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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...

Eleven Fifty-five Yes, I’m White and Muslim

I encountered an article in a recent copy of The Weekly Mirror International by a writer named John Janney. I believe it is most effective AS IS, without any rewriting or analysis; to wit: My light-brown beard with random blond streaks and pale skin color led me to an interesting conversation during a condensed milk expedition at my local grocery...

FCN Editorial Time to squash violence. Period!

FINALCALLNEWS (FinalCall.com) - A recent quote by rap star Ja Rule sums up the tragedy, not only of the senseless murder of Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, but of the overwhelming incidents of violence in the Black community. Describing why concerns about his safety have grown with his fame, he said: "It’s sad, because that feeling is mainly towards my Black...

Eleven Fifty-Five I called her “Mighty-mite”

Our beloved Sister, Michelle Y. Muhammad, was very small physically, and, to my knowledge, did not perform any physical feats requiring great muscular development. I called her "Mighty-Mite" because her spiritual powers enabled her to accomplish astounding feats in various areas of human relations. She developed technical skills– especially writing and photography–but her social skills, her...

Eleven Fifty-Five The game is the same – only the name has changed

(FinalCall.com) - Despite all the years of teaching by The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and right up to today by The Honorable Louis Farrakhan, the dietary practices of our people continue to imply a not-so-secret death wish haunting the majority of us. It seems that the more the producers of the poisonous foodstuff being thrust at us...

FCN Editorial The peril of an imperial presidency

FINALCALLNEWS October 22, 2002 If lines were not clear before Oct. 10, the congressional vote to give President Bush war-making powers against Iraq will further expose domestic and international divisions over how America should proceed. With the peace movement growing and the world still unconvinced, America’s democratically elected leaders bowed a bit lower to an imperial presidency. A presidency that apparently knows...

FCN Editorial Bush argument falls flat

FINALCALLNEWS (FinalCall.com) - If President Bush’s prime time speech Oct. 7 was like a prosecutor making a case for action, the argument was not compelling enough to merit unilateral attacks on Iraq by America. In addition, any closing argument by prosecutors would have been balanced by a closing argument from defense lawyers, who in this case would not argue for Saddam...

Empowerment through entrepreneurship

WILLIAM.REED Business Exchange(FinalCall.com) - Blacks comprise 12 percent of this nation’s population, but what we are known for economically is that we comprise 20 percent of the country’s poorest people. Due to almost total reliance on economic production for, and by, America’s White population, poverty and unemployment rates for Black individuals, families and children are the highest of the nation’s...

Assata Shakur: From exile with love

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur speaks to America from Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (FinalCall.com) - Assata Shakur is a Black American folk hero. She is a freedom fighter that escaped the chains of oppression. She made it to the other side. She is a sister that defied the definitions of expected behavior by a Black woman. Her life is the subject of...

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...