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In the eyes of many people, Minister Farrakhan staked his reputation and risked being thought of as insane. He opened himself to public mockery by announcing that he had come to believe that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was alive, even though he believed that he had seen his teacher's body in a coffin at the end of February 1975. Nevertheless,...

No ‘Mistress’ Of Monticello

By Final Call News The July announcement that the “living quarters” for Sally Hemings at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation had been uncovered and were under restoration brought efforts to cover the Declaration of Independence author's horrible history. Before being dragged on Black Twitter and elsewhere, early articles referred to slave Hemings as the slave holder's “mistress.” She wasn't a mistress. She...

Michael Jackson Forever

ASKIAM-Senior Correspondent- I once compared the Million Man March to Michael Jackson. I unsuccessfully argued to an executive producer of a network news broadcast, that just as Michael Jackson was the first American Superstar who sang Black Music in a Black body; the Million Man March was the first grassroots movement expressing the “body” of Black discontent, which had a Black...

We Have To Live And We Have To Protect Our Lives

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor Black men, we don't have to die from prostate cancer. But too many of us are dying. I am one of the blessed ones. I underwent prostate cancer surgery recently and am now at home on the mend. I was blessed to have my awareness of this disease raised when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan went...

The Death of Black Politics? Hardly!

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- When I read Matt Bai’s piece in the New York Times with the title above, I thought that he was fooling, but it turned out to be a serious article that put forth much of the thinking that has passed for this “post-Black Power” even “post Civil Rights” generation. On second thought however, I am...

A Reverse ‘Farrakhan Litmus Test’ For Hillary?

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor Hillary Clinton is as nervous as young Blacks and those off the Democratic Party plantation ask which Hillary wants Black support and which Hillary will rule if voted into the White House? Her positions that hurt Blacks and past racial shenanigans are rising from political graves–they should. She has been forced to renounce support for...

Words Of Peace Amid The Winds Of War?

By Final Call News President Trump delivered important words to the world and Saudi Arabia when he said that the United States was not in the oil-rich nation to tell others how to live. America has certainly forfeited any right to try to pass judgement on others given her human rights violations at home among her slaves, the children of her...

President Obama’s ‘Egyptian’ visit is a trip to Northeast Africa

(FinalCall.com) - The news reports on TV, in print and on the internet, about President Barack Obama's planned June 4 trip are calling it his first to Egypt (which is in northeast Africa)–instead of his first trip as President to Africa. Most people would say that's quite elementary. However, for years Egypt has been projected as being in...

#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...

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...