By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Honoring Emmett Till

CHICAGO - The horrific murder of 14-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Louis Till was a pivotal moment in the history of Black people in America.

After reportedly whistling at a White woman, he was kidnapped from his uncle’s home in the middle of the night on August 28, 1955. Three days later, his disfigured body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River. There was a bullet hole in his head and a heavy cotton gin fan was wrapped around his neck with barbed wire.

His open casket funeral at the insistence of his courageous mother Mamie Till-Mobley provided the opportunity for many to see the dreadful brutality Blacks in the South faced each and every day. Racist Whites allowed to maim and kill without fear of punishment or retaliation. Images of his badly mutilated body left an indelible mark on the minds of those who saw them.

This year marked 60 years since he was tortured and lynched near Money, Mississippi, but members of his family made sure his life and the sacrifice of his mother would not be forgotten. » FULL STORY

Momentum in the Motor City! for 'Justice or Else!'

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

DETROIT—The lines began to form early August 25 as hundreds filed into Fellowship Chapel Church led by Reverend Wendell Anthony, eager to hear a message from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as he continues to spread the word about “Justice Or Else!”


TV News Shooter: 'Just waiting to go boom'

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

In the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27 of CBS affiliate WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Va., how and why accused gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, could commit such an egregious act are questions asked.


Mr. Donald Trump and the dumpster of American politics

By Askia Muhammad and Brian Muhammad FinalCall Staffers

WASHINGTON - The "dog whistle style" of racist campaigning being waged by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may be both an underestimation of how deep the resentment is for the election of President Barack Obama by so-called "angry White males."


Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

By George E. Curry -Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died August 26 in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the “Rosa Parks” of the Selma voting rights movement.


Free the Joshua Generation!

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—Youth advocates are calling on the California State Assembly to adopt legislation that would ban the use of solitary confinement as punishment in juvenile facilities.


Memphis, Dr. King and Justice Or Else

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

MEMPHIS - A capacity crowd packed the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak to those living in the Mid-South region as part of the “Justice Or Else! Tour.”


Momentum in the Motor City! for 'Justice or Else!'

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

DETROIT—The lines began to form early August 25 as hundreds filed into Fellowship Chapel Church led by Reverend Wendell Anthony, eager to hear a message from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as he continues to spread the word about “Justice Or Else!”


TV News Shooter: 'Just waiting to go boom'

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

In the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27 of CBS affiliate WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Va., how and why accused gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, could commit such an egregious act are questions asked.


Mr. Donald Trump and the dumpster of American politics

By Askia Muhammad and Brian Muhammad FinalCall Staffers

WASHINGTON - The "dog whistle style" of racist campaigning being waged by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may be both an underestimation of how deep the resentment is for the election of President Barack Obama by so-called "angry White males."


Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

By George E. Curry -Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died August 26 in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the “Rosa Parks” of the Selma voting rights movement.


Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuke survivors recall horrors 70 years on

By RT.com

More than 80,000 civilians died immediately as a result of the Hiroshima bomb—a device nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ by the US Air Force—and other 80,000 were believed killed in the Nagasaki attack by ‘Fat Man’. Thousands died from radiation sickness in the months and years following the blasts.


Obama in Africa: Arrogance and contradictions

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

President Barack Obama recently made his fourth official trip to Africa going to Kenya, the home of his father, and Ethiopia where he addressed presidents, leaders of civil society, faith communities and the entire continent from the headquarters of the African Union.


Embassies reopen, but what's next on the horizon for U.S., Cuba relations?

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - History was made in Washington July 20. The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba took a dramatic turn when, after 54 years Cuba raised its flag and officially reopened its U.S. embassy.


Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

By Adriana Gomez Licon Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO - Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is the only known story of its kind, an in-depth, firsthand account of slavery in the South American country.


Outraged over U.S.- Iran deal, Israel gets billion dollar pay off

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

While the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany co-signed with the United States on an agreement with Iran, the U.S. is now busying itself with attempts to ease the resulting political tensions with Israel.


Debt collection report captures horror stories

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.


Supporting our own and circulating the Black dollar

By Rhodesia Muhammad

NEW ORLEANS - On a recent Saturday, organizers and over a dozen participants met at the Black-owned Half Shell Restaurant at 9 a.m. for a bus tour to explore Black businesses in the city.


Will new student loan debt program really help?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON - As parents and college seniors prepare for graduation and life after college, student loan debt is quite likely on their list of concerns. And it should be. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt and risen to the number two debt Americans have behind a mortgage.


Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

By Anne Flaherty Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies February 26, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.


Major bank charged with housing discrimination

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Thought housing discrimination was a thing of the past? Think again. The Fair Housing Justice Center and nine Black, Hispanic, South Asian and White testers have filed a federal lawsuit charging the M&T Bank Corporation “discriminates in its mortgage lending practices on the basis of race and national origin.


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

America's Treacherous Betrayals of Her Ex-Slaves and Citizens

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I respect the flag of this nation, and I respect the many lives that have been lost defending that flag for governments that have lied to get the American people into war for conquest. But the innocent that died did not know that their government had lied. » CONTINUE

'Come with me to Washington! We have a case to put before our government!'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

If we are truly his followers, how could we go along with our government if our government is imposing tyranny on any segment of the population here, or any segment of the population on our planet? » CONTINUE

Our Unity Will Propel Us To Victory

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and sisters, we're in a great time, now, that our unity will propel us to victory. Dr. King said you don't need to talk bad, you don't need to shout, you don’t need to shoot, you don't need to throw a Molotov cocktail—all we need to do is to come together in unity, and use the power of our purchasing to deliver pain, and they will properly respond. » CONTINUE

We Don't Have Time To Play With The Principle of Justice

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Thomas Jefferson said, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and His justice cannot sleep forever." So what is it (justice)? It's "what you sow, you have to reap it"--that law is at work every single day of our lives! » CONTINUE

'What is Justice?' - Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan is a Master of Tricks, and the biggest trick of all, The Book says, is "he deceived the whole world." Are you in the world? Do you think you might have been tricked? You should look at yourself in the mirror and say: "Damn! I sure have been tricked!" » CONTINUE

Message To The 39th Annual United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Being in America, you know what the Native people have suffered, and you know what the Native people continue to suffer. If everything were all right we could go on and build a new world-but we have to correct problems that have been imposed on us through tyranny and oppression. » CONTINUE

'A Special Message to All of My Friends in the Rap Community'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My enemies have been stalking me and my work in the various cities that I have spoken in to advise us about the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March titled "Justice...Or Else!" And in many of my lectures, as I meet with the rappers, the pastors, the activists, the organizational leaders and the common people, I have been watched by members of the Anti-Defamation League. » CONTINUE

Blessed Ramadan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Surely, if we can master hunger, and thirst, and the drive for sexual co-habitation throughout the hot days of summer, then it will be easier for us to leave off lying and stealing, gambling, the use of drugs, or anything that is unnatural that takes us away from the pure service and worship of Allah.
» CONTINUE

'Why America's Race Problem Won't Go Away'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

"Race" is a big factor in this present world as it stands. It's still present in the school system; it's still present in the system of jurisprudence (law). Ferguson was just a "dot," or a microcosm of a macrocosm of injustice to Black people in the cities and towns of America. » CONTINUE