Final Call
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Tears for Brandy - 'Women must be protected and elevated'

The mother of a young Black woman whose body parts were found sprawled across a Brooklyn, N.Y., park is still in shock over the chilling way her child was murdered. And, she is calling on the New York Police Department for more answers and to step up its effort to find a vicious murderer. Brandy Odom’s killer cut off her limbs.

A woman walking her dog in early April found the 26-year-old’s head and torso in one area of Canarsie Park. Police found her arms and legs in other parts of the park.

“I want to find the person or persons who committed this brutal crime, and I just want the world to know that nobody deserves this, what happened to my daughter,” Nicole Odom told The Final Call in an exclusive phone interview on April 19. She believes her daughter may have known the killer, because she kept a close circle of friends. She had no boyfriend, Ms. Odom said. » FULL STORY

Paying homage to a revolutionary

By Final Call

During a recent trip to the Caribbean, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a Nation of Islam delegation visited the island nation of Cuba. Min. Farrakhan and others paid homage to the late revolutionary and Cuban leader Fidel Castro by laying flowers at his tomb in Santiago de Cuba.


Community vigil held for siblings killed in 'intentional crash'

By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

HOUSTON—The Coalition for The Preservation of Black Families recently held a vigil at the Harris County Family Law Center for the six children killed when their adoptive mother drove their family SUV off a 100-foot cliff near Mendocino, Calif. Authorities stated the crash appeared to be intentional.


Violence, abuse and losing the lives of Black women

By J.A. Salaam and Rhodesia Muhammad

Black women are disproportionately abused, raped and murdered in personal crimes and are disproportionately beaten and killed in encounters with law enforcement. So breaking cycles of abuse and getting help may not be as easy as some think.


'A vote for Pompeo is a vote for war'

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

During five hours of testimony before the committee, Mr. Pompeo faced protests from demonstrators who objected to his long history of ties to Islamophobic organizations; his climate change denial; and his hawkish views on Syria, Iran and North Korea.


Spying, targeting and arresting: The secret police war on Black activists

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

WASHINGTON—Since 2014, the federal government and instruments of the state have been spying on Black activists who’ve been engaged in a palette of civil disobedience methods including marches, sit-ins, blocking highways and thoroughfares.


Tears for Brandy - 'Women must be protected and elevated'

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

The mother of a young Black woman whose body parts were found sprawled across a Brooklyn, N.Y., park is still in shock over the chilling way her child was murdered. And, she is calling on the New York Police Department for more answers and to step up its effort to find a vicious murderer. Brandy Odom’s killer cut off her limbs.

A woman walking her dog in early April found the 26-year-old’s head and torso in one area of Canarsie Park. Police found her arms and legs in other parts of the park.

“I want to find the person or persons who committed this brutal crime, and I just want the world to know that nobody deserves this, what happened to my daughter,” Nicole Odom told The Final Call in an exclusive phone interview on April 19. She believes her daughter may have known the killer, because she kept a close circle of friends. She had no boyfriend, Ms. Odom said.


Community vigil held for siblings killed in 'intentional crash'

By Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

HOUSTON—The Coalition for The Preservation of Black Families recently held a vigil at the Harris County Family Law Center for the six children killed when their adoptive mother drove their family SUV off a 100-foot cliff near Mendocino, Calif. Authorities stated the crash appeared to be intentional.


Violence, abuse and losing the lives of Black women

By J.A. Salaam and Rhodesia Muhammad

Black women are disproportionately abused, raped and murdered in personal crimes and are disproportionately beaten and killed in encounters with law enforcement. So breaking cycles of abuse and getting help may not be as easy as some think.


'A vote for Pompeo is a vote for war'

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

During five hours of testimony before the committee, Mr. Pompeo faced protests from demonstrators who objected to his long history of ties to Islamophobic organizations; his climate change denial; and his hawkish views on Syria, Iran and North Korea.


Boys to Men Conference coming to Alabama!

By Final Call

Shahid “The Math Doctor” Muhammad, a long-time educator, community activist and student minister in the Nation of Islam in conjunction with 10,000 Fearless Squash the Beef is taking “Saving Our Boys” annual Boys To Men Conference on the road.


Paying homage to a revolutionary

By Final Call

During a recent trip to the Caribbean, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a Nation of Islam delegation visited the island nation of Cuba. Min. Farrakhan and others paid homage to the late revolutionary and Cuban leader Fidel Castro by laying flowers at his tomb in Santiago de Cuba.


Protestors condemn Ghana-U.S. military deal

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Demonstrators filled the streets of Accra, Ghana, protesting a decision by Parliament that ratified a Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States.


African nations sign landmark continent-wide trade agreement

By Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

According to published reports, at least 44 African nations signed a landmark trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on “90 percent of all goods traded within the continent.”


Assassination of popular Black Brazilian activist sparks outrage

By Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Tens of thousands of Brazilians flooded streets, protesting and mourning the death of Marielle Franco, a popular human rights activist and progressive councilwoman.


Keeping jewelry companies accountable

By Will Higginbotham

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)—How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry come from? How many people consider the human cost of its production?


Young Black professionals, HBCU students join movement for homeownership, fi nancial education

By Hazel Trice Edney

The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone—except people of color—especially Black Americans.


Major toy retailer goes out of business

By AP

NEW YORK (AP)—The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.


Racism in car buying?

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

For two years Jason saved and worked on raising his credit score to buy the car of his dreams. He wanted a luxury sports car. He had a good job, money in the bank and the means of paying the note.


America’s Richest 1 Percent Owns 40 Percent Of Country’s Wealth—Study

By RT.com

America’s richest one percent own a whopping 40 percent of the country’s wealth, a new study has revealed. The finding marks a widening gap between rich and poor in the United States.


More Proof Economic Discrimination Exists And Persists

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Contrary to the widespread beliefs that Blacks have “made it” and have overcome economic discrimination, recent data from three studies show those beliefs are wrong.


'Issues: St. Kitts-Nevis' Freedom FM 106.5 Interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What you have in Black America, in the Caribbean, in the UK, in Africa, all over the world, is an instant communication that is causing the awakening of the masses. This is both good and bad. » CONTINUE

Weapons Attacks In Syria And A Warning To The Warmongers

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

What would Syria have to gain by using chemical weapons to cause America to intervene militarily in her country as she is experiencing this terrible civil war? I think it is America and Europe that are tired of the civil war going on so long without definitive results in the favor of The West and Israel. » CONTINUE

SAY: YES! Take Me Back To the Place Where I First Believed

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan's job is to turn the faithful from being faithful saying yes—to start saying, "I wonder. Lord times are getting rougher. I thought I was going to find peace in the house of the Lord and Lord I—people started speaking ill of me." » CONTINUE

The Synagogue of Satan and Destroying the Right to 'Free Speech'

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

During this critical time, when “The Old World” is going out, and “The New World” is coming in, we must be acquainted with “the ruler of the old world that’s going out,” and we must get acquainted with “The New Ruler of The World that is coming in.” » CONTINUE

'Here I Stand,' Part II

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Look at the argument that Jesus is having with the Jews; it’s right in the Bible—and you haven’t paid attention to it. And look at you Christian: You don’t want Muslims in your church. “What that Muslim doing in our church?” But you bring the rabbi in there all the time. You have never asked the rabbi: “Rabbi: Why you don’t love Jesus?”
» CONTINUE

Minister Louis Farrakhan's Letter to Jewish Leaders and An Open Letter to Black Leadership

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

In light of controversy in the media and the public regarding Jewish leadership, some Black elected officials, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, we are reprinting two important letters. » CONTINUE

Exposing the Liar and His Lies

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan’s first deception is making God a “mystery.” In Chapter 1 of Message To The Blackman in America, under Part 1 of “Who Is That Mystery God?” on page 2, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad states: “If one teaches a thing [that] he himself does not know, he can be charged with lying to the people. The word ‘mystery,’ according to the English dictionaries, is something that has not been or cannot be—something beyond human comprehension. » CONTINUE

Minister Louis Farrakhan's Letter To ADL's Abraham Foxman

By FinalCall.com News

In light of controversy on social media, traditional media and in
the public regarding Jewish leadership, some Black elected offi cials, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, we are reprinting two important letters. » CONTINUE

Here I Stand

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Prophets don’t come because things are right. That’s like the sheriff visiting your house. What is he doing there? “Something is going on here,” that’s why the sherriff comes. Well, when God sends a prophet, it’s not because you’re doing right, it’s because you’re doing something wrong that has stirred the anger of God, and now the prophet wants to warn you and correct you. » CONTINUE

He Came That We May Have Life

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

So many of us today are steeped in religiosity that we lose spirituality. So many of us are bound in rituals that we have lost the truths to which the rituals are pointing us.  So Jesus was such a refreshing personality in the Roman society. The scriptures say that the poor heard him gladly. Anybody that the poor hear gladly concerns the rich, because the rich are rich because they are the bloodsuckers of the poor. » CONTINUE