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by Brother Jesse
Let me get this out of the way for the self-proclaimed Internet woke-ologists: Nobody of consciousness, in their right mind, would deliberately beg White tech companies nor whine over the moves that they make on platforms that they own and control. However, that doesn’t mean we have to sit by silently and not let our voices be heard in the face of injustice—including censorship. Yes, it’s possible to be able to do that AND build our own, support our own at the same time.
With that being said, on December 16, our Brother Ben X was delivering the Sunday address at the Nation of Islam’s Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. During his past messages, he would show tangible results from his then popular YouTube channel on the effect The Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has and is having on people across the country and the world. Brother Ben had over 2,000 videos posted, over 100,000 subscribers and tens of millions of views.
While speaking in Austin, he thought he was merely having wifi issues when his videos wouldn’t play. He and the audience would later find out YouTube had terminated his entire channel for so-called “hate speech”. Brother Ben took to Twitter and said, “I need help from whoever can help! My YouTube account has been removed and I have no idea why!”
The next day he tweeted, “Family, my YouTube channel “Brother Ben X” has been terminated by @TeamYouTube or @YouTube I received NO EMAILS or NOTIFICATIONS about why my channel was taken down. I filed an APPEAL and have got nothing back from them. There is far worse content on @YouTube than mine and my channel was terminated without [explanation]. Can anyone at @TeamYouTube look into this? I was at 145k subscribers and got terminated without being notified about what I even did”
Just like when YouTube and Facebook censored several 2018 addresses by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, I first went into my account to send a letter to their department. With all of the filth that’s allowed on so many channels, there was no legitimate reason for YouTube to remove Brother Ben’s channel; especially when he had a documented track record of positivity.
In my Dec. 16th letter I wrote:
Dear YouTube Executives, I am writing regarding the unjust termination of one of my favorite YouTube Channels belonging to Brother Ben X. This is a travesty! Brother Ben has been a consistent source of daily motivation for people across the world with his videos. The testimonies from his followership testify of this–young and old. He has NEVER posted so-called hate speech; that is an outright lie. In fact, it was just in August of this year he received a “Verified on YouTube” award in the mail from your company for exceeding, at that time, 134K subscribers. At that time he had tens of millions of views and as a young man has been a wonderful example to his peers on how to be successful with positive content on social media. I join others in DEMANDING that you immediately restore his account that he may continue to inspire people, change lives and deliver meaningful unique content. Stop the censorship.
Many took to social media to show their love and support for Brother Ben as he awaited the appeal while at the same time setting up other avenues to continue spreading truth and righteousness to the masses. Supporters also started calling, texting, emailing and direct messaging him along with sending contributions to his patreon page. Brother Ben encouraged people to follow his other social media accounts along with launching a podcast and then another YouTube account.
Nearly a week later YouTube would finally send him a response stating that his channel would remain suspended based upon their “Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.” This was not surprising especially when we know that criminal enterprises such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Lie, ahem, I mean Law Center inserted themselves in Silicon Valley to advise Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter on combating what they consider cyber hate. This is why the social media pages of Minister Farrakhan and several Nation of Islam members has been consistently stifled, blocked and shadowbanned. And Brother Ben was blatantly targeted for being a strong helper of Minister Farrakhan. He is not the only one and certainly will not be the last.
However, every knock is a boost.
Back in October, Brother Ben was invited again to greet Minister Farrakhan in his hotel suite in Detroit during the 23rd anniversary of The Million Man March. In the video, which was posted on Brother Ben’s Instagram page, Minister Farrakhan said, “You are a great minister of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and a great helper to His helper. May Allah continue to bless you to continue to spread The Word. You’re doing a wonderful job.”
Minister Farrakhan then asked, “And you hooked up with NFA?! It’s on the way!”
NFA (Never Fall Again) Studios is owned and operated by members of the Nation of Islam. It is a subscription streaming platform that offers access to historic lectures by Minister Farrakhan. It was launched last May and I am happy to say I have had a subscription since day one. Not only do we get access to so many life-saving messages by Minister Farrakhan, on any topic you can think of, NFA has present and forthcoming shows about the history of the Nation of Islam, How To Eat To Live, fitness, Black marriage and family, news and more.
Minister Farrakhan has called for one million people to subscribe to “this idea of edutainment, where you’re learning and laughing; learning and improving the quality of your life by improving the quality of your thinking.”
And guess what? NFA announced that Brother Ben will have his own show titled “UNCENSORED”. And from the look of things, Brother Ben has already started shooting the first episode.
During his November 18th address at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Minister Farrakhan said to his enemies, “You think that the Nation is only Louis Farrakhan? You think that I’m the only one that can battle this enemy and beat them down. We’ve got stars here.”
There’s a lot in that and one thing that came to my mind is if you cut off the head of a spider, it dies. But if you cut off the leg of a starfish, it grows a new one, and that new leg can grow into an entirely new starfish.
As long as we’re striving to be helpers of Minister Farrakhan, who is reflecting The Light emanating from the invincible truth revealed by Master Fard Muhammad to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, then we won’t be impacted by the swing of the dragon’s tail or the flood of propaganda written in Revelation 12.
Time to shine.
And never fall again.