The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with Sway for an in-depth, candid and unparalleled conversation about the domestic injustice from our Government towards its citizens, global injustices from our Government, as well as his personal relationship with Brother Malcolm X and plans for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.Watch the show below, Order CD/DVD for your library @ http://store.finalcall.com:
The 82-year-old leader was energetic, spirited and passionate in his words to Breakfast Club hosts Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee.
“Every generation that we have produced has confronted White racism. It doesn’t get better,” said Min. Farrakhan in the full roughly 90-minute interview.
“We are 50 years now from the March on Washington with Dr. King and the civil rights movement; and a few months ago we were in Selma celebrating ‘Bloody Sunday’ that made Lyndon Baines Johnson sign a Voting Rights bill, and Congress did that—and in 2013, the Supreme Court comes back and guts the protection aspect of the bill. So where are we? Can we really keep going like this? Or is it better—since we’re going to die anyway: Why not make a difference, and pay the price to be free?”
The Minister’s main topic was “Justice Or Else!” the theme of the upcoming 20th anniversary gathering of the Million Man March scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Nation’s Capitol.
There was no generation gap here as the man who counted Malcolm X as a mentor and bows to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as his teacher spoke words that had Twitter—and young people—on fire. “Farrakhan” trended for hours as a hot topic and social media sites were lit up June 5.
The Minister stressed the need for Black America to make a serious decision about its response to and its future as police killings and assaults, racial oppression, mass incarceration and disrespect for Black life seems to know no limit inside America.
“Damn it, if we can’t get justice, if we can’t have peace; if our children are dying in the streets, and there is no redress for our grievances, why the hell should we stay here and continue to live like this?” he asked.
“And then join an army, and go somewhere and fight for the same damn enemy that’s doing what he’s doing to us? We’ve got to make a serious decision and there’s not much time left to play with life, and to play with the future of our children.
“And all these weak leaders, that are apologists for tyranny: They have to get out of the way,” said Min. Farrakhan.
“Because our children are angry … I would not mislead them in their anger to do something to get them killed or slaughtered; but there is a verse in the Qur’an that says ‘persecution is worse than slaughter.’”
He applauded Floyd “Money” Mayweather for breaking from boxing promoter Bob Arum to earn $30 million in a single fight by forming his own company. He advised the boxer to carefully watch those who come to help with investment and other advice and to be aware of the conniving that exists in the hearts of those who hate Black independence and Black success. [READ MORE]
(Source: Change.org) For 30 years, the HONOURABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN has been excluded from entering the United Kingdom on grounds that have never been fully justified.
As the National Representative of the Nation of Islam, The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been a lifelong campaigner against war, poverty and discrimination. We believe that freedom of speech ought to prevail in the UK and that it is time for Minister Farrakhan’s unique voice to be heard in this country.
Minister Farrakhan has been banned from the UK since 16 January 1986 on the vaguely defined grounds that “his presence would not be conducive to the public good.”
In response to an appeal by Minister Farrakhan’s European representative, Hilary Muhammad, Justice Turner judged on 1 October 2001 that the Secretary of State was required to demonstrate objective justification for excluding Mr Farrakhan from this country. Objective justification was not found.
However, the judgment was nonetheless overturned by then Home Office Minister, David Blunkett. The grounds again offered only non-specific reasoning.
Now 82 years of age, Minister Farrakhan maintains a grueling work schedule. He has travelled the world spreading a message of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility. His Million Man March inspired nearly 2 million men to convene in Washington, D.C. His work has promoted the right to an education for all, while opposing war and injustice.
We appeal to you to allow freedom of speech to prevail, so that his voice may be heard in the UK. #freespeechforALL2015 #FRKN2015
The Social Media Warfare Seminar took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at The Salaam Restaurant located at 700 W. 79th Street in the heart of South Chicago.
Sister Kenya Muhammad, one of event organizers, gave a warm welcome to those in attendance and also served at the hostess introducing each speaker.
The seminar began with Halimah Nia Muhammad of Detroit, Michigan who presented on the “Power of Modesty”. Her opening words would set the tone for the entire program. “What we see on social media is not of God, so I come before you saying there is No God but Allah!”
Sister Halimah spoke against the morally depraved mainstream fashion trends and promoted the beauty of being a modest model for God. She elaborated on how the world’s definition of beauty has ill-effected women and young girls. She explained how it damages the self-esteem of a woman to attempt to measure up to the loose fashion trends of today.
The Salaam Ballroom was packed with many young faces, families, as well as a few of the Student Officials of Mosque Maryam.
The next presentation was a live performance from Cincinnati-based Hip Hop artist, Brother Michael 6X. He has been accompanying Brother Jesse on The Teachings Tour performing what has been affectionately called “The Teachings 2.0 anthem” that describes the contents of the Twitter Book and the power it contains. Brother Michael engaged the crowd with his masterful demonstration of righteous Hip Hop.
Following the live performance was what everyone had been waiting for. The honored guest speaker, Brother Jesse Muhammad, and his presentation of the “Social Media Warfare” seminar.
Brother Jesse opened up thanking the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for his work, dedication and love in the Mission of resurrecting the spiritually dead. He also thanked the Student National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Brother Ishmael Muhammad, and his staff for the opportunity to bring The Teachings Tour to Chicago.
Brother Jesse began to give the backdrop of The Teachings Tour as well as the hashtag #AskFarrakhan. He delved into The Supreme Wisdom lessons as it refers to The Lion seeking a way of out of the cage using modern equipment. “We think we’re going to attract these young people with what we used to do”, Brother Jesse said. “Most people are more comfortable with old problems than they are with new solutions”.
BALTIMORE (FinalCall.com) - Marilyn J. Mosby’s decision to charge six officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray sent shockwaves across the country. The young state’s attorney’s decision was almost unprecedented in the speed with which the charges were filed, her independence from the city police department and her refusal to pass the buck in a highly charged case.
“No one is above the law,” she declared May 1. She listed charges against Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45: Second-degree depraved murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two counts of vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. Officer William Porter, 25: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
Lt. Brian Rice, 41: Involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Officer Edward Nero, 29: Two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Officer Garrett Miller, 26: Two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one false imprisonment charge. Sgt. Alicia White, 30: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
“Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Porter and Officer Goodson observed Mr. Gray unresponsive on the floor of the wagon. Sgt. White who is responsible for investigating two citizen complaints pertaining to Mr. Gray’s illegal arrest spoke to the back of Mr. Gray’s head,” said the state’s attorney.
“When he did not respond, she did nothing further despite the fact that she was advised that he needed a medic. She made no effort to look or assess or determine his condition.”
“Despite Mr. Gray’s seriously deteriorating medical condition, no medical assistance was rendered or summoned for Mr. Gray at that time by any officer,” she continued. “Mr. Gray was rushed to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he underwent surgery. On April 19, 2015, Mr. Gray succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The manner of death deemed homicide by the Maryland Medical Examiner is believed to be the result of a fatal injury that occurred while Mr. Gray was unrestrained by a seatbelt in custody of the Baltimore Police Department wagon.” [READ MORE]
There are some people who talk about what needs to be done to improve the issues that plague our communities, and those who restlessly move out on those ideas to make an impact. Renowned journalist, blogger, and motivational speaker, Jesse Muhammad, would be among the latter. Known by most as simply Brother Jesse, the Houston-native has become a respected change-maker through his ongoing commitment to serving others and encouraging Black youth in particular to recognize their greatness. It’s an honor to share his current widespread effort – The Teachings Tour.
A seasoned social media strategist, Brother Jesse has been on a non-stop mission to use the power of the Internet to spread awareness and positivity, while continuing hands-on actions within the community.
In promotion of his latest project, he has embarked on the “The Teachings 2.0″ book tour, taking a message of empowerment initiated by the work of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan to young people across the country. After creating a huge youth-led movement of thought-provoking and spiritually enlightening tweets by assisting Minister Farrakhan with his social media presence – which has incited powerful dialogue under the highly-popular #AskFarrakhan and #TheTime hashtags – the first edition of “The Teachings 2.0″ was released last year as a much anticipated compilation of the Minister’s tweets of wisdom. [READ MORE]
By Starla Muhammad CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - Mounting the rostrum at Mosque Maryam at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, with a beaming smile, stood before a packed audience of women, teens and girls, and delivered an insightful and impactful message with the gentle protectiveness and loving firmness of a father, big brother and protector. He spoke on the value and importance of the woman as a co-creator with God who must be respected and protected in the face of injustices and abuses they face globally.
The Muslim leader explained the meaning and purpose of the all women’s class established in the Nation of Islam called the Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class (M.G.T and G.C.C.) and the value of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in rebuilding, educating and elevating in particular, the Black woman during the “Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman” program April 18 which was broadcast via internet webcast in Nation of Islam mosques and study groups in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and other countries.
Mosque Maryam was packed and overflow crowds viewed the program next door in the gymnasium at Muhammad University of Islam.
The M.G.T. class meets every Saturday and is for registered women and girls of the Nation of Islam, but was opened up for this historic and unique program for all women and girls.
Min. Farrakhan thanked Sandy Muhammad, National M.G.T. Student Captain of the Nation of Islam, who coordinates and oversees the women’s class and all of the Chicago presenters who demonstrated on the world stage, the gifts, skills and talents the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad cultivates within Nation of Islam women through the study and practical application of specifically designed Training Units. The teachings promote spiritual and moral development, intellectual pursuits, proper home and family life, self-love and skills such as sewing, cooking, entrepreneurship, and self-defense.
The powerful program at Mosque Maryam showcased each of the units with women teaching about the value and place of women, spiritual values, moral virtues and other important subjects alongside a fashion show, with clothing designed by and created by Muslim women, a military drill exhibition and a martial arts exhibition.
“Such a beautiful and seamless program. If I had a vest on, all the buttons on my vest would have been busted by now,” he said smiling. The Minister said that watching the two-hour presentations he was overwhelmed and it brought tears to his eyes.
“As I thought of him who taught me and taught us, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, how proud he is to see you marching forward as Muslim women and girls to show the world what a righteous woman looks like,” said Min. Farrakhan as the audience applauded [READ MORE]
Houston Press Conference to Focus on the Extreme Health Care Crisis of Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal; Activists Demand No Execution by Medical Neglect
Houstonians will gather at the Mickey Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith Street, for a press conference at 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 13, to highlight the critical health crisis of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Abu-Jamal is an internationally celebrated African American writer and radio journalist. He is the author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles. He is a former member of the Black Panther Party and a supporter of the MOVE organization who has spent the last 30 years in prison, almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row.
Abu-Jamal was tried, convicted and sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, an incident which took place on December 9, 1981. Following the October, 2011 Supreme Court ruling that vacated his death sentence, Abu-Jamal was put into the general prison population in January 2012.
In January of this year, Abu-Jamal asked for treatment for an increasingly serious skin problem that spread over his entire body. He was treated with antibiotics and steroids which caused a severe allergic reaction. He was admitted to the infirmary.
On February 17Mumia weighed 268 pounds. When he was discharged from the infirmary a week later he had lost over twenty pounds. On March 30, when he was taken to the hospital in a diabetic shock with his blood sugar at almost 800, his weight had dropped to 184 pounds.
“Like his wife, children and supporters around the world, we believe that the prison is killing Mumia by medical neglect. We will not stand by while they murder him,” said activist Joanne Gavin with the Abolition Movement. “We will make phone calls to the prison head and to the Pennsylvania governor. We will protest and notify the media. We will raise money for his family to make the trips necessary to visit Mumia and monitor his condition. And we demand Mumia be allowed the private doctors of his choice.”
(FinalCall.com) - Third-year University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson survived an alleged assault by a group of Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control officers, but faces a fight for his good name and to avoid a criminal conviction. Support for the young leader has been strong: The university president has come out in support of Martese as has the vice president for diversity. Protestors have been in the streets and on campus demanding justice. The governor of Virginia has called for an investigation.
Almost all asked the same question: How could this happen to Martese, clean cut, bright, active and law-abiding?
“As a Black man, a University of Virginia alumni and as someone who has covered discriminatory police violence against Black men and women the last two years, my hands were literally shaking over my laptop as I tried to write about the beating of Martese Johnson,” wrote Jason Johnson, a Hiram College political science professor, in an op-ed published on www.nbcnews.com.
“I kept hearing his scream, ‘I go to UVA You F***s’ as cops knee him in the back, face beaten and bloodied in a public street in front of all of his classmates. It is a nauseating reminder that no amount of education, poise or good behavior can protect a Black person in America. We are all, one cop, one vigilante, one maniac away from being racially victimized regardless of what investigations come afterwards,” he observed.
“College is a microcosm of the real world, sometimes education, being refined, being respectable, does not shield you from racism. We as persons of color who work with college students have to prepare our students for the harsh reality life, that no matter who you are, what you wear, what you do, you can still be a victim of racism,” said David Julius Ford, Ph.D., who is on the faculty of James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va.
Dr. Ford was driven to pursue his doctorate by a desire to work with Black male students, who face challenges in higher education and need support. He has done academic, personal and other counseling with students and knew Martese from speaking at a fraternity banquet at the University of Virginia.
“I hate to say this but I’ve seen (racism on campus) so much, I’ve become desensitized to it. That isn’t to say I’m not willing to speak out against it, but I am no longer shocked or angered by it because it’s become commonplace,” said Dr. Ford.
Faculty members have to use their curriculums to show what is happening and validate what students feel, “to listen and empathize with them,” he said.
“A lot of professionals, no matter what ethnicity of the person—Black, White, Latino, Asian or whatever—I think we are losing that level of empathy for African American male students and therefore we are losing them,” said Dr. Ford.
My name is Halimah Nia Muhammad. I am 17 years old and an aspiring fashion designer. I was taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan that each and every one of us have a purpose and mission in life. We all have something that we can do excellently that can benefit and serve people.
I believe my mission is as follows: To encourage self love and modest fashion for women and girls. I aspire to do so as a modest fashion designer with a message of self love and respect.
This has been a dream of mine since I was very young. At around 5 years old I would sketch designs, safety pin my mothers draping scarfs together to make dresses, and have mini amateur fashion shows down my hallway. At that time I was showing early signs of what was to come. My parents invested in sewing classes for me, and strived to keep me focused on educating and developing myself. Today, I am approaching my high school graduation. In the fall I will be a fashion design student at Kent State University, one of the best fashion schools in the country. I currently have a youtube channel and website where I strive to promote modest fashion, self love, and respect as well.
I am currently competing to become a 2015 Fashion IT girl! Winning this competition will allow me to have a paid 2 week fashion internship in New York City with two fashion companies 'Fame&Partners' and 'Asos' ! As an intern I will learn the process of creating, marketing and managing a fashion commerce website, how to promote fashion products online and through traditional channels, all about content marketing and social media, the process of trend forecasting; how Fame&Partners takes inspiration online to create a monthly capsule collection, the process of designing a dress from market research to design to specification, about the fabric selection and sourcing process, the production process for manufacturing formal dresses, the process of offering styling support and advice and potentially have the opportunity to attend industry events!
As an intern I will be responsible for contributing to the design process for the active capsule collection, contributing to the development of marketing materials, attend photo shoots where required as a styling assistant, researching key celebrity trends, researching key fashion trends, posting social media posts,writing blog articles, customer service support where required and attend industry events if the opportunity arises. Winning this opportunity would be a huge jumpstart to my career and would greatly help me in achieving my goals.
My goals in fashion are as follows: God willing I will launch a fashion line self-entitled HalimahNia, with designs featured in every major city in the world. The clothing line will be featured in a local store, or my own HalimahNia store based there. This will not only offer a beautiful product but produce positive financial and educational opportunities for millions of young men and women all over the world as well. I will host fashion shows around the country to raise money for charities. Particularly organizations that fight against sex-trafficking, encourage knowledge for self and black history for inner city youth (such as my former institutions of learning Muhammad University of Islam), and encourage self-love and respect for women and girls (like a powerful organization based in Detroit, Michigan, FromGirls2Goddess).
I want to use my fashion and business skills to creatively host fashion shows that are entertaining, promote modest fashion, and produce proceeds that can support positive causes. I will also have my designs featured in New York, Milan, Paris, and Tokyo's fashion runways. In order to accomplish these aspirations I need to gain more knowledge and skill, this internship will grant me the opportunity to do just that.
If you believe in my dreams and goals. Please support me by voting! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/1Dq41lq. Thank you so much!
By Ashahed M. Muhammad (FinalCall.com) - As news articles and media reports are replete with stories of people across the globe targeted and killed because of their religious beliefs and groups like ISIS killing Christians, Min. Farrakhan used a selfless act of a Muslim sister to demonstrate true principles that should be exhibited by Believers in God. The Nation also does not follow the old world of what is called Al-Islam, he added.
“You think that we kill Christians?” asked the Minister. “We love our Christian family. That’s our momma, our daddy, our sister, our auntie, our uncle, our cousin, our classmates, our teammates. Did you know Prophet Muhammad never killed Christians just because they were Christians? He never killed Jews because they were Jews,” the Minister said.
He called Nadirah Muhammad to the stage and used her as an example of what Muslim love for Christians truly is. Nadirah Muhammad is the daughter of Abdullah Muhammad and Sister Captain Emeritus Karriemah Muhammad, who now reside in Atlanta. Sister Karriemah assists Mother Khadijah Farrakhan.
Nadirah Muhammad is a physical education teacher and heath instructor at Westside Academy High School in Detroit. She decided to donate a kidney to one of her students, 18-year-old Aja Booth.
The teenager had been on dialysis treatment for four years and had been waiting for a suitable donor kidney for a year. While her student is still in recovery after receiving the kidney and having an additional appendectomy, Nadirah Muhammad said young Aja is doing well, and due back to school in March.
“I am able to resume all activities, and I just started back to exercising two weeks ago. I’m back into my normal routine and I feel great!” Nadira Muhammad told The Final Call. [Read More]
The People's MC delivers another timely track, speaking directly into current events and the universal cry for justice. While some artists might address the plight of the people in flashes, this brother has been consistently doing since I first heard him back in 2007. I've said it before on my blog and will say it again: Jasiri X is the most important and relevant Hip-Hop artist on the scene today.
You can feel the sincerity in his music because he's out in the streets with the people. So he's not spitting hollow bars.
Jasiri X, who has been touring the country on a weekly basis, released the song and video "Don't Let Them Get Away With Murder" in collaboration with Harry Belafonte's organization Sankofa.org. Jasiri X has frequently shared on social media many moments he's had to be mentored by the great Mr. Belafonte and even traveled with him over the pond. It's beautiful to see an elder in the struggle feeding the young cadre of leaders.
While, in my opinion, this track needs no explanation, Jasiri X says,"Unarmed people of color are being killed wholesale by police officers across the country. Their deaths are being ruled as homicides, yet no one is being held accountable. It is my hope that this song will serve as a reminder of how severely broken the justice system is and that we need to take action now."
This is some very captivating video footage married with piercing lyrics by Jasiri X regarding recent headlines such as the killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.