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Children suffer under Republican budget cuts

ASKIAM WASHINGTON - Harsh budget cuts to social services voted by Congress in mid-December will mean greater suffering by children in the United States, insists Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). By a narrow 215-213 vote, the Republican-controlled House approved a $142 billion budget for Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Labor Dec. 14,...

Redemption: Stanley Tookie Williams Memorial Webcast

FCNNEWSSOURCE The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams took place December 20, 2005 in Los Angeles at Bethel A.M.E. Church.  Among the participants were Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, platinum recording artist Snoop Dogg, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, long time Tookie Williams advocate and friend Barbara Becnel and Travon Williams, son of Stanley Tookie Williams. FinalCall.com News has made...

Reparations campaign boycotts student loans from ‘slavery banks’

JPMorgan Chase & Co. admits link to slavery (FCN, 02-09-2005)Reparations resolution passed in Chicago (FCN, 05-30-2005)“One Student” Campaign WebsiteTen Reasons: A Response to David Horowitz (04-02-2001) (FinalCall.com) - The Restitution Study Group, a New York non-profit devoted to securing reparations for slavery, called for a boycott December 5 of these banks' student loans–which earns JP Morgan Chase over $9 billion...

Activists convene national Black women-centered HIV/AIDS conference

BlackAIDS.org LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - “I'm 21 and I'm celebrating life each day. I continue to speak because when I was in high school, the number of kids that were having sex and the type of sex that they were having was amazing to me … so I continue to speak. I continue to speak because now I...

Anti-war movement fighting to bring the troops home

George W. Bush; A dangerous president (FCN, 02-01-2005) NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - The energy and spirit of the American anti-war movement is very high, according to Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), a coalition of 1,200 groups and organizations. Observers credit UFPJ with organizing three of the largest demonstrations in the United States against the...

A Life Redeemed, A Life Destroyed

FCNNEWSSOURCE LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - The midday Dec. 12 announcement that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency to Stanley “Tookie” Williams, a peace activist, who helped to birth the Crips street gang, drew swift, various reactions including anger, disappointment, despair and distrust by activists, residents, and a host of religious organizations, as well as relentless, enduring hope by many of...

Teens and money

Much has been written about the mis-education of our youth concerning money and personal finance. However, JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement) is one group that seems to be making positive headway in teaching teens about money. JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and entrepreneurship. Today, JA Worldwide serves four million...

Hurricane Katrina survivors speaking for themselves

By Richard MuhammadStraightWords People's Assembly aims to Katrina survivors set course for New Orleans CBC champions Katrina relief (FCN, 11-18-2005)In Support Of The Congressional Black Caucus and HR 4197 (BEC, 11-14-2005) (KIN) - Tamika Middleton, of Critical Resistance South, was unfazed by tense exchanges between Republican congressmen and survivors of Hurricane Katrina during a December 6, 2005 special hearing in Washington, D.C. Trouble brewed...

The William Muhammad Agriculture Building

FCNNEWSSOURCE (FinalCall.com) - On Nov. 12, Dr. Ridgely Muhammad announced that Muhammad Farms would name its planned agricultural training building and dormitory the “William Muhammad Agriculture Building,” in honor of Nation of Islam beloved pioneer, William Muhammad, who departed from us at the age of 104 three days later. Muhammad Farms had hoped to raise enough money to build the...

Activists rally to save Tookie

Activists fight for clemency for Dec. 13 execution date for peace leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams (FCN, 11-19-2005)Redemption: A Perspective by Stanley "Tookie" Williams (FCN, 03-13-2001) SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (FinalCall.com) - Under maximum police surveillance, approximately 2,000 people saturated Point San Quentin Village for a Nov. 19 rally to save five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and death row icon...