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Blacks denied chance to coach in NFL: report

BALTIMORE, Md. (FinalCall.com)–The news that Black coaches in the National Football League have superior performances yet receive inferior opportunities adds another high profile company to the growing list of employers that allegedly discriminate against Blacks in hirings and firings. Employment discrimination attorneys Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. and Cyrus Mehri, called on the NFL to reform its hiring with new...

Family sues sorority over death of AKA pledge

By Lenea Austin - The L.A. Sentineland Final Call Staff LOS ANGELES - The family of Kristin High, one of two California State Los Angeles students who died in early September, has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, charging that the organization was responsible for her death at Dockweiler State Beach. The suit, filed Sept....

Voices of Dissent Rising

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) --Moved to action by the quiet but consistent dissent from members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Democratic Party’s most prominent White liberals have themselves now moved from the congressional “rubber-stamp-society”–that was poised to give President Bush “maximum flexibility” to use unlimited authority to take whatever action he sees fit, including the use of force,...

Lawmakers defend Iraq visit

WASHINGTON--Insisting that their recent visit to Baghdad came about because they care about what happens to this country and its soldiers, two Democratic members of Congress--both of whom are Vietnam War veterans--defended their trip in the face of charges that they are “unpatriotic” and that they were “cavorting with the enemy.” Their mission succeeded, Reps. David Bonior (D-Mich.)...

U.S. Targets Africa’s Oil

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com)–While President Bush was goading the UN General Assembly to draft a new resolution threatening Iraq with possible military attack if they do not allow weapons inspectors in, he was quietly preparing the way for U.S. companies to exploit the next oil frontier: Sub-Saharan Africa.Following his haughty mid-September UN speech, he met with 11 African leaders, most...

Farrakhan tells youth leadership summit: ‘We must have aim and purpose’

HARLEM, N.Y. (FinalCall.com)–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Sept. 14 challenged a group of youth leaders to think about their future. "What is your purpose in life?" Minister Farrakhan asked the leadership gathering. "What is your purpose on this earth? Allah creates nothing without an aim and a purpose. Everything in creation has a purpose and we who are considered by...

Farrakhan tells youth leadership summit: ‘We must have aim and purpose’

By HARLEM, N.Y. (FinalCall.com)–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Sept. 14 challenged a group of youth leaders to think about their future. "What is your purpose in life?" Minister Farrakhan asked the leadership gathering. "What is your purpose on this earth? Allah creates nothing without an aim and a purpose. Everything in creation has a purpose and we who are considered by...

Farrakhan statement on Daniel Pearls death

FCNNEWSSOURCE CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - The following statement was released by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan regarding the murder of Daniel Pearl, Wall Street Journal Reporter. “On behalf of the Nation of Islam, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Daniel Pearl, his friends and colleagues. It is with deep pain and regret that we learned of Mr....

Men sought refuge in Farrakhan and The Final Call Newspaper

By James Muhammad and Memorie Knox (FinalCall.com) - Larry Ollins and Omar Saunders, recently released from prison after serving 15 years for a murder/rape crime they did not commit, told The Final Call that it was the words of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan through The Final Call that helped them to survive their horrendous ordeal. "I tried everything, but nobody...

Freed at last! – DNA confirms innocence of three young black men who served 15 years

By Memorie Knox CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - After spending half of their lives in prison for a crime that DNA evidence confirmed they didn’t commit, Omar Saunders, 32, Calvin Ollins, 29, and his cousin Larry Ollins, 31, were released on Dec. 5 and embraced each other and the world for the first time in 15 years. The three young Black men were...