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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...

Economic justice, Black progress and the Supreme Court

FINALCALL.COM Entrepreneur Byron Allen was once known as a comedian but having created an estimated $1 billion media entity, he's no joke and neither is his upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the giant Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications. At the root of his $20 million lawsuit, which is scheduled to be heard by the high court Nov. 13, are charges that...

Race, Rats and Revolutionaries: Flippin’ the Switch on the Snitch Myth

“Can’t win a debate, so they sponsor every threat to me. I wonder if Agent 800 is standing next to me?” Immortal Technique (from the song “Young Lords”) One of the greatest leaders in Black America was assassinated today. Minister Marcus Hampton was shot seven times at point blank range as he stood before a packed auditorium in Chicago. Although...

Where do we go from here? We go to work

EDITORIAL The National Election for 2020 is one of the most acrimonious and most important elections in recent years. Regardless of who wins the White House, it is our responsibility to take our future in our own hands and not have false hope in a White political saviour who will act in our best interests. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned,...

It’s still genocide

We have come through the time called Thanksgiving and annual images of turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves, families and scenes from dinner tables as Americans gather for a special day and a precious moment. Over the years, the traditional images and stories around Thanksgiving have changed and given way to celebrations like “Friendsgiving,” a gathering of those who constitute a broader...

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...