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The Paris killings— A fatal trap for Europe

by Robert Savio -Guest Columnist-

It is sad to see how a continent that was one cradle of civilization is running blindly into a trap, the trap of a holy war with Islam—and that six... »

A Million Reasons to Change

by James Clingman -Guest Columnist- | Jan 28, 2015 - 11:36:12 AM

Exactly what is there in 1 million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways of dealing with political and economic empowerment? »

'No one is watching the watchers'

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 27, 2015 - 5:42:50 PM

The United States has over one million people locked up in jails and prisons across the country and just over 4,300 people behind bars died in local jails and state prisons in 2012, according to federal officials. »

Charlie Hedbo: 'Je Suis White People'

by Margaret Kimberley -Guest Columnist- | Jan 23, 2015 - 11:58:59 AM

Don’t kill White people. After all is said and done, the Charlie Hebdo outrage, the hashtags, and the million person marches amount to that simple but very powerful dictum. »

America's economic nightmare

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 11:58:07 AM

Each year the president gives a State of the Union address and each year America pauses to pay symbolic homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As the president speaks to a variety of issues an overriding problem connects the State of the Union and the legacy of Dr. King: economic injustice. »

King Louie: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 11:52:11 AM

You will often hear it wildly publicized when rappers are doing wrong, but an effort should also be made to applaud them when they are doing something right. Rapper King Loui recently shared his perspective on life in the place dubbed “Chiraq” with The Final Call. »

Lil Herb: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:49:29 AM

Lil Herb is known for describing the gritty tales of what is happening in his city, in his neighborhood and on his block and recently made a song with Nicki Minaj titled “Chiraq.” He shared a bit on how he sees the world and life in Chicago with The Final Call’s Ashahed M. Muhammad. »

Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. -Guest Columnist- | Jan 21, 2015 - 8:35:35 AM

By re-embracing Dr. King’s prophetic activism and mobilization genius, I believe Black American leaders of national organizations will be effective in countering the backward drift of voter suppression, racism, violence and hopelessness. »

The American Conscience: 21st century racial injustice from the perspective of Black youth

by Antonia Alakija -Guest Columnist- | Jan 16, 2015 - 4:13:39 PM

On November 25, 2014, my family and I sat in front of the television in utter disbelief. Although the verdict flashed repeatedly across the screen in big bold letters, we could not begin to wrap our heads around the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson. »

Targeting Islam when Muslims suffer most from violence

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 13, 2015 - 5:24:57 PM

The killings attributed to French citizens and brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly have drawn a call for “moderate” Muslims to reject violence and the use of violence in the name of the faith. One analyst went so far as to say that until “moderate” Muslims speak up these killings will not stop. »

2014: Unfair and Unbalanced Media

by George E. Curry -Guest Columnist- | Jan 8, 2015 - 12:25:48 PM

Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. »

Conspiracy theories and unnecessary Black deaths

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 6, 2015 - 8:40:05 PM

When an emergency arises in Africa or elsewhere in the Black world, our vulnerability to those who provide care for us surfaces alongside the threat to life that must be responded to. »

Black Lives Matter or Black Lives Should Matter ...

by FinalCall.com News | Dec 31, 2014 - 10:55:11 AM

As the year comes to a close, reflections about what the outgoing year brought and what the upcoming year will bring are appropriate. The point of such reflections is to learn from what has happened and to take those lessons into the new year. »

After Cuba, Hope Rises in Palestine and the Western Sahara

by George E. Curry -Guest Columnist- | Dec 31, 2014 - 10:41:43 AM

The loudest shouting after the announcement of a thaw in the U.S.-Cuba icy relationship may not have been in Havana or Washington, but in Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinians in the West Bank about 10 miles north of Jerusalem and among the Sahrawis exiled in Morocco, Mauritania and five refugee camps near the city of Tindouf in southwestern Algeria. »

A troubled man, a troubled act must not taint a call for reform

by FinalCall.com News | Dec 29, 2014 - 9:46:59 AM

The killing of police officers in New York has raised tension in the country to levels even higher than protests after the deaths of Black males in encounters with police and the failure of grand juries in New York and Ferguson, Mo., to bring back indictments. »

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