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Black Lives Matter or Black Lives Should Matter …

By FinalCall.com News As the year comes to a close, reflections about what the outgoing year brought and what the upcoming year will bring are appropriate. The point of such reflections is to learn from what has happened and to take those lessons into the new year. This year has brought a declaration that is truly worthy of thinking about and it...

Could American assassination, arrogance usher in Armageddon?

FINALCALL.COM “We took action last night to stop a war; we did not take action to start a war,” declared President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters from his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida as America hurtled toward a possible major and destructive military conflict. Neither his words Jan. 3, nor his actions made much sense. Outside of Republican sycophants who see no...

White Media: Protector of White Supremacy

By FinalCall.com News FERGUSON, Mo. - There is an old adage about freedom of the press: Freedom of speech belongs to those who can afford it. We could add “freedom” of the press belongs to those who control it and we need to understand the press role as a major partner, backer and participant in the oppression of Blacks and framing...

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 …...

Hajj: A Journey of devotion and unity

By Imam Sultan R. Muhammad (Editor's note: This week we offer our editorial page for an important message from Sultan Rahman Muhammad, student national imam of the Nation of Islam, about this special time of year for Muslims worldwide.) “And everyone has a goal to which he turns (himself), so vie with one another in good works. Wherever you are, Allah...

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...

Van Jones’ Misguided View

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor Van Jones should know a thing or two about mischaracterizations, false narratives and unequal comparisons. The CNN contributor was driven out of the Obama White House by Republicans who accused him of a ton of things–ranging from accusations he was a Communist, to charges he was a left wing extremist, to the charge that...

The troubled America’no peace

FINALCALL.COM It doesn't take much to see how deeply troubled America is, just open your eyes. For the fourth time in U.S. history an American president is facing impeachment–and he seems oblivious to or unworried about ripping the country apart. With words like “losers,” “traitors,” and “treason” punctuating conversations, nothing good for America can be happening.   We are seeing an arrogant...

A mistrial in Baltimore must not equal a missed chance for justice

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor In Baltimore a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer William Porter, who was charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in the death of Freddie Gray. That must not mean deserting the fight for justice for the 25-year-old Black man who died after a ride in a...

Performers, producers, paternalism and Black-Jewish relations

There is a new Black-Jewish coalition in town and it’s composed of 170 entertainment leaders who purport to oppose racism and anti-Semitism in the industry. The goal of the Black Jewish Alliance would be a worthy one, if the purpose was to right wrongs done to Blacks and Jews in Hollywood, notwithstanding the self-admitted influence the Jewish community wields...