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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...

Nation of Islam researchers discuss controversial books, defend Minister Farrakhan

CHARLENEM Removing the veil, revealing true history ROSEMONT, Ill. (FinalCall.com) - The Nation of Islam's Historical Research Department lifted the written words of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews: How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy” off the pages when they presented irrefutable, long-hidden facts about the imbalanced, degrading, and capitalistic relationship between Blacks and members of the...

Death of reggae singer ignites protest

(FinalCall.com) - Smiley Culture, reggae artist, father, uncle, friend, brother and inspiration to many Black Britons, allegedly stabbed himself through the heart while making tea at his home if police are to be believed. The death of the star whose 1980s hits “Police Officer” and “Cockney Translation” endeared him to adults and youth alike, and a man considered...

Youth: Race still matters in America

(FinalCall.com) - Young adults' ages 18 to 25 still find race and ethnicity relevant factors when it comes to social issues. Whether called “Generation Y,” “Generation Next,” “Echo Boomers,” “Millennial Generation,” or “Net Generation,” the age group has often been referred to as “post-racial” or “colorblind” in mainstream media. It has been reported this generation finds racism and race virtually...

The collapse of America’s wealth: Prophecy fulfilled

“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” (Rev. 18:2) “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not...