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Farrakhan’s message to the President: America is headed for chastisement

(FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan made public last week his most recent letter to United States President George Bush. Once again, the leader of the Nation of Islam expressed concern that America was steadily moving down a path that would lead to divine destruction and bring greater anxiety to a nation gripped by fear of war, an...

Strange fruit

Activists outraged at Missouri hanging (FinalCall.com) - A Kenyan-born Black man found dangling from an "almost too-perfect noose" 30-feet above ground and eerily close to a place made infamous for a multi-lynching of Blacks in the early 1900s is deemed too coincidental by the victim’s family, activists and community. They are demanding that the body be exhumed and an...

Homelessness, hunger rise in America

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–They could not go home for the holidays. They are hungry. They depend on the charity of others to eat. They are the homeless in the land of plenty. Facing the threat of increased hypothermia and a severely cold winter caused by the so-called "El Niño" weather pattern, their needs as well as their numbers are increasing at...

Critics bash Bush’s delay of Africa trip

WASHINGTON (IPS)–President George W. Bush’s decision to delay a widely anticipated trip to Africa has prompted accusations from experts that Washington is growing callous to the world’s development problems. The White House said recently that it was canceling the January 10-17 trip, which would have been Mr. Bush’s first official visit to Africa as president. The announcement is a...

Muslim roundup leads to lawsuit

CHARLENEM LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Four civil rights groups filed a federal class action lawsuit Dec. 24 in response to nationwide arrests of Muslims who reported to local immigration offices to comply with the United States’ new special registration requirements. Attorneys for the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law filed the lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Immigration...

Healthcare workers protest smallpox vaccination plans

WASHINGTON (FInalCall.com)–Health care workers and major medical centers across the country are protesting President Bush’s plan to inoculate as many as 11 million civilian emergency workers with the controversial smallpox vaccine. "President Bush’s smallpox plan puts hospital workers and their patients at unnecessary risk," said Andrew L. Stern, president of the 1.5 million member Service Employees International Union...

Get Fit to Live: Start the new year off right – Back to Basics

What will it take to get our body back? This is often a question many ask at the beginning of the New Year. In Study Guide No. 13, titled, "The Price of Redemption," it states: "To ‘redeem’ means to ‘buy back.’ This suggests that the item being bought back was once owned by the buyer and for...

Farrakhan calls UK, U.S. to end war

By Richard MuhammadManaging Editor World Wide Webcast - Warning to the UKUK applauds Muslim leader's inspiring message Historic message beamed into United Kingdom via satellitePrime Minister Tony Blair must not allow U.S. President George W. Bush to lead Britain into an unjust war with Iraq, a war that could have devastating consequences, warned the leader of the Nation of Islam, in...

Does Leave No Child Behind include war?

Education bill serves as Trojan horse for military recruitment WASHINGTON–To say that Sandra Austin was upset when she learned of the recruitment tactics of the U.S. military in her son’s high school would be an understatement. In September, Ms. Austin was among several parents who reached out to The Final Call expressing concern that the nation’s 22,000 high schools were...

Fear, guns and death

By Inter-Press Service ‘Bowling for Columbine’ takes aim at America’s obsessionsOn the same day in April 1999 that the United States conducted its most intense bombing of Serb positions in Kosovo, two teenagers shot to death 13 others and then killed themselves at Columbine High School in Colorado. But first they went bowling. Such ironic juxtapositions are the crosshairs through which...