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Congressional Black Caucus proposes strict conditions for Bush war funds

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Despite their initial split-opposition to the war in Iraq, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) now stands united in opposition to Pres. George W. Bush’s "blank check" request for $87 billion more for the war campaign as they seek to reestablish their voice as a moral authority in the U.S. government. "The Congressional Black Caucus is proving...

Muslim leaders are targeted at airports

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Islamic leaders, civil rights activists and diplomats around the globe reacted angrily to intense airport security in this country which resulted in the arrest, detention and expulsion of a variety of distinguished Muslim visitors–including some who were guests of the U.S. State Department. Emam Ahmed Kutty, one of Canada’s most respected religious leaders, who has preached...

Congressional Black Caucus: Who they are and what they do

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Since 1969 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has served the needs of the Black community by being, "The Conscience of the Congress." They are the politicians of the people. They represent the concerns and views of the Black community, the oppressed and many other Americans who want to see a better America. "I believe, however, in addition...

Black politics in America: Before the Mayflower, Reconstruction and after WWII

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - George White of North Carolina was the last Black to have been born a slave and to have served in the United States Congress. He was also the last Black man from the Reconstruction Era, his term ended in 1900. During Mr. White’s last speech to his colleagues, he told them "yes" he was leaving...

The benefits of a vegetarian diet

What are some advantages of a vegetarian diet? First, a vegetarian diet is easier on our stomachs and is a diet more in line with the composition of our bodies. Our bodies and the earth are approximately 70 percent water and 30 percent matter. It makes sense to eat a high water content diet of soup, vegetables, fruit,...

Challenging a Bold New World

CBC conference seeks to gauge the issues that are important to the Black community Congressional Black Caucus Foundation WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--The 33rd Annual Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in Washington, D.C. and, set for September 24-27, will bring together people from all across the country interested in shaping and fashioning public policy for the future. The theme...

The untold story

What about the other war casualties? Neighborhood mourns loss of soldier, worries about more casualties (Times & Democrat)Casualties in Iraq; The Human Cost of Occupation (Antiwar.com)  WASHINGTON (FinalCallcom)- On a near daily basis, U.S. Central Command reports on the dead and wounded in Iraq as the attacks against American troops are escalating. What they don't report is the staggering number of...

Blacks still invisible in 9-11 memorials

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Two years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 that left over 3,000 dead and scores wounded, Blacks still say that they feel that the media has ignored their suffering and their contributions on that day. "It comes as no surprise to many Black Americans that they are virtually nonexistent in the memorializing of 9-11 and...

Urban warfare

CHARLENEM Residents criticize police crackdowns, raids and injunctionsLOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - As media images of military arrests and intelligence work in the "war on terror" increase, many residents here say the war is being waged in their communities as they endure similar tactics. "The war on terrorism is hitting too close to home, and has only compounded problems for inner-city residents,"...

Political fallout, economic drain and public criticism deepen over U.S. security policies

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)-On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, President George W. Bush said he will ask Congress for a staggering $87 billion in emergency spending for military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan–the two wars where he has sent troops during the last two years in the name of "Homeland Security." Iraq, Mr....