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Why Haiti? Why now?

By J. Damu-Guest Columnist- (FinalCall.com) - All people who love and honor democracy and social justice have to be outraged at the seemingly cloaked-in-darkness gunpoint kidnapping of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by U.S. militarists on February 29. We must speak as one to denounce the foreign policy of the Bush administration, which is beginning to resemble, more and more, that...

The Twitter War Against Farrakhan’ and Truth

By Richard B. Muhammad, Editor It was not surprising but it was disturbing to find the Twitter account of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam removed from the platform. Twitter already had the dubious distinction of banning the Minister in July 2019. The ban drew thousands of complaints and resulted in timelines being flooded with the truth...

Armed, angry, dangerous’and White

By FinalCall.com News America's angry White men are claiming a victory in Nevada after punking the federal government in a dispute over land, fees and grazing rights. Rancher Cliven Bundy, backed by gun-toting supporters, political leaders and the right wing media, forced federal officials to high tail it off federal land and fall back on efforts to collect $1 million the...

Stop Hiding Behind Lies’A Challenge To The ADL

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, has started his new tenure playing the ADL's old, tired track falsely painting the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as a bigot and an anti-Semite. Despite an admirable, well-reasoned argument and appeal for dialogue from hip hop guru Russell Simmons, who has worked with Jewish...

Independence Day for the Black Man and Woman

By Final Call News The Independence Day celebrations are over. The barbeques are done. The flags are put away. America has marked another year of her sovereignty and her break with Great Britain to chart her own course. When she broke away 240 years ago, she was an upstart and a rebel against one of the greatest powers in the...

News Analysis: Farrakhan and the press

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's presence in Washington for the Millions More Movement provided the national press corps with rare access to the Nation of Islam leader. Although the Nation of Islam has rented the ballroom at the National Press Club (NPC) frequently during the last several years, it's been almost a decade since he was...

My interview with Assata Shakur

(FinalCall.com) - As a reporter, I have the duty and privilege to interview many people. This interview has impacted my life the most. Before my trip to Cuba, I had only read and heard stories of Assata Shakur. I loved her for her passion and dedication to struggle. After meeting her, that love is entrenched in my spirit. I will...

You’re 2 Krazy!

This is not to say that many technologically-dependent devices may not malfunction to varying degrees, come the new year, but it will be because of scientific miscalculation, rather than Divine Decree. As columnist Mary Schmich wrote recently in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, "‘Millennium’ by any definition is an arbitrary human invention. So why can’t we reinvent it...

The “Save Darfur” Roadshow and Ruse

WILLIAM.REED -Guest Columnist- The deception started with allegations of “slavery in Sudan.” Well-intended schoolchildren held bake sales and washed cars in order to “buy back a slave.” Over the past decade, such subterfuge morphed into an American declaration that “genocide was being carried out in Darfur.” All a pretext. The “Save Darfur” campaign is not about saving Sudan's devastated people. The...

Blacks losing lives while White cops, at best, might lose jobs

FINALCALL.COM With news that an administrative law judge in New York recommended that the police officer who used a choke hold on Eric Garner, a Black man who died gasping for air and pleading 11 times, “I can't breathe,” be fired, there was hope the heartbreaking five-year-old saga could come to a close. No one has faced criminal charges in Mr....