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Omarosa, the ADL and Farrakhan

By Final Call News Omarosa Manigualt was going about her business during a call in to WVON-AM 1690, Chicago's Black Talk radio station. She was interviewed by morning show hosts Maze Jackson and Charles Thomas about her role in the Trump administration as the point person for outreach to Black America. In the conversation, Omarosa shared her priority issues–education, economics, crime...

The blind and the seeing are not alike

By FinalCall.com News Word that 14-year-old Endia Martin was dead from a gunshot, a shot allegedly fired by another 14-year-old girl, was very painful. She was laid to rest on May 5 in a service that attracted grieving mourners, adults and children and even Chicago Bulls basketball star Derrick Rose, a product of the Windy City. The girl's funeral was held...

Economics and progress in Black History Month

By FinalCall.com News Each February there are celebrations, assignments, contests and even deals and promotions as Black History Month comes in. And while we look back at historical figures, enjoy recitations of speeches and dressing up to act out historic events and personalities, perhaps in 2015, this month can be devoted to looking forward. It's time we not only examine...

Disunity, money, midterm madness and the continued decline of a nation

By FinalCall.com News Midterm elections are over and the president whose party lost seats and control of the Congress has had his obligatory post-election meeting with GOP leaders. The mainstream pundits, commentators and columnists insist voters sent a signal: Government needs to work and people are tired of gridlock. If that was the signal voters aren't likely to see much evidence...

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,...

The King letter and sordid government surveillance

By FinalCall.com News (FinalCall.com) - The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public and the media's...

Who will defend and develop Haiti?

By Final Call News The news is horrible and heartbreaking from Haiti with the death toll of some 1,000 people and hundreds of thousands of others lacking food, clothing, shelter and clean water in the Black Republic. Word of aid to Haiti is coming out now but we cannot be satisfied with promises and platitudes. We have to be engaged and...

‘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...

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...

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...