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Saving Black girls

CHARLENEM Victimization of girls seen as national crisis (FCN)Black Girls On Lockdown (NCCD) Rising signs of trouble among girls spark alarmsLOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)--Federal researchers indicate that young Black girls are on an increased perilous path to violence and prisons, both as perpetrators and victims. In the shadow of oft-repeated Black male statistics citing high incarceration and school drop-out rates, drug use, gun...

Former attorney general says Bush should be impeached

The Origins and Scope of Presidential Impeachment(Hinkley Journal ofPolitics)Impeachment Documents (Ralph Brown DraughonLibrary)Vote toImpeach President George Bush website Impeach Bush Editorials andInformation (Phil Burk)Is lying about the reason for a war an impeachable offense? (CNN/FindLaw) WASHINGTON(FinalCall.com)–The U.S. invasion of Iraq was the most serious act of aggressionin the country’s history and it was in clear violation of the most importantprovisions of...

Activists demand repeal of N.Y. drug law

U.S. Criminal Sentencing and Drug Laws (Human Rights Watch)Feds Promote Prison Racial Disparities (Earl Ofari Hutchinson)Women big losers in drug war, report finds  (FinalCall.com) NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–Calling the drug laws that mandate a 15-year-to-life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offender "unfair and draconian," activists marked the 30th anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws by holding a press conference and a...

Bush’s tax cuts cripple the poor

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–The dividend portion of President George W. Bush’s massive $726 billion proposed tax cut will provide windfall benefits for top admin-istration officials among the nation’s richest taxpayers who receive dividend income. Treasury Secretary John Snow, for example, tops the list of Bush officials who would profit. Mr. Snow would get a $275,000 tax break from the dividend tax...

Black children in an extreme state of poverty hits record high

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–At age seven, Jason Tyler knew something was different about his life. His friends wore new tennis shoes and clothes to school. His came from the thrift store. They talked about having games and toys he was scared to even ask his mother about. He knew the answer would be the same whenever he asked for something. "Boy,...

Gala tribute celebrates The Farrakhan Years

The Farrakhan Years: ‘Yesterday, Today, and Forever the Legacy’ Farrakhan survives prostate cancer, urges all men to get tested regularly Frankie Beverly and Maze perform for 'a beautiful man' Hundreds of men answer Farrakhan’s call for cancer test Click here to view Prostate Foundation press conference (Real Media) CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)--The star-studded black tie gala celebration of "The Farrakhan Years," held May...

Farrakhan survives prostate cancer, urges all men to get tested regularly

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)--"I am a survivor of prostate cancer," the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said at Mosque Maryam during a May 10 press conference to announce the Louis Farrakhan Prostate Cancer Foundation. "I realized that this disease was killing Black men at terrific rates, and that as men, we are difficult in terms of allowing ourselves to be tested....

Frankie Beverly and Maze perform for ‘a beautiful man’

First benefit concert for the Louis Farrakhan Prostate Cancer Foundation CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–The soulful sounds of Frankie Beverly & Maze rocked the Arie Crown Theater May 10, as the legendary group headlined a benefit concert for the launching of the Louis Farrakhan Prostate Cancer Foundation. The crowd was literally on its feet from start to finish, swaying, crooning and dancing to...

Democrats seek a way to beat Bush

DALLAS (FinalCall.com)--While President Bush continues to enjoy high approval ratings on the administration’s handling of its war against Iraq and homeland security, his popularity on issues of health care, the economy and taxes continues to decline, according to a new job performance poll released by Newsweek magazine. The failure to provide proof of weapons of mass destruction in war-torn...

Plaintiffs still want McKinney defeat in Ga. overturned

ERICTOUREM ATLANTA (FinalCall.com)–As a lawsuit challenging the validity of the vote that unseated Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) winds through the courts, plaintiffs are hopeful that an opinion by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia actually will help their cause. The suit charges the State of Georgia, the Board of Elections and Registration of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties and the Georgia...