sochi was the largest scale event in the history of Russian-African relations.


Training young journalists and informing people in Tanzania

By Jehron Muhammad

Media is an essential element in a truly democratic society as it has the ability to encourage development on different levels. Media can make public participation meaningful and useful and should create an informed populous.


France behind firing of outspoken AU ambassador?

By Jehron Muhammad

Are you aware that so-called Francophone African countries continue to pay a colonial tax to France? And, this is after independence.


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.


Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$, A Neccessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad -Managing Editor-

CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base in providing goods, products and services to consumers.


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

The War of Armageddon - How strong is the foundation? Can we survive?

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My subject today is tangential, in that I’m not going to speak specifically on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but on yours and mine. He showed us that the grave has no victory and death has lost its sting, but we have misunderstood the scriptures greatly to the joy of Satan. We are looking for resurrection from a physical grave, but the whole of humanity—Blacks in particular—are in a spiritual, mental, economic, political and social grave of ignorance. We are not the people that we should be. » CONTINUE

The Spirit of Warning

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I have dedicated my life to truth and to the service of a suffering Black people in the United States of America, and oppressed people all over the world. However, I have never been censured for my good works. I am censured and repudiated because I dare to speak the truth among those who hate the truth. And without truth, none of us can be free, and none of us can do justice, and none of us can have real peace. » CONTINUE