By Bryan Crawford and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad

Shut'em Down! - No More Deaths, No Business As Usual

Activists use civil disobedience in a battle to stop violence in the Black community and neglected neighborhoods.

CHICAGO—Father Michael Pfleger is no stranger to organizing marches through communities on the city’s South Side that are most prone to gun violence.

But a Saturday march on a major highway sent shockwaves through the city and attracted national attention. The shutdown of the thoroughfare raised questions about politics, organizing and calls for ending violence and neglect of the city’s Black neighborhoods.

For more than three decades Father Pfleger has led peaceful marches through the Auburn-Gresham community flanked by those victimized in some way by gun violence, and others who simply want the madness to stop so that people, young and old, can feel safe in their neighborhoods. » FULL STORY

Muslim doctor opens medical center in Philly

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz has a vision for Black health care in the city of Philadelphia and is not bashful about sharing it. A physician, wife, mother, businesswoman and visionary, affectionately known as “The Doc from the Top of the Clock” sat down with The Final Call for a revealing interview.


Blacks still suffer from quiet HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—In the 37 years since HIV/AIDS struck America, Blacks have been more likely to contract the disease than Whites and are still disproportionately affected despite a drop in HIV diagnoses across every population group.


Chuck D on State of Black America, Obama’s Legacy, the Black Press and Media Coverage of XXXTentacion

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor

(NNPA)—To many hip-hop fans, historians and to his peers, Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music.


Time to join movement for power in Chicago?

By Final Call News

Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church in Chicago drew national news and set the city abuzz with chatter after a Saturday shutdown of a major South Side expressway.


Black Press meets in Norfolk; Final Call earns awards

By Final Call News

NORFOLK, Va.—Karen Carter Richards, publisher of the Houston Forward Times, received the highly-coveted Publisher of the Year Award during the 2018 NNPA Foundation Merit Awards dinner at this year’s annual Black Press convention.


Shut'em Down! - No More Deaths, No Business As Usual

By Bryan Crawford and Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad

Activists use civil disobedience in a battle to stop violence in the Black community and neglected neighborhoods.

CHICAGO—Father Michael Pfleger is no stranger to organizing marches through communities on the city’s South Side that are most prone to gun violence.

But a Saturday march on a major highway sent shockwaves through the city and attracted national attention. The shutdown of the thoroughfare raised questions about politics, organizing and calls for ending violence and neglect of the city’s Black neighborhoods.

For more than three decades Father Pfleger has led peaceful marches through the Auburn-Gresham community flanked by those victimized in some way by gun violence, and others who simply want the madness to stop so that people, young and old, can feel safe in their neighborhoods.


Muslim doctor opens medical center in Philly

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz has a vision for Black health care in the city of Philadelphia and is not bashful about sharing it. A physician, wife, mother, businesswoman and visionary, affectionately known as “The Doc from the Top of the Clock” sat down with The Final Call for a revealing interview.


Blacks still suffer from quiet HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

LOS ANGELES—In the 37 years since HIV/AIDS struck America, Blacks have been more likely to contract the disease than Whites and are still disproportionately affected despite a drop in HIV diagnoses across every population group.


Holy Month Of Ramadan Ends On Love And Laughter

By Final Call News

During a mild, beautiful afternoon, Believers from Mosque Maryam, national headquarters of the Nation of Islam, and their families came to Jackson Park to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, a celebration of the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and prayer.


Chuck D on State of Black America, Obama’s Legacy, the Black Press and Media Coverage of XXXTentacion

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor

(NNPA)—To many hip-hop fans, historians and to his peers, Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music.


Another Failed South Sudan Peace Agreement

By Jehron Muhammad

Before the ink was dry on yet another peace agreement to end South Sudan’s hostilities, violations occurred between President Salva Kiir’s forces and troops belonging to rebel leader and former South Sudan vice-president Rick Machar.


An unsurprising U.S. exit from United Nations human rights council

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The United States has parted ways with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The news came from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Africa, the World Cup and rooting for everybody Black

By Jehron Muhammad

The world’s most viewed sporting event happens every four years during the World Cup. Estimates suggest this year it will garner 3.2 billion viewers.


Safety and uncertainty rise on Korean Peninsula after summit

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

President Donald J. Trump was expecting accolades, a hero’s welcome, a Nobel Peace Prize even, for his historic summit in Singapore with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un.


A hobbled Puerto Rico braces for new hurricane season

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Shortly after researchers from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health released findings of a months-long survey that an estimated 4,645 died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, grieving individuals and families trekked to the spacious marble-lined plaza in front of the island’s capitol building in San Juan.


Black coffee shops pulling in the green

By Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

The situation involving Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, two Black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for behaving like any other coffee shop patron would, outraged many in the Black community already fed up with the racial bias presently faced in daily life.


Legacy Men’s Boutique offers quality and service

By Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call-

CHICAGO— Not far from the Harold Washington Cultural Center on 44th and King Drive is an avenue of flourishing Black-owned business including restaurants, bakeries and an art gallery.


Black-owned mobile company making moves

By Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call-

In collaboration with Daymond Garfield John, founder of the apparel company FUBU, entrepreneur and businessman Jonathan Nazeer recently launched the company’s mobile service.


Young Black professionals, HBCU students join movement for homeownership, fi nancial education

By Hazel Trice Edney

The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone—except people of color—especially Black Americans.


Major toy retailer goes out of business

By AP

NEW YORK (AP)—The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.


Every Nation Has A Fixed And Limited Term

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

America, in her decline, is not as attractive as she once was; she is not as wealthy as she once was. But, like most beautiful people that become ugly: They find a way to get a "facelift," or something to make them look more attractive again. -and this is what the "Federal Reserve Bailout of America" was. » CONTINUE

The Majesty of Master Fard Muhammad's Love

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

The greatest demonstration of Allah’s (God’s) love is that He would knock on the door of your mind and offer you an invitation to receive Him. His Word is Him. His Word, the Word of the Book, has the power to transform human life. It has the power to give sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. » CONTINUE

Our Youth: The Most Powerful Generation We've Produced Since Slavery

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

They have no fear and they don't have any respect for the law because the law has no respect for itself. They don't have any respect for church... I want you to listen to me because
I am going to speak for them. » CONTINUE

The Time is Now To Serve Your Own

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

We must change the thinking, for the scripture teaches “As a man thinketh, so is he.” This is telling you The Power of Thought. Thought shapes and reshapes matter, so the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was not just interested in getting you to eat properly, he wanted to change the way we think. In changing the way we think, he will then change the way we act. » CONTINUE

The Sweetness Of The Life And The Gift Of Louis Farrakhan, Jr.

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

One of the most beautiful things about the religion of Islam is that it offers to all who accept it security, it gives them peace and contentment of mind. Louis, Jr., brought us all together today. I wanted to personally thank all of you for the kind of love that you showed to Louis, Jr., his family, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan and me. » CONTINUE

Divine Revelation, Patience And The Promise Of God

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

God allowed Pharaoh to become great: He allowed Pharaoh to be looked upon by the people as a god beside God; so, He had to show on His coming that He, in fact, was God. He was so much of a God that He took one of the slaves and made him a god over Pharaoh, to declare to the world that the one that He made a god over Pharaoh was one of millions that He would bring back to where they originally were. » CONTINUE

Righteousness And Unrighteousness Cannot Walk Together:exposing The Synagogue Of Satan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This text is excerpted from a nearly three-hour lecture delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on May 27 in a major Sunday address from Mosque Maryam in Chicago.

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The Blessed, Noble Holy Month of Ramadan: 'Guidance to the Muslim World'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

May Allah guide us in The West to show an example of unity during this Ramadan. And make it a Blessed Ramadan. Stop the bickering! Stop being judges of one another, and let Allah be The Judge, as He has said "I"—He didn’t say you or me. » CONTINUE

'Chicago Morning Takeover' Interview - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Truth is the best weapon that we could possess and the courage to speak it. The reason the world is in the condition that the world is in is because there’s a Satanic force that has deceived, as the scripture says, the whole world. » CONTINUE

Heaven Lies at the Feet of Mother

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Would not you like to replace the hell that is on the earth with a heavenly life? Would you not like to see your children grow up in a more peaceful environment? What will you give to see such a heavenly state come into existence?

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