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A liar in the White House, danger for the country

by The Final Call

Dear America, Your president is a liar. It may seem impolite or indelicate to call him such, but too much is at stake to not speak the truth. This is... »

Exodus or Extermination? Escaping the Trap in 2020

by Min. Paul Scott | Guest Columnist | Jan 14, 2020 - 12:41:16 PM

Bad things do happen to good people. This is perhaps one of the oldest clichés in the book, yet it’s true. However, the question that always seems to be before us is, why do these terrible things keep disproportionately happening to Black folk? »

Could American assassination, arrogance usher in Armageddon?

by The Final Call | Jan 7, 2020 - 12:47:19 PM

“We took action last night to stop a war; we did not take action to start a war,” declared President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters from his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida as America hurtled toward a possible major and destructive military conflict. Neither his words Jan. 3, nor his actions made much sense. »

The Danger of the ‘ethno-nationalist’ state

by Bill Fletcher, Guest Columnist | Jan 7, 2020 - 12:46:58 PM

One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we saw it in its most egregious forms in colonial and White minority regimes in the global South, and in the Nazi-led persecution and, later, Holocaust against the Jews. »

‘The Godfather of Harlem’ and the Corruption of Black History

by Demetric Muhammad-Guest Columnist- | Dec 31, 2019 - 9:22:40 AM

The motive of the entertainment industry today is to use entertainment as a weapon against the rise in youth activism that followed the killing of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and others, that ultimately gave birth to groups like Black Lives Matter. »

Lies, lies, lies: America’s presidents and the Afghan War

by The Final Call | Dec 23, 2019 - 3:07:46 PM

President Trump has lied so regularly and gas lit the American public so often that talk of lies barely raise an eyebrow at times. Lying seems to be the order of the day. But recent revelations about the war in Afghanistan uncovered by the Washington Post prove once again that lying and misleading is a core part of the way the American government operates. And, it doesn’t matter who is in the White House. »

Remembering our martyrs

by The Final Call | Dec 10, 2019 - 11:00:11 AM

This December marked the 50th anniversary of the police killing of Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in the city of Chicago. Panther leader Hampton, headquartered in the city, and Panther Clark, who hailed from Peoria, Ill., were shot to death Dec. 4, 1969 in a West Side apartment. »

About Harriett ... and the Negro Hollywood Road Show

by Rabiah Muhammad, Guest Columnist | Dec 4, 2019 - 12:09:22 PM

The dramatized biopic Harriet was released on November 1, 2019, unleashing a torrent of cancel culture commentary on social media. Three days later, Floyd Webb, Chicago’s filmophile extraordinaire coined the term “the bi-annual Upset Negro Roadshow Complaining about Hollywood” in his review of the movie. »

Redistribute the pain: Keep your dollars in your pockets

by The Final Call | Dec 2, 2019 - 1:09:33 PM

It’s been four years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan introduced the subject “Justice Or Else!” to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March, which drew some two million Black men to Washington, D.C., under the banner of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility. »

Comcast Choosing The Wrong Side Of History

by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Guest Columnist | Dec 2, 2019 - 9:07:37 AM

NEW YORK—My name and my network, REVOLT, have been mentioned recently by Comcast in reference to the Comcast/Byron Allen U.S. Supreme Court case as an example of Comcast’s inclusive practices with respect to African American owned cable networks. »

Goin’ in Circles: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Black on Black Violence

by Truth Minista Paul Scott, Guest Columnist | Nov 26, 2019 - 10:04:32 PM

It has been a bloody 2019 so far in my city of Durham, North Carolina. Almost every day, a shooting has occurred that has left someone’s son or daughter lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood. »

NFL fumbles on trick play against Kaepernick

by The Final Call | Nov 19, 2019 - 12:06:19 PM

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. »

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