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New research on inner city asthma

Ten-year-old Faatima Muhammad has been to the emergency room so many times for her asthma that her family has lost count. It started with a bad cold and cough. The cold went away but the cough remained. "I could see her laboring to breathe. Every breath became an effort. We rushed her to the emergency room," said Aisha Muhammad. Inner...

Get fit to live Exercising during Ramadan

Q: Is it okay to exercise during Ramadan? AM: There is nothing wrong with exercising during Ramadan, as long as you exercise during the earlier morning hours so you have time to drink some water before the sun comes up. Or you may choose to exercise after the sun goes down. I definitely wouldn’t recommend exercising at 8...

What’s Troubling U.S. War Vets?

 Farrakhan responds to D.C. Sniper CaseArmy to release report on domestic slayings at Fort BraggThe leading cause of violence in America is its militarized culture WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–Prior to his Oct. 28 shooting rampage that claimed the lives of three professors before killing himself, Robert Flores Jr., was a struggling student at the University of Arizona Nursing School, with no prior...

Bush: UN resolution Iraq’s last chance

UN gives Bush potential go-ahead to attack Iraq Text of Iraq's letter to UN Secretary Gen. Kofi Annan -Iraqi News Agency (11/13/02) Full text of UN Resolution 1441 (Adobe PDF Format from UN) U.S. dollars bought UN vote on Iraq Iraqi National assembly debates UN resolution -Iraqi News Agency UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com)–"The dictator of Iraq will disarm or America will lead...

Blacks ‘repudiate’ war with Iraq

War with Iraq could lead up to four million deaths: report WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–Despite saturation news coverage of U.S. war plans with Iraq as well as a "rally-around-the-flag" culture that benefits President George W. Bush, most Blacks in this country actually reject his idea of a war, and only a scant few even see it as a key concern, according...

Calls for solving rap murder mount

NEW YORK - An arrest may be forthcoming, possibly as early as this week, in the Oct. 30 shooting death of popular rapper Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, 37, who was gunned down in a recording studio in Queens, New York, according to a source close to the investigation. Police officials said Mr. Mizell, one third of the rap team...

100th innocent death row inmate speaks

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–As the world watches America play tug-of-war with the alleged sniper suspects over who has the toughest laws and which state is more likely to execute, death penalty opponents remind the country that the number of men who finally walk free from death row after being wrongfully convicted are adding up. Ray Krone is the 100th innocent...

U.S. dollars bought UN vote on Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)–The unanimous vote in the UN Security Council supporting the U.S. resolution on weapons inspections in Iraq was a demonstration of Washington’s ability to wield its vast political and economic power, say observers. "Only a superpower like the United States could have pulled off a coup like this,’’ said an Asian diplomat. News Analysis The unanimous...

Protestors rally for 911 health protection

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–Simultaneous protests Oct. 30 at Gov. George Pataki’s mansion in Albany and at his Manhattan office called for a massive expansion of the New York state- sponsored Family Health Plus Program and for a medical program to study and treat victims of September 11, 2001, who were affected by the toxic air that occurred in the wake...

Changing the face of hip hop

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–From music to fashion to voter registration, hip hop has become the major means for influencing youth worldwide. Community organizers now want to use the music culture to guide youth to better behavior. "It makes perfect sense that hip hop serve as a contextual backdrop to encourage healthy lifestyles and academic excellence among America’s youth, especially when we...