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CHICAGO (Source: FinalCall.com)—One-time notorious drug dealer turned author, entrepreneur and community leader, Ricky Donnell Ross, also known as “Freeway Rick Ross” visited Mosque Maryam, the international headquarters of the Nation of Islam and shared remarks about his personal growth, development and respect for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Mr. Ross is among the rarity of men who turned their lives around from drugs and intoxicants and is using his experience as a platform to heal and rebuild Black communities.
During his July 16 visit, Mr. Ross explained he was introduced to Min. Farrakhan in 1992 when he was heavily invested in crime and drug-dealership. During his incarceration in 1996, he was deeply touched and inspired by the way the Minister spoke. “I heard this Black man that spoke like no other Black man I ever heard before,” he told the audience.