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It’s not too often you see a lot of Black leaders willing to take a stand these days.
I was recently tagged on Facebook in the posting of a video of Nation of Islam Student Minister Christopher Muhammad speaking before a redevelopment commissioners meeting on June 3 in San Francisco. This footage has the internet buzzing as Min. Christopher called the commissioners and city council members “paid prostitutes” and “political whores”. (his part starts at 5:10)
For those uninformed, the beginning of the video gives insight into this fight by residents of the San Francisco Bayview/Hunters Point community against proposed redevelopment from Lennar Homebuilder Corporation. The Black people fear that this is a tactic for gentrification and that this move would also lead to further exposure to more toxicities.
Minister Christopher and others have been appealing to local politicians for the past few years but it has fallen on deaf ears because many believe that the city council has been bought off by Lennar.
“My initial thought was not to even bother – because I’m talking mostly to political prostitutes,” said Minister Christopher. “This city is rotten to the core! There is no principles here. There’s no moral compass here. There’s no character here. Most of the people who run this town are political whores.”
I will let you watch this rest.
But check out how Minister Christopher is already leaving the room but some White man has to get the last word by saying “would you please leave the room?”
Related links to feed your mind:
Minister Christopher Muhammad and other Church leaders and Environmental Advocates
Davey D interviews Minister Christopher Muhammad, leader of the Stop Lennar Action Movement, on Hard Knock Radio
â€˜Repair the damage of destroying the Black presence in this city!â€™
Are SFPD officers stalking Nation of Islam security head?
Christopher Muhammad Exposes Toxic Terror in SF. Part 1