Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Things You Can Do Immediately After Minister Farrakhan’s Speech and the Release of the Book The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2.

I saw this on Facebook / thanks Bro Ashahed/Bro Jesse:

Things You Can Do Immediately After Minister Farrakhan’s Speech and the Release of the Book The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2.

-Visit http://store.finalcall.com or www.amazon.com or www.BlacksandJews.com and order the book “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” Volume 2 and “Jews Selling Blacks.” If you do not have Volume 1 of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” order a copy of that book as well. You need to have the entire series in your library.

-After you get the book(s) READ the book(s). DO NOT go out and speak and attempt to discuss the topic before you have gained a sufficient level of knowledge regarding the subjects. 

-Minister Farrakhan’s speech delivered June 26 titled “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” is available via webcast IN ITS ENTRIETY for FREE at http://www.noi.org/webcast/atl2010/

-Promote the viewing of this message through various social networking websites such as YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and MySpace. Forward the link to listservs that you manage, as well as your other email lists that you may belong to. Post this link in chatrooms where this topic is being discussed. DO NOT SPAM!

-Call in to local and national talk radio stations and request a discussion on the topic of “How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy” as well as “How To Improve Black-Jewish Relations.”

-Begin a study group or dialogue session dealing with the topic of Minister Farrakhan’s June 26 speech and/or the books. This can be done at churches, recreation centers, barbershops, beauty salons, college student unions and street ciphers.

-Research and encourage others to consult the historical record of the archives of your major local newspapers, perhaps even your major colleges and university libraries regarding the history of slavery and Jim Crow. 

-If you have membership in a fraternity or sorority, or any professional civic organization such as the NAACP, the Urban League and others, set up a panel discussion regarding the books and possibly the speech.

-Go to Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble (Bn.com) and write or post reviews of the books on those websites.

-After reading the book(s) submit Op-Ed pieces and write Letters to the Editor to your local newspapers and other popular news sites.

-Google online search terms like “Anti-Semitism” or “Farrakhan” or “Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade” and post content from the book and speech, offering factual corrections if necessary. Specifically be mindful of Wikipedia entries that are inaccurate and/or contain outright lies, which is often the case. 

Here are some excerpts from “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” Volume 1 that you can forward to others that may generate interest in the content of the book:

From the section titled “Jews and Abolitionism”

“Those few Jews who stood against the institution of slavery were scorned and rebuked--most harshly by their own brethren in the synagogue. Even the anti-slavery Jews opposed the spread of slavery not out of sympathy for the condition of Blacks, but because it as a threat to their jobs.” (P.147)

From the section titled “The Land and the Lien”

“In the midst of this assault and the hardening of Jim Crow, the Black man tried to maintain a foothold on the American Dream, but found the Jewish merchant class unwilling to offer a hand.” (P.173)

From the section titled “Jews and the Rape of Black Women”

“Jews engaged in the widespread practice of the sexual exploitation of dependent female slaves. Such was the practice of Jews since the Middle ages--a practice that required religious legislation to abate. Slave women were employed primarily for domestic and agricultural service in the households of the Jewish upper classes.” (P.196)

From the chapter titled “Jews and the Slave Trade”

The Marranos were those who compulsorily converted Jews and their descendants who outwardly became Christians but secretly continued to meet in the synagogue, celebrated feast days and observed the Jewish Sabbath.” (P.11)
From the chapter titled “Jews and Slavery in Colonial South America and the Caribbean”

“Jewish slave traders procured Black Africans by the tens of thousands and funneled them to the plantations of South America and throughout the Caribbean…Blacks poured in and in some locales eventually outnumbered white by as much as 5 to 1 in the cities and 30 to 1 in the rural plantation areas…The Jewish sugar planters prospered living on large plantations and making extensive use of local Indian labor and imported Black slaves.” 

Here are a two excerpts from “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” Volume 2 that you can forward to others that may generate interest in the content of the book:

“This Jewish banking network was certainly not limited to the South, but existed in every area of the continent where Jews settled and opened businesses. This study focuses on the Jewish bankers of the south because of their direct impact on the fortunes of the Southern Black population.” (p.165) 

“The fact is that many of the largest and most successful Jewish businesses were founded and developed into major operations in the South, under the most racially hostile conditions that have ever existed.”(p.173)

Feel free to email this information to anyone you feel can use it. Once you have the truth, you have an obligation to share it with others. It is actually your divine duty.

The Truth Establishment Institute (TEI)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bridging the gap in health care coverage for children

(Editor's Note: This story was produced as part of a fellowship collaboration between the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and New America Media.  The fellowship focused on children's healthcare insurance in California, and was funded by the Packard Foundation.)
Graphic: MGN Online
LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Parents who have lost their jobs, are struggling to find work, or planning for new mouths to feed are also fighting to get health insurance for their children.

Advocates in California say help is there, but too few people know about it.

Part of the help they are referring to is Healthy Families, California's State Health Insurance Program, which provides low cost medical, dental, and vision health coverage to children whose families earn too much money to qualify for free health insurance.  

According to Kidsdata.org, which promotes the health and well being of children in California by tracking different health indicators, Black children are about 13,000 of the 900,000 enrollees in the Healthy Families program, compared to Latinos at 51 percent with Whites and Asians at just under 10 percent.

“Once you face barriers dealing with low income and already marginalized populations who are taking care of families and dealing with the hurdles of trying to put food on the table, health care just gets pushed aside,” said Annie Park, a policy director at Community Health Councils, Inc., a non-profit health advocacy group.

The biggest hurdle for the program was to avoid cuts and denying health insurance access due to California's $19 billion budget deficit, but with President Barack Obama's extension of the State Health Insurance Program, Healthy Families will run through 2013 and beyond, according to advocates.

The hurdles to health insurance for many families include long waiting lists and complex application requirements, which vary from county to county. “Imagine somebody that has to take off of work to fill out an application, they only have a limited amount of time.They may have to be on the bus system, and in Los Angeles and many major cities, the bus system is horrible, so it's not a simple process to get through,” said Sonia Vasquez, a policy director for the Community Health Councils.

Although Healthy Families and Medi-Cal, the state's free insurance program, have tried to provide applications in different languages, potential enrollees are dealing with workers who do not speak their language creating anxiety that prolongs the process.

“But that should not be a barrier to getting children insured,” said Kelly Hardy, health policy director for Children Now, a national child advocacy organization.“Health insurance is important because uninsured children admitted to the emergency room are 60 percent more likely to die than insured children ... insured children are more attentive in school and preventive care is cost effective.”

To overcome the language barrier and bridge the divide between needy families and public health insurance, Healthy Families utilizes Certified Applicant Assistants to help enroll families in the program.

In part, to qualify, children must be 18 and under; without employer-sponsored health insurance in the last three months of their application; and cannot be eligible for or enrolled in Medi-Cal.

Applications are available at www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov and families can find out in 10 days or less whether their children are eligible.

The program's Health-e-App Public Access allows families to enroll online (www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov). For information on public health insurance across the U.S., families can visit https://www.cms.gov/home/chip.asp.

Once enrolled in the Healthy Families programs, a monthly premium between $4 and $24 for each child is paid, but no more than $72 for each family. The co-payment is $5 to $15 for visits and some services.

To qualify, a family's income can be up to 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines. The guideline for a family of four is $22,050 and for a family of six, $29,530, according to the Department of Health and Human Services 2009 Poverty Guidelines.

Nearly one million children in California are uninsured, but 600,000 are eligible for Healthy Families or Medi-Cal, according to the California Endowment, a private health foundation. It works to get children insured by connecting families and health insurance programs through day care centers.

Fabiola Magdaleno doesn't mind speaking out to help raise awareness about help that exists.She and her children were covered through a health plan at her husband's job, but her daughter contracted a disease and had a seizure two months before he was laid off from work and lost his insurance.

Insurers called the child's disease a pre-existing condition.The family could not afford extended coverage offered by their former plan and MediCal denied their request for emergency coverage, she said. Advocates helped enroll her children in Healthy Families.

“At the end of the day, when you can't provide your kids with health care and their other needs, you feel you've failed as a parent,” Ms. Magdaleno said.“We are your regular American family who worked hard, paid our bills, and tried to provide for our family, but when you run into trouble and don't qualify for anything, what do you do?I feel that we've done everything right ... We're not insured right now, but at least our kids are.”

The program also helped Marie Antoinette, a Black, married mother of three. Mrs. Antoinette's children were covered through her husband's job plan, until the job was lost. “Without Healthy Families insurance, none of my three children would have been able to see a doctor on a regular basis nor have vision coverage. We were told in order to keep insurance on just my husband and myself, the monthly premium would have been $800 with minimal coverage,” Mrs. Antoinette said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan live from Atlanta: "Who Are The Real Children of Israel?"

Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks June 26, 2010 in Atlanta

Live address to be carried via public webcast @ NOI.org/webcast/

ATLANTA, GA. (NOI.org) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhais scheduled to deliver a major public address Saturday, June 26, 2010 live at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.


The title of Minister Farrakhan’s address is “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” and will be hosted by the Nation of Islam at the Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday June 26, 2010 at 7:00pm Eastern Time. The address is to be made freely available to the public live via webcast @http://www.noi.org/webcast/


For many centuries, scholars and historians and seekers have differed in their opinions regarding the subject. On June 26, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will delve deeply into the subjectsolving the mystery once and for all.


For more information, call: 404-963-6659


Webcast notes:

- Live audio/video feed begins @ 6:45pm Eastern Time
- Access page: http://www.noi.org/webcast/
- Cost: Free with optional donation
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Friday, June 18, 2010

FinalCall.com News

Trial in videotaped shooting of Oscar Grant begins in Los Angeles
By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-


Student Minister Keith Muhammad (left) of Muhammad Mosque No. 26B in Oakland, Calif. speaks during press conference. Photos: Charlene Muhammad

LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Shortly after opening statements began on June 10 in the trial of the former police officer who killed her son, Oscar Grant, III., Wanda Johnson made an appeal for justice for Black and Brown youth in front of the Clara Foltz Shortridge Criminal Courts Center.

“Our hope is justice.Our hope is justice, and our hope is that this does not continue to happen to the Brown and Black races as it had happened.I hope that police stations all around will change the racial profiling that's taking place,” Ms. Johnson said.

When cell phone video cameras carried the images of Johannes Mehserle shooting Mr. Grant in the back on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Fruitvale platform on January 1, 2009, mass demonstrations ensued, the shooter fled to Nevada, and the case was moved from Alameda County to Los Angeles after his attorney claimed that residents, particularly Blacks, and the news media were biased.

During his opening statements, Deputy District Attorney David Stein showed another image taken by Mr. Grant himself, just minutes before he died.In the photo, Mr. Mehserle is standing over him and pointing a taser at him.

“What I saw that was heart wrenching to me was my son taking that picture, letting us know, letting me know, ‘Mama.I wasn't doing anything.I wasn't doing anything wrong,'” Ms. Johnson said during a press conference conducted by the Nation of Islam and the L.A. Chapter of the October 22nd Coalition after the morning session.

Flanked by her brother Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson and Student Minister Keith Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 26B in Oakland, the mother described her emotions about her son's death, within hours of her birthday on December 31, 2008.

She encouraged him to take BART into San Francisco on New Year's Eve because she thought the system and the police would be okay and he would be safer.“Never did I expect to get a call in the morning to say that my son had been shot; that he had been killed; that he had been murdered.Never.I wake up every night thinking, what if I wouldn't have instructed my son to get on BART?What would have happened,” she said.

Although she cannot change any of it, Wanda Johnson said police brutality needs to end.“There are senseless killings by officers for no reason.I think about the 7-year-old who was killed.I think about the Mexican guy who was killed.I think about Sean Bell who was killed. Senseless killings and there is no reprimand for these killings and we as a society have accepted the killings saying that our Black and Brown young men are worthless and the totally poor excuse is that they are going for their waist bands.Something has to change,” she said.

The courtroom was very small and heavily guarded by Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies. More than a dozen media representatives filled the first row of public seating, Mr. Grant's family and supporters the next, and a few community observers and Mr. Mehserle's family in the third.

Many things went wrong that fateful morning, Prosecutor Stein said, and the blame rests with police who believed they had the right to punish, abuse, and mistreat people under the color of authority.

“The result is chaos, distrust, and disorder,” he said.

Weeping and sniffling erupted throughout the court's public seating area as Atty. Stein displayed a signature photo of Mr. Grant—broad smile, black hoodie, and black beanie—on two big screen TVs.It continued throughout the morning as he showed different angles of the shooting over and over again.

Mr. Grant was murdered because police officers substituted aggression and punishment for training and discipline when they went to BART's Fruitvale Station to investigate a fight, he said.

Using training videos to show the differences between removing the type of firearm and taser that he was equipped with that morning, Atty. Stein refuted claims that the former cop meant to taser the victim.

A photo of Mr. Mehserle taken after the incident showed both weapons were situated where they normally were, the bright yellow taser on his left and the black gun on his right.In order to dislodge the gun, Atty. Stein explained, Mr. Mehserle had to cut through three safety mechanisms, unlike with his taser, which had a safety switch and could easily fall out of its holster.

Before he died, Oscar Grant was being held down by Mr. Mehserle (6'4”, 250 lbs.) and former BART officer Anthony Pirone (6', 250 lbs.), Atty. Stein told the jury.“That is how Oscar Grant's life ended, while being held down and at that specific moment in time when the defendant chose to reach for his holster and pull out his gun, Oscar Grant wasn't fighting, kicking, or fighting to get away.There was nowhere to go,” he said.

Defense lawyer Michael Rains claimed that Mr. Grant and some of his friends resisted arrest and specifically that he kneed Mr. Pirone and that his friend, Jackie Bryson, swung at Mr. Mehserle.

He also placed blame for the tragedy on BART for what he said was a lack of taser training provided to his client. He said that the shooting was a tragedy that shouldn't have occurred, but it happened in part because Mr. Grant struggled and refused to give officers his hands to cuff and because his client only received six hours of classroom training on the use of tasers.

He interpreted and re-enacted what happened in the video but instead of replaying it, he used exhibit boards and still photos of the scene and location of platform cameras. “BART met their minimum standards, which was not enough to avoid this ... the training fell short and made it almost predictable for an officer to make a mistake like this,” he said.

Mr. Johnson called the defense attorney's accusations that his nephew and friends assaulted the officers absurd. “We're clear that if that had been true, the young men on that platform would have been arrested and charged with assault on a police officer.That did not occur,” he said.

Mr. Johnson charged the attorney with trying to paint a picture in the minds of jurors that Black men are disruptive and unruly in order to let Mr. Mehserle go free.As Atty. Raines prepares to put his nephew's history on display, the jury should understand his client's history, Mr. Johnson added.

“It is a fact that Mehserle has complaints filed against him for his own actions as a BART Police Officer. It is a fact that Mehserle has actually slapped a Hispanic woman and was sued for that action. It is a fact that Mehserle has beat up an African American male 45 days before he killed Oscar and that is in litigation right now,” he added.

Min. Keith Muhammad thanked the D.A.'s office for pointing out that the actions of BART police led to the confusion, chaos, distrust, and disorder on the platform that night.“Thirty-five percent of the justifiable homicides in America find Black men as their victims, so we're very clear that while we're in court, we want to see the jury that's here do the best job possible,” he said.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oscar Grant's mother appeals for justice for her son and Black and Brown youth

Opening statements began yesterday/June 10 in the trial of the former BART Police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant, III. on New Year's Day 2009.  I had very mixed emotions about the day and as I drove to court, praying every mile I marked, I reflected on how difficult the experience must be for his mother, his entire family, and friends.  

The prosecutors have a lot in their favor:  several videotapes, several angles, eyewitnesses, and new evidence (at least new to the public) but it's still an uphill battle as this is the first time in California that a peace officer (Johannes Mehserle) has been put on trial for an on-duty shooting and there are no Blacks on the jury.  

While the trial went on inside the courtroom, a coalition of LA and Bay Area activists (Mr. Grant was shot at a BART station in Oakland) held a press conference outside.  Here, Wanda Johnson, Mr. Grant's mother, speaks about the last time she saw him (on December 31, 2008/her birthday), racial profiling, and her hopes for the trial.

More on the opening statements in next week's issue of the Final Call.