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Nation of Islam Minister once again offers powerful and divine insight and warning on popular hip hop radio program
NEW YORK (Source: FinalCall.com)—The Breakfast Club, a popular hip hop morning show, hosted Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan for a second session and there was no disappointment.
The dialogue between the 83-year-old freedom fighter and Breakfast Club host trio Charlemagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee went for about 90 minutes.
It touched a variety of subjects—the run for the White House in 2016 and candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Black self-determination, economics, respect for women, the successful 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, Justice Or Else! last October, and a rising Black consciousness were among topics discussed May 23 in the studios of Power 105.1 in Manhattan.
But Min. Farrakhan opened by thanking his hosts for having him on the show last year, which instantly connected a man working in the Black struggle for nearly 60 years with a new, fearless generation of Black young people.
That effort helped to make the Justice Or Else! gathering in Washington, D.C., successful, drawing an estimated 800,000 to 1.5 million people, with no major media coverage, the Minister noted.
“I wanted to come to you and be with you where you are most comfortable to say thank you,” he said. “The media that really helped us was social media and (programs) like yours.”
Questions about the aftermath of the gathering led to an update from Min. Farrakhan. He described how 8,000 people have answered his call for 10,000 Fearless to stand between the guns and gangs in the Black community and make the neighborhoods a decent place to live.
What is needed is a unified effort to pool resources and create employment for youth while negative forces in the community and those who suck the economic lifeblood out of the community are fought, he said.
The way forward is not dependent on White-owned Black Entertainment Television and similar entities, the Minister said in response to a question from DJ Envy about the network’s failure to cover Justice Or Else!.