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Reparations Movement beware: A lesson from the Black farmers

-Guest Columnist- (FinalCall.com) - In an article called "The Achilles' Heel of the Reparations Lawsuits," Henry Mark Holzer points out four legal flaws in current reparations lawsuits: 1. There are no legitimate plaintiffs, i.e. the reparations lawsuits have been brought by people who were not slaves, and thus have no grievances; 2. There is no recognizable legal claim, i.e....

Eleven days in Brazil

 I recently returned from Brazil, which is a beautiful country in South America and a land of nearly 180 million people. The population of the African-Brazilian population has always been in question. The questions are, "is the African population of Brazil 30 percent (or 54 million), 40 percent (or 72 million), or 50 percent (or 90 million)?" We...

The outsourcing of America’s jobs

(FinalCall.coom) - Indentured servitude and slavery provided an essentially free labor force. As a result of the freedom and worker movements, these systems were eventually upgraded to wage slavery. Under this system, workers were paid minimal wages and worked long hours to acquire the bare essentials. Workers were forced to agree to labor to acquire various levels of...

When loving you is wrong

Adultery is no longer the consequence of bad marriages or bad people. It is the choice of many–too many–who fail to properly understand the responsibility of commitment and fidelity in a marriage. It is the choice of people who fail to understand the sacredness of sex and the sacred bonds between husband and wife. It is a silent...

Nellys pimp juice

Still livin’ in the bottle: "Now don’t you think it’s a crime? Time after time.People in the bottle." –Gil Scott- Heron "Who's Pimping Who?" (BlackElectorate.com) (FinalCall.com) - Mr. Willie did not grow up wanting to be the neighborhood drunk, walking up and down the street with a bottle of Boones Farm, singing old Isaac Hayes lyrics. I’m sure at one point he...

The scientific role of race in sports

When Black Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker commented that "Blacks and Latins take the heat better than most Whites, and Whites take the cold better than most Blacks and Latins," his mistake was that he overestimated the knowledge of some of the people that would hear his statement. Some arrogant White commentators simply took the opportunity to suggest...

Bushs Africa trip: a giant photo op for the elections

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- (FinalCall.com) - It has been difficult for me not to appear cynical about the trip to Africa by George Bush, but I have had the greatest problem with the seeming contradiction of a president who could take his compassion brigade to Africa after having killed 35,000 people in Iraq for no reason. And, I have...

Why Liberia? Why Pres. Charles Taylor?

(FinalCall.com)--Is President Charles Taylor the first victim of regime change on the African continent at the hands of western nations? It is clear that they do not want any African leader in power who will interfere with their long-term goals and plans for Africa. We all thought that the first victim of regime change under the Bush...

WELCOME TO CIVILIZATION FEET FIRST!

(FinalCall.com)--If you are not a Muslim follower of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, and have never visited one of us, you may be totally unfamiliar with the routine of removing your shoes before entering the home of your host. But, on the other hand, you may have encountered the same situation visiting the more civilized among non-Muslims–especially...

Eleven Fifty-Five – EAT TO LIVE, AND FAST TO LIVE EVEN LONGER

(FinalCall.com)--To those of us who are barely acquainted with the Holy Qur’an, if at all, fasting, that is, going without food, not eating faster, is a stranger with whom we are attempting, be it ever so slightly, to become acquainted. Some of us have eating habits which would make skipping lunch a painful ordeal, let alone...