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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...

The Final Call: The First 35 Years

By Final Call Editor-In-ChiefRichard B. Muhammad Anniversaries mean something and can denote purpose, staying power, commitment, relevance or unrelenting determination to stay alive. This year will mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of The Final Call newspaper and our mission to resurrect the Black man and woman of America and the world. We have survived the first three decades...

‘No one is watching the watchers’

By FinalCall.com News The United States has over one million people locked up in jails and prisons across the country and just over 4,300 people behind bars died in local jails and state prisons in 2012, according to federal officials. On paper most of the deaths are linked to suicide and illness, such as heart disease, but recent disclosures about some...

Police Surveillance Of Protest Groups: A Problem We Can’t Afford

By Final Call News Arrests may be down and killings may be up, but the Chicago Police Department has been diligently spying on groups that have the audacity to exercise their so-called democratic right to protest and their civic duty to hold elected officials accountable. The Chicago Sun-Times reported April 9, “As Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced growing criticism last fall over...

‘Separate, hostile and unequal’

By Final Call News When writer Andrew Hacker looked at race and reality in America, he reached a telling and almost prophetic conclusion. Inside the United States, he wrote, there were “Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal.” Race, the ugly bedrock of American history, had shaped and would continue to shape life and perceptions of life in this country,...

Trapping Ms. Foxx?

FINALCALL.COM Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx rode into office as one chosen to right a law enforcement agency with too cozy a relationship with an often abusive police department. Since her office didn't charge and destroy actor Jussie Smollett, accused of falsely reporting a racial attack in Chicago, the young lawyer has entered the political fight of her life. She...

The Twitter War Against Farrakhan’ and Truth

By Richard B. Muhammad, Editor It was not surprising but it was disturbing to find the Twitter account of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam removed from the platform. Twitter already had the dubious distinction of banning the Minister in July 2019. The ban drew thousands of complaints and resulted in timelines being flooded with the truth...

We say no to troops and more U.S. evildoing in Haiti

The killing of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was shocking in an era where the outright killing of a government leader, even an unpopular one, was thought gone. The killing brought more insecurity and trauma to the world’s first Black Republic and what one activist called the original champions of human rights because Haiti outlawed slavery. With already serious economic...

‘Prove all things’: We can only trust therapies or vaccines vetted by those we trust

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.1 Thessalonians 5:21 The ability of President Trump to lie knows no bounds and his lies have consequences. Recent revelations, including the president in his own words, prove the president knew early on about the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic and how deadly it could be. The truth came out in interviews the...

Happy Father’s Day 2014’Stand strong Black man

By FinalCall.com News Father's Day may be the least recognized holiday celebrated by Black America. With Black women and children feeling and often abandoned by men who walked away, were driven away or are locked away, Father's Day often brings feelings of resentment, anger and perhaps loss. But not every Black father has abandoned his family and many continue to take...