More #Farrakhan #BBDDG #Tuskegee University coverage is coming...

At the center of the campus at Tuskegee University, the Booker T. Washington Monument, "Lifting the Veil," was dedicated in 1922.

Thank you for all the feedback received so far from my coverage of Minister Louis Farrakhan at Tuskegee University. Please know there's still more! Minister Farrakhan delivered 6 lectures in 5 days in three different cities. He took several tours and met with many others, so look for additional coverage from behind the scenes (including video) posted on my blog & YouTube, more photos on Instagram (@AshahedM) and in future articles to appear in The Final Call.


NBPP's Malik Zulu Shabazz and delegation on the ground in South Africa

Atty. Shabazz and his delegation have made the journey in efforts to connect Black liberation struggles worldwide. 

New Black Panther Party National Chairman Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz is on the ground in Africa leading a delegation on a two-week tour to reconnect with the motherland. So far, they have met with leaders of Zanu-PF, reconnected with many liberation organizations and touched the hands of the people. 

Atty. Shabazz spoke to thousands of Pan Africanist Congress supporters at a rally to commemorate the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. His delegation has hopes to meet President Robert Mugabe during their planned visit to Zimbabwe in the coming days.
Grave markers of those who died during the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre.
The Black struggle is connected all over the globe. March 21, 1960 is a national holiday there. The Sharpeville Massacre launched the anti-apartheid struggle all over Azania and sparked rebellion all over Africa. Many women and children were killed, some even shot in the back. Know the history.

Pan-Africanist Congress members and supporters prepare for rally on March 21, 2013


A Tribute to Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver at Tuskegee University

It was a memorable moment today watching the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan place wreaths at the graves of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, both of whom are buried on the grounds of Tuskegee University in very close proximity to each other. The Minister's words of tribute were also moving, and filled with guidance.

Minister Farrakhan's message to the students at Tuskegee University (Friday, March 22nd at 6PM Central Time) will also be shown live via webcast. Go to www.NOI.org/webcast to watch it tomorrow if  unable to make it to the campus in person. Spread the word!


'5 Broken Cameras' free viewing in Chicago area March 17th

'5 Broken Cameras' free viewing in Chicago area March 17th

I've seen this documentary and undoubtedly you've heard a lot about it. If you haven't seen it, or heard about it, you should definitely go see it. There is a showing here in the Chicago area followed by a discussion. The documentary chronicles defiant Palestinian resistance in the face of continued Israeli brutality and oppression.
Nominated for an Academy Award For Best Documentary, Five Broken Cameras is the product of years’ worth of resident Emad Burnat’s footage from non-violent popular resistance demonstrations. At noon every Friday, the demonstrations oppose the wall Israel built to separate itself from Arab Palestinians because the wall is on Palestinian land and separates the villagers from their olive groves, most of which were destroyed. Co-directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, the film takes the viewer through five years of the life of the village as the popular resistance against the wall begins.  Read more about the film here.

The viewing is sponsored by the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
For more information on CJPIP's other activities go to www.cjpip.org

When:  Sunday, March 17 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: First United Church of Oak Park | 848 Lake Street | Oak Park, Illinois
Admission: FREE!


Dr. Boyce Watkins: ' U of Illinois-Chicago Tells Farrakhan and I That We’re Not Welcome on Campus'

The planned March 30 forum featuring Dr. Boyce Watkins and Minister Louis Farrakhan to discuss health, wealth, education and the Black community will be moved to another venue after, according to Dr. Watkins, officials from the University of Illinois-Chicago expressed "concerns." Several other organizations have been eager to host the event, said Dr. Watkins.

He writes:

"During the call, I was told that the forum we’d planned with Min. Farrakhan at The University of Illinois at Chicago had been cancelled by the university.  Apparently, there were some who were “concerned” about the minister’s presence, as well as the theme of the event.   I was a bit surprised, because it’s not as if anyone should be shocked that Farrakhan and I would be gathering to discuss black people, for that’s all we tend to talk about.  We’d met with university officials well in advance to tell them the theme of the gathering and our objectives.  So, there was nothing stealth about the event whatsoever, for we had nothing to hide."


Electromagnetic Pollution: What Dangers are Posed by Electronic Devices?

Electromagnetic Pollution: What Dangers are Posed by Electronic Devices?
by Ashahed M. Muhammad

CHICAGO—The 2-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster March 11th provided a sobering reminder of the dangers of radiation, however, another source of harmful radiation is not located halfway around the world, in fact, it’s closer than you might think.

An informative yet quite disturbing seminar was recently held at the Chicago Hilton Hotel during Nation of Islam's 2013 Saviours’ Day convention titled “Electromagnetic Pollution: The Danger of Electronic Devices.

Presenter Dawn Muhammad answered many questions regarding an area being discussed with increasing frequency, especially with the technological advancements and wide range of electronic devices available worldwide. 

EMF pollution is the term given to all the man-made electromagnetic fields with homes, offices and public spaces. Quite frankly, there’s no way to escape them since they are emitted from anything that is powered by electricity. Basically, the only way to avoid EMF pollution is to walk around with a lead body suit. Many are unaware of how much radiation they are exposed to regularly during their routine daily activities.

“What I need you to understand is all this is silent,” said Muhammad. “What you don’t see won’t hurt you is a lie. It’s hurting you non-stop constantly,” she added. 

Outdoor power lines, alarm clock radios, computers, televisions, microwave ovens, cordless telephones, wireless headsets, global positioning systems in vehicles are just some EMF emitters that most are familiar with.  

“Your body is being bombarded by EMFs,” said Muhammad. “You’re being blitzed by all the EMFs—radiation—let’s just call it what it is.” 

According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 4.6 billion cell phone being used worldwide and the electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic (cancer causing) to humans.

There are nearly 330 million active cell phone in the United States of America and all are emitting various levels of Electromagnetic Field pollution, the long term effects of which are not yet fully known.

“When you’re driving in your car, your GPS system is wireless, your cell phone is wireless, your radio is wireless, your kids are in the back texting and some of you are on the phone talking and the windows are shut tight, those rays have nowhere to go, so they’re swimming around in the car. It’s like sitting in a microwave oven,” she said. 

For those with Wi-Fi connections in the home, several cell phones for each family member and televisions in various parts of the home,  “You are producing an EMF soup in your home,” Sis. Dawn told the audience.
Here are some other things about EMF pollution she covered:

- Men who carry their cell phones near the groin, in a pocket or even a belt holster could potentially reduce sperm count by as much as 30 percent.

- A cordless phone base station placed two feet from the head and plugged in for three minutes at a time could significantly disrupt heart rhythm, leading to increases in heart rates, possible arrhythmias and other fluctuations in heart rate.

- Children because of their smaller heads, thinner skulls and not yet fully developed brains should not use cell phones, except in an emergency.

- It is believed that 30 percent of all childhood cancers come from exposure to EMF’s.

The small print of the electronic devices indemnifies the companies from liability regarding possibly harmful effects caused by their products, however, increasingly, legislation is being passed requiring companies to list the Specific Absorption Rate, which measures the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to a radio frequency electromagnetic field.

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad did us a favor. The navy bean when he told us to eat it…the navy bean has a component in it, amongst other things, that helps guard against radiation,” said Ms. Muhammad. “Master Fard Muhammad came and gave us what he gave us for a reason.”


[Dr. Hibbi Omar] Reactions from Farrakhan's #SD2013 Message

We're still receiving an incredible amount of feedback from Minister Louis Farrakhan's Saviours' Day 2013 message delivered Feb. 24 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.  Many believe it represents a turning point in the history of Black people in America. I thought I'd share some of those shared with me.

Feb. 23 at the Chicago Hilton for Saviours' Day 2013 with the director of the Table Talks Project the very knowledgeable and humble Imam Sultan Rahman Muhammad of Mosque Maryam (center) and Dr. Hibbi Omar*, professor of International Business & Marketing at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. 

"I'm honored to be here today and I heard a very powerful presentation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.  It brought into my mind the memories of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Master Fard Muhammad and the great contributions that they have made in the last 85 plus years. It was such a powerful speech which not only moved me but moved everybody in the audience, thousands and thousands of people. He's a man with vision and he brought his vision out and that vision has to be fulfilled.  It's everybody's responsibility here who listened to him or who has not listened to him to fulfill the vision and dream of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the family and the greater family."

*About  Dr. Hibbi  Omar

Dr. Hibi Omar, is the grandson of The late 'Allamah Nooriddin. 
He was the primary teacher of Maulana Muhammad Ali and a well-known scholar of his time in Pakistan. 

Dr. Hibi's parents led by his mother, translated into English based on the explanatory notes and manuscripts of Qur' anic scholarship of his grandfather another translation of the Qur'an, which Minister Farrakhan currently uses along with Muhammad Ali--particularly for Qur'anic Arabic meanings.

Dr. Hibi And his wife now publish this Holy Qur'an translation and a dictionary of the Holy Qur'an through their foundation called the Noor Foundation International, which pursues non-sectarian work among Muslims and all religious organizations. 

Check out www.Islamusa.org with specific attention to the about the author's tab. Their are also a couple interesting YouTube clips on the site of one of his presentations. 

He has developed a storehouse of his family's scholarly legacy which connects us spiritually through Maulana Muhammad Ali's interpretation and scholarship of the Qur'an.

[Atty. Malik Zulu Shabazz] Reactions from Farrakhan's #SD2013 Message

We're still receiving an incredible amount of feedback from Minister Louis Farrakhan's Saviours' Day 2013 message delivered Feb. 24 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.  Many believe it represents a turning point in the history of Black people in America. I thought I'd share some of those shared with me.

Atty. Malik Zulu Shabazz, National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party and  Director of   Black Lawyers for Justice. (Photo: Doshon Fard)
"I particularly appreciated the research and the detail and the attention paid to the economic question. That was very timely and important.  Of course his words about the 2nd Amendment and our rights to defend and what we can develop are much appreciated and long anticipated and an increased effort and initiative to work with gang members and street organizations that Minister Farrakhan is putting forth...certainly I'm with him 100 percent and the New Black Panther Party supports that. I support everything he said today and I'm honored to help in any way."

[Doug E. Fresh] Reactions from Farrakhan's #SD2013 Message

We're still receiving an incredible amount of feedback from Minister Louis Farrakhan's Saviours' Day 2013 message delivered Feb. 24 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.  Many believe it represents a turning point in the history of Black people in America. I thought I'd share some of those shared with me.

Minister Farrakhan with Doug E. Fresh during a 2009 outreach effort in Bermuda. Photo: Ashahed M. Muhammad

"I think what the Minister said was definitely for this time.  He came once again with a cure for us as a people because most of the time we complain but we never come up with a cure.  He came up with a cure that I think is going to change everything in America. If we all can just market it and support it, it will change everything and it will just take us to another level. The economic problems that we have here in America along with spiritual problems and confidence problems...it's going to change everything."  -- HIP HOP ENTERTAINER DOUG E. FRESH