Twenty years ago, in 1995, I had the distinct pleasure and honor to be one of the media to cover Minister Louis Farrakhan's MILLION MARCH in Washington, DC. It was one of the most exhilirating moments in my career to stand on that press podium and document this great moment in Black History.
To witness 2+ million Black men in front of the White house to as far as the Washington Monument and beyond; and additional millions who were watching and tuning in via TV, take the pledge administered by Brother/Minister Farrakhan has left an indelible imprint on my mind and heart as to what we, as a people, can do when we are galvanized and organized to consolidate our creativity, intelligence, energy, talents, skills, ability - and yes, our love - together. We are truly an amazing people.
|MIN. LOUIS FARRAKHAN|
|MILLION MAN MARCH OF 1995|
And when we don't - when we allow disparate forces and false info to invade our homes, schools, communities - we are indeed a pathetic, abysmal group of people.
We are on the eve of the 20th Anniversary of the MILLION MAN MARCH. Many of our brothers have kept faith with their pledge despite the odds and forces brought to bear against them. There were many who returned to their homes and communities determined to make a critical, positive difference, and have done wonderful works. They are to be applauded and emulated.
There are those who started out with good intentions, but allowed challenges and enticements to pull them off the path.
There there were those who, unfortunately, just paid lip service, wanted to be part of the crowd, but never really had any intention of fulfilling that pledge. How sad for them.
But to all of us - whether male or female - another monumental opportunity is looming on the horizon to take a stand and make a pledge, and to keep it for your and your people's sake and blessings.
On Octobe 10, 2015 - as Rev. T. D. Jakes says - "Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready! The 20th Anniversary of the MILLION MAN MARCH is upon us. Although Minister Farrakhan does not call it an Anniversary, per se - because he is taking it to the next level.
The theme is "JUSTICE, OR ELSE!" And it's appropriate, given the spate of heinous crimes perpetrated against Black people that have been either ignored, or sanctioned by the so called justice system. It is blatently clear that in the 20 years since the March, the criminal justice system has become increasingly unjust. The fact that even with hard evidence is provided via video tape, police officers are exonerated for their crimes, it's time for Black people and people from across the nation, to take a stand.
Start mobilizing your neighborhoods, communities, cities now to participate!
Below is a link to Minister Farrakhan's official announcement:
Justice Or Else ! - Farrakhan on Million Man Marc…: http://youtu.be/LfiUg2iKoEc
NOW THAT YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Stay Blessed &