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Harvard’s inescapable history of race hate

There is not a more coveted degree in America than that which is conferred by Harvard University. The Cambridge center of traditional American intellectualism can lay claim to having stamped a goodly number of government and industry leaders with its crimson imprimatur. A Black person wearing a Harvard brand has always earned the special attention of the masses, mostly because...

The ‘boyz’ in the hoodies: How we failed a whole hip-hop generation

“When there is no enemy within, the enemy on the outside cannot harm us.” —African Proverb One of most iconic scenes in Black film history is the part in “Boyz N the Hood” when “Furious Styles” is on the block schoolin’ the neighborhood homies about gentrification and how their actions were playing a role in the destruction of the Black...

Where’s the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving?

One of the most cherished American holidays is Thanksgiving, a day that Abraham Lincoln officially declared in 1863, in praise of “our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” In the early 1900s, Gimbels and Macys saw dollar signs and commandeered the celebration, evicted the heavenly Father altogether, added a parade with Santa Claus, and the rest, as they...

J. Edgar Hoover and the ADL partnered to destroy Black leaders, organizations

FBI, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

“Surely they can avail thee naught against Allah. And surely the wrongdoers are friends of each other, and Allah is the Friend of the dutiful.”—Holy Qur’an 45:19 The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has always been the champion and the most heroic figure looming large within the collective consciousness of the Black man and woman of America, particularly since he rose...

Elijah, Farrakhan and the Reality of The Wheel 

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. If you read in the eighth chapter of Ezekiel (8:3), it’s talking about this Son of Man who was lifted up into heaven. But the older translations just say, “And it came to pass in the sixth year and the sixth month, and the spirit lifted me up between the earth...

Act like an angel, train like a soldier

My first interaction with Minister Jabril Muhammad was years ago at a conference; I believe it was in Atlanta. My brother was selling our children’s books, posters, and some Arabic alphabet flash cards. Brother Jabril asked me if he could see a pack. He asked me if I knew how to speak Arabic. I told him I do not...

Get Knowledge for Life: Graduate with the purpose of helping our people

It is so wonderful to see graduation pictures on social media of brothers and sisters graduating from high school and college. As one step in life is completed, it leads to another challenge. As long as we have a purpose or can be guided to a good purpose, we will continue to grow. I recall asking one of my African...

Hajj: A sign life’s journey and sacrifice for the rise of humanity

“And everyone has a goal to which he turns (himself), so vie with one another in good works. Wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together. Surely Allah is Possessor of power over all things. And from whatsoever place thou comest forth, turn thy face towards the Sacred Mosque. And surely it is the truth from thy Lord....

Why So-Called Jews condemned the life and ignored the death of Harry Belafonte, Part 2

by Tingba Muhammad —Guest Columnist— In part one of this article published in The Final Call Vol. 42 No. 35, we exposed the truth of why Jewish leaders and Jewish organizations ignored the death of Dr. Martin Luther King’s right-hand man, Harry Belafonte. Here is Part 2. After the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the deliberate stalling...

Who is the real hater? White House launches ‘first-ever’ National Strategy to Counter Anti-Semitism

On May 25, 2023, the Biden-Harris administration launched “the first-ever U.S. National Strategy to counter Anti-Semitism.” The administration announced the 60-page, four-pronged plan that details “over 100 new actions and over 100 calls to action to combat anti-Semitism, including new actions to counter anti-Semitism on college campuses and online” to roll out a White House-led “whole-of-society strategy.” Mr. Biden...