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Black Lives Matter or Black Lives Should Matter …

By FinalCall.com News As the year comes to a close, reflections about what the outgoing year brought and what the upcoming year will bring are appropriate. The point of such reflections is to learn from what has happened and to take those lessons into the new year. This year has brought a declaration that is truly worthy of thinking about and it...

Rebellion on the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s police chief and mayor recently condemned blatant criminality, and an invasion of the Magnificent Mile, the city’s 13-block oases in one of the most valuable tracts of real estate in America. Policing, redlining, transportation, jobs and racial barriers have been dedicated to keeping the Black, the poor, and deprived in dark silos where desperation and criminality can reign and...

Black Love Is Rebellion

by Jasmine Gates —Guest Columnist— Have we considered love? It’s a question that should come to mind when the topic of Black Rebellion is being discussed.  Do we understand the power of love is not just how it feels, but the impact it leaves because of its ability to shift a thing like a curse that plagues an entire lineage? Do we...

Why was Malcolm Resurrected?

In the spring of 1991 at a Chicago Bulls practice, Michael Jordan came to the gym wearing an “X” cap. “X” paraphernalia was popping up everywhere as Spike Lee began his promotional campaign for his soon-to-be-released movie Malcolm X. The movie was scheduled to be released in 1992, but caps and T-shirts were being sold everywhere by the...

You are still what you eat

Browsing through almost any news writings–papers, magazines, E-mails–it is virtually impossible to overlook the fact that, despite all the nutritional information that is being offered via newspapers, magazines, television, radio, billboards and all other means of mass information, the eating habits of our people seem to get worse, instead of better. A senior citizen magazine to...

A Divine Warning and Why Soft Words Won’t Stop Gaza Genocide

What does Farrakhan have to say about the crisis in the Middle East? That cry and question were answered as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a powerful three-and-a-half-hour keynote address to thousands to close out the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day convention in Detroit where we started in 1930. Now there is another question: What will those who heard...

How to lose friends and make enemies

Harassment in the name of National Security Amnesty International condemns racial profiling (FCN, 09-30-2004) I thought long and hard about writing this article. In fact, it has taken me two years to make a determination, that this article should be written. It actually began in December 2004, when the harassment on my domestic and international travel began. I...

The Controversy with the Jews: What is the Truth?

Attack on Farrakhan: The Beginning The most recent Jewish attacks on Black people and their leaders started in 1983 during the presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. The following is a chronology of those events: In 1983, some Jews organized a group calling themselves “Jews Against Jackson” (JAJ) to oppose the presidential candidacy of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson,...

The color of compassion

FINALCALL.COM Much of the country was tuned in to see the outcome of the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, a White female, who was charged with murdering a Black man in his own home. She was found guilty by a jury, sentenced to 10 years in prison and embraced by the brother of the man she killed...

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

by Frederick Douglass (Below are excerpts from a major speech delivered by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who spoke July 5, 1852 in Rochester, New York, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.) Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national...