By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

Ferguson explodes-- Is America next?

Fear that a racial conflagration could consume the country

FERGUSON, Mo. - Physical fires and fiery passions were ignited here with the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown.

On the 108th day after the 18-year-old’s shooting, chaos exploded at night as many felt the failure to indict the White officer was another sign of a war on Black youth and an assault on the Black community.

“It is a too often repeated message that your life is worthless in the context of the power of the state versus the individual. You can be exterminated without impunity. There are no repercussions for the state taking the life of a Black person,” said Dr. Wilmer Leon, a political science professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C. » FULL STORY

The demise of the Black apologist

By Richard B. Muhammad

Seeking nearness to the White power structure while structural racism, structural inequality and systemic destruction plague our children is the wrong thing at the wrong time. If God is just how can one justify urging compliance with the oppressor instead of urging the oppressor to do justice?


Remembering a hero and champion: Marion S. Barry Jr.

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Marion S. Barry Jr., former four-time District of Columbia Mayor and three term Ward 8 Council member, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, after he was released earlier in the evening from Howard University Hospital.


‘We need Minister Farrakhan’ say Black college students

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

BALTIMORE - After a 29-year absence from appearing at Morgan State University (MSU), the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to the campus Nov. 22 with fiery words and encouragement for the young people at Morgan State and at all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to do what their generation is called at this time to do.


Lessons for Ferguson and beyond

By FinalCall.com News

When the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke at Morgan State University, his words were powerful and his warning was clear: America is on the edge of a racial explosion and no amount of pacification nor denial can solve the problem.


Not making the grade - Why big time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes

By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) accuses the institution of higher learning of failing to provide him with a quality education in exchange for his talents on the gridiron.


Ferguson explodes-- Is America next?

By Richard B. Muhammad and J.A. Salaam -Final Call Staffers-

Fear that a racial conflagration could consume the country

FERGUSON, Mo. - Physical fires and fiery passions were ignited here with the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown.

On the 108th day after the 18-year-old’s shooting, chaos exploded at night as many felt the failure to indict the White officer was another sign of a war on Black youth and an assault on the Black community.

“It is a too often repeated message that your life is worthless in the context of the power of the state versus the individual. You can be exterminated without impunity. There are no repercussions for the state taking the life of a Black person,” said Dr. Wilmer Leon, a political science professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Newark’s favorite son works to rescue, renew his hometown

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

“When we came into office, we knew what we wanted to do and what we needed to accomplish; so, now we are laying down the foundation—moving in the right direction,” said Newark’s new mayor Ras Baraka in an exclusive interview with The Final Call.


Race and opportunity in Detroit: Black neighborhood businesses lose

By Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen

DETROIT (NNPA)—There is a racial imbalance to opportunity and outcome in Detroit’s revitalization a recent report by a Wayne State University graduate demonstrates. “Detroit: Black Problems, White Solutions” reveals what many already believe: The beneficiaries of Detroit’s revitalization are mostly White—the minority, in a city where the majority population is 83 percent Black.


Tips for first aid kits, sanitation when disaster strikes

By Alva Muhammad

Good sanitation will be crucial during a disaster. Medical experts tell us that the average person produces about 1.5 liters of urine and one pound of feces each day. Multiply this by the number of people in your home and you can see why good sanitation is important.


Remembering a hero and champion: Marion S. Barry Jr.

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

Marion S. Barry Jr., former four-time District of Columbia Mayor and three term Ward 8 Council member, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, after he was released earlier in the evening from Howard University Hospital.


‘War crimes’: Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says

By RT.com

Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for little military gain, Amnesty International said.


Ending violence against women – A global responsibility

By Lakshmi Puri -Guest Columnist-

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities, including forthcoming intergovernmental processes, such as the post-2015 development agenda.


Another year, another UN vote to end U.S. blockade against Cuba

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

UNITED NATIONS - A majority of the 193-member UN General Assembly voted to demand an end to the U.S.-led Cuba blockade for 23rd consecutive year as the Caribbean nation’s foreign minister reported that the embargo has cost the Cuban economy more than $1 trillion.


Vision for a new Trench Town, Jamaica

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Kingston, Jamaica - The above lyrics from reggae music legend Bob Marley’s tribute to his hometown speak to the new plans underway for a new vision of Trench Town. And it is a long time coming.


Chaos continues in Libya as 21 killed in tribal clashes

By PressTV.com

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya’s capital city, Tripoli. The clashes erupted on Oct. 12 between militias from Zintan and Kekla towns.


Banking industry culture fosters cheating?

By AP

WASHINGTON - The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests. A team of Swiss economists tested the honesty of bank employees in a lab game that would pay off in cash if they cheated.


The Cost of Not Doing Business

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Over the past few decades Black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.


Place the Black dollar under arrest

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the Black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against Black people.


Blackonomic$: Symbolism without Substance—Ferguson to Jena

By James Clingman -Guest Columnist-

Remember the Jena Six? Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, La. in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice. After all the speeches, threats, marches, and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really changed.


Ending the payday lending debt trap

By Charlene Crowell -NNPA Columnist-

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.


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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A Society of Perverse Incentives

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It’s the greed for short-term profit that has generated an entire society devoid of values and that alienates the poor and the few non-greedy. Most of the incentives and many of the laws in the society are corrupt. As an example, more is paid to professional athletes than society's teachers. The teachers have to work two jobs to make ends meet, yet they are responsible for shaping the future. » CONTINUE

Guidance for Our President and Our Nation, Pt 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As long as leaders lie to the American people, they literally cause the American people not to do what is in the best interest of America to solve America's many problems. As a student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I would like to offer some radical solutions. Not that they're going to be followed; but, just to go "on record" as having done so. » CONTINUE

Crack Cocaine - The Great Conspiracy to Destroy The Black Male

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

My dear brothers and sisters, if you notice from the beginning of the 1980s when “crack” started, you heard about "The Bloods and The Crips"; and you in Chicago already knew that Chicago had many gangs—but crack was not here. » CONTINUE

Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a Message to the Grassroots

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

I don't have any illusion about telling you to vote. You should vote for those whom you feel will do good for us, but remember, the good that they do is limited by the system that they are in. » CONTINUE

Uniting The Caribbean Through Continuing The Legacy of Our Heroic Freedom Fighters

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

These heroes have done their work, and we are the beneficiaries of what they did! The question is: "What are we doing? What are we doing to finish the work?" Because the work is not done. » CONTINUE

Let My People Go

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

“Let my people go”: What lessons can be extracted from those words? Didn’t you know that those few little words contain lessons? And did you know that in the lessons there are principles? And didn’t you know that undergirding those principles there are laws? So hidden in this command are consequences for rejecting, and hidden in this command is blessing if it is obeyed. » CONTINUE

The Lawful Captive Shall Be Delivered

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What is "Sedition"? It is "actions or words intended to incite rebellion against government authority." I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war! What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies—Black, White and Brown—to fight Israel's war because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America, and her banking system? » CONTINUE

Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, 'An Executive Decision' -Part 2 Continued

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, you are a beautiful people. We just have to work as hard as we can to make the devil’s plan unsuccessful. The scripture teaches, “If God had not shortened those days for His elect’s sake, no soul would be left alive.” » CONTINUE

Come out of her my people -Part 2

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Brothers and Sisters, this peaceful coexistence with the murder of our people has to stop. It is alright for us to march against injustice but the time may soon come or maybe has come, for us to retaliate for injustice. Why don’t you step up to the plate Justice Department and fight for the rights of those whose rights are being trampled upon by the force and power of the army, police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? » CONTINUE