From The Final Call Newspaper

A crisis inside of a pandemic: Missing Black women and girls
By Michael Z. Muhammad, Contributing Writer
- July 27, 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: A protestor holds a sign during a "Save our Children" rally outside Downing Street on October 10, 2020 in London, England. During the demonstration, protesters held signs which called for an end to child sex trafficking and made references to "Pizzagate". (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA—Conscious rap artist Bigga Dre is a man on a mission. It’s a big mission and one that has been worked on for years: the continued battle to stop the abuse, trafficking and disappearances of Black women and girls. The Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to have slowed the problem. And the isolation felt by many young people—along with danger in their homes, complicated family relations and prowling by online predators—may have helped make things worse.

Bigga Dre and other activists and advocates believe a combination of vigilance and tackling problems in Black households and neighborhoods, nonstop pressure on authorities to seek and save missing Black females, stronger and more awareness of laws related to disappearances and refusing to accept that these precious ones can be discarded are places to start. Getting the word out quickly when a girl or woman goes missing is also essential, they said.

“My goal is to show people that we’re living in a day and time that we need to hear the call and pay attention. Is this a pandemic or is it a plandemic?” he asked.

Bigga Dre, who is using his music to highlight the country’s constant undervaluing of Black females, pointed to an estimated 64,000-75,000 Black women and girls currently missing in America as an indicator of the depth of the problem. Those figures come from the Black and Missing Foundation.

“Human trafficking is just as serious as the coronavirus,” argued Bigga Dre. “People ignore the whole pandemic and the virus thing until it hits somebody in their family or them personally. So, I’m on a human trafficking prevention awareness campaign. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he said.

“What I want to do is promote awareness, to wake people up that this is not something that you should sit down on; it needs to be at the forefront. We need to go head-on with this, and we need to counteract it, and we need to put something in place to prevent the numbers from increasing.”

Earlier this year, the Green Party of the United States National Women’s Caucus called for a national task force to focus on solving the disappearances of Black women and girls. Caucus spokesperson Monica James said, “As Black women and girls go missing, and the media hardly gives coverage and the police do very little to solve their cases, the GPUS Women’s Caucus believes a national task force is required to address this issue.”

The task force would accurately collect and share data on missing Black women and girls and provide financial and logistical support to local government agencies in solving the disappearances, among other goals, said the Green Party women’s caucus.

Research shows Blacks make up a disproportionate number of missing persons, but Black women and girls reported missing are frequently inappropriately classified as runaways, which removes the sense of urgency in the response, said the caucus.

The Green Party women’s caucus also called for educating “local government agencies on stereotypes that prevent officials from taking disappearances of Black women and girls seriously” and more efforts to “seek input from the families of the missing Black women and girls to better understand the issue.”

Blacks make up 13.4 percent of the U.S. population, according to 2019 Census estimates, but statistics show that 33.8 percent of reports in 2019 were for missing Black people and the percentage of Blacks over the 37 years of active cases is even higher, the caucus noted.

“Min & Feaster, in their landmark 2010 study, found that missing Black children got 19.5 percent of news coverage about missing children despite accounting for 33.2 percent of cases. Other studies report the same results: White missing persons of all ages proportionately get far more media coverage than do Black missing persons,” said the caucus.
Four-year-old Rilya Wilson, who went missing in Florida.

“Black people go missing about three times more often than might be expected based on population,” said the caucus. “But once a Black child or adult is missing, they are also a lot less likely to be found. A 2019 study by Jada L. Moss showed that ‘in 2016, African-American missing persons cases appeared amongst the remaining older and open cases four times as often as the cases of White and Hispanic missing persons,’ ” it added.

Alerting people to a serious problem

Peas In Their Pods, based in Snellville, Ga., is a program founded by Janice Lowery and Gaetane Borders, who also serves as president. The organization offers free services and advocates for missing children and their families, offering safety seminars and workshops, Rilya Alert System activation, missing poster creation and distribution, hosts community awareness events, organizes prayer vigils, serves as family spokespersons, contacts the media, conducts social media campaigns, counseling, contact with police, and organizes search groups.

Their Rilya Alert System, named after a four-year-old Rilya Wilson, who went missing in Florida while under the supervision of the state in 2001, allows anyone who has a missing child to load the information onto the group’s website, An alert will be sent to organizations and others in the group’s network to help find Black children, female or male, under age 18. The network lists the children by state and spreads the missing child’s photo and information through social media. One of the things the Rilya Alert System strives to do is get information and images about missing children out quickly.

Ms. Borders told The Final Call, the information is “transmitted to the public electronically, similar to the Amber Alert, but without their stringent criteria that can impede progress or immediate attention or action. The Rilya Alert is not meant to replace the Amber Alert System. It simply bridges the gap where the Amber Alert excludes or does not engage due to its criteria,” she explained. If a child or woman is considered a runaway, the Amber Alert is not issued by police agencies.

“There’s so many different factors, you know, but certainly one of the greater pieces of it is education and knowledge across the board, not only with people of color, but just in general because perception is reality. And what we found through the work that we do is that there isn’t a lot of knowledge and understanding of just how great and bad this issue is,” Ms. Borders said.

According to the Women’s Media Center in New York, Black girls comprise over 40 percent of domestic sex trafficking victims in the U.S. “While running away from physical and/or sexual abuse or economic deprivation, Black girls run into sexual predators preying on their vulnerabilities and capitalizing on the lack of collective outrage expressed when Black girls disappear. Runaways don’t get Amber Alerts, as those are reserved for abductees. No texts or sirens go out when these girls go missing,” the center explained.

“Systemic failures render Black girl runaways invisible and, more harrowingly, disposable. Their stories remain untold or unfairly chronicled as tales of juvenile delinquency and criminality. Black girls aren’t afforded the protection of childhood innocence,” the Women’s Media Center said.

Washington, D.C.-based Sudan Muhammad has worked on the problem of sex trafficking for years through her program Sudan’s Services of Love. There is a huge connection between missing girls and sex trafficking, she stressed. Once girls connect with pimps they are controlled, intimidated and used to recruit other girls, she added.

“We need to be more involved in our communities and listen to our young people,” advised Ms. Muhammad, who is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 4 in the Nation of Islam.

“We see girls as young as 11 years old recruiting other girls then often they go missing. They need us to be open and not judgmental. Our young people need jobs and these pimps provide that. They can make hundreds of dollars doing sex movies. In order to address this issue, we need to create jobs as well as demonstrate love. We must develop safe places where they can get the help they need. We need to have open communication. The pandemic has only made the problem worse because it has increased the need for our children to support themselves financially,” said Ms. Muhammad. “These abductors they know what these children need. They listen, they listen to the cries. We have to start listening to our children and stop being judgmental. And like the Minister Farrakhan said, remember what you went through when you were younger.”

Black Women’s Blueprint, an organization that advocates for policy that supports Black women and girls, said “approximately 60 percent of Black girls are sexually assaulted before turning 18. Even conservative estimates indicate that at least 40 percent of Black girls are sexually victimized before their eighteenth birthdays. Running away from family situations or communities in which all forms of violence occur is not an uncommon response.”

The Women’s Media Center added that adult Black women often don’t fare much better than Black girls when they go missing. “As they do with Black girls, law enforcement often classifies Black women as runaways,” the center said. “Furthermore, Black women endure higher rates of sexual and physical violence than their White counterparts. They often encounter racist, sexist, and classist barriers when reporting violence and within the very systems and organizations established to support victims and survivors of violence. With few or no options for redress, Black women may feel compelled to leave violent and potentially deadly situations. Disconnecting from loved ones and their communities, they seek safety in a world too often perilous for those barely surviving on the margins.”

Congressman Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democrat, recently held a forum on missing women. “Nationally, cases involving missing Black women remain open and unresolved four times longer—four times longer—than cases that are involving White and Hispanic Americans,” he said. He held the forum to gather more information, help highlight the problem and look at racial disparity in how the system responds.

“It remains clear to me that there is a lot more that can be done. A single missing woman or child, no matter their race, creed, or color, no matter what their zip code, is indeed an American tragedy. And America has to step up to the plate. But when most cases—and the majority of unsolved cases—involve Black women, some serious soul-searching needs to occur,” Rep. Rush said.

The danger also can go beyond sex trafficking when Black females vanish. The Chicago Tribune reported that at least 75 Black women, ages 18 to 58, have been strangled or smothered between 2001 and 2017 in the Windy City. Thomas Hargrove, founder of the Murder Accountability Project, told The Final Call the rate for solving the murder of Black women in Chicago is well below that of the national average and falling. “The rate at which African American women are murdered in the U.S. is much, much higher than for any other race,” he said.

Forgotten by police, stalked by ‘keystroke gangsters’

Derrica Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, a Maryland-based organization that also increases awareness and exposure of missing persons of color, told The Final Call: “One problem is when Black teenagers are reported missing to the police they are classified as runaways, so they don’t receive needed attention given to victims designated with Amber Alerts which signify an abduction. We need to be vigilant as a community when it comes to missing adults and children. Often, their cases are classified as some sort of criminal activity. We’ve had issues where law enforcement didn’t even take the police reports in cases of missing Black and Brown women, children, and men.

“What we are finding is an uptick with missing Black girls during the pandemic. They are on the computer more and are being lured by predators. You don’t know what they’re going through at home, and there is a correlation between missing persons and domestic violence. So a lot of girls are turning to these ‘keystroke gangsters.’ You got people hiding behind their computers, and they’re saying any and everything and making these false promises. So many girls have taken the bait of these predators online, who are promising them an escape. We’ve dealt with a lot of girls being victimized and trafficked online,” said Ms. Wilson.

“There are multiple reasons Black girls and women go missing,” Ms. Wilson said. “What is needed is the coordination of supporting organizations like faith-based communities, a commitment to end homelessness, restructuring the foster care system, and using victim-centered models for ending sex trafficking, centering Black girls and women as victims of sexual and gender-based violence.”

Violence, abuse, strained relationships or other complicated issues in homes can be challenging. Children in the care of extended family sometimes feel abandoned or unwanted. Those feelings of alienation, loneliness or unmet or even undiagnosed mental health and emotional needs can leave them susceptible to emotional traps set by predators and abductors.

Denea Whitest of the well-respected Philadelphia-based violence prevention program Mother’s In Charge shared a heartbreaking story. A soon to be 18-year-old niece was victimized by a 60-year-old man through a chat app. According to Ms. Whitest, her niece went from a straight-A student to languishing in a shelter in upstate Pennsylvania for homeless youth and was a shell of her former self when found.

The story was almost a textbook case of the failure of various systems responsible for the niece’s care and protection, starting with unresponsive police when she disappeared, failed mental health services, and a broken child welfare system.

“The problems began at age 14. She started sneaking talking to people on a chat app,” Ms. Whitest recounted. “They made her believe, you know, it was better for her to be with them than be home with her parents, and the flood gates of deception opened. I had to become my own detective to find her.

“What people do not understand is the trauma these children go through at the hands of these predators. And I started speaking out, you know, I made my campaign. We call it ‘Bring Her Home.’ I got my neighbors and friends involved. My church family was an intricate part of getting the word out on Facebook, Instagram, flyers, and sharing my story about what was going on. I tried to hire a private detective.” Her campaign looking for her niece created so much heat that the pimp let her go to avoid getting caught.

“My niece has gone from an honor roll student who played multiple instruments and was recommended for the Philadelphia orchestra to a child sitting in a program without any family. Her life is ruined,” said Ms. Wilson. Her niece was sex trafficked for several years. Girls and women subjected to sex trafficking are often beaten, drugged and told they or family members will be harmed or killed.

Ms. Wilson sees holding elected officials accountable, changing policies and reporting laws and knowing how the system works and the language to use is essential. Saying the child ran away can mean the case drops to the lowest priority so stress might be laid on the fact that the child could face danger or has some other type of vulnerability.

“The community needs to know the reporting laws and advocate for laws that address our specific issues. As parents we cannot be our children’s friends. We need to know who they are interacting with on social media, we need to have those uncomfortable conversations at our homes, and this cannot be a one-time deal. I think it’s equally important, especially in the Black community, to involve our churches. They are a pillar of the community. We really need to get our faith-based community involved,” she said.

“We are stronger together. We need the media to be more proactive and the community more vigilant.”

Bigga Dre is looking to use technology and his music to help solve the problem. “We’re working on a comprehensive application that prioritizes melanated (Black) people. Many of us know about the Amber Alert; I would like to develop an app that prioritizes melanated people. We have to recognize that the helping hand that we’re looking for is at the end of our arm,” he said.

“In the studio, we have produced the song called ‘Eschatology (Bring Our Girls Back).’ I’m very intentional about this work. It’s not a song. It’s a public service announcement. I want people to take this music, create Tik Toks, use it for documentaries, and put it in films so it can be a soundtrack and a message that reverberates throughout the community, and people respond to the call. This is a call. This is, that’s why I named it eschatology. This is the end time, and it is now. We don’t have time to waste, and we need to remedy this,” Bigga Dre said.

From The Final Call Newspaper

‘Terrifying to America’: Gov’t report verifies the existence of aerial crafts and NOI teaching
By Anisah Muhammad, Contributing Writer
- July 20, 2021

They are called many names. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, referred to them as “The Wheel,” “wheels” or “Mother Plane.” For the first time in history, the U.S. government is confirming the existence of these flying crafts.

The United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a preliminary assessment on the UAP on June 25. The report came at the behest of the Senate, whose members were “concerned ​​that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat.”

The Friday release of the report may have been an attempt to divert attention from a subject that has interest among millions of Americans and people globally. But it was still important and valuable.

Though the report is only nine pages long, it is the most info the U.S. government has released regarding the flying crafts. The information comes from 144 U.S. government reported incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021, though limited data and inconsistencies are cited as key challenges.


“The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP,” the document said.

“Basically, they produced a report that admits that they don’t know what it is. They know that there are some unidentified crafts that have been tampering with and interfering with their most advanced nuclear and military weapon sites and weapons. They know that these planes exist and that they are superior to anything that they have or that they can even imagine,” Nation of Islam Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad told The Final Call. “However, they are also admitting that they don’t know who or what these planes are, where they come from, or as they say, they don’t know the nature or intent of UAP.”

The document states that many UAP interrupted pre-planned training or other military activity, and it says that a handful of UAP, 18 incidents described in 21 reports, appear to demonstrate advanced technology such as remaining stationary in winds, moving against the wind, maneuvering abruptly and moving at considerable speed.

The document includes a list of possible explanations to reports of the flying crafts: airborne clutter such as birds, balloons and debris; natural atmospheric phenomena such as ice crystals, moisture and thermal fluctuations; classified programs by U.S. entities; technology from an adversary of the U.S. government, such as China or Russia; and “other.”

But the Nation of Islam has had the answer to what the objects are since 1932, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first started teaching on them. Min. Illia Muhammad, author of the book “UFOs And The Nation Of Islam: The Source, Proof, And Reality Of The Wheels,” said the “other” category is the most intriguing.

“ ‘Other’ is basically like, okay, just something we don’t know about or can’t explain. But I would like, as a student of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, to boldly proclaim that the ‘other’ category is exactly what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad brought to the world on behalf of Almighty God Allah in the person of Master Fard Muhammad,” he said. “So this ‘other’ category that the government talks about is what they are unwilling to talk to us about, because we’re willing to prove what this ‘other’ is.”

Illia Muhammad explained that the proof that Master Fard Muhammad is the one behind the technology of the crafts lies in the fact that the technology wasn’t seen, witnessed, talked about, heard of or examined before he brought knowledge of it to the world.

“Before he showed it to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and gave the Honorable Elijah Muhammad the intricate details concerning these planes, its nature, its intentions, its purpose, its occupants, its capabilities, its maneuver abilities; none of that has ever been disclosed prior to Master Fard Muhammad sharing his secrets with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” Min. Illia Muhammad said.

“And even more important is that to this day, there is not a group or entity on this earth who still gives the intricate details concerning its nature and intent other than the Nation of Islam. So not only was the Nation of Islam the first to give information, specific information, about these planes, but to this day in 2021, the Nation of Islam remains the only group to explicitly give definitive details concerning these crafts.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad started teaching about the crafts in 1932. “Master Fard Muhammad came to us from the Holy City of Mecca in Arabia. He pointed out to me a dreadful looking Plane a half-a-mile by a half-a-mile. It was made after the universe, of spheres: ‘wheels within wheels,’” according to early writings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

Ten years after he started teaching on it, on February 25, 1942, the “Battle of Los Angeles” happened. The event is cited as the first known sighting of the crafts. The military fired more than 1,400 anti-aircraft shells at the objects, but all of them missed. A few months later, a temple, as Nation of Islam mosques were called at that time, was raided by law enforcement officials under the guidance of the FBI.

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s home was also raided, and the Teachings that Master Fard Muhammad had left with him were taken from the home and The Temple. Later, he was questioned by the FBI on the drawing of The Wheel, and his writing about it, that they had taken from The Temple; and he explained to the government of the United States and to the FBI: one, its aim and purpose; two, who made it; and three, why it is now above America,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said in Part 52 of his 2013 lecture series “The Time and What Must be Done.”

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it was ‘a masterpiece of mechanics and engineering’ and that ‘nothing like this has ever been seen before.’ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it is ‘the greatest military weapon ever developed in the annals of the history of Allah (God) and man in this Universe,’” Minister Farrakhan said.

“He said that the Vision of this Wheel was seen thousands of years before it came into being, or became a reality. He said that this weapon was made for the purpose of destroying this present world in The Final Battle with the forces of evil that had ruled our present world.”

The term “wheel” in reference to the flying crafts can be found in scripture. The Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 1, verse 19 reads, “And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.” Minister Farrakhan mentioned that several places in scripture describe the crafts as a “cloud,” a “pillar of fire,” a “chariot” or a “mountain.”

“Well, men don’t ‘move about on clouds’ except in planes. And this ‘plane,’ as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, is made like a ‘wheel.’ Not that it is a ‘wheel,’ but it is made like a wheel, circular in motion, circular in make,” the Minister described.

Ever since the first appearance of the crafts, they have been sighted by people all over the world. A Dec. 2017 survey by Glocalities revealed that 61 percent of 26,492 people from 24 countries surveyed believe there is some form of life on other planets. Russians, Mexicans and Chinese are more likely to believe in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations than Americans, according to the report. The survey proves worldwide interest in the crafts, and yet the U.S. government has had a hard time even admitting they exist.

“There is great interest among the American people and people of the world about this much talked of phenomenon known as ‘UFOs.’ It is talked about in every country, particularly the countries that hold sway on the Earth, who have nuclear arsenals and are engaged in great preparation for this Final War,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said in Part 51 of his 2013 lecture series.

“And there are others who have seen them and have been so intimidated by our government that they have refused to tell even their wives or their children what they have experienced; and some have taken the secrets of what they know to their graves.”

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, the National Assistant to Min. Farrakhan, said in July 18th and July 11th lectures at Mosque Maryam in Chicago that the planes are not extraterrestrial but are from Earth.

“The scientists of the world think that it’s from someone, somewhere else other than earth, because they have never seen from any scientists of any nation on Earth the ability to produce what they have been observing and studying. In their minds, they are the masters of the Earth and its people and they know of no one that could produce what they have been looking at from this planet,” he said.

“So they call these wheels extraterrestrial, but they are not. It was made on this earth, made by the hands of men, directed by, designed by the master builder, planner, designer, and architect of that wheel, God Himself in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi.”

He pointed to John the Revelator, who saw a “holy city” in the sky, according to the Book of Revelation.

Ilia Muhammad said the fact that this is the first time the U.S. government is admitting that the planes exist proves that government officials have been lying for decades.

The uproar over the flying crafts has increased in recent years after the New York Times published two leaked videos in 2017. Since then, Navy pilots and military personnel have been coming forward. The majority of the data in the June 25 report came from the U.S. Navy.

A “60 Minutes” episode that aired May 16 featured the testimonies of several Navy pilots and U.S. government personnel, including former Navy pilot Lt. Ryan Graves, who said pilots training off the Atlantic coast have been seeing “things like that” every day for at least a couple of years now.

“It’s almost like the government is being forced to admit that these planes exist, because in every major department of government and their military, they’ve had and continue to have too many sightings and encounters from their own people in government and in military, not to mention the countless millions of civilians all over the world.

So, it’s gotten to a point where so many sightings and encounters are taking place that different military officers complained that they had no real way of reporting their daily sightings to their superiors, because their superiors would try to either brush it off or silence these officers and pilots and even astronauts, even though they would be seeing these things daily,” Illia Muhammad said.

“Their superiors in government and military would not allow them to report what these officers were witnessing regularly. So, it was out of the dissatisfaction of many military officers and pilots that they demanded a better way to be able to report these phenomenal crafts that they had been seeing almost daily for several decades,” he continued.

“This has been going on for decades in terms of these wheels destabilizing their military bases and deconstructing their nuclear missile testing and shutting down their communication systems at military bases, and literally just rendering, in some cases, rendering whole military sites inoperable, just to show that there’s a superior power on scene. So, you talk about decades of not being able to tell anybody about this.”

On July 4, 2020, in the garden at his Michigan farm, Minister Farrakhan delivered a message titled “The Criterion,” where he said he asked Allah (God) to show the Wheels to confirm his words. “When I close down in the garden, the God will do some work,” he said.

On that same day, after he was done speaking, there were sightings of the flying crafts in the United States. Video footage of the sightings is compiled at the end of “The Criterion” on

“It don’t even look like a plane, does it?” said one person who witnessed one of the crafts on July 4, 2020. “I don’t know what the f*** this is. But whatever it is, it’s not a plane, and it’s moving fast,” said another individual.

“UFO over south side. Aye yo what the f*** is this? Anybody else looking at this s***?” said a woman in Chicago. “That is a UFO y’all,” yelled a man in a different video taken from Chicago. “We don’t have s*** that stop in midair,” he expressed.

“UFO. It’s still there. It is not a helicopter. Helicopters don’t maneuver like that. Now it’s going back up. Look it, it’s going back up!” said a woman out of Fresno, Calif.

The June 25 document on UAP says that the objects could threaten flight safety and possibly pose a threat to U.S. national security. Ilia Muhammad said America’s greatest threat is a power superior to her.

“And even more terrifying to America is the fact that that power is represented by the children of slaves, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. America can’t take that,” he said.

From The Final Call Newspaper


By Anisah Muhammad, Contributing Writer
- July 13, 2021

Protestors and counter protestors face off Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Stone Mountain Village, Ga. Several dozen people waving Confederate flags, many of them wearing military gear, gathered in downtown Stone Mountain where they faced off against a few hundred counterprotesters, many of whom wore shirts or carried signs expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Jenni Girtman/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

At a time when the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing and Black people in America were attempting to integrate with the larger, White society, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, taught a different solution: separation.

“We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own—either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich.

We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years—until we are able to produce and supply our own needs,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad stated.

That may have seemed like a radical solution yesterday, but America remains fractured, divided and dysfunctional for White Americans with extreme politics and violence. Can Blacks keep hoping Whites will change as dire conditions get worse for Black people?

Ronald Greene beaten and shackled by Louisiana state troopers

The toxic relationship between Black and White can be seen in the deprivations Blacks face in economics, health care, housing segregation and opportunity, police brutality and inferior education. Pick an area and Blacks generally get less, lag behind or lose their rights.

Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.), the chair of the U.S. Joint Economic Committee, authored a report titled “The Economic State of Black America in 2020.” Under key points in the report, he notes that “historically, the unemployment rate for Black Americans has been approximately twice the rate for Whites. That is the case today—6.0% for Black workers and 3.1% for Whites.”

He goes on: Black households earn 59 cents to every dollar that White households earn; Black Americans are over twice as likely to live in poverty as White Americans; 42 percent of Black families own their homes, compared to 73 percent of Whites.

“Persistent segregation leads to large disparities in the quality of secondary education, leading to worse economic outcomes,” Mr. Beyer wrote.

A summer 2020 Gallup poll revealed Blacks are becoming increasingly dissatisfied. The poll found 21 percent of Black adults in the U.S. are satisfied with the way Black people have been treated. Seventy-nine percent are dissatisfied.

Demonstrators confront Oakland police officers during a protest against police brutality in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

Blacks are becoming more dissatisfied with the Senate and more dissatisfied with Black and White relations, said one activist. “More people are wanting to see the facts right now, meaning that a lot of people say reparations. Instead of passing Juneteenth, give us reparations,” Yafeuh Balogun Shamsid-Deen, cofounder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, told The Final Call.

He said if Juneteenth, the traditionally Black celebration of the last group of slaves being told they were free on June 19, 1865, became a federal holiday 10 years ago, Black people would have been more excited.

“But from the people that I can see, the people that I’m connected with, yeah, it’s symbolism at best, but we need more material benefit, more material wealth collectively, in order to really bring about some effective change. Having Juneteenth as a holiday doesn’t put food on the table. Having Juneteenth as a holiday doesn’t put pampers on the backs of babies. Having Juneteenth as a holiday doesn’t buy land,” he expressed.

Mr. Shamsid-Deen believes Black people are becoming more aggressive about their rights and are also buying more weapons to protect themselves.

The desire for self-protection is natural, but the Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught that unity was the most potent weapon Blacks can have and more powerful than carnal weapons. The solution to the plight of Black people is a Divine Solution backed by the power of God Himself, said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Memphis Norman, 21, sit-in demonstrator, is pulled from the Woolworth store lunch counter and beaten on floor by Benny Oliver, former Jackson city policeman, May 28, 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi. Norman and two female students from Tougaloo Southern Christian College were refused service. Police were unable to break up the white crowd is because the store manager would not file a complaint. (AP Photo)

God Himself has the means to destroy America and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught of deadly, fearsome advanced technology carried on a Mother Plane and 1,500 smaller baby planes that the Caucasian calls UFOs. But these God-made weapons produced by my teacher, the Great Mahdi Master Fard Muhammad, will destroy America when they attack my followers said the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.

He also writes in The Muslim Program, “Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by White America, justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.”

His words on separation are published on the back page of every edition of The Final Call newspaper, under Point No. 4 of “What the Muslims Want.”

“Now, I’m asking you to reason with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad; I want us to look at what Elijah Muhammad put on the back page of our newspaper, The Final Call,” Minister Farrakhan said in his address “Separation or Death” at the 22nd anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March.

“So I want to say to the government: We are not just somebody that’s desirous of separating from you on our own. The Program of ‘separation’ is given by God, and backed by God as the only solution to the toxic relationship between Black and White,” the Minister said.

Dr. Ava Muhammad, the National Spokesperson for Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, told The Final Call via email that the essential relationship between Black and White has never changed.

Saved earlier from a mob by national guardsmen and a judge, Lint Shaw, a 45 year old African American, was taken from jail in Royston, Georgia, April 28, 1936, and lynched a short time before he was to have gone on trial for attacking a white girl. (AP Photo)

“It remains that of a slavemaster and slave. We have no power in this country, which operates on a doctrine of White supremacy. Whether it’s religion, education, law, agriculture, politics, economics, language or culture, we require the approval of White people in all that we do. Our life is spent reacting to their policies and practices. We do little or nothing that is proactive,” she said.

“In the view of the Creator, we have unlimited capacity and potential to achieve His purpose, which is to become a god, or one who exerts force and power. We can be anything and there is only One above us, which is Him. But in this framework there is a ceiling over us. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has taught us, ‘As long as we live with White people, we will live under White people,’ ” she continued.

Zaki Baruti, president general of the Universal African People’s Organization, told The Final Call institutionalized racism impacts Black people on every level, from the educational system to economic institutions and the process of redlining.

“By and large, the masses of our people suffer from the redlining of the economic system that denies us equal access to capital. And then, as an extension of that, they create the social conditions for what they call crime,” he said.

Many have taken to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction.

“Let’s be honest. We tried to coexist with them and it’s been a failure. I understand more than ever that separation is the best approach for the safety of Black people,” tweeted the African Diaspora News Channel.

“A separation between Whites/Non Blacks and Black people is needed, but they won’t leave us alone, because their savage barbarism requires SOMEONE to abuse as they see fit. We have been too nice about our deprivation, impoverishment, subjugation, and oppression for far too long,” tweeted @AJNash10.

“Every time black people talk about mobilizing and separation from other races here comes the ‘oh if another race said this all hell would break lose’ and ‘oh that’s racist’ like B**** SHUT UP!! It’s time for us to put us and our needs FIRST!” tweeted @konciousky___.

In June 2018, Dr. Ava Muhammad embarked on a series of town hall meetings in response to Minister Farrakhan’s expressed desire for meetings and discussions around the country on separation. She visited 21 cities before the Covid-19 pandemic prevented physical gatherings.

“I plan to resume them soon, be it the Will of Allah. All of the meetings were in places owned and operated by Black people: churches, mosques, bookstores, community centers, art galleries, school auditoriums, etc. They were filled with hundreds of enthusiastic original people of all ages and walks of life. The youngest person to take to the microphone during open discussion was 7 years old,” she said.

Black people are not only ready to separate, but that they are anxious to get away from their tormentors and be free and independent, she argued.

At the beginning of May, Dr. Muhammad launched an online series, “Project Separation: Building Our Promised Land.” She unveiled and shared the concept via her Elevated Places online radio show. She said the next phase of Project Separation is purchasing tracts of land for farming and residential communities as Black people all over the country have already started to do.

Dr. Muhammad also explained how the separation between two unalike people or things is natural to the creative process.

“In the Book of Genesis we read that in order to create the Universe as we know it, the Creator separated night from day and land from sea. In the creation of Woman, He studied Himself and brought out from Himself (separated from Himself) a different being He called ‘she.’ In order for us to live we had to be separated from our Mother’s womb and the umbilical cord cut,” she said.

Black people don’t have to worry if separation from White people will work or not, Dr. Muhammad continued. “What is killing us is our effort to rebel against it. It is integration that is killing us, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad sets forth in Point No. 9 of “What the Muslims Believe.”

The point she referenced states: “WE BELIEVE that the offer of integration is hypocritical and is made by those who are trying to deceive the black peoples into believing that their 400-year-old open enemies of freedom, justice and equality are, all of a sudden, their ‘friends.’ Furthermore, we believe that such deception is intended to prevent black people from realizing that the time in history has arrived for the separation from the whites of this nation.”

It continues: “If the white people are truthful about their professed friendship toward the so-called Negro, they can prove it by dividing up America with their slaves. We do not believe that America will ever be able to furnish enough jobs for her own millions of unemployed, in addition to jobs for the 20,000,000 black people as well.”

Dr. Muhammad also quoted Point No. 5 of “What the Muslims Want,” which says: “We want every black man and woman to have the freedom to accept or reject being separated from the slave master’s children and establish a land of their own.”

Separation between Black and White is a solution that has been acknowledged by former U.S. presidents. President Thomas Jefferson wrote in his autobiography published in 1821, “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.”

In “Notes on The State of Virginia” published in 1782, Mr. Jefferson said Black people should be colonized and sent out with arms, household items, handicraft arts, seeds and pairs of the useful domestic animals “to declare them a free and independent people, and extend to them our alliance and protection, till they [shall] have acquired strength.”

In his “Address on Colonization to a Deputation of Negroes” on August 14, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln said to a group of Black pastors, “Your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.”

Even Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose work was pivotal to the integration of Black and White, had an evolution in his thought process towards the latter years of his life before he was assassinated. “There are some situations where separation may serve as a temporary way-station to the ultimate goal which we seek, which I think is the only answer in the final analysis to the problem of a truly integrated society,” he said on March 25, 1968, a little over a week before his death, according to page 292 of “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Clayborne Carson.

Online talk show host Vicki Dillard told The Final Call that she believes separation is an absolute necessity.

“When you find out that there’s an illness or sickness, disease, and you find out that there’s damaging cancerous cells in your body, you don’t try to unify with those things. Your goal is to eradicate it because you understand the damage that it could do throughout your body; it could kill you,” she said. “And so unless and until we start to see our open enemies as they really are and that we are in fact in war and at war, we will never really understand the concept of separation.”

Mr. Baruti was very involved in the 2014 uprising that occurred after 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot and killed by former officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. During that time, several concepts dominated the front page of the publication the organization runs, The African News World: police violence, “America on trial,” and moving forward.

“We put out what we considered three viable options. One is reform, trying to make some changes within this system. The second we said is separation. And the third we said, revolution,” Mr. Baruti said.

For him, separation looks like either Blacks finding Southern states to inhabit and then later secede from the United States, or a total movement back to Africa as the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey taught. If Black people mass migrate to the South, the only person the masses may follow is Minister Farrakhan, he said.

“If we mass migrate and become majority numbers in those states, then we can seize the state legislatures as well as the executive offices such as governors and lieutenant governors, and then we can enact laws ourselves that can enhance our people,” Mr. Baruti explained. “Then we will be able to be oversee, like the national security guard, the international security guard, and some on down in the future. Once we control those apparatuses of state government in a collective manner, then hell, we can secede away from these folks, just like the White folks tried to secede during the Civil War.”

“Use the Arabs. Use the Asians. Use the Jews as current examples. There’s not a major town or city you can go into where there’s not a Chinatown,” said Ms. Dillard. “And I think if we start with the smaller concept of Chinatown and having our people to understand, look, these people operate almost autonomously. Their voting numbers are nowhere near as high as you guys, and neither the Republicans nor the Democrats solicit their votes like they do you guys. But they have businesses, many of them are teaching their own children, they have their own credit unions or banks, they do business with each other and there’s not a major town right now that you can go into where there’s not a Chinatown.

“I think if we start to put them in those kinds of concepts to say let’s start here. And the Minister has said this: first make your neighborhoods safe and decent places to live. Start doing your own, some of your own policing. Let’s bring back this concept of the Dope Busters, the Nation of Islam was legendary in terms of doing,” she continued. The Dope Busters was an unarmed patrol that shut down one of the largest open air drug markets on the East Coast in the late 1980s.

Ms. Dilliard called today Black people’s finest hour.

“ ‘Vicki, how can you say this is our finest hour?’ Well, when a woman is getting ready to bring a child to birth, sometimes there’s moaning and screaming and bloodshed and other sicknesses. If you didn’t know the process of birthing, if you were totally ignorant to the process of birth, you would think something is going to go real wrong, when you see someone having those types of responses and reactions, only to find out they’re getting ready to give birth,” she said.

“So, yes, there’s bloodshed, there’s moaning, our people are crying out with dissatisfaction. But I want us to know that we’re getting ready to give birth. We’re pregnant, and in the same way that there are other unfavorable things that attend a woman that is getting ready to give birth, so it is with us. So the difficulty, the bloodshed, the crying out that we’re experiencing, it’s a sign that we’re getting ready to give birth.”

From The Final Call Newspaper

THE CRITERION: A DIVINE WARNING A Message To Humanity: A Pestilence From Heaven, What Has Now Come To Pass?

By Charlene Muhammad, National Correspondent
- July 6, 2021

One year ago, on July 4, 2020, “From The Garden,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, delivered a divine Message of guidance and instructions to humanity. He addressed the global coronavirus pandemic and warned against taking the deadly Covid -19 vaccines, that were being manufactured in U.S. Pharmaceutical biotech labs.

He further addressed the United States president, global, political and religious leaders, the world community, and Black and Indigenous people in America about “A Pestilence from Heaven” and Allah (God’s) judgment, during his address, entitled “The Criterion.” Let us recall some of these prophetic warnings and guidance.

“I want to tell you right up front you will not conquer this virus, because it didn’t come from Wuhan. It did not come from Fort Detrick in Maryland, because if you had made it, you would know how to handle what you made.”

“We will not accept your vaccine because we are not accepting death.”

“… if they come up with a vaccine, be careful. Don’t let them vaccinate you, with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication . … I say to the African presidents, do not take their medications!”

“… don’t take their vaccines. There are 14 therapies that are in the world today that we can use to fight against the Covid virus. America, you won’t solve it. The scientists of the world, you won’t solve it. …,” declared Minister Farrakhan.

A year later, Minister Farrakhan’s prophetic revelations, on that day, have now come to pass, proving that he was given a “Message from on High,” to deliver by Allah (God).

“We are living in the Fullness of Time. So, when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks a thing, it happens in a few months rather than in a few decades, as we see with the Covid-19 vaccines,” Minister Ava Muhammad, Student National Spokesperson for Minister Farrakhan, told The Final Call.

“Minister Farrakhan is what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad declared him to be: A star that has no equal. That would be the Sun,” she said. “When you see and hear him, his voice and the truth he delivers is Sunlight: it has weight; it puts pressure on anything it touches.

When we follow his guidance, we are in the light. When we don’t, we are in the dark. We cannot prove his power is from any other source except Allah and His Christ. His view is an aerial view, because he is Divinely Guided,” continued Minister Ava Muhammad.

Minister Farrakhan was moved to speak after being troubled by the passing of his great helper and companion, Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, Eastern Region Representative of the Nation of Islam.

“… His passing affected me like no other. It affected me like that because God wanted me to stop and think because there was a message, He wanted to give me that He wanted me to give to you,” said Minister Farrakhan, before his pure, undeniably clear, mind-piercing, exegesis of America’s chastisement being revealed through the unseen virus:

Minister Farrakhan then revealed why Allah (God) sent “A pestilence from Heaven” upon the inhabitants of the Earth:

“A pestilence from heaven is sent down … But those who were unjust changed the word which had been spoken to them, for another saying, so We sent upon the wrongdoers a pestilence from heaven because they transgressed.” [Holy Qur’an 2:59], he said.

Minister Farrakhan continued “… but the reason for the pestilence is forging a lie against Allah.” Quoting the Holy Qur’an, “But those who were unjust among them changed it for a word other than that which they were told. So, We sent upon them a pestilence from heaven for their wrongdoing.” [Holy Qur’an 7:162]

So, he warned and directed us from Scripture, “Go into your chambers. Hide yourself. For behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” [Bible Isaiah 26:21] … God is coming out for the inhabitants, not of America, not of Africa, but of the whole earth. What are you coming out for God?

I come out of my place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. … What is iniquity. It is when we not only sin but we will fully sin, and even find delight in committing sin. And we have sinned, to the point that God no longer strives with us, and our conscience is seared. In Hebrew iniquity is guilt, worthy of punishment. Sin is gross immorality or injustice, wickedness. Iniquity is when we not only sin, but we willfully sin, and even find delight in it,” stated Minister Farrakhan.

He was given his July 4 assignment, during the coronavirus lockdown, during the Muslim’s Holy Month of Ramadan, he revealed.

“… if you bring the vaccine and say you’re going to bring your army to force us to take it, once you try to force us, that’s a declaration of war on all of us. You only have this one life. Fight like hell to keep it and fight like hell to destroy those whose heart and mind is to destroy you and take your life from you,” Minister Farrakhan warned.

What has now come to pass, proving the truth of Minister Farrakhan’s warnings and guidance on July 4, 2020?

After his message, the U.S. intensified its vaccinating campaign using threats and persuasion, offering lottery tickets and trinkets like doughnuts, popcorn, steak dinners, days off work, cash rewards, and free marijuana/cannabis. Regardless to these efforts, they have not achieved their wicked desire to mass vaccinate the Black community.

“Clearly a huge segment of the Black population is saying no to the vaccine, otherwise you would not see this massive campaign to lure us into allowing ourselves to be injected with death. Just the other day a major morning news program bemoaned the fact that only 15 percent of the global population has been vaccinated. So yes, many of us here, in Africa and all over the Earth, have listened,” stated Minister Ava Muhammad.

In less than six months from the Minister’s message, the U.S. deployed one vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) and two biotechnology gene therapies (Pfizer and Moderna). The shocking results are nearly 7,000 deaths and 411,931 adverse events (injuries) reported.

After taking the so-called vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, people across the United States have experienced death, severe allergic reactions, rare blood clotting, dizziness, and headaches.

“So now, a year after ‘The Criterion,’ it is a matter of record that the vaccines are killing people; causing hospitalizations, urgent care visits, miscarriages, heart attacks, blood-clotting and more,” Minister Ava Muhammad told The Final Call.

“As we published in last week’s Final Call Newspaper, Dr. Robert Malone, the man who invented the mRNA technology at the core of the Pfizer and Moderna products is publicly denouncing the entire Covid-19 vaccination program as a human guinea pig experiment that bypassed safety protocols. He is alarmed at the blatant censorship of public discussion and coercion of people to participate in this medical experimentation,” she said.

Dr. Malone has been warning that data now suggests that certain toxic (poisonous) chemical ingredients of the “vaccines” roam freely in the body and they seem to accumulate in the ovaries of the woman and the testes of the man, read the article, “Warning To America: mRNA Vaccine Inventor Says COVID19 Vaccine ‘Not Worth The Risk!’” by the Nation of Islam Research Team.

“Women who get the COVID “vaccine” within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy are seeing a miscarriage rate of 82%! The normal rate is 10%. Equally alarming, a study shows that boys and men between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been vaccinated have 25 times the rate of myocarditis (heart inflammation) than normal,” continued the article, dated June 29.

“They are making money now, plotting to give 7.5 billion people a vaccination: [Dr. Anthony Fauci], Bill and Melinda Gates, you want to depopulate the Earth?

“What the hell gives you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billions and talk about who can live and who should die? That is why your world is coming to an end quickly—because you have sentenced billions to death. But God is now sentencing you to the death that you are sentencing to others. … .,” stated Minister Farrakhan.

Minister Ava Muhammad highlighted in a May 11 Final Call article, “Former Pfizer Chief Scientist: Mass Depopulation A Logical Outcome of Global Vaccination Campaign,” an interview in which Dr. Michael Yeadon expressed his deep concern over “unknown and unnecessary gene sequences injected into the arms of potentially billions of people for no reason. I’m very worried that pathway will be used for mass depopulation, because I cannot think of any benign explanation.”

“Do you know your enemy,” questioned Minister Farrakhan, during a virtual meeting of the Nubian Leadership Circle, convened by Sadiki Kambon on December 12, 2020.

“Now we have to survive because the Death Plan is in motion. What is the Death Plan? You say, ‘well Black folks are the most prone to the covid virus.’ Why is that? Because of the comorbidity conditions: diabetes, heart failure, obesity. Name all the comorbidity problems—we lead in that,” Minister Farrakhan told the Black thought leaders gathered to discuss unity in serving the needs of Black people across the country abroad.

But that’s because of Satan’s poisoning the food and water of Black people among other things, Minister Farrakhan explained. “… You are already on death row and don’t even know it. So now you’re a perfect host for the Covid virus,” he said during the Dec. 12 virtual summit.

During “The Criterion,” The Minister also called for an end to the Cuban embargo to allow Cuban treatments and doctors to get involved in saving U.S. lives. He added:

“I asked God to bring down the virus heavily on Florida because 90 miles from Florida our Cuban family, when the plague broke out in Wuhan, they went to Hubei province in Wuhan and with the Chinese they corrected it and drove it out of Wuhan. Don’t we need something that Cuba has? But you have an embargo on Cuba. …”

Then, Florida emerged as the world’s new global epicenter for Covid-19, with nearly 10,000 new cases. according to a July 8, 2020 online article by The Hill. Nearly 10,000 new cases were reported that day alone, and nearly 220,500 positive cases statewide.

Meanwhile, Cuba was successfully treating people with the virus at home and in China. A comparative analysis by the Nation of Islam Research Team of the deaths per 100,000 population between the U.S. and eight other so-call Third World countries found that the United States has registered 181 deaths per 100,000.

The prelude to “The Criterion” was “The Unraveling of a Great Nation,” his February 23, 2020 Saviours’ Day address in Detroit. The Minister stated:

“You see the country cascading downward. You see the moral fiber of America getting into the gutter . … Satan is having a field day with America. Evil has been made fair seeming … The world is looking at a country going to hell,” stated Minister Farrakhan in his Feb. 23 address from the TCF center in Detroit.

In less than one month, The Minister’s Feb. 23 warning came to pass, and she began to unravel:
The stock market crashed;
Covid-19 virus shut down major and minor league sports, schools, colleges, businesses and entertainment, throughout the United States.
States declared a state of emergency and at least 114,000 public and private schools were closed; and,
A record 3.3 million workers applied for unemployment claims, a jump from 282,000 claims made a few short days before.

“There are layers of knowledge, wisdom and direct revelation in ‘The Criterion.’ Beyond the oft-repeated directive, ‘Don’t take their vaccines,’ is the fact that our view of the Messenger determines how we respond to the Message. Minister Farrakhan stated,‘I can say that I have been faithful.

I can say I’ve taught His (Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s) Teaching all over the world. I’ve expanded His Teaching because I’ve been given insight into His Teaching.’ How many human beings on this planet can say that, especially when you consider the trials and tribulations this man has experienced for 7 decades?” Minister Ava Muhammad asked The Final Call.

“When he said don’t take the vaccines they were still in development, they had not been deployed. He was being used by Allah (God) to take that position. He did not require backup from the scientists of this world, most of whom belong to Big Pharma,” she continued.

Minister Ava concluded: “But if, on July 4, 2020, you could see the man in the context of what he said about his faithfulness and insight into the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, you could obey the directive and be secure in your refusal to take a Covid-19 vaccine.”

( Nation of Islam General Counsel Abdul Arif Muhammad contributed to this report.)