By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Long Live Fidel! A hero of the liberation struggle, a man of high principles

World marks passing of Cuban leader, revolutionary and friend of oppressed people.

WASHINGTON—Fidel Castro, the Commandant of the Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution!

“One of the greatest, revolutionary thinkers and practitioners of our time,” said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who ruled the Caribbean island neighbor of this country for 47 years despite decades of bitter economic sanctions and more than 630 U.S. assassination attempts, died of apparent natural causes Nov. 25. He was 90.

His steadfast, unwavering commitment to helping provide a better quality of life for the 12 million people of Cuba, as well as to millions more throughout Latin America and Africa, made Mr. Castro a hero to millions around the world, while he was the archenemy of 10 former U.S. presidents, who—with the assistance of the CIA— attempted unsuccessfully to bring him to his knees. Mr. Castro had been in poor health since 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother, Raúl, in 2008. » FULL STORY

The world and Cuba mark passing of Fidel Castro

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died in Havana Nov. 25. He was 90-years-old. The late leader was lauded by many as a rare and consequential person who impacted the world.


Leaders speak about passing of Fidel Castro

By Final Call News

Words of condolences poured in from Africa and Asia and other parts of the world with the passing of the great revolutionary hero and former Cuban President Fidel Castro. From heads of state to leaders of international organizations and social activists, Mr. Castro’s death was seen as a loss and his life was seen as inspiration.


What about Assata? Is Black revolutionary still safe in Cuba?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

While the world mourns the death of Fidel Castro, many are remembering him as the protector and defender of political exile Assata Shakur. In 1984, he welcomed Ms. Shakur to the tiny island just 90 miles from Miami.


How Fidel changed my life

By Jewel L. Crawford, M.D. -Guest Columnist-

During the turbulent years of the 1960s, a tidal wave of social consciousness was sweeping the nation. As a young person growing up in those times I became involved in the struggle for Black liberation.


Forward Ever, Backward Never, The Life, Legacy And Value Of Paul Robeson

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—The effort to bring Louis Farrakhan to Rutgers University was met with severe opposition: Lies were told about the Nation of Islam minister, false charges were lodged against him and the event organizers, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s chapter on campus, were charged thousands of dollars to try to have the outspoken and beloved leader speak at the university for free.


Long Live Fidel! A hero of the liberation struggle, a man of high principles

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

World marks passing of Cuban leader, revolutionary and friend of oppressed people.

WASHINGTON—Fidel Castro, the Commandant of the Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution!

“One of the greatest, revolutionary thinkers and practitioners of our time,” said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who ruled the Caribbean island neighbor of this country for 47 years despite decades of bitter economic sanctions and more than 630 U.S. assassination attempts, died of apparent natural causes Nov. 25. He was 90.

His steadfast, unwavering commitment to helping provide a better quality of life for the 12 million people of Cuba, as well as to millions more throughout Latin America and Africa, made Mr. Castro a hero to millions around the world, while he was the archenemy of 10 former U.S. presidents, who—with the assistance of the CIA— attempted unsuccessfully to bring him to his knees. Mr. Castro had been in poor health since 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother, Raúl, in 2008.


The world and Cuba mark passing of Fidel Castro

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died in Havana Nov. 25. He was 90-years-old. The late leader was lauded by many as a rare and consequential person who impacted the world.


Leaders speak about passing of Fidel Castro

By Final Call News

Words of condolences poured in from Africa and Asia and other parts of the world with the passing of the great revolutionary hero and former Cuban President Fidel Castro. From heads of state to leaders of international organizations and social activists, Mr. Castro’s death was seen as a loss and his life was seen as inspiration.


What about Assata? Is Black revolutionary still safe in Cuba?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

While the world mourns the death of Fidel Castro, many are remembering him as the protector and defender of political exile Assata Shakur. In 1984, he welcomed Ms. Shakur to the tiny island just 90 miles from Miami.


Forward Ever, Backward Never, The Life, Legacy And Value Of Paul Robeson

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—The effort to bring Louis Farrakhan to Rutgers University was met with severe opposition: Lies were told about the Nation of Islam minister, false charges were lodged against him and the event organizers, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s chapter on campus, were charged thousands of dollars to try to have the outspoken and beloved leader speak at the university for free.


South African opposition leader challenges White economic power

By AP

JOHANNESBURG—A South African opposition leader challenged the country’s White minority in a speech reflecting frustration among many in the Black majority over a perceived lack of economic benefits since the end of apartheid.


Iranian warships deployed off Yemen coast after U.S. bombs Houthi targets

By RT.com

Iran has deployed a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden, the republic’s naval commander has confirmed. The deployment follows U.S. cruise missile strikes on Yemeni positions thought to be under Houthi rebel control.


Iran says UN chief's report on human rights lack credibility

By PressTV.com

Iran has rejected as flawed a recent report by the UN secretary general on the human rights situation in the country.


South Sudan Doomed From Its Inception?

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

frica’s newest country has spent much of its short life at war with itself, the result of a political face-off between President Kiir and his former Vice-President Machar. This feud erupted into a full-blown conflict late in 2013.


30k Foreign Militants Active In Syria, Iraq: UN Official

By PressTV.com

A United Nations official says approximately 30,000 foreign terrorists are operating in Syria and Iraq, warning that the militants, who have suffered heavy losses on the battlefield, pose threats to their home countries upon their return.


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.


A Never Ending Wealth Gap Between Blacks And Whites In America?

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Echoing past dire economic reports, a new study looks at the country’s racial wealth gap and its bone chilling ramifications. While other studies brought a heightened awareness of income inequality, wealth inequality offers a clearer picture and the outlook for Black America’s future looks darker unless there is serious change.


Income Study Outlines Wage Gap Between Male, Female Physicians

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

If you thought the wage gap between men and women, Whites and Blacks was just in middle to lower income jobs think again.


#Bank Black Initiative Gains Nationwide Momentum

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

While many question the efficacy of street protests against police brutality, the Bank Black movement has taken the country by storm. Black folks around the country are showing just how much their ‘Black Lives Matter’ by not only boycotting stores like Target and Coca Cola products but also moving their money.


Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castro

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In my last conversation with Comandante Fidel Castro we were to have 20-minutes it lasted for a little over three-hours. And in the last 20-minutes I spoke to him about himself. » CONTINUE

Unity generates power to change reality

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As it was during the time of President Roosevelt, it has been throughout the presidencies, up to President George Bush today. The government will never do for the poor of this nation until and unless we organize effectively to make the government respond to the needs of the poor. The burden is not on the White House; the burden is on us.
» CONTINUE

Our Sentence In America Is Up: God Has Come For The Black Man And Woman

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

How long have we been here? We have served the “400 year” sentence—in a strange land, among a strange people who have afflicted us every day of those 400 years up until this very moment. So God has fulfilled His promise: He came. » CONTINUE

The Question of 'Integration' vs. 'Separation'

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

For some of us, the word "integration" conjures up a lot of the pictures of the "1960s" when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many of our Black leaders and a host of young men and women went into the streets and marched for integration.
» CONTINUE

'If Satan Cast Out Satan, His House is Divided Against Himself; How Then Will His Kingdom Stand?'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This is a very difficult subject for me to attempt to deliver to you. The promotional flier caused much consternation and upset. And I had many friends, whom I believe love me: They were upset, because they have a vested interest in Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States. » CONTINUE

The Presence Of God And The Wisdom Of God To Conquer The World Of Satan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

You were taught by a liar and The Master of Lies, and you are now the purveyor of a religion that Jesus doesn’t know anything about. Jesus taught Freedom, Justice and Equality. He taught Life and, Truth. There was no lie in Jesus, or in the prophets. » CONTINUE

Come Out Of Her My People: A Declaration Of Independence

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We must recognize that we are living under colonial status. What is a “colony”? It’s a separate condition where there is an aggregate of people with similar language, culture, history, but they are controlled from the outside. The Black community is controlled from the outside. » CONTINUE

The Birth Of A Nation

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Beloved pastors, my dear Christian family, I am so honored that you would honor us with your presence. We are your family and you are our family, and we will never let what is going on in the East drive a wedge between us in the West. We must be an example of how Muslims and Christians can live together in peace and brotherly love to accomplish the liberation of our people. » CONTINUE

Black Youth Marked For Death By U.S. Government

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Today, I asked to speak to the Youth Leadership that is called by the enemy, “gang leader.” I don’t like the term because it doesn’t properly describe you. So I will call you “youth leaders,” but I want to tell you today why the enemy refers to you as gangs and gang leaders. » CONTINUE

A State Of Emergency: A Call To Action

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I know many of you are voters, and you can’t wait to get to the polls, and I know what you’re telling people: “We fought, we bled, and we died to get the right to vote”—for the lesser of two very evil people. So, all right, which one is worse? Lucifer, Satan, or The Devil? The White/Black people will say, “Vote for any one of them—but exercise your right to vote!” » CONTINUE