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CBC attacks Ohio voter disenfranchisement

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- I have seldom seen tears come to his eyes. But there was Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. sitting in front of Detroit Rep. John Conyers, expressing his pain at the indignity of having to fight to legitimize the right to vote all over again, urging the Congressional Black Caucus to go to Ohio and hold hearings...

On a continuous campaign of deception

The Nation of Islam vs. The New York Post (Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the Final Call Newspaper in 1998.) Let us remember that this $4,400,000,000 libel case (which this limited series of articles concern) is affecting that which appears to be the wicked's final campaign to destroy the Nation of Islam at our root. So, none of uswho are the...

End the persecution of Imam Jamil Al-Amin

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Fight to free Jamil Al-Amin (FCN/Mumia Abu-Jamal, 11-20-2001) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - From his jail cell on K-Block in the state prison at Reidsville, Ga., to his supporters all over the country–an unambiguous demand is being sounded for prison authorities and for the legal system itself, to end the unjust persecution of Imam Jamil Al-Amin. “My husband says he feels he...

Race: A double-dutch problem for Obama

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- I was asked by a reporter at one point during the primary elections whether the issue of race would continue to play in the fall campaign and I responded that it would as long as Barack was Black–which meant that his race would be an unavoidable target for his opponent and that his own community...

Coon Huntin’ With Conservatives

Right Wing Radio's Pistol Packin' Mamas "Lay that pistol down, Babe. Lay that pistol down. Pistol packin' mama. Lay that pistol down." Al Dexter Back when I was a kid, Grandma used to tell me stories about coon hunting. No, I'm not talking about our furry little friends with the Zorro masks; I'm talking about the old derogatory term...

Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by African slaves, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture. He is Jokotoye Awolade Bankole, a 55-year-old tribal prince from Onpeu-Ogbomoso in the southwestern Nigerian...

Remembering Renisha: Another tragic death

By Richard B. Muhammad It was the worst news a Michigan family, or any family, could hear: A loved one is shot dead, doing nothing except trying to get some help. The fatal shooting of Renisha McBride in the predominantly White suburb of Dearborn Heights, brought unspeakable pain to her loved ones and heartache to Black America. Police said she had a...

End Economic Gangbanging

By Richard B. Muhammad With the weather breaking in Chicago, in a scenario found in Black areas, there will be more people out, more people about and predictably more violence and more victims. Activists and advocates will be out in full force night and day working to stem gangbanging. Their work is necessary and honorable but it must be connected with...

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...

Redistribute the Pain

By Final Call News The most valuable dollars you will never spend ‘Tis almost the season to be jolly, especially corporations and merchants, but the laughter you are hearing doesn't note tidings of comfort and joy but product peddling profit seekers, who want to capitalize on your emotions and your insecurities. This Christmas don't let dollar hungry businesses lure you into a...