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By Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad The Final Call Newspaper @TheFinalCall

Targeting Our Children? A dubious gang database and demands for an end to targeting Black, Latino youth

When a mother got a letter from police saying her son was in a gang and was being included in a gangbanger database, she knew something was wrong.

Her son had no gang affiliation.

Now, after months of investigation, 20 Los Angeles officers are under investigation into wrongly entering youngsters into a major gang database. Field interview cards, which cops use when talking to people, may have been filled out wrong and tagged youth as gangbangers who aren’t.

Probes, promises and police violations?

The investigation and police chief Michel Moore’s promises to deal with any misconduct rekindled anger and suspicion about how officers target Black and Latino youth and dump them into the criminal justice system.
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Social media mischief-making? - Twitter suspends then reinstates Minister Farrakhan’s account

By J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer

In the latest move against the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Twitter account, the social media giant took several steps over a recent weekend, leaving supporters of the Muslim leader wondering about the company’s motives.


God of Right Prescribes Best Foods

By The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

We must remember the god of this world (the devil) cannot be taken as a guide for health and life, because he is not such a guide.


The ‘Mighty FOI’: Determined efforts in 2020

By The Final Call

Known as “truth traffickers,” the FOI (Fruit of Islam) are a constant presence in spreading the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Across the nation, passersby are met with the exuberant spirit of the men of the Nation of Islam while receiving a Final Call newspaper.


Golden Globe Awards Blackout—Travesty or Testament?

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.

(NNPA)—Many cultural critics and pundits were in an uproar over the shutout of Black talent at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held Jan. 5. The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press, which is a non-profit organization composed of journalists, photographers and media professionals who report on the entertainment industry.


Besieged Black female prosecutors refuse to fold under racial attacks

By J.A. Salaam -Contributing Writer-

ST. LOUIS—“You’re not alone!” said six fearless Black women prosecutors from across the United States. They came to support St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim M. Gardner and highlight the major challenges and difficulties Black female prosecutors across the country often face when they push to enact criminal justice reform and progressive changes.


Targeting Our Children? A dubious gang database and demands for an end to targeting Black, Latino youth

By Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad The Final Call Newspaper @TheFinalCall

When a mother got a letter from police saying her son was in a gang and was being included in a gangbanger database, she knew something was wrong.

Her son had no gang affiliation.

Now, after months of investigation, 20 Los Angeles officers are under investigation into wrongly entering youngsters into a major gang database. Field interview cards, which cops use when talking to people, may have been filled out wrong and tagged youth as gangbangers who aren’t.

Probes, promises and police violations?

The investigation and police chief Michel Moore’s promises to deal with any misconduct rekindled anger and suspicion about how officers target Black and Latino youth and dump them into the criminal justice system.


Social media mischief-making? - Twitter suspends then reinstates Minister Farrakhan’s account

By J.S. Adams, Contributing Writer

In the latest move against the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Twitter account, the social media giant took several steps over a recent weekend, leaving supporters of the Muslim leader wondering about the company’s motives.


Police raid on Black moms in Oakland sheds light on growing housing crisis

By Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

Dominique Walker, Sharena Thomas, Tolani King, Sameerah Karim and Misty Cross have become symbols and icons of Oakland and America’s burgeoning affordable housing and homeless crises after occupying a vacant house in West Oakland for 57 days.


‘You are impeached forever’

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

The next step is for the U.S. Senate to conduct a trial to determine if this sitting president will be removed from office. The Senate trial came a month after the House impeached Mr. Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.


The ‘Mighty FOI’: Determined efforts in 2020

By The Final Call

Known as “truth traffickers,” the FOI (Fruit of Islam) are a constant presence in spreading the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Across the nation, passersby are met with the exuberant spirit of the men of the Nation of Islam while receiving a Final Call newspaper.


Facebook censors explainer clip recalling when western media liked Soleimani—and demonetizes popular account for sharing it

By RT

Facebook is doubling down on censorship of anything less than vilification of slain Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, deleting a clip showing his history of fighting terrorism—and demonetizing the account posting it.


Iran President Rouhani: Withdrawal from region serves U.S. own interests, restores regional security

By PressTV

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the United States to end its military intervention in the region, saying such a withdrawal will both help restore regional security and serve Washington’s own interests.


Venezuela’s Maduro lashes out at U.S.’s Pompeo for backing opposition figure

By PressTV

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “failed clown,” after the U.S. official congratulated the country’s opposition figure Juan Guaido for claiming reelection as “parliament speaker.”


U.S.-Iran war on hold amid Trump’s changing stories, murky motives?

By Askia Muhammad and Barrington Salmon The Final Call @TheFinalCall

Despite open rejections as false by Republicans as well as Democrats of President Donald Trump’s justification for the killing of Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and his impeachment trial looming in the Senate, the president still claimed victory in the showdown with the Islamic Republic, a showdown which barely averted a catastrophic outcome.


World Court prosecutor calls out Israel for alleged war crimes

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague is pursuing an official investigation into the Zionist state of Israel for alleged war crimes committed against the Palestinian people.


Affordable housing for low wage workers a remote dream

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

There is a significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. This leaves no minimum wage worker able to afford a rental home solely on their weekly earnings according to a report, Out of Reach.


Corporate shutout: Black professionals face prejudice and exclusion in America

By Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

And the beat goes on. A new study released by the Center for Talent Innovation entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration” paints a dim picture for Black advancement in the corporate world.


Richest 1% in U.S. surpassing wealth of middle class: Report

By PressTV

The U.S. economic expansion has enriched the top one percent of American households to the point that they now control more than half of the equity in the U.S. stock market, according to a new government study.


Falling Black homeownership remains a problem

By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-

Blacks are in the throes of a homeownership crisis, even in the midst of a robust economy with strong employment rates and steadily increasing pensions, according to the 2019 edition of the State of Housing in Black America report.


Student debt disrupts chances, widens racial wealth

By Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Twenty years after starting college, the median debt of White students who took out loans has been reduced by 94 percent—with almost half holding no student debt—compared to Black student loan borrowers at the median who still owe 95 percent of their cumulative borrowing total.


JUSTICE: A PREREQUISITE TO LIFE

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don’t hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder. » CONTINUE

A Final Warning to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Government and A Final Call to Black People

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Mr. President, you’re going to have to deal with the thought that’s in your mind that will destroy America and her future; because once the trigger of war is pulled, it will escalate. » CONTINUE

The Challenge to Change: Who is Your Leader, God or Satan?

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

What is meant by the virgin birth? Every woman is a virgin before she meets a man. Mary (Mother of Jesus) was an extraordinarily righteous woman. She was so pure that the Holy Qur’an says of Mary, that she is the best of women. She was so good a woman until the angels argued among themselves as to who would have charge over Mary. She was such a special woman because she had to bring into the world a very special man to bring us the challenge to change. » CONTINUE

Separation Or Death

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

Many people do not wish to say that the human is divine, but we call The Creation divine. The sun is divine, the moon is divine, the stars are divine, the trees, the seas, the oceans, the mountains, the rivers. ... They are divine because they come from The Originator of Divine. So if we can ascribe divinity to the things that He created, and the greatest of God’s creation is the human being, then why should we not understand that in the human being is the spark of divine that has been put out in the last 6,000 years of the rule of other than divine? » CONTINUE

‘Stand up on Truth’: The Time for Reparatory Justice is Now!

By HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

I came to this forum on “Revitalizing The Reparations Movement” to listen, to learn, and to be inspired; not necessarily to talk. And, I found myself so re-invigorated by the beauty of the presentation by Sir Hilary Beckles (representing Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves of St. Vincent & Grenadines).

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‘Holy Day’ vs. ‘Holiday’: The Lie of ‘December 25th’

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

And while some of you really didn’t know how you were going to pay the rent this month, you managed to find a little money to buy a Christmas tree and presents, and are busy decorating your trees and getting ready for the “holidays.” » CONTINUE

The Abuse of the Female

By THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN

If we would come together as a family, husband and wife, we will start pulling the children back and then holiness will replace the broken spirit from broken marriages and broken homes. ...
In Islam, we cover our women, because the female body is a natural attraction to a real man. Allah (God) formed the female that way. » CONTINUE

‘What is Justice?’— Redistribute the Pain through Our Economic Withdrawal

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

This message to you is one I gave in a series of meetings ever since I touched down in St. Louis: I spoke to pastors and politicians, and a host of others in private meetings; and I met with the chief of police, along with Brother Anthony Shahid and others. And I know the mayor and others (were) concerned about what I have to say. » CONTINUE

Is America headed for civil war?

By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

As we read this article, many wars are raging in different parts of the world, causing widespread death and destruction. These wars have caused, and are causing, nations to be divided, North and South and East and West, tribe against tribe, one ethnic, racial or religious group against the other. These lines of division that have bred hatred between those of similar ethnic and racial origin are being fed by wicked external forces.. » CONTINUE

Everybody Needs Somebody: A Tribute to Akbar Muhammad

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

It is a special night to see Sister Miriam and the children of Brother Akbar and the sacrifice that she made, and they made, and then his other children and his wife Nafisah. I enjoyed everyone who spoke. I enjoyed James Mtume. I enjoyed my sister, Denise Thimes, who sang about love, about life and about you. » CONTINUE