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Social club or brothel for businessmen?

(FinalCall.com) - In the very small world of Black professionals in New York City, where can one go to do business with other Black professionals, find a potential mate for marriage that is the “complete package” or just find new friends? The answer is the soon-to-open Harlem Club. We're bringing the ideal female candidates for marriage to the club. We...

Abu Ghraib prison scandal: Bush’s Watergate?

After the shame: Prison abuse scandal deepens (FCN 05-25-2004) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - No matter how badly things seem to turn in Iraq, no matter how ugly the war and scandals associated with it become–Weapons of Mass Destruction-gate, Prison abuse-gate, CIA agent-gate–the war will not likely inflict the political damage on President George W. Bush that the Watergate scandal inflicted...

Community remembers youth slain in foster care

CHARLENEM LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - June 9, 2004 was the first day in seven years that Debra Reid placed a tombstone on the grave of her asthmatic son, Jonathan. He was taken away from her in 1997 at 9 years of age and placed in a foster home because a social worker falsified a court case document. During that time,...

Muhammad School of Music celebrates five years

BUFFALO (FinalCall.com) - Nestled in a humble studio space on the second floor of the Langston Hughes Institute, Muhammad School of Music (MSOM) is poised to blossom to its next level, due to the overwhelming success of its fifth annual “Celebration of Youth” black-tie gala May 29. Earlier that morning, the students at the school eagerly anticipated a question-and-answer...

3,000 gather for anti-war protest

FCNNEWSSOURCE WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) More and more family members of U.S. casualties and personnel, still serving in the Iraq war, are voicing their opposition to the Bush administration policy. “I hold the Bush administration responsible for tying my son to the railroad tracks for 13 days,” said Michael Berg at a rain-soaked rally June 5 in front of the White House. His...

Excuses: Deceptive intelligence

Have you ever made an excuse as to why it is okay to increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity? No? Well, if you have ever made an excuse of why you don't exercise on a consistent basis, you have made an excuse to decrease the level of your health. In the May/June...

Corporations strangling major party politics: Ralph Nader

FCNNEWSSOURCE WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Corporations have such a stranglehold on the two major U.S. political parties, until U.S. national interests and the interests of the U.S. population are second to what's best for the companies, argues independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. “Who, for example, is going to start seriously talking about waging peace and redirecting some of our federal dollars...

Land developers face dispute over Indigenous cemetery

CHARLENEM LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - In light of the discovery of the remains of 270 Native Americans at a real estate development site, tribal members are calling on the developer to side-step a 13-year-old pact that permits the excavation of bodies during construction. If they had dug up George Washington or another person closely related to this country, they would be...

Acclaimed actor, producer now scheduling cable-TV

ASKIAM WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - For five years, the Major Broadcasting Cable (MBC) Network has survived with one goal in mind: to make a “positive difference in the urban community” with family-oriented television programming. The fledgling network has now brought “Hollywood to cable” with a new programming model in which Robert Townsend, one of the most versatile actors, producers and directors on...

Fear, hatred of Islam at root of policy, prisoner abuse

ASKIAM-White House Correspondent- Iraq Under Occupation (Al Jazeera) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The savage acts of humiliation committed by U.S. personnel against Iraqi prisoners and recorded in thousands of pictures and hours of videos could very well be part of an American attack on Islam, according to new photographs and sworn statements from detainees. –News Analysis– U.S. soldiers made nasty defamations against Islam as...