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Voices of Dissent Rising

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) --Moved to action by the quiet but consistent dissent from members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Democratic Party’s most prominent White liberals have themselves now moved from the congressional “rubber-stamp-society”–that was poised to give President Bush “maximum flexibility” to use unlimited authority to take whatever action he sees fit, including the use of force,...

Lawmakers defend Iraq visit

WASHINGTON--Insisting that their recent visit to Baghdad came about because they care about what happens to this country and its soldiers, two Democratic members of Congress--both of whom are Vietnam War veterans--defended their trip in the face of charges that they are “unpatriotic” and that they were “cavorting with the enemy.” Their mission succeeded, Reps. David Bonior (D-Mich.)...

U.S. Targets Africa’s Oil

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–While President Bush was goading the UN General Assembly to draft a new resolution threatening Iraq with possible military attack if they do not allow weapons inspectors in, he was quietly preparing the way for U.S. companies to exploit the next oil frontier: Sub-Saharan Africa.Following his haughty mid-September UN speech, he met with 11 African leaders, most...

Farrakhan tells youth leadership summit: ‘We must have aim and purpose’

HARLEM, N.Y. (FinalCall.com)–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Sept. 14 challenged a group of youth leaders to think about their future. "What is your purpose in life?" Minister Farrakhan asked the leadership gathering. "What is your purpose on this earth? Allah creates nothing without an aim and a purpose. Everything in creation has a purpose and we who are considered by...

Farrakhan tells youth leadership summit: ‘We must have aim and purpose’

By HARLEM, N.Y. (FinalCall.com)–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Sept. 14 challenged a group of youth leaders to think about their future. "What is your purpose in life?" Minister Farrakhan asked the leadership gathering. "What is your purpose on this earth? Allah creates nothing without an aim and a purpose. Everything in creation has a purpose and we who are considered by...

Farrakhan statement on Daniel Pearls death

FCNNEWSSOURCE CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - The following statement was released by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan regarding the murder of Daniel Pearl, Wall Street Journal Reporter. “On behalf of the Nation of Islam, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Daniel Pearl, his friends and colleagues. It is with deep pain and regret that we learned of Mr....

Men sought refuge in Farrakhan and The Final Call Newspaper

By James Muhammad and Memorie Knox (FinalCall.com) - Larry Ollins and Omar Saunders, recently released from prison after serving 15 years for a murder/rape crime they did not commit, told The Final Call that it was the words of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan through The Final Call that helped them to survive their horrendous ordeal. "I tried everything, but nobody...

Past comes back to haunt Kissinger

SANTIAGO (IPS)–After 28 years, the past has returned to haunt Henry Kissinger, the U.S. secretary of state at the time of the 1973 military coup in Chile. The former chief diplomat faces questioning by Juan Guzmán, the Chilean judge who is also in charge of the legal proceedings against former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Mr. Kissinger–who served under...

Farrakhan to rappers: ‘The world’s youth follow you!’

By Richard Muhammad NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - When the leader of the Nation of Islam spoke to a roomful of hip hop industry movers, shakers and star makers, the message was insightful, direct and thoughtful: Hip hop has become a global force, feared by powerful interests who know artists wield potential power to change society, break down racial barriers and...

Hip Hop Summit convenes in New York

By Richard Muhammadand Saeed Shabazz NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Facing potential congressional oversight, constant criticism from the mainstream press, and with many rap legends and artists concerned about its future, hip hop returned to its birthplace June 12-13 and plotted a new course. That future will likely include greater self-regulation, increased political activism, more enlightened expressions and a deeper understanding of...