I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can't adequately describe.
I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can't adequately describe.
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.
We are dealing with a man who characteristically rises long before the sun comes up, ... He practices his violin for two hours. He goes to the gym and works out for two or three hours. Then, he starts his business day (which can last) late into the night.
A wise man who has the moment in his hand should not let that moment slip.
I heard from a reliable source who saw a 25-foot-deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry.
Black people all over America and all over the world, there is something wrong with the way we have been trained in a white supremacist, racist environment.
Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.
it is the duty of government to either prove the rumor is false or prove that their suspicions are true and that somebody is not only guilty of the mass destruction of billions of dollars worth of property, but that somebody is guilty of mass murder.
I urge the immediate release and safe return of Mr. Pearl. His release may serve the greater good and promote meaningful dialogue with the American people and government.
We have been taught how to serve others, but we have never been trained how to serve one another. I'm hoping that this Millions More Movement will make the learned of us a servant of the unlearned.
There's no one who has the right to judge you.
If we don't make the movement inclusive, then we minimize the potential of leveraging the power of black, brown, red and poor, ... can get us the necessary political and economic thrust that we need in order to change the harsh reality of the poor in the United States of America and elsewhere.
I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere.
Before one American soldier is placed in harm's way, or one bomb is dropped on Iraq, there should and must be a congressional hearing on this matter and this proposed war must be debated in Congress,
God has smiled upon us today with this beautiful gathering of our people, ... This is the beginning of a new movement where all of our brothers and sisters, black, brown, red and white, will work collectively to address the many issues that affect our people and the poor in this country. We must pull together and use our God given talents and resources to improve the devastating conditions of our people and lift them to a higher level. Only when we pull together will we realize the greatness that God has in store for African Americans.
And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.
But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out.
This is a great nation, but it is losing its moral compass,
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.
Those who want war must come before the American people to state their reasons for such and allow scholars and scientists who disagree with the administration position to testify before the Congress. Let the American people hear both sides of this.
If music can make us one, why should the word of God make us many
But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people.
Everything that I'm attempting to do is based on my understanding of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and what he wanted for his people.
I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.
Adopt a family, then the government can assist the families to get back on their feet,
We have seen an unprecedented number of black leaders of organizations come together to speak to Americans with one voice ... this has never happened in our history.
Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
The enemy knows if he allows that generation to live, America will be the Promised Land for the Black, the Brown and the Red.
Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
For the first time in our history, every spectrum of black thought is in the same room on the same page with a cause bigger than our persons, bigger than our organizations, and the cause is to ease the suffering of the masses of our people,
When the government wants something, they have to justify what they want by doing something -- whether it injures a hundred, whether it injures a thousand, whether it injures millions,
As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.
All of the (civil rights) leaders have said that FEMA is insensitive because there are not enough blacks high up in FEMA, and certainly the Red Cross is the same,
I don't think any person who goes through a life-threatening situation or a trial of a great magnitude comes out the same.
The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man.
Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
God ordains opposition so that he may prove to the opponents, who are many in number, to the few that God chooses to bless, that if God's hand is with that few, the many cannot oppose and be successful.
Could it be that my circle is largely black and that it is why I am influential in black circles but not in white circles?
I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm.
We're tired of begging others to do for us what we have the capacity to pool our resources - intellectually and financially - to do for ourselves, ... We will make demands from our government, but we know those demands will fall on deaf ears unless and until we are mobilized, sensitized and extremely organized.
We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.
The need to save our people it's so much bigger than the personality or the baggage that has been heaped on Louis Farrakhan or others, ... Katrina has focused this agenda.
I, myself, have said things that have offended others, ... But if we're going to reverse the pain that we give each other, rather than look at the bigger picture which is the pain and suffering of our people, then we will not be able to create a movement that can ... heal the horrific condition of our people in America.
criminal neglect of the people of New Orleans.
I didn't know Mother Rosa, but I know her spirit, a quiet, unassuming, humble, beautiful woman. Her spirit was a spirit of defiance against an unjust law and an unjust social order.
So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control.