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Armed, angry, dangerous’and White

By FinalCall.com News America's angry White men are claiming a victory in Nevada after punking the federal government in a dispute over land, fees and grazing rights. Rancher Cliven Bundy, backed by gun-toting supporters, political leaders and the right wing media, forced federal officials to high tail it off federal land and fall back on efforts to collect $1 million the...

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...

Sports, statements and racial reality

By Final Call Editor-In-ChiefRichard B. Muhammad The Black Twitterverse exploded and off-line discussions erupted when quotes from an interview with basketball great Kobe Bryant in The New Yorker magazine came out. The NBA All-Star was involved in an exchange with writer Ben McGrath that included Kobe's wonder at his success and his path from Italy, where his father played professional...

Dangerous, Black and under 11-years-old

By FinalCall.com News Boys will be boys and girls will be girls–except when it comes to Black children in America and research once again verifies that sad fact. New scientific evidence verifies the well-known reality that age doesn't matter when it comes to the treatment of Black children by law enforcement and authorities. “Black boys as young as 10 may not be...

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...

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...

A world enslaved

By FinalCall.com News Facts can be stubborn and troubling things: It is a fact that the gap between the super-rich and everyone else is growing. This should disturb anyone concerned about justice, peace or mere survival. Consider these realities: Almost half of the world's wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.The wealth of the one percent richest people in...

When Hell freezes over …

By FinalCall.com News The proverbial phrase when “Hell Freezes Over” became a reality when Hell, Mich., some sixty miles from Detroit reached -4 degrees and as low as -27 degrees. Death spread across America in January as weather-related tragedies struck, including car and truck pile-ups and a homeless man was found frozen solid behind a building in Maryland. In a...

A sign of troubling times?

By FinalCall.com News Just a couple weeks into the New Year comes an incident that raises concerns, questions and fears about what Black folks can expect in 2014 and the climate in the country. Not surprisingly it involves a Black male driver and an encounter with law enforcement. The circumstances reported by the man's family and the images posted on his...

Fighting a true War on Poverty

By FinalCall.com News It was 50 years ago in January that President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the time had come to wage a War on Poverty. His presidential declaration was followed up with more support for programs that assassinated President John F. Kennedy had created to tackle problems of hunger, job training and job creation. President Johnson's “unconditional war on...