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Anti-war teach-in movement seeks to mobilize Blacks

FCNNEWSSOURCE Bulging military budget seen as enemy of basic needs of U.S. citizens  CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–Momentum and support is increasing for efforts by a collective of Black leaders to inform the public about the effects the Iraq war will have on the Black community. The Black Mobilization Committee Against the War has conducted several successful teach-in forums on the contradictions, concerns...

New medical group formed to address health disparities

The Alliance of Minority Medical Associations (AMMA)AIDS cases, shortfalls in program funding persist for Blacks, Latinos  WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–Whether you’re Black, Asian, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Natives or Native Hawaiians, there is a greater disparity in your health care than in the White community. The Alliance of Minority Medical Associations (AMMA), a new organization representing the medical minority associations,...

Farrakhan launches prostate cancer foundation, celebrates 70th birthday during weekend gala

FCNNEWSSOURCE Press ReleaseContact James Muhammad - (773) 602-1230 CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan will announce the formation of a prostate cancer foundation in his name Saturday, May 10, during a 9 a.m. press conference at Mosque Maryam, 7351 Stony Island Ave.The press conference will launch a weekend of events themed “The Farrakhan Years: Yesterday, Today and Forever–The Legacy.”...

POW families tell Final Call: ‘All is well’

(FinalCall.com) - After 22 days of captivity in the Iraqi desert, the seven prisoners of war whose images were first seen on Iraqi television and then in worldwide publications were amazingly rescued April 13. Two POWs, pilots based at Fort Hood, Texas, were captured March 23 after small-arms fire forced their Apache helicopter down in central Iraq. The...

Sports forum hopes to educate athletes

PHILADELPHIA (FinalCall.com)–Organizers hope a controversial symposium on Blacks and athletics, held April 11-13 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, will offer expertise to and voice for those who perform on courts and playing fields. The forum, sponsored by the Black Athlete Sports Network (www.blackathlete.net), is one of many BASN founder and CEO Roland Rogers plans to host around the country. "Our...

Americas future plans worry worlds nations

Israel demands US take action against Syria (Financial Times)Washington ups the ante against Syria (Al Jazeera) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--President George Bush’s war on terrorism has at last firmly rooted itself in the Iraq capital of Baghdad. The seizure of Saddam International Airport–now renamed by U.S.-led coalition forces as Baghdad International–and reports that Saddam Hussein was killed by a U.S. bomb on a...

Supreme Court hears affirmative action case

Court Grapples with Univ. of Michigan Affirmative Action Plans (BlackPressUSA)Virginia Tech Restores Affirmative Action Policy (Southern Digest) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--As many as 10,000 Black students and supporters of affirmative action rallied in bitter cold conditions in front of the Supreme Court April 1 as the Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving White plaintiffs who were denied admission to...

Muslims raise voices for justice and peace

FCNNEWSSOURCE WASHINGTON(FinalCall.com)--More than 150 Muslim men, women and children gathered at Washington’s "Freedom Plaza" April 4 to pray and raise their voices for justice and peace, and to oppose the American invasion of Iraq. Muslim Voices for Justice and Peace is a new coalition of Muslim activists, imams and leaders in the National Capital area. They organized a "Salat-ul-Jummah" prayer...

‘My son was framed’

Mother of soldier arrested in grenade attack fears for son's safety Father of Marine declares: 'My son is a hero' (FinalCall.com News - Tale of Two Soldiers) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--A Muslim soldier from the 101st Airborne Division has been charged with murder in a grenade attack on Army officers' four days after the U.S. invasion of Iraq that killed two U.S. servicemen...

Father of Marine declares:

'My son is a hero' ‘My son was framed’  (FinalCall.com News - Tale of Two Soldiers) BALTIMORE (FinalCall.com)--U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Waters-Bey was one of the first American casualties in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He died on the first day of the war with two other Marines and eight British commandos in the crash of a Sea Knight...