The Final Call

The Final Call (ISSN 1090-7327) is a newspaper published in Chicago. It was founded in 1979 by Minister Louis Farrakhan[1] and serves as the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam. The magazine acts as the group's tool to spread their agenda, goals and their view of world events and natural disasters.[2]


The original newspaper of The Nation of Islam was called The Final Call to Islam and was published by Nation of Islam Leader Messenger Elijah Muhammad in the 1930s. This small newspaper evolved into Muhammad Speaks in the 1960s and attracted a circulation of 900,000 per week, with monthly circulation of 2.5 million.[3] Louis Farrakhan later began to publish The Final Call, which follows the traditions of the older Muhammad Speaks newspaper with national and international news and coverage of political issues and is the official communications media of the Nation of Islam. The current editor-in-chief is Richard B. Muhammad, and the managing editor is Starla Muhammad.[4]

The newspaper has been criticized as anti-White, homophobic and antisemitic by the Southern Poverty Law Center[5] and the Anti-Defamation League.[6] Farrakhan has denied these characterizations.[7][8]


  1. ^ Talmadge Anderson; James Benjamin Stewart (2007). Introduction to African American Studies: Transdisciplinary Approaches and Implications. Black Classic Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-1-58073-039-6. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Final Call Digital Edition FCN3836". Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  3. ^ " News".
  4. ^ "The Final Call Online Edition Information". The Final Call. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Louis Farrakhan". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  6. ^ "The Final Call Newspaper Denies Jewish History". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  7. ^ "Letter of warning to President George Bush: December 1, 2001". Official Website. 2001-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  8. ^ Gray, Briahna Joy (2018-03-13). "On the Dangers of Following Louis Farrakhan". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-12-16.

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