What happened to the goodness of President Barack Obama? Who turned the Nobel Peace Prize recipient into a killer with drones?
Minister Louis Farrakhan
Hillary Clinton is a con artist who knows how to get the confidence of Black people.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks on: “From Spirituals to Hip-Hop: White people are good imitators of Black people. They take it and sell it back to us.”
Minister Farrakhan gives an inspiring message to artists: “You are the hope of the resurrection of Black people and the people of the world.”
Erykah Badu’s saying rings pretty true, “The man who knows something, knows that he knows nothing at all”.
Many of us think we know what it takes to be happy. Many of us think that if we had more money, charisma, a nice car, and house we would be living the “All the Way Up” Lifestyle. But, in truth, we’ll never really know if the French Montanas and the Floyd Mayweathers of the world are truly happy and spiritually content with who they are.
Peace of mind and obedience to the Creator are two things that are usually overshadowed by the giltz and glam of material possessions. However, when I first heard the term “All the Way Up” listening to Fat Joe on my radio, my mind immediately thought about the feeling of being high on your own supply- your own supply of greatness, resilience, love, righteousness, knowledge, self confidence, and the list goes on. I used to think as an artist I had to have millions of fans and be traveling all around the world in order to be a “Real” artist who really “Made it”. Of course I’m still capable of doing all of those things and more, however, now I’m learning to feel just as proud of myself when ONE person tells me how my music influenced and inspired them. I can feel just as good when I perform my music for a small classroom at a middle school and see the light flicker in a thirteen year olds eyes when they watch me do my pieces. I’m learning that I don’t have to wait until I get a nice car (that I don’t have to always take to the shop because the engine check light is on. smile.) in order to feel All The Way Up’! Of course I’m going to strive daily to improve my outer conditions but I first must start with my inner conditions- heart, mind, and spirit.
All of my musical projects are professional, high quality, and sound amazing not because I have a lot of money to pay for what it’s worth, but because I felt just as good and excited recording my first mixtape in Zin’s house (May he rest in peace) as I do now in a nice studio, so God opened doors for me that were unheard of. I felt just as grateful on my college campus of Howard University sitting the school camera on a tripod and recording my first music video on the yard as I do now after God led me to an actual company, Shafilms, who now shoots my videos.
I’m learning that I can feel all the way up just thinking about the fact that I woke up this morning and was given another chance at life while many can’t say that. I can feel all the way up eating a good meal with a friend and catching up. What do we really know about happiness if we think that we have to achieve elaborate goals and have these major triumphant moments in order to feel all the way up? Putting out good quality music and visuals is just a way I express my love for God giving me my gift and talent. You have gifts and talents as well that you express or should express in order to show gratitude. There is nothing more fulfilling than doing what you were put on this earth to do.
Minister Louis Farrakhan, a great man and freedom fighter for the oppressed, teaches us that finding and living out your purpose in life is ultimately the key to living the ‘All The Way Up’ lifestyle. It’s the key to an unspeakable joy. When we start to understand that every day, every hour, every second we are presented with an opportunity to live ‘All The Way Up’, then we will stop waiting for worldly symbols of success to get us high on life- because guess what?… All of that material gain is fleeting. However, those “ethereal” traits that we tend to overshadow like good character, humility, courage, and righteousness are the very traits that sustain and serve as a foundation for a true ‘All the Way Up’ life.
I pray that we all start thinking about ways to get closer to this kind of lifestyle, to embrace this lifestyle, and to encourage others to live this lifestyle by being true to themselves, their families, and their communities. We truly can reach unthinkable heights when we start evolving inwardly and enjoying the journey! How high might you ask? I’m talking ALL THE WAY UP!
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(Blogger’s Note: These are words from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan printed in The Final Call Newspaper in July 2000 in the wake of the execution of Shaka Sankofa.)
“We in the Nation of Islam mourn the loss of our brother Shaka Sankofa.
It is our belief that Allah (God) raised the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to redeem us as a people from our fallen state. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us there is nothing that we have done in the days of our ignorance that Allah (God) will not forgive us for.
Brother Shaka did the socially unacceptable thing that he did when he was 16 and 17 years of age under the name Gary Graham. If he were white he would have been punished, but because he was under age he might have been given a chance to redeem himself. But because Mr. Bobby Lambert was white and other of his victims were white, I do not think it mattered what the true facts were in the minds of his executioners. He had to be punished for what he did.
There is much about this case, in particular, that has never been introduced in a court of law. I believe he was innocent of the murder of Bobby Lambert. What compounds the problem is that our brother is being judged by the people and the system that has destroyed us as a people. I believe with all my heart that his life and his death were not in vain. His death is fueling the struggle against the death penalty in the United States, particularly the unfair use of the death penalty where the Black and the poor are concerned.
I thank Minister Robert Muhammad and the Muslims in Houston for their support of Shaka Sankofa. The ease in which our brother was executed makes it more difficult for Mumia Abu-Jamal, but we must do all within our power to fight for those who are on death row.
Shaka Sankofa’s life will be avenged. His blood, like the blood of those before him, cries out from the earth for justice. The God of Justice will answer. Watch the forces of nature and what they bring to Texas and the United States of America. The death of Shaka Sankofa is one more reason why Allah (God) has come to take us out of the hands of our wicked enslavers and tormentors and put us under His own Mercy, Guidance and Protection.
I close with this scripture:
“Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive be delivered?
“But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
“And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.” – Isaiah 49: 24-26
Thank you for reading these words.”
Read Shaka Sankofa’s Last Words: http://brotherjesseblog.com/the-last-words-of-shaka-sankofa-before-execution-this-is-a-lynching-that-is-happening-in-america-tonight/
(Source: Nation of Islam Research Group) The surrounding of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan by the Louisville police at the funeral of Muhammad Ali raises fascinating questions about WHO actually was in control of the event, held June 10. Who orchestrated such a brazen and foolish police action? And further, who made Billy Crystal the “headliner” and why? Would the family of Ali have ordered such a rude and insulting spectacle as this? Highly unlikely. A few facts:
(1) The Louisville, Ky., police are trained by the Anti-Defamation League and Israel—two of the most racist entities on the planet:
(2) For the past decade the name “Muhammad Ali” has been “owned” by a Jewish businessman. According to the New York Times:
Robert F. X. Sillerman, the chief executive of the entertainment company CKX, announced yesterday that his company had paid $50 million for an 80 percent stake in Mr. Ali’s name, image and likeness. The other 20 percent will be retained by Mr. Ali and his company, GOAT (short for the “greatest of all time”).
The acronym GOAT, which Ali chose to represent himself in this business arrangement, is concerning. The most Honorable Elijah Muhammad was clear in his writing titled “The World”:
[T]he two must be divided, and the followers of each can go along with their own leader. The righteous will follow their own leader and the wicked will follow their own leader. This is symbolized in the Bible under the symbols of “the Sheep and the goats.” If you study the nature of these two animals, you will find that there is a great difference between them.
One Animal (the sheep) is trustworthy; and the other animal (the goat) is untrustworthy. By nature the Black People are good, but the Black Man is like a sheep—if the wrong people, the evil people, teach and guide him, he will become like his evil guide.
[See Matthew 25:32: “All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the GOATS.”]
(3) Muhammad Ali’s funeral was “produced” by SFX Entertainment, Inc.—of which Robert F. X. Sillerman is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. SFX is described as the “largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on…world-class festivals.” The funeral of Muhammad Ali was indeed a “festival.”
(5) This background also clarifies how Billy Crystal became central to the Muhammad Ali spectacle. The long-forgotten comedian is on the short list of Sillerman’s management clients.
The funeral of Muhammad Ali appears to have been a Hollywood production scripted by Robert F. X. Sillerman and designed to raise the value of two of Sillerman’s properties: Billy Crystal and Muhammad Ali. An eyewitness at the Ali event saw Sillerman there “in dark hat and glasses wearing khakis,” and said that “the way people got out of his way and in general acted around him” suggested that he was in charge.
As “owner” of Muhammad Ali’s “name, image and likeness” Robert F. X. Sillerman was MOST interested that the Ali BRAND be preserved and maintained as a marketable asset. The potential profit from Ali hamburger grills, Ali mattresses, or Ali chicken nuggets could be irreparably harmed if the world were reminded of the political stances and religious beliefs that actually gave Ali worldwide fame. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was the only person who could address this potent reality. It was very likely Robert F.X. Sillerman who ordered the surrounding of the only man he can never buy, script, or control.
WHO: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam
WHAT & WHY: Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, will speak this weekend on the life and times of Muhammad Ali. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, was the young fighter’s teacher and gave him the name Muhammad Ali. Ali became a major voice against the war in Vietnam and an international cultural, social and political icon. This event is free and open to the public. Working members of the press are invited to attend. This will be the first extensive remarks by Min. Farrakhan on the passing of Muhammad Ali.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 10 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Mosque Maryam, the Nation of Islam National Center located at 7351 South Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649. The address will also be available via webcast at www.noi.org.
For more information, contact Final Call Editor in Chief Richard B. Muhammad, 312.480.9775, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please confirm attendance in advance to gain admission and bring press credentials or a letter of assignment.
Young Robert McMillan was a senior in high school when his guidance counselor refused to fill out his college application paperwork, telling him he wasn’t “college material.” Now, he has earned his doctorate degree conferred in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy where he graduated May 14 from the Barbara Jordan – George “Mickey” Leland School of Public Affairs of Texas Southern University.
Growing up in New York, he read the Muhammad Speaks Newspaper that always covered his grandmother’s coffee table. She lived around the corner from Muhammad Mosque No. 7, so he was very familiar with the Muslim followers of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Minister Malcolm X and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan were “living legends to many people because the Muslims were strong in Harlem and New York City” said Southwest Student Regional Minister Dr. Robert Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. “My Godfather and I listened to Minister Farrakhan on the radio.”
Raised in the Catholic Church, Student Minister Robert began studying Islam in college in 1974. He accepted Islam in 1975 at Mosque No. 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. However, he became disenchanted because he joined the movement during the time it had fallen after the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. “When the Nation of Islam fell, like many of us … I fell,” he said.
“It was 40 years ago that I first met the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in April 1976 before he began to rebuild the work of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” he reminisced. He was a college student at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Virginia working toward his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science when Min. Farrakhan came to his campus. Student Minister Robert spoke of the excitement he felt being the only Muslim member of the University’s Student Government Association (SGA). “I was humbled to get to spend two days with him. In that time, I got the opportunity to dine with him. I got to spend time with a man that walks the earth with humility and was so kind to the students. He played the violin for us and answered all the questions that anybody had. What I realized is that he is as great a listener as he is an orator,” he added. “So the experience from those two days left a great impact on me and led to what was to come in my life.”
In 1980, two years after graduation, he moved to Houston, Texas. He married his college sweetheart in 1981 and is the father of four sons. He reconnected with the Muslims after seeing Minister Farrakhan on television urging people to support the presidential candidacy of Reverend Jesse Jackson. “I was shocked to realize there was bow tie-wearing-clean-cut, Nation of Islam Muslims again. At that time, I had no intentions of rejoining the mosque. I just went to support Jesse Jackson and that’s where I met the brothers of Muhammad Mosque No. 45,” he continued. Subsequently, he rejoined the Mosque (Study Group at that time) in Houston in the summer of 1984 and received his “X” in March 1986. On July 1, 1987, Minister Farrakhan had appointed him the Student Minister of Mosque No. 45. He received his holy name, Muhammad, in September of the same year. Seven years later, April 1, 1994, he became the Student Minister over the Southwest region.