NBA great Shaquille O’neal asked Minister Farrakhan if he should help his biological father who abandoned him.
[Source: http://www.wschronicle.com] The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is coming to Winston-Salem May 21-22 to keynote a national fund raising effort to help establish and construct the Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum. The three-day event begins on Saturday, May 21, at the Benton Convention Center and will feature several national and international business leaders including George Fraser, best selling author of “Success Runs In Our Race,” and creator of Fraser-Net, the nation’s largest professional networking organization; Lisa Nichols, CEO of her own company and best-selling author of six books including, “Chicken Soup For The African-American Soul,” a celebrated trainer, facilitator and life coach whose rags-to-riches success story has fast become a national blueprint for established and aspiring entrepreneurs; Debra Bartlett, the renown Caribbean media mogul and Chairman of the CEO Network; and the legendary founder of Dudley Products, Joe L. Dudley, Sr., best-selling author of “Walking By Faith,” who started the company that bears his name with $10, a dream, a prayer and dogged determination that led him to build what has now become a third-generation black-owned business, a rarity in black America.
Held in honor of the late Chicago-based business tycoon and civic leader, SB Fuller, the nation’s first self-made black male millionaire, and Dr. Dudley’s 79th birthday, the event comes to a dramatic conclusion on Sunday, May 22, at a star-studded black-tie affair featuring the legendary leader of the Nation of Islam, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, whose keynote address will outline plans for business, financial, economic self-sufficiency and community responsibility.
On Sunday, May 22, Joe L. Dudley Sr.’s 79th birthday celebration is a gala black tie event to raise funds for construction of the Fuller – Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum. This is where Minister Farrakhan, the chief organizer of the historic 1995 Million Man March that brought more than a million black men to Washington, D.C., will bring the message to close out this historic event.
An overflow crowd is expected to attend the event which will be held at the Embassy Suites. Advance registration is required. No tickets or registration material will be available at the door. To secure RSVP registration, call 336-782-8383 or email email@example.com.
On the heels of calling for people to boycott shopping for Mother’s Day gifts, the following message was posted from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on his Facebook page.
In this life, nothing or no one but God is more important to the life of every creature than its mother. The enemy wants to commercialize on our love for our mothers, our fathers, our grandmothers, our sweethearts, in order to fatten their bottom line. Show love for your mother every day of your life. And the greatest gift that any of us could give to our mother is being a respectful son or daughter who is obedient, kind and loving to our mother.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was asked the question: “Who after God and The Messenger of God, should be respected, loved, and honored most?” He answered: “Your mother.” The questioner then asked: “Who next?” Prophet Muhammad said again: “Your mother.” And the questioner asked for the third time and The Prophet said again: “Your mother”. And on the fourth time, The Prophet said: “Your father”.
Without a good mother, we are nothing. That’s why the Bible says, “A wise child maketh a glad father, but a foolish child is the heaviness of its mother.” That’s why every nation should uplift women. Every nation should respect and honor the female through whom life continues. This mother’s day, go find your mother: Hug momma. Kiss momma. Tell momma that you love her and show it throughout the year. And then tightly squeeze the money in your pocket and don’t spend money that you don’t have. But if you are able to give a gift to your mother, don’t wait for mother’s day. Every time you think of her, if you want to give her something, show her your love. May Allah bless us to be kind and loving to our mothers, respectful of our fathers that our days may be long in the land which the Lord Our God will give to us.
CLEVELAND (FinalCall.com) – It was a moving scene when Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and a delegation traveled to the Heritage Middle School parking lot in East Cleveland where Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell were killed.
Some administrators and schoolchildren came out to hear the words spoken by Min. Farrakhan as he laid a wreath near the spot in tribute.
“Sometimes we wonder why? Why should my son or my daughter, my brother, my sister, suffer such and where is God when such could happen—a slaughter—from people who know how to shoot? They are trained to do that; but yet to shoot 137 times, that’s not officers who are sworn to serve and protect. These are rogue killers in the uniform of service,” said Min. Farrakhan on Sept. 4. “How long can we continue to suffer like this without an appropriate response? We ask what can we do against the armed might of an increasingly militarized police force? What can we do? There’s only one Creator and he is the only one who gives life and he also is the ultimate cause of death, but this life is so precious, we have the right to protect it,” the Minister added.
“America is the greatest seller of arms in the world, but Jesus said it best, those who live by the sword will die by the sword. You sow the wind, but you reap the whirlwind. The deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell must be accounted for. Justice must come, or else.”
Alfredo Williams, the brother of Malissa Williams, is still troubled by the lack of justice in the case. He said many family members are still hurt and could not bring themselves to come to the memorial. He told The Final Call he misses his sister.
“I’m living with this the rest of my life and my family,” said Mr. Williams. “We’re hurt! We’re not going to ever feel the same—never! Go to any city you ain’t going to hear somebody got shot at 137 times! I hate even being here because of the simple fact that it brings back memories. They know what they did … they need to put that bastard away—all of them! All thirteen of them!” Mr. Williams said.
Next the Minister traveled to the place where Tamir Rice was killed. Min. Farrakhan stood with Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, the slain martyr, at a memorial erected in his honor in the West Cleveland park where he was mercilessly shot down by a police officer. The makeshift memorial contains pictures, paintings, stuffed animals and handwritten tributes.
Young middle school students and a few eighth graders—many of whom were Tamir’s classmates—came outside to hear Min. Farrakhan’s words. Clearly still affected by Tamir’s death, some cried as they stood around the memorial listening to Min. Farrakhan’s words of tribute. He comforted many of them in a loving way and laid a wreath.
“We are here to pay our respects to our little brother Tamir Rice,” said Min. Farrakhan. “I felt the pain of the loss of my little brother, and all of you feel that same pain—especially if you knew Tamir. But I want to say to you that Tamir didn’t die in vain.”
Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with TV One’s Roland Martin for an exclusive hour-long interview on NewsOne Now to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and the upcomingJustice Or Else rally slated to take place on October 10th, 2015.
During the one-hour exclusive, Min. Farrakhan discussed the meaning of the Justice Or Else title to commemorate the historic march. Farrakhan referenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking out about the 1968 sanitation worker strike in Memphis, Tenn.
“We have to find a way to redistribute the pain,” Farrakhan said, citing King.
“He talked about going to businesses that benefited from Black dollars and he said, ‘We have to now withdraw our economic support, so that those who give us pain can receive some pain in return,’” he continued.
The African-American community wields between $1.1 and $1.5 trillion in consumer power, which makes ‘Black people a carcass where all the vultures gather to suck the life out of us,’ Farrakhan added.
“You’re either going to treat us right, or we’re going to withdraw from you our economic support,” he said.
“We intend to boycott Christmas, but not Jesus,” said Farrakhan. “So on Black Friday, we won’t be there.”
THE DIVINE GRIND: One thing that has been consistent on the #JusticeOrElse Tour is that The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan LIGHTS UP even more when he’s addressing, in the presence of and approached by young people. It’s a touching sight to see. He is in love with them and they can feel it, even if they had never heard of him prior to their first encounter with him. You can see in their expressions that there is something magnetic about this man that makes them naturally gravitate to him. They feel his genuine love. They feel he is sincere when he says they are the greatest generation. They know he’s not faking like other so-called leaders. Over and over, he’s brought many teenagers and young adults to tears just by shaking their hands and hugging them. This spirit they feel can’t be manufactured. It’s of God. I captured this moment this past Wednesday in Memphis after The Minister concluded addressing hip hop artists. As always, people rushed to the front to greet him and take photos. This is the little sister of 19-year old Darrius Stewart, who was killed by a White Memphis police officer. The Minister met with his mother and family to provide comfort and support. What a beautiful man.
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THE DIVINE GRIND: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is in MEMPHIS this week for the #JusticeOrElse Tour! He just concluded his address to local pastors, politicians and activists. He went and delivered this message about hour or so right after just arriving in the city. He hit the ground running, literally… Then spoke for 2hrs! And guess what? The day is just getting started!
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