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Black men targeted for Genocide

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Urban League report focuses on the Black male Black genocide: From the cradle to the grave (FCN, 12-22-2003)One on one with Dr. Frances Cress Welsing WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The prospects are bleak. Genocide is no exaggeration. Incarceration, AIDS, unemployment and the school drop-out rate are all problems challenging Black people in America–Black males in particular–and according to this year's annual report...

D.C. residents’ voting rights compromised

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Voting Rights Act campaign hits D.C. (FCN, 08-18-2005) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Residents of the nation's capital recently moved one step closer to voting equality with all other U.S. citizens, while on the same day, they took what many consider a step backwards. On Apr. 19, the House of Representatives voted 241-177 to approve a bill that would increase full...

California’s new secret death chamber

Death penalty: U.S. states widen scope for executions (FCN, 10-05-2006)Death Penalty Focus of California (Death Penalty Focus)Campaign to End the Death Penalty LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Politicians and death penalty opponents are outraged over revelation that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began construction on a new death chamber at San Quentin State Prison, without notifying...

Spelman student starts letter writing campaign to BET and TV One

“Dear Ms. Lee, when I heard about a letter writing campaign to BET, I knew I had to participate because I am disgusted with images of Black women in the media, particularly those provided by television and music videos. I can no longer tolerate the way women are portrayed and the disgusting way that BETperpetuates this behavior. “I will...

Corporate greed and private prisons

Using cheap prison labor to build profits Follow the Prison Money Trail ..to elected officials (In These Times, 09-04-2006)The Prison Industrial Complex: Crisis and Control (CorpWatch, 1999)Private Prisons for Dummies (Paul's Justice Page) LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - The Prison Industrial Complex is a growing industry comprised of a number of American corporations which develop household and business products, but human...

Immigration activists organize for May Day

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent On May 1, immigrants reclaimed their voice (FCN, 05-16-2006) Millions More in Los Angeles (FCN, 03-28-2006) Millóns Más en Los Ángeles (FCN Español, 03-28-2006) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - In the Spring of 2006, millions of immigrant workers, along with their families, waged a campaign for immigration reform that literally halted repressive legislation in its tracks. This year, momentum is building...

Return of sentencing power to federal judges a boost

SB 40 Worsens the Prison Crisis (U.N.I.O.N., 03-2007)Justice Dept. reports alarming incarceration rates: Blacks tripled, Latinos grew tenfold (FCN, 09-03-2003)Black incarceration rates tripled during Clinton era (FCN, 03-06-2001) LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Prison activists have marked Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return of sentencing discretion to federal judges a measure of hope in the battle against lengthy, mandatory prison sentences. SB-40,...

Democratic presidential hopefuls say no to FOX News presidential debate

Video Compilation Of Fox Attacks On Black America (Colorofchange.org)Contact The Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI) (CBCInstitute.org)Misreading The Congressional Black Caucus' Fox Deal? (Chicago Defender, 04-18-2007) (FinalCall.com) - Democratic presidential hopefuls, Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and former Senator John Edwards (D-NC), announced Apr. 9 that they would all pull out of the presidential debate scheduled for Sept. 23...

Millions More Movement to the Rescue

When Bryan Muhammad, co-chair of the Ft. Worth Millions More Movement, heard the story of how Shaquanda Cotton, a 14-year-old Black girl in Paris, Texas., was being tried for pushing a teacher's aide while a young White girl had burned down her home and only received probation, he knew the group had to step in. “My friend, Darwin Campbell,...

Homeless women speak out

CHARLENEM Economic hard times for Blacks (FCN, 04-01-2007) LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Los Angeles is home to some of the world's wealthiest human beings, corporations and organizations, yet underneath its towering skyscrapers and city lights dwell a massive homeless population which includes approximately 3,000 women who sleep on the streets each night. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are...