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Black artists being passed over in major projects

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Black artists being passed over in major art projects on Black icons WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - When the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes its place on the National Mall facing the Jefferson Memorial, it will not be alone among iconic Black statues created by artists who are not Black. The King Memorial, the “Stone of Hope” will be...

War on drugs: a complete failure

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Secret ties between CIA, drugs revealed (FCN, 1996/2006)25-year ‘war on drugs’ gets a failing grade (FCN, 12-22-2004)Drug War Clock (DrugSense.org) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - In addition to the strategic, diplomatic,and military failures of the U.S. war-policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is now another failure to be acknowledged by the Bush administration: the complete failure of the “War on Drugs.” Since...

Muhammad’s Mosque No. 12 holds ‘stop the killing’ forum

PHILADELPHIA (FinalCall.com) - Muhammad’s Mosque No. 12 held a “Stop the Killing” forum on Aug. 1 in preparation for the national protest against gun trafficking to occur on Aug. 28, which is being led by Father Michael L. Pfleger of Chicago’s St. Sabina Church, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Brady Campaign. A main focus of the forum was to draw...

Women Working Together

CHARLENEM Women Working Together hosts 2nd annual women's interfaith conference LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Women and girls of various faith traditions assembled the Women Working Together 2nd Annual Interfaith Conference and Retreat in Century City August 10-12 with a common mission–to unite, heal, educate, inspire, enlighten, empower and strengthen women. Carmin Muhammad and Sonya Muhammad, co-executive directors of Women Working Together, staged...

Blacks in foster care system need stable homes

-Staff Writer- Save the children (FinalCall.com) - Almost twelve years ago at the Million Man March, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan asked Black men to go home and adopt the numerous Black children languishing in foster care. The National Association of Black Social Workers reported that after the Million Man March, a flood of 13,000 applications for Black adoptions were received. However,...

Susan L. Taylor Calls for a ‘Day of Presence’ in New Orleans

FCNNEWSSOURCE We Matter. We Care. We Act. The Louisiana Justice InstituteThe hidden story in New Orleans (FCN, 01-25-2006)Reconstructing Our Selves Our Lives and Our Communities (FCN, 01-25-2006) A Day of Presence is supported by a growing coalition of national and local organizations.  For more information log on to The Louisiana Justice Institute website or call (504) 304-7947. NEW ORLEANS (FinalCall.com) - “Enough is enough!...

New York City gets wake-up calls with tornado, flooding

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Traveling at 111 miles per hour, a twister tornado reportedly hit the borough of Brooklyn on Aug. 8, crushing cars and tearing the roofs off homes. According to an article published in The New York Times, “more than 30 families were forced from their homes.” “The National Weather Service called the storm a Category 2 tornado...

Introducing ‘a torchlight’ at annual Harlem Book Fair

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - On July 21, participants of the 9th Annual Harlem Book Fair filled the area of West 135th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevards in Harlem) to visit hundreds of booths offering books, story-telling, readings, and opportunities to meet and greet authors on four stages featuring spoken word poets, celebrities and music. Max...

The fabric of faith and determination

Sisters gather for the First Annual ‘From Headpiece to Hem' Sewing Conference MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FinalCall.com) - “Sewing is not just sewing,” explained the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to the women in the Nation of Islam in a recent address. “It is learning how to cut your life out of a pattern after God.” Those words confirmed for the organizers of...

Alberto Gonzalez, scandals a headache for Bush

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent UPDATE: Gonzales resigns as US attorney-general (Financial Times, 08-27-2007)Criminal cronies in high places (FCN, 07-18-2007) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Going into mid-summer, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is hanging on to his job, but calls for his removal and the scandals surrounding his tenure are expanding. Meanwhile, the White House has its own problems growing out of Justice Dept. problems,...