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The trail of tears continues for Black Indians

ENID, Oklahoma (FinalCall.com) - "History speaks of the ‘Trail of Tears' in the past tense, and perhaps for the Indian nations it is, but for Black Indians 173 years later, we find ourselves still traveling this journey," Eleanor "Gypsy" Wyatt, chairman of the Freedman Descendents of the Five Civilized Tribes told those gathered at the first annual Enid, Oklahoma,...

Black Voices lead the call for peace

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - It was not a "Black march" which brought as many as 100,000 protest demonstrators from 30 states here Oct. 25. But as the casualties and death toll of U.S. troops and Iraqi people continue to mount daily, Black voices were among those which led the anti-war movement's massive call for peace. "Well, this is a vindication...

Former government officials remember Grenada invasion

African people should not forget Grenada (FCN) NASHVILLE (FinalCall.com) - Before President George W. Bush invaded Iraq without United Nations authorization and in violation of Geneva Conventions, President Ronald Reagan similarly invaded the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. The lesson to be learned from looking back on that invasion, according to a former high ranking official of the deposed Grenadian...

Farrakhan warns hip hop artists

Farrakhan warns hip hop artists: Clap-back will only lead to coffins Meeting to be aired on BET & MTV Monday, Nov. 3 (HSAN.org) (FinalCall.com) - Hoping that weapons do not replace words in the feud between hip hop artists Ja Rule and 50 Cent, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan accepted an invitation to sit down with Ja Rule to discuss...

Farrakhan urges humanity to seek the favor of God, not government

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - On the eighth anniversary of the historic Million Man March, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a passionate message focused on the need for humanity to accept Allah (God) as the only leader to whom they should petition for guidance. "This is the Lord’s Day. It’s not about a 24-hour period," explained Min. Farrakhan to an...

Victory mixes with sorrow

CLEVELAND (FinalCall.com) - The victory of the Cleveland Seven in court October 15, when Judge Mabel Jasper dropped all charges of kidnapping, burglary and assault, was overshadowed the next day when police found the body of Shakira Johnson in a field. The men were arrested after they completed a community search for 11-year-old Shakira, who went missing after a...

New, year-long national dialogue on the state of the Black male

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - National leaders, major organizations, grassroots representatives, scholars and policy makers led by Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) will attempt to recapture the spirit of the Million Man March (MMM) Nov. 14-15, as they kick off a year-long dialogue on issues impacting Black men and their families. The statistics are frightening: 32 percent of Black males are unemployed;...

Supreme Court dismisses request for hearing equal-protection reparations case

FCNNEWSSOURCE (FinalCall.com) - On October 6, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari submitted on behalf of three Black men seeking reparations. Dr. Imari Obadele, one of the applicants, almost immediately announced that legal action for reparations justice is not over. "Having exhausted remedies under the United States judiciary and executive branches, by requesting that...

To eat or not to eat-that is the question

Q: Due to my work schedule, I am only able to work out in the mornings. Since the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it is best to eat between 4-6 p.m., is it safe to do heavy running on an empty stomach? If not, can you suggest something light I could (or should) eat in the mornings? AM: The most important...

Black woman confident of Mississippi Lt. Gov. victory

JACKSON (FinalCall.com) - To hear Barbara Blackmon tell it, her election to be Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi in November is a foregone conclusion. She is the nominee of the Democratic Party, and her campaign has already begun to draw national attention. "It’s already done. I’m just going through the formalities," she told this writer in an interview for the...