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WINDOW ROCK, Arizona (FinalCall.com) - Arriving with great anticipation on the sacred ground of the Navajo Nation, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a delegation from the Nation of Islam was received with brotherly love. Upon the invitation of Navajo President Joe Shirley, as a follow-up to a four-hour meeting between the leaders at Minister Farrakhan's home in Phoenix,...

Sharpton returns from Africa

Fighting in Liberia continues Presidential hopeful urges U.S. involvement in Liberian crisisACCRA (FinalCall.com)-“We came on a humanitarian gesture. We ended up in the middle of setting the climate for what has become a ceasefire and bringing people back to the (negotiating) table,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told The Final Call, as he prepared to leave here for the...

Life lessons and the legacy of Young Dolph

by Donna Muhammad, Contributing Writer MEMPHIS—Affectionately known as “Main Main” to his family and close friends and “Young Dolph” in the entertainment industry, the impact of the slain rapper was felt nationwide, however, it felt much more personal in his adopted hometown of Memphis. Born, Adolph Thornton, Jr., in Chicago, he moved to Memphis at the age of 4, where he...

Pharmaceutical companies stand to make profit from ‘swine flu’

(FinalCall.com) - A Boston-based company, Emerging Portfolio Fund Research Global, Inc. (EPFR), a provider of fund flows and asset allocation data to financial institutions around the world, reported on May 1 that health-care and biotechnical companies recorded their first week of stock price increases since February. According to market watchers, the biotech industries stock section was one of the few...

‘Fighting for justice for my sisters’ Pamela Smith brings her case to D.C. to spotlight sexual assault of female inmates

WASHINGTON—Pamela Smith brought her 24-year fight for justice to the nation’s capital with a weekend of events. “I was raped, assaulted and abused while incarcerated,” she told The Final Call.  She wants her rapist brought to trial. Ms. Smith spent the July 23 weekend conducting a press conference and taking her message around the city to call for justice to...

Recession makes renting a nightmare

-Staff Writer- (FinalCall.com) - The Washington family knew home ownership was light years away. Unemployment and bad credit had left them barely able to do more than join the legions of renters across America. Then it hit them, they were barely making enough to even rent. “It's just really hard out here,” James Washington told The Final Call. “I...

Local Action Committee outlasts Houston city council stall tactics

FCNNEWSSOURCE HOUSTON (FinalCall.com) - On April 13, members of the Local Action Committee for Reparations (LAC) showed their resolve by maintaining a presence at City Hall for seven hours. Under heavy security scrutiny from the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), LAC members rallied outside beginning at 12 noon. Protestors heard from a bevy speakers...

Letter from Minister Louis Farrakhan on Brother Minister Jabril Muhammad

The Nation of Islam has lost a great minister, a great teacher, a great brother, a great friend, and a great helper to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and to me, personally. Words will never be adequate enough to describe what this man has meant to our Nation, to The Messenger, to me, and to the Cause of Islam. I...

Black Teachers and Students Matter! The purpose of education and the critical role of Black educators for our children

 “The acquiring of knowledge for our children and ourselves must not be limited to the three R’s—reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. It should instead include the history of the Black nation, the knowledge of civilization of man and the universe, and all sciences. It will make us a greater people of tomorrow.” —The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, “Message To The Blackman in...

What do Americans know about the recovery?

-Staff Writer- WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - On a sunny afternoon at Union Station having commuters, tourists and students share their thoughts on the president's recovery program revealed some answers, but there were also plenty of questions. “I think the president is trying to repair the mess he inherited from George Bush. It's not going to happen overnight but my cousin's boyfriend...