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NFL fumbles on trick play against Kaepernick

FINALCALL.COM Colin Kaepernick, the outspoken Black quarterback whiteballed by the NFL, forced a league fumble by failing to go for a trick play disguised as another shot at professional football. The so-called “workout” scheduled for Nov. 16, a Saturday, was problematic from the beginning. It apparently came out of nowhere, was set for a day usually devoted to preparing for Sunday...

Free Nick Cannon!

By Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- Nick Cannon is pretty much as Black anti-thug as you can get in the entertainment world. Clean cut, funny, handsome and sharply dressed, with no saggin' pants under his suit, the husband of singer Mariah Carey and father of her children isn't someone you would pick to be targeted for controversy. Think again. The host of America's...

New Orleans: Chocolate, Vanilla or Neapolitan?

By George Curry-Guest Columnist- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin opened himself up for a torrent of criticism when he declared in a Martin Luther King Day speech that God wants New Orleans to again be a “chocolate city.” In his speech, he said, “It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans–the one that should...

Sowing seeds of rage

By Final Call News Just over a year ago, The Final Call newspaper published its first cover story about unrest in Baltimore. The headline read, “Black pain, Black rage!” and attempted to tell the story of what was underneath unrest that exploded in the city. The fights, protests and fires eventually drew the attention of the world and the intervention...

A Diamond Among Men

FINALCALL.COM A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”   Isaiah 40:3 68:1 (By) the inkstand and the pen and that which they write!68:2 By the grace of thy Lord thou art not mad.68:3 And surely thine is a reward never to be cut off.68:4 And...

Reparations, the Tea Party and America’s Founding Fathers

(FinalCall.com) - “Trouble Brewing” was the title of an October 30 article by Edward Luce published in the Financial Times newspaper. Essentially the article was about how some Americans fear that the United States is in mortal danger, and places the blame squarely on the doorstep of President Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president. In the first...

We say no to troops and more U.S. evildoing in Haiti

The killing of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was shocking in an era where the outright killing of a government leader, even an unpopular one, was thought gone. The killing brought more insecurity and trauma to the world’s first Black Republic and what one activist called the original champions of human rights because Haiti outlawed slavery. With already serious economic...

The Black Press and Black Self-Determination

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor Black newspapers from across the country had an incredible opportunity recently to enjoy an exclusive interaction with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. Unlike so many others who crave the attention of the White-owned, corporate-dominated mainstream media, the Minister spoke forthrightly with owners and writers at some of the 200 Black-owned...

Sex trafficking must be stopped – now!

By Final Call News Google “sex trafficking” and you should be highly disturbed and upset by what you will find. We need to separate myth from horrible reality–and end it right now. We don't have time for denial, Black girls are under assault. According to Chioma Adaku, of the non-profit advocacy group Traffik Stops, sex trafficking victims are not commonly kidnapped...

‘The Easter Mystery–Colored Eggs And Christ?’

(FinalCall.com) - As I pondered, as I often do, over what would be of interest to our readers at this particular time, I was going through my mail and up popped a magazine which I take, with the answer. The magazine is THE PHILADELPHIA TRUMPET, and above the name were listed three featured articles, one of...