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An assault on the Black community

Coming to a city near you - An assault on the Black community The article “Black Neighborhoods on Lockdown”(FCN Vol. 27 No.38 June 25, 2008) addressed the District of Columbia officials’ assault on the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, D.C. That assault in Washington, D.C. represents the tip of the iceberg. It is a launching pad for America’s planned assault...

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...

Our strongest and truest cry: We charge genocide!

And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. Isaiah 28:18  Can a murderous mind be retrained to deliver freedom, justice and equality to the object of its derision, scorn and hatred? Emphatically not. With the May 3 funeral...

I Understand Michelle Obama’s Comment

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- Michelle Obama has all of a sudden become the center of attention in the election because she is perceived by GOP candidate John McCain’s people to have made Barack Obama, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, vulnerable to an attack on his loyalty to the country. And as silly as it is, why would someone running for...

The Battered Wife Syndrome or Top Ten Excuses not to Separate

“4. We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendents from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own–either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe...

Dark Days, Dark Deeds At The Southern Poverty Law Center?

FINALCALL.COM A major storm has brewed over the Southern Poverty Law Center with the recent resignation of its high-paid president and firing of its co-founder. Still troubling is how an “open secret” about organizational dysfunction, charges of racism, sexism and perhaps race-based hucksterism remained so and allowed the group to apparently run roughshod over the reputations of Black groups and...

Leadership You Can Disbelieve In

By Final Call News The presidential election  for 2016 is unlike any in modern U.S. history and perhaps in the history of the United States as two widely unpopular, distrusted and polarizing candidates seek to lead the country. Neither seems particularly outfitted to handle such a role in a way that will bring America together and neither seems to have...

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...

‘Eco-terrorism’ against Blacks goes unnoticed

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- (FinalCall.com) - When one Black man, James Byrd, was crushed to death by White racists in Texas, it caused an uproar; when Amadou Diallo was killed in a hail of gun bullets in New York, it was a national expose; in 1992, when Rodney King was beaten senseless by the LAPD, it caused a massive...

Minister Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Gift

Webcast of State of the Black Union (C-Span, 02-26-2005 -Real Media) (FinalCall.com) - February 26, 2005 is the day that the Nation of Islam annually celebrates Saviours' Day. This celebration commemorates the Birth of Master Fard Muhammad, Who was born on February 26, 1877 in Saudi Arabia. He came to North America to give the descendants of slaves...