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NFL fumbles on trick play against Kaepernick

by The Final Call

Colin Kaepernick, the outspoken Black quarterback whiteballed by the NFL, forced a league fumble by failing to go for a trick play disguised as another shot at professional football.... »

Resistance, solidarity and the ‘Harriet’ movie

by THE FINAL CALL | Nov 19, 2019 - 12:04:18 AM

Before its release, the movie “Harriet” faced controversy and challenge. Some complained they were tired of slave movies. »

A chance for change in Chicago policing

by The Final Call | Nov 14, 2019 - 8:40:05 AM

With the retirement announcement of Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson, reformist Mayor Lori Lightfoot has an opportunity to bring “light” and change to a department plagued by abusive, failed, costly policing and misconduct. »

Economic justice, Black progress and the Supreme Court

by The Final Call | Nov 6, 2019 - 9:15:12 AM

Entrepreneur Byron Allen was once known as a comedian but having created an estimated $1 billion media entity, he’s no joke and neither is his upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the giant Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications. »

Reparations and the legacy of Rep. John Conyers

by The Final Call | Oct 29, 2019 - 1:19:57 PM

With the passing of former U.S. Representative John Conyers came words of praise and appreciation due a man who tried to serve Black interests and the interest of justice while enduring 50 years in Congress. He departed this life Oct. 27 at age 90, and left Congress in 2017. »

The color of compassion

by The Final Call | Oct 8, 2019 - 1:01:53 PM

Much of the country was tuned in to see the outcome of the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, a White female, who was charged with murdering a Black man in his own home. »

Trump, Treason And The Fall Of America

by The Final Call | Oct 2, 2019 - 4:14:50 PM

Upset by demands for documents, witnesses to testify and a fast-moving impeachment process unfolding in the U.S. House of Representatives, the president of the United States declared the country could be headed toward a “civil war” if he is removed from power. »

A Brisk March Toward Armageddon?

by The Final Call | Sep 25, 2019 - 11:25:32 PM

Once again tension between the United States, Saudi Arabia and Iran has heated up. The hatred of Iran runs deep and has been part of America’s psyche for the last 40 years since the over-throw of the brutal dictator and American client Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, commonly known as the shah of Iran. »

Israel caught spying on America—again

by The Final Call | Sep 18, 2019 - 9:27:04 AM

The news came and went pretty quickly: Top government officials said Israel planted spy devices near the White House likely aimed at President Trump. »

Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle

by The Final Call | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:42:21 AM

The Black World has lost one of the lions of liberation in the struggle to free Africa and defend global Black freedom. He must be seen through the eyes of those he served, not through the eyes of those who only wanted “success” on terms that served White interests. »

#MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?

by The Final Call | Sep 4, 2019 - 10:13:18 AM

Over the last three years, there has been an explosion of stories, prosecutions and demands that men, powerful men, be held accountable for the sexual abuse of women who are in vulnerable positions, often seeking employment or job advancement. »

‘Gilets Noir:’ The New Black Power in Europe

by Lee Jasper | Guest Columnist | Aug 29, 2019 - 4:00:10 PM

There is a new powerful Black movement emerging in France. That former imperial bastion of liberty, equality, and fraternity has seen the reawakening of the spirit of 18th century Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture. »

No right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness

by The Final Call | Aug 21, 2019 - 9:15:43 AM

The hearts of another family are broken and anger seethes in hearts across Black America as another young Black man is gunned down—shot in the back by a White police officer. »

A reasonable request and an unreasonable death

by The Final Call | Aug 14, 2019 - 9:37:48 AM

For the past five years, the family, friends and many who never met Michael Brown, Jr., have gathered to remember him, to continue a healing process, to promote justice and to never forget what happened August 9, 2014, in a small town outside of St. Louis. »

She Saved Me: My Profound Appreciation for Toni Morrison

by Khalilah T. Watson Muhammad —Guest Columnist— | Aug 14, 2019 - 9:31:16 AM

“She is a friend of my mind a character. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” »

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