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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...

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...

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...

Mis-defining Madiba

By Richard B. Muhammad Nelson Mandela, the beloved freedom fighter, onetime political prisoner and president of South Africa, has departed this life. We thank Allah (God) for his life, his yet unfinished work and our challenge is to complete his task. Part of completing that task lies in understanding the man, the mission, challenges he faced–and challenges his beloved South...

Black and Blue Friday:Seasonal madness begins

By FinalCall.com News 'Tis the season for bullets and bruises as Black Friday ushered in a spending frenzy and its brother, widespread fighting and violence. Seeking to get their piece of an estimated $600 billion expected to be spent between now and Dec. 25, retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day and tried to lure customers into their business lairs. Once...

Do we love Black women?

By FinalCall.com News A major tenet of the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam is respect for and protection of the Black woman. Following in the footsteps of his teacher and delving deeply into this principle, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has made respect, appreciation and proper development of women as well as condemning the abuse...

The sting of hatred and our survival

By FinalCall.com News Just when you thought Halloween, blackface and slave costumes had retired for the year comes news of a “Catch An Illegal” immigrant event on a college campus in Texas. According to writer Scott Kaufman of rawstory.com, the University of Texas at Austin chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas scheduled the “game” for Wednesday, Nov. 20. “According to event's Facebook...

‘Studying the White Man’ and Making Progress

By FinalCall.com News When the vitally important series The Time and What Must Be Done aired Nov. 9, the focus was again on Black America's survival and Muhammad's Economic Blueprint to Fight Poverty and Want. Part of the message by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan included this injunction from the patriarch of the Nation of Islam, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “...

Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint and Our Future

By Richard B. Muhammad How much is freedom worth to you? Men and women have offered their lives to be free, are you willing to give a nickel-a-day to save yourself and plot a future for yourself and your children? That is the essential question raised with our opportunity to support Muhammad's Economic Blueprint and program to fight poverty and want. We...

Surviving a shutdown is the least of America’s problems

By FinalCall.com News After a week long government shutdown, the democratic process and America's leaders were still stalled, bickering and unable to fully attend to the needs of the country.   Almost 900,000 federal workers were unable to go to work as Congress was unable to pass a funding bill and a small group hijacked the process, helped by Republican fears...