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Don’t mention Louis Farrakhan’s name in concert with murderers or accused murderers

By Richard B. Muhammad The news cycle April 14 was filled with reports of the murders of three people in Overland Park, Kan., that we condemn and all self-respecting and civilized people would repudiate. That these killings occurred during a time of religious observation, the Jewish celebration of Passover, and the killer may have targeted victims for their religious faith...

The Farrakhan Question and the Problem with White America

By Richard B. Muhammad, editor There are some things that White America simply did not understand about the funeral service and memorials for the late, great Aretha Franklin: the wardrobe changes as she lie in state at the Wright Museum of African-American History, at New Bethel Baptist Church and during her funeral at Greater Grace Temple; singer Fantasia taking off...

Resistance, solidarity and the ‘Harriet’ movie

By THE FINAL CALL Before its release, the movie “Harriet” faced controversy and challenge. Some complained they were tired of slave movies. Others condemned having a Black British woman play the lead character. Later critics blasted what they called using a fictitious Black brute of a slave catcher as the villain and a White slave master as Harriet's saviour. Some of...

How usury enslaves economies worldwide

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad declared “What The Muslims Want” and “What The Muslims Believe” and placed it on the back page of the Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, and these words are now found on the back inside cover of The Final Call Newspaper.   One of the beliefs includes: “3. WE BELIEVE in the truth of the Bible, but we believe...

Clownish attacks on Baltimore states attorney arent from circus

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor BALTIMORE - State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, and their children were guest ringmasters on a Friday afternoon during the UniverSoul Circus stop in Charm City. Cedric Walker, the founder and CEO of the UniverSoul Circus, was born in Baltimore and attended Tuskegee University as did Ms. Mosby. She is a...

Integrity and an image that impacted world history

When looking at a man’s life, sometimes it is the testimony and the words of those who loved him that speaks best to who he was. But, in other instances, it is not the words of those who loved and understood him but those who perhaps didn’t understand him, didn’t agree with him but who were forced to respect him. For...

A Man of Character and Principle

Preview in new tab (FinalCall.com) - The world has been inundated with media coverage of Nelson Mandela since he passed away on Thursday evening, December 5, 2013. There was a tremendous outpouring of praise and kind words about his leadership, character, and contribution to the world.   However, conspicuously absent and neglected in the coverage was Mandela's friendship...

The State of Black Politics: Confused

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- Institutionalization of the Black Agenda: The Politics of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (FCN, 10-12-2003)Black politics in America: Before the Mayflower, Reconstruction and after WWII (FCN, 10-01-2003)The need for a new Black politics (Carter G. Woodson) I noted some time ago that it was a good thing that the Black masses were gravitating toward Barack Obama on...

Where’s Weinstein?

FINALCALL.COM The problem with minor coverage of a major case “It was almost like he was this god, ‘how dare you disobey me?' I can't explain it, it's really wierd now. … But when you're with him, it feels like that: ‘How dare you disobey me?' … It's such an embarrassing thing to talk about because you feel, how did I...