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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...

Eleven Fifty-Five – Long live the king!

Brother Nuri Muhammad just faxed me a copy of a LOS ANGELES SENTINEL article announcing the death of a close friend and loyal Brother of ours, Celes King III– a skilled and dependable bail bondsman, and a glowing example of the meaning of the word "friend." A former Tuskegee Airman, Celes became known as the most...

When are we going to rebuild America?

By George E. Curry -Guest Columnist- Before the United States could target Iraq with its first Tomahawk cruise missile, a handful of companies–all with strong Republican ties–were already lined up at the government trough to see how they could divide up to $100 billion for post-war reconstruction. Let me get this straight. We will spend $100 billion to $200 billion to...

What is this thing called ‘food’?

Many years ago, while listening to and/or reading the teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we all became acquainted with his oft-used phrase "POISON ANIMAL EATERS." Immediately, we assumed that he was referring only to eaters of the filthy pig, or "pork," as they like to respectfully call it. As we matured in The Faith, however,...

You are still what you eat

Browsing through almost any news writings–papers, magazines, E-mails–it is virtually impossible to overlook the fact that, despite all the nutritional information that is being offered via newspapers, magazines, television, radio, billboards and all other means of mass information, the eating habits of our people seem to get worse, instead of better. A senior citizen magazine to...

Like being a little bit pregnant

Through the years, as the proof multiplies that eating the flesh of other creatures is deadly, more and more people (depending upon their intelligence level) are beginning to decrease their intake of the poison animals. This term is not referring to a particular class of animals, as if some were poison and some were not. It...