Ebony S. Muhammad: Many don’t know that the #FTA100 Ceremony is not the first time the Farrakhan Twitter Army has been acknowledged for their hard work with spreading the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words via social media. The FTA hosted a record breaking Tweet Up at the Holy Day of Atonement in Tuskegee in 2013. You were the host at that event as well and it was the desire to have the Minister address the FTA, but he was not able to make it.
How did this #FTA100 Awards Ceremony actually come about along with the confirmation of Minister Farrakhan to give the “State of the Tweet Union” address?
Brother Jesse Muhammad: This event was inspired by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. For the last several years he’s had the desire to salute and honor those who have been working so hard to spreading his message via social media. He wanted to do it, but time was conflicting. However, now he said that he did not want Saviours’ Day to pass without that happening. So here we are now and we had the chance to partner with Mosque Flow, our brothers from Austin with their wonderful designs of the first FTA lapel Twitter bird pin. They have made the special #FTA100 lapel pin. So the Minister is excited, we’re excited.
Of course to get confirmation that he would be with us is one of the most exciting parts of this, because the awards are good, honoring us is good, the hashtag is great but to have the Minister give up his time and his presence to us is an absolute blessing. We’re excited!