National News

Hell, high water and a struggle to survive

by Brian E. Muhammad - Staff Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C.—The destruction of land, property and the interruption and loss of life came with what meteorologists characterized as the “storm of a lifetime” and worst hurricane in recent years.... »

Can You Survive? Disaster Preparedness Recap

by Final Call Staff | Sep 20, 2018 - 12:42:30 PM

Powerful, deadly storms and extreme weather events are punishing America. These ‘acts of God’ take a huge economic, psychological and social toll on America. »

Welcome back Min. Farrakhan, we love you!

by Michael Z. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad The Final Call | Sep 18, 2018 - 6:13:12 PM

WASHINGTON—During a Men’s Day program at Union Temple Baptist Church honoring Minister Louis Farrakhan’s 60-plus years in service to Black people and the spirit of the Million Man March, speaker after speaker confirmed despite condemnation from the highest halls of White government and society: Minister Farrakhan is loved and welcome in Washington, D.C. »

‘God is the only one in control of this’

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 6:12:16 PM

With less than two months left in hurricane season, June 1 - Nov. 30, Hurricane Florence, the first major storm of 2018, made landfall in North Carolina on a Sept. 14 morning at 7:15 am CDT. »

Sickle cell disease, blood donation and charity

by Tahirah Muhammad | Sep 18, 2018 - 4:14:01 PM

The month of September always brings celebrations from within the sickle cell community with awareness campaigns, fundraisers for more research and blood drives to mark the month of Sickle Cell Awareness. »

Working together at home and in business

by Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 4:13:58 PM

Artiium Arbyummi was dissatisfied with the direction his life was going in. He had a web design company that he’d upheld for years, but still wasn’t where he wanted to be. »

White panic, White lies? Black death, Black pain in Dallas

by Jihad Hassan Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:55:27 PM

DALLAS—Dallas and surrounding areas have been a hotbed of protests demanding murder charges be filed against a White Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, for the fatal shooting of Botham Shem Jean, a young, Black man who was well-loved, admired and respected. »

Serena under siege

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:54:50 PM

LOS ANGELES—Black women sick and tired of being sick and tired of racism, abuse, and denigration rushed to the defense of tennis great Serena Williams depicted in a racist, vile cartoon by an Australian magazine after she was upset by Haitian and Japanese phenom Naomi Osaka during a U.S. Open finals match. »

The ‘Case for Separation Tour’ builds momentum

by Donna Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:51:07 PM

MEMPHIS—Think on the thought. This was the exhortation by Student Minister Ava Muhammad, national spokesperson for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, at a recent town hall meeting at the African Place in Memphis addressing the topic “Should Blacks Consider Separation.” »

Jury selected, opening statements begin in cop trial

by by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:48:30 PM

CHICAGO—In what many are describing as one of the most important and closely monitored court cases in Chicago history, opening statements began in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke who was charged with murdering 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald (See Final Call Vol. 37, No. 50). »

Longtime activist battling cancer

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:45:26 PM

PHILADELPHIA—According to Sue Africa, a spokesperson for MOVE in an interview with The Final Call, approximately two months ago Ramona Africa—the lone adult survivor of the group that survived a 1985 massive police operation resulting in a heinous bombing and subsequent fire—became ill. »

Are worker protections under attack?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:43:48 PM

WASHINGTON—Being an American worker can be hazardous to your health with the failure by President Donald Trump to keep promises he made as a candidate to protect workers, according to a report released by Public Citizen. »

No Stone Left Unturned: FOI Continue Spreading Truth in Major Cities

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Final Call Newspaper- | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:42:17 PM

The streets of Baltimore and Chicago were rumbling with the sound of the Fruit of Islam, men of the Nation of Islam, spreading love and information through distribution of The Final Call newspaper. The FOI continue to represent integrity, discipline and love as they propagate Islam as taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad through Minister Louis Farrakhan. »

Reviving the Spirit of the Million Man March

by Askia Muhammad and Katrina Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall | Sep 18, 2018 - 1:04:26 PM

WASHINGTON—At Union Temple Baptist Church, men and women virtually relived the entire Million Man March in celebration of the church’s annual Men’s Day, and as a salute to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the march convener. »

‘Bringing Da Funk’ in cyberspace!

by Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor | Sep 13, 2018 - 1:36:42 PM

(NNPA)—Journalist Roland S. Martin has launched his new digital show, “Roland Martin Unfiltered.” The show will feature a live stream broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope and IGTV, Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. EST. »

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