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‘A Travesty of Justice’  Young Black man who stood his ground sentenced to 10 years in prison

America’s criminal justice system is once again under the microscope for its controversial application of what is referred to as the “Stand Your Ground” law. This time, the case centers on the recent September 21 conviction of William “Marc” Wilson. It has been a two-year ordeal. The summer of 2020 saw protests erupt in the United States of America and...

A demonstration of sincere love and the power of friendship

Nisa Islam Muhammad and Brenda D. Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall WASHINGTON—The power and importance of sincere love was on display when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan recently visited and laid wreathes at the graves of his longtime friends, civil rights pioneer Dr. Dorothy Height; activist, humanitarian and comedian Dick Gregory and former D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry Sr. He...

‘Our world is in big trouble’ Nations leaders struggle to find solutions to global problems

World leaders met at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to address the most pressing global problems. The General Assembly recently convened and was the largest gathering of leaders in three years since the COVID-19 pandemic paused in-person events and travel worldwide. But amidst conflicts in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East—pestilence,...

Scientists Say It’s Time to Throw Masks Away

by NOI Research Group and Charlene Muhammad, National Correspondent At least 150 studies have now confirmed the ineffectiveness of mask mandates in stopping the spread of sickness known as “COVID-19.” Comparisons between places with strict lockdown and mask mandates and those without those measures show that masking has had absolutely no effect on the health outcomes. A study of the...

New report outlines possible solutions to more housing in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—New analysis from the Economic Roundtable outlines solutions to the lack of housing for Los Angeles residents, especially families with average or below-average incomes.  “Places for Homes: Where Los Angeles Can Build More Housing,” a concept paper on redeveloping rent-stabilized properties in the city, analyzes the opportunity to redevelop the city’s rent-stabilized properties and provide more housing. “We see an...

New Illinois Safe-T Act aims to help balance the scales of justice

CHICAGO—Confusion over the new Pretrial Fairness Act, a component of Illinois’ SAFE-T Act, is spreading rapidly. Scheduled to take effect January 1, it will eliminate the cash bail system entirely in Illinois. The purpose of the act is to reduce the number of people incarcerated for simply not being able to make bail. While it sounds like a good idea,...

Introducing the world to the women of the Nation of Islam

CHICAGO—The seats of Mosque Maryam at The National Center of the Nation of Islam, were filled from front to back with M.G.T. and G.C.C. Vanguard, the warrior unit of the Nation made up of girls and women ages 16-35. That day, the feminine side of the Nation of Islam mounted the rostrum of Mosque Maryam. The program’s lineup, comprised of...

Striving to become reflections of God M.G.T. and G.C.C. Vanguard retreat, a weekend to remember

ROSEMONT, Ill.—In a world that is so contrary to decency, righteousness and that portrays the Original Black woman in such a negative light, the class of all classes, the National M.G.T. and G.C.C. Vanguard, showed and proved why what is offered through the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under the direction of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,...

‘He truly feared for his life,’ say parents of Marc Wilson

Deron “Pat” Wilson, father of 23-year-old Marc Wilson, who is Black, described his son as a young man who has a lot of love and passion for his family, his friends and people he has never met. He uplifts people in trouble, and he mentors those younger than him. “Even at home, he always has a smile,” said Mr. Wilson...