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The veil is lifted in France as Black and Arab youth rebel

(FinalCall.com) - In the 1960s and '70s, the cities of America were burning under the weight of Black rebellion. The American media called these rebellions riots, but it was Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) and other progressive leaders who preached to the Black community that what was happening in the streets of America were not riots but,...

Hope for change isn’t change: Don’t be confused

FINALCALL.COM While thousands have been in the streets with protests in all 50 states and some 18 countries, declarations that the United States is on the cusp of major change are premature. That might not be the popular thing to say, but it's true. White demonstrators in the streets don't guarantee change has arrived nor the beginning of a new...

Fighting a true War on Poverty

By FinalCall.com News It was 50 years ago in January that President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the time had come to wage a War on Poverty. His presidential declaration was followed up with more support for programs that assassinated President John F. Kennedy had created to tackle problems of hunger, job training and job creation. President Johnson's “unconditional war on...

Black problems, politics and our survival

By FinalCall.com News Mid-term 2014 elections scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, have candidates out shaking hands and running attack and counter attack ads with all of the seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in the Senate on the line. Governors will be chosen in 38 states and territories along with representatives for state legislatures and local governments. Much...

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...

America’s Failing Democracy

By Final Call News The United States has tried to export and bludgeon nations into accepting her version of democracy. But the death of a system corrupted by big money, special interests and obstacles to the basic right to vote is on display in 2016 runs for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. The GOP debacle is the biggest example of...

A voice for Black America passes

By Richard B. Muhammad - Editor The passing of George E. Curry, a great defender and supporter of the Black Press and an important editor and journalist, was sudden and difficult for me to hear. I had known Mr. Curry, as I usually called him, for some years. I took a trip with him to Algeria and Western Sahara in North...

Heartbreak And Carnage In America

By Final Call News The killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. On Easter Sunday in Cleveland was beyond disturbing as the elderly Black man was shot to death and his alleged killer later uploaded the heinous act on Facebook. Steve Stephens, identified from videos and statements from family and an ex-girlfriend, plainly states his desire and decision to kill and to...

Justice still needed at Justice Department

By FinalCall.com News News that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned brought sadness from some quarters but as one of few original cabinet members for Barack Obama prepares to leave office, there is a raging problem that will not go away and that requires federal intervention. The problem is rampant police abuses and, in particular, the targeting of young Black...

FCN Interview: Actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymah

FINALCALLNEWS Keeping it NaturalYou remember Chicago native T'Keyah Crystal Keymah from her roles in the trend-setting show "In Living Color" or "Cosby." Well, the outspoken actress has just released a new book, "Natural Woman/Natural Hair: A Hair Journey–Hairstyles and Hair Stories from the Front" and stars in the new live sitcom for the Disney Channel "That's So Raven" with the...