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FCN Editorial Bush’s Ramadan meal leaves bad taste

On Nov. 7 this year–the second day of Ramadan–President Bush hosted an "Iftar" (fast-breaking meal) dinner for ambassadors from member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and for American Muslim leaders to break fast with him. In his two years as President, Mr. Bush has now personally welcomed Muslims to the White House twice. And his...

Netflix drama and the targeting of Farrakhan

By Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- The recent decision by Netflix to cancel a documentary about the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam isn't really about the movie not being seen. It is about a relentless campaign to smear, isolate and destroy a man who has devoted his life to Black people and the cause of freedom, justice...

A swift kick in the bread basket

“And (make him) a messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine out of dust the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah’s permission, and I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead...

The Weak Justice Dept. And Its Failures To Give Justice

By Final Call News As the Obama administration comes to a close, the Justice Dept. has issued its report on the Chicago Police Dept., and its pattern and practices, and constitutional violations of the rights of Blacks and Latinos. The findings are disgusting and disturbing but unsurprising. But more disturbing is the Justice Dept.'s continued failure to do anything to hold...

What does murder of ‘Good people. Decent people. God-fearing people’ demand?

By FinalCall.com News The brutal slaughter of nine Black people in Charleston, S.C., inside Emanuel AME Church has inspired talk of forgiveness, the enduring power of love over hate and God wanting us to forgive and move on. It is lamentable that these expressions are reserved for moments when those who have murdered us for centuries perpetuate heinous crimes against us...

When women rise

by Abisayo Muhammad March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is recognized globally as International Women’s Day. But let’s be clear. Every day and every month is ours. Our beginning in creation bears witness to the beginning of the universe. She (the woman) is God’s first act of creation as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Every day is...

Who is poisoning the ‘Homeland’?

Guest Columnist "This is a hoax. This is a hoax," warned Senator Robert Byrd (R-WVa.) in debates over the Homeland Security Bill of 2002. The Senate was given a 484-page document and was required to vote on it in 48 hours without committee scrutiny or public hearings. Why? What is President "Pharaoh" Bush trying to sneak over on the...

Hands off Marilyn J. Mosby!

By FinalCall.com News The decision by Baltimore's state's attorney to indict six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed 25-year-old Black man, brought a predictable barrage of criticism and howls of a rush to judgment. Next came false assertions that the prosecutor kowtowed to demands of protestors and bowed to fears the city could go up in...

My Muhammad Ali Story

How he touched our lives, inspired us, and in many cases he changed the course of our lives. He touched people near and far. Many never had an opportunity to see Muhammad Ali in person but through books, documentaries and his acting many came to know him. There were many who did not like Ali. Some thought...

Guns and killings in America: Taking action during the holiday

The British are not coming back nor are the Russian's and Iranians coming; America needs to reconsider the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution that allows citizens the right to bear arms. In light of the tragic school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the wider culture of violence gripping America today, the whole country is wondering...