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President Biden is betting bipartisanship can save America; that’s a losing bet for Black folk

President Biden’s town hall meeting was different from his predecessor, Donald Trump, in tone, language, vision. The Delaware Democrat admitted the United States is facing major problems and shouting “Make America Great Again” and wrapping oneself in the flag isn’t going to ensure this country’s survival. “When I went to this G7, all the major democracies, I walked in …...

Hate crimes and an horrific video surfaces in Chicago

By Final Call News The images of a young man cowering in a corner while he is taunted, threatened and assaulted is beyond disturbing and has brought attention again to the city of Chicago where four young Blacks have been charged with kidnapping, assaulting and race-based crimes against a special needs young White male. The race of the victim and the...

A Diamond Among Men

FINALCALL.COM A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”   Isaiah 40:3 68:1 (By) the inkstand and the pen and that which they write!68:2 By the grace of thy Lord thou art not mad.68:3 And surely thine is a reward never to be cut off.68:4 And...

Editorial: What is a Black life worth?

By FinalCall.com News Black suffering in America is not new, but this year seemed to bring an abundance of pain, death and disrespect. Sadly loss of life occurred at the hands of those outside of the Black community and in our assaults on one another. Dying at the hands of our open enemy and the children of those who brought...

FCN Editorial Time to squash violence. Period!

FINALCALLNEWS (FinalCall.com) - A recent quote by rap star Ja Rule sums up the tragedy, not only of the senseless murder of Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, but of the overwhelming incidents of violence in the Black community. Describing why concerns about his safety have grown with his fame, he said: "It’s sad, because that feeling is mainly towards my Black...

Sad days, dark days and us killing us

By Final Call News There seems to be no end to the sorrow spread across America on a daily basis and the painful loss of Black life, whether at the hands of police officers or as Richard Collins III, a graduating student at Bowie State University in Maryland, was allegedly killed by a White student on the campus of the...

New possibility for a New Year?

By FinalCall.com News It's the time of year where resolutions and declarations are made and the promise of change comes to the forefront of minds and lips. Many shun New Year's resolutions and reject attaching much importance to linking change to change in the Gregorian calendar. But taking a look at oneself and one's life and deciding what things need to...

Don’t mention Louis Farrakhan’s name in concert with murderers or accused murderers

By Richard B. Muhammad The news cycle April 14 was filled with reports of the murders of three people in Overland Park, Kan., that we condemn and all self-respecting and civilized people would repudiate. That these killings occurred during a time of religious observation, the Jewish celebration of Passover, and the killer may have targeted victims for their religious faith...

#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?

FINALCALL.COM Over the last three years, there has been an explosion of stories, prosecutions and demands that men, powerful men, be held accountable for the sexual abuse of women who are in vulnerable positions, often seeking employment or job advancement. Lawmakers have lost positions, movie producers and celebrities have faced prosecution, CEOs have resigned, lawsuits have been filed, documentaries made, and...

Dreams, delusions and slander

By Richard B. Muhammad Film and media maker Dream Hampton touched many emotions in Black America with her series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired to incredible numbers for the Lifetime network. It told the stories of women and families who say they have suffered because of the alleged sexual and other misdeeds of the R&B singer. The series touches on pain,...