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Jewish leaders demand Farrakhan denounce “Secret Relationship” book

FCNNEWSSOURCE Details emerge of meeting with Jewish leaders and Minister Farrakhan   CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his message “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” with part two subtitled, “The Proof” at the Nation of Islam's international headquarters, Mosque Maryam on July 11, 2010. The message was also broadcast live via webcast to a national and international...

UNC task force develops plan to address racial equity

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The 17 schools in North Carolina’s university system have been given a blueprint for fighting discrimination and promoting racial equity on their campuses. The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force unveiled its 65-page final report Jan. 20 at the Board of Governors meeting, the News & Record of Greensboro reported Jan. 21. The report, which caps six months of...

Black legislators meet; vow to fight for communities

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)  - More than 350 Black elected officials representing 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands convened here for a four-day meeting of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and to discuss critical issues facing states. They hope to influence the national legislative agenda by carving out priorities and programs from their...

More money for war; less money for services

War spending undermining U.S. economy (FCN, 10-11-2006) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - With the Bush Administration’s request Sept. 26, for an additional $42.3 billion in war-related spending, came the outrage from people around the country who have said enough is enough. “This latest request is another urgent call to voters to weigh in with their Congress people and hold them accountable for...

Essence music festival presents the brilliance of Black minds

HOUSTON (FinalCall.com) - If you traveled here for the Essence Music Festival simply to party at clubs and official concerts July 4th weekend, the three days of exquisitely organized empowerment seminars were wasted on you. The weekend also marked the official launch of Essence Cares! A Call to Action to Secure Our Youth. With an emphasis on mentoring, the...

Black woman who heads Statue of Liberty Park arrested

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (FinalCall.com)–Ms. Diane Dayson, 49, the first Black woman to hold the job of superintendent of the Statue of Liberty Park and Ellis Island, two of New York City’s most popular tourist attractions, said she and her husband are victims of police racial profiling and possibly police brutality. She and her husband, Kevin Dayson, 50, are scheduled...

The grim reality of growing problem of drug overdoses

The grim reality of drug overdoses still grips many Americans, and racial inequality plays a role in how it is viewed and handled. In 2020, drug overdose death rates among Black Americans overtook those of White Americans for the first time since the 1990s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “There are many known systemic racial inequities in the...

Muhammad Mosque No. 1 hosts Saviours’ Day Village honoring Mother Khadijah Farrakhan

By Mahalieka Muhammad DETROIT—In his Saviours’ Day message, “The Swan Song,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “You all should honor and respect Mother Khadijah ... every time you see her, thank her for being to me a believing friend.” This beautiful acknowledgment of the great sacrifice of Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, his wife of nearly 69 years, was a teaching moment...

Republicans splinter as Bush’s popularity falters

JIM.LOBE Powerful neocon brotherhood begins unraveling (FCN, 03-15-2006) WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - As President George Bush's standing in public opinion polls plumbs new depths, his fellow Republicans are finding it ever more difficult to maintain their unity on key hot-button issues such as foreign policy, immigration and civil liberties. Intra-party differences that were successfully muted by the party's rallying behind the President...

New anti-gang strategies worry L.A. peacemakers

LOS ANGELES - (FinalCall.com) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently announced his office will oversee all of the city’s gang intervention programs in a comprehensive reorganization plan that also targets youth development. Some hardcore gang interventionists worry that the 18-month effort will leave some vital groups and the communities they serve out in the cold. During his April 14...