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U.S. Centrism: The Radical Betrayal of Global Solidarity

By @Blacks4Peace | Guest Columnist “… Somebody must say to America, America if you have contempt for life, if you exploit human beings by seeing them as less than human, if you will treat human beings as a means to an end, you thingafy those human beings. And if you will thingafy persons, you will exploit them economically. And if...

My journey to Islam Part II: Friendships in all walks of life and challenges of life on the inside

by Brother Alex X, Muhammad Mosque No. 7C, Brooklyn, N.Y. This is part two of the journey of Brother Alex X through the prison system and into the ranks of Islam. We are proud and honored to tell the stories of the courageous Believers behind bars who hold fast to their faith and belief in Allah (God) and the Teachings...

Fasting in Islam, the Month of Ramadan and beyond: Allah desires ease for you—Freedom, Justice and Equality

“Allah (God) desires ease for you, and He desires not hardship for you, and (He desires) that you should complete the number (of days of the fast of Ramadan).”—Holy Qur’an 2:185 We have been blessed to meet the Holy Month of Ramadan once again and have now entered the last 10 Days and we are more than halfway through the...

Defending our voice of comfort and love

The service at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn was a special moment for Black people and countless others who were touched by the life, the legacy and the love of Earl “DMX” Simmons. In a very painful moment, those who were sorrowing, especially the women and children in his life, were able to enjoy some measure of relief...

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...

‘The Easter Mystery–Colored Eggs And Christ?’

(FinalCall.com) - As I pondered, as I often do, over what would be of interest to our readers at this particular time, I was going through my mail and up popped a magazine which I take, with the answer. The magazine is THE PHILADELPHIA TRUMPET, and above the name were listed three featured articles, one of...

Nuclear hypocrisy in Iran’s treatment

By Ron Walters-Guest Columnist- U.K. helped Israel get nuclear bomb (The Hindu, 03-11-2006) Brothers in arms - Israel's secret pact with Apartheid South Africa (UK Guardian, 02-07-2006)Israel and South Africa: Apartheid's Accidental Prophecy (Global Research.ca, 06-22-2005) As I look at the frantic gyrations in the attempt by the U.S. and Israel to keep Iran from obtaining the ability to process nuclear fuel, I...

Paradise is a Garden

What is “paradise” and what is a “garden”? According to Webster’s Dictionary, “paradise” is “The Garden of Eden.” Therefore, when we say “paradise is a garden,” we are 100 percent correct according to the meaning of the words. “Garden,” according to Webster, is a “plot of aground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivated.” “Cultivate” means “to prepare...

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...

Four lessons on Afghanistan

(FinalCall.com) - President Obama, on Afghanistan, take your lesson from history. The axiom: “Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.” Both the world and the American people are now asking, what is the U.S. strategic interest in Afghanistan and is it vital to America's security? Is a military victory possible? What do the...