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The unraveling of soulless America

The Fall of America

Despite calls from Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden to take the country back and restore its soul, the soul of America died long ago. If she ever had one.Thousands of people in the streets don’t signal an awakening in America, it is another sign of the failures of this nation. The only thing that seems to move the powerful and...

Malcolm’s on a stamp and we got licked

By Yemi Toure -Guest Columnist- A tear rolled down the face of Attallah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s oldest daughter, as she spoke in Harlem, N.Y., at the unveiling of a U.S. postage stamp with the image of her father. Also present at the Jan. 20 ceremony at the Apollo Theatre were Shabazz’s five sisters; Ossie Davis, who eulogized Malcolm in 1965; and many...

Reparations Movement beware: A lesson from the Black farmers

-Guest Columnist- (FinalCall.com) - In an article called "The Achilles' Heel of the Reparations Lawsuits," Henry Mark Holzer points out four legal flaws in current reparations lawsuits: 1. There are no legitimate plaintiffs, i.e. the reparations lawsuits have been brought by people who were not slaves, and thus have no grievances; 2. There is no recognizable legal claim, i.e....

Iraq victory? A gross miscalculation compounded

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- Senator John McCain was recently on television relating that, in the 1970s he had read the Pentagon Papers (that were courageously pilfered from the Department of Defense by Daniel Ellsberg), saying that they contained evidence from high-level sources that there were "gross miscalculations" made in the conduct of the Vietnam War. He also thought that these...

Rep. Keith Ellison: Confronting challenges of race and religion

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- FCN Editorial - First Muslim member of U.S. Congress (FCN, 01-06-2007) This session of Congress begins the career of Attorney Keith Ellison of Minneapolis, an African American who is also the first Muslim elected to the Congress, at a time when the U.S. is at war in the most Islamic region in the world. Yet, receiving...

What Does Sen. Hillary Clinton Want?

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- Is Clinton setting Obama up to lose general election? (FCN, 04-25-2008) I remember that question, “What does Jesse Want?” asked of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. by the media when he had been defeated badly in the New York Primary in his 1984 campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. We had to sit down one day...

What Black Leader

WILLIAM.REED -Guest Columnist- Instead of irate demands to correct disparities of America's discriminatory past, Blacks who have been designated by the mainstream as our “leaders” are caught up in the drama of whether such disparities even exist. To that point, Rev. Jesse Jackson has said that President Barack Obama has not spent any time with traditional Black leaders and should...

The Gadhafi I Know – A Commentary on the Libyan Leader

(FinalCall.com) - Listening and looking at the news reports on Libya since the turmoil began earlier this year, the corporate media portrayal of the North African country and its unjustly deposed leader is a depiction that's nowhere near the Muammar Gadhafi I know. I traveled to Libya for the first time in February, 1977 with Minister Louis...

Harriet Tubman Sex Tapes and the Bitter Truth

By Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons' “Uncle Rush” Twitter handle was nearly changed to Uncle Ruckus by those upset with his Twitter posting of a parody sex tape of Harriet Tubman with her White slave master. Within hours he apologized and pulled the offensive product. His apology brought varied responses some satisfied, others still angry and dismayed. Radio host...

Lessons from Black History

By FinalCall.com News February is designated Black History Month and should be a time when we make a special effort, not the only effort, to focus on lessons from history and apply those lessons to our ongoing struggle. It is not only a chance to celebrate, but a time to reflect and a time to honor those who forged a...