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The New Orleans Peacekeepers have been very successful in resolving conflicts in their city and are responsible for squashing nearly 30 beefs to date. Following the October 10 “Justice Or Else!” gathering in Washington, D.C., Willie Muhammad and Jesse Muhammad teamed up to assist other cities in developing their own Conflict Resolution Centers by organizing a telephone conference. As a result, 38 cities, including Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Baltimore expressed interest in establishing a CRC. Eleven of those cities have already formed their mediation team, which has resulted in nine successful mediations.
“The day after the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered his Oct. 18 message titled, ‘The Way Forward’, I was blessed to meet with him,” said Jesse Muhammad, who facilitates social media for The Final Call newspaper and also Min. Farrakhan. “During our discussion, I shared with him the successful conflict resolution work being done by Student Minister Willie Muhammad and those striving to stop the beefs—as he instructed—in New Orleans,” said Jesse Muhammad.
“I showed the Minister a slide presentation from Brother Willie that outlined how they set up the conflict resolution center, informed him about the national ‘Justice Or Else’ training conference call we did and the feedback. Minister Farrakhan was very happy over what he saw. It is the type of follow-up action he has been looking for since 10.10.15. He said it is a model that we should use across the country and that Brother Willie would be great to spearhead the national effort because they have a proven track record in stopping the beefs,” he continued.
Student Minister Willie Muhammad said that he strives to the best of his ability to carry out the ideas Min. Farrakhan expresses to Black, Latino and Indigenous communities. “As you know, Min. Farrakhan said that we need to set up Conflict Resolution Centers in every city to help reduce violence. That’s all I needed to hear, so we moved out on his directives,” he explained.