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Black America Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

Healthcare Justice

NNPA/FCN)—Early data and deaths are showing Blacks are disproportionate victims of the Covid-19 pandemic based on health and other problems rooted in historical oppression and inequity. Congressional leaders have called for more data collection and release of data based on race as the pandemic enters what the White House called a crucial phase in early April. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.,...

Minister Farrakhan announces major July 4 worldwide address

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam recently delivered a poignant, spiritually insightful message at the close of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the annual Islamic period of daylight fasting, special prayers, acts of kindness and reading of the Qur’an—the book of scripture of Muslims.  The Minister’s message was also full of warning and guidance for all...

Pan-African solidarity in the midst of a crisis Final Call Covid-19, Africa forum unites experts across continent with audience in U.S.

WASHINGTON—According to recent figures published by Johns Hopkins University, over 2.7 million cases of Covid-19 have been detected worldwide, with 192,019 deaths and 752,148 people now recovered. In Africa, Nigeria has logged about 981 cases and 31 deaths; South Africa about 3,953 cases and 75 deaths; Ghana about 1,279 cases and 10 deaths and Kenya about 336 cases and 14 deaths. Those numbers may seem...

$349 billion Covid-19 small business program short-changes businesses of color

A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On April 16—less than two weeks later—this national stimulus enacted in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, ran out of funds. In separate but related legal...

Consumer, civil rights groups condemn ‘Pay Day Rule’ delay

Money

WASHINGTON—Several national consumer and civil rights groups, including organizations like the Consumer Federation of America, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), NAACP, and the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, joined the growing voices of dissent against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed delay of a 2017 rule the agency...

Truth telling and Supreme Wisdom

Jay Electronica’s ‘A Written Testimony’ a spiritually loaded lyrical, musical masterpiece Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut album, “A Written Testimony,” has been praised by fans and long-time admirers grateful for the offering from one of hip hop’s lyrical geniuses. Jay Elec’s lyrics, and the inclusion of JAY-Z in what many were expecting to be a solo project from one of the premier...

Tulsa riot victims petition Supreme Court

Landmark suit seeks reparations for deadly 1921 Okla. riot (FCN, 03-13-2003) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - They survived one of the ugliest and bloodiest incidents of racial violence in America's bloody history of racial subjugation–the anti-Black race riot that burned Tulsa, Okla.'s prosperous Greenwood neighborhood to the ground in 1921. Hundreds of Blacks were killed, and 22 square blocks including 1,256...

God, love and marriage

by Sandra Muhammad LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md.—Baltimore’s annual Black Marriage Day event attracted a group of mostly single men and women in search of knowledge and critical information to unlock the principles needed to build strong marriages and relationships. The event themed, “Securing a Real Future, Through Faith-Centered Courtship and Marriage,” was held March 25 in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Subjects discussed included:...

The Launch of the Millions More Movement

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - It is the substance of things hoped for by generations of oppressed Black people in America. It is a tangible force that touched all those present yearning for the uplift of our communities. It is a moment that answered prayers in recognition of a greater common cause. It is the unity of Black leadership across...

White rage and the unraveling of a nation

WASHINGTON—White rage that culminated in an attempted coup of the U.S. government was on display for the world to see at the first House select committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.  From the witness testimonies to the never before seen video footage, the fury expressed by President Trump and others he incited to come to D.C. to...