Extensive FinalCall.com coverage of Farrakhan's recent HBCU Tour!

Minister Farrakhan recently completed a tour of several historically Black colleges throughout the "Cotton South." I covered it every step of the way. 

It was historic in nature, and its impact will be long-lasting.

Coverage of @LouisFarrakhan ‘Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders' at Univ. of Arkansas – Pine Bluff @ http://bit.ly/IKKLkN

Coverage of @LouisFarrakhan at LeMoyne-Owen in Memphis, TN delivering ‘Lessons in Leadership’ @ http://bit.ly/K4QLnq

Go to www.FinalCall.com to view the extensive coverage and photos. 


Farrakhan's 'Cotton South' Tour Continues at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

* Location: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
* Date: Monday April 16, 2012
* Time: 7:30 pm EDT | 6:30 pm CDT | 4:30 pm PDT
* Live Stream: http://www.NOI.org/Webcast
* The event is free and open to the public. The webcast is also free!


Farrakhan continues HBCU Tour at Lemoyne-Owen

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his speaking tour two days ago, Thursday April 12 speaking to students from Tennessee State University and Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Minister Farrakhan was welcomed by thousands of students at Alabama A&M University, Tuesday April 10 as he made the first stop of his scheduled tour of several historically Black colleges and universities throughout the south.

He speaks tonight, at LeMoyne-Owen College. It is being presented live via internet webcast.  Information is listed below.

*Location LeMoyne-Owen College, Bruce Gymnasium, 807 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN.  
* Date: Saturday April 14, 2012
* Time: 7:30 pm EDT | 6:30 pm CDT | 4:30 pm PDT
* Live Stream: http://www.NOI.org/Webcast
* The event is free and open to the public in person and via webcast!


Key Points from 'The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews' Vol.1 & 2

This guide provides Highlights and Key Points of the books, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Vol.1 & 2 and Jews Selling Blacks.  

Every fact and quote can be found in and verified by the thousands of footnotes in the books themselves. 

All three books have been sent to every leader of the Jewish world and to prominent people in media, business, and politics, including the president, congress and the supreme court.

[New Report] President Barack Obama: Evil Spoken Of

GOP Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, leading Jewish congressional representative Eric Cantor (R-Va.), prominent Jewish congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R- Fla.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton are but a few whose shrill voices have contributed to a cacophonous chorus of extremism and intolerance.

This report, compiled by the Nation of Islam Research Group (NOIRG), is a brief for students, researchers, members of the media and fair-minded citizens to see how the “mask of civility” has been removed, making what appears to be escalating levels of racial conflict inevitable.

Get your copy right now! President Barack Obama: Evil Spoken Of (PDF)


NY African Film Festival Returns to Film Society of Lincoln Center 4/11 - 4/17

Highlights Include Opening Night Film Mama Africa, Celebrating the Legacy of Miriam Makeba, The Education of Auma Obama, Offering a Window into the African Family and Father of President Obama, and Centerpiece Selection Relentless, Starring Hip-Hop and Soul Singer Nneka

NEW YORK—Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) have again joined forces to present the 19th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF). Presented under the theme “21st Century: The Homecoming,” this year’s festival will explore the modern notion of home and homeland, from the legacy of music legend Miriam Makeba—subject of the Opening Night Film Mama Africa—to Diasporic visions like the New York-set Restless City. The NYAFF will also mark the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC) and the 50th anniversary of independence for Algeria, Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as give a unique look into the life of President Obama with the New York premiere of a film on his half-sister, The Education of Auma Obama. The NYAFF will run from April 11 through 17 at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

“This is a continuation of the discussion about the shape of Africa that has taken place since Independence and that is now not being embraced by the younger generation,” said African Film Festival, Inc. Executive Director and Founder Mahen Bonetti. “Though these young people have not in many ways been thrown a lifeline as post-Independent conflict emerged, they have somehow managed, through technology, to craft their own narrative, unconsciously drawing on the past and creating something new and very modern without having disavowed the past.”

Special events and highlights include the Opening Night film Mama Africa by Mika Kaurismäki (Special Jury Recognition—Documentary at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival) on April 11, and the Centerpiece film Relentless by Andy Amadi Okoroafor, starring internationally renowned Nigerian-German hip hop and soul singer Nneka, a U.S. premiere, on Friday, April 13. With the election year in full swing, the NYAFF will present a film that offers a window into the African family of President Barack Obama and insight into his father, with The Education of Auma Obama by Branwen Okpako; the film won the Viewers’ Choice Award at the 2011 Africa International Film Festival and the Festival Founders’ Award at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival.

“African cinema was born in the same year as the New York Film Festival—1963—and  it's always been a source of great pleasure and pride for me that for 50 years our programs have provided a vital showcase for the best in African filmmaking,” said Film Society of Lincoln Center Program Director Richard Peña. “We also salute our dear friends and partners at the New York African Film Festival, which for almost twenty years has worked successfully to make African cinema a reality around the United States.”

The popular blog Africa is a Country (africasacountry.com) will present “Africa is a Country: Talking Media and Russian Archives,” a free panel discussion, on Saturday, April 14 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater. Featured bloggers and special guest will examine the relationship between Africa and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, as is evidenced by Russia's extensive film archive of the continent, and then explore the relationship between film and social media movements on the continent.

“Africans in the Diaspora: Expatriates and the Homecoming,” a free festival preview will take place  at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space on April 5 at 6:00 pm to welcome audiences to the 19th edition of the NYAFF; the event, moderated by renowned journalist Femi Oke, will include a special performance by popular artist-emcee DJ Spooky in which he rescores Father of African Cinema Ousmane Sembene’s Borrom Sorret, filmmaker-scholar Yemane Demissie and music and African cinema critic Beatiz Leal. The festival then kicks off at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater at 165 W. 65th Street, Plaza Level, from April 11 through 17, then heads to Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies on Thursday, April 19 for a daylong, free public program exploring the themes of the festival. It picks up on May 4 and 5 at the Maysles Cinema Institute in Harlem and culminates over Memorial Day Weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music BAMcinématek—part of the dance and music festival DanceAfrica. For details, visit African Film Festival online at www.africanfilmny.org.

The programs of AFF are made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, International Organization of La Francophonie, Domenico Paulon Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Divine Chocolate, New York Times Community Affairs Department, The Ford Foundation, Bradley Family Foundation, South African Consulate General, SN Brussels, French Cultural Services, Bloomberg, Lambent Foundation, Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, WNYC, 57 Main St. Wine Company, South African Airways, Hudson Hotel, Putumayo World Music, Flavorpill, Giant Step and Omnipak Import Enterprises, Inc.  


On Justice for Trayvon Martin

(L-R) Angel, age 5, and Angelique, age 6, of the Howard University Early Learning Program, were at the Justice for Trayvon Martin rally in Washington D.C. March 24.
 (Photo Ashahed M. Muhammad)

In America, an unarmed young brother can apparently be hunted down, shot and killed, with 911 recordings available and the shooter remains free.
But equally troubling is this: How many more have to die [Yusef Hawkins, Sean Bell Oscar Grant, James Byrd, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham] at their hands before we decide to stop killing each other in Black communities nationwide?
As it is with any developing story, even more painfully tragic details are coming to the fore, however one thing still has not changed: Zimmerman has not been arrested.
Those calling for retaliation that are well intentioned, keep in mind your ethics and morality (2 different things) have to be at a very high level in order to carry out ‘an eye for an eye’ type law. It is more than a slogan. Those who are not well intentioned, it is reckless and irresponsible to throw those terms out carelessly. It is not advisable to pursue that course of action.
Review Minister Farrakhan's Holy Day of Atonement message delivered in Atlanta, GA on October 16, 2007. He spoke specifically about the ‘Law of Retaliation’ and the conditions that must be present prior to that type of law being enacted.
Zimmerman should be found, arrested and should stand trial. If the story is as open and shut as is claimed, why does he fear?
Ironically, Zimmerman now fears for his own life as a result of the reality he created for himself when he killed Trayvon Martin.  
We have received a few emailed inquiries regarding Zimmerman's ethnicity. Clearly, we are aware the name 'Zimmerman' is prevalent amongst the Ashkenazim. We've seen reports that his father is a German Jew and his mother, Peruvian. We are still researching to get actual facts, however, none of that is as important as the fact that Trayvon is dead, primarily because he is Black. That much is clear.
I've never seen anything like this in an effort to conceal racial/ethnic identity. Media has described him as a 'White Hispanic' then said his father was Catholic. (Of course, many Jewish groups are screaming 'he is NOT Jewish!')
We're also looking very closely at the ‘socially conscious’ entertainers who quick fast jumped on #KONY2012 but have no comment on #Justice4Trayvon. To those who showed up late to the party…better late than never. On Twitter, monitor those whom you follow, and see what they are (or are not) saying regarding Trayvon.
The battle has already begun to try to demonize Trayvon Martin and elevate Zimmerman. Before you know it, the controlled media will have transformed Zimmerman into a 2nd Amendment loving American hero and patriot protecting himself from a young Black thug.
Black activists and organizations better focus all of this emotional energy into ensuring the narrative is not altered by the unscrupulous 'objective' talking heads that will 'pop up' in the media.