Roland Martin and Minister Farrakhan discuss the state of Black men on Tom Joyner cruise

Minister Farrakhan (left) and Roland Martin

As the nation continues to crawl its way out of the economic quicksand that sunk the entire globe into a fiscal depression, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned African Americans that the United States has no intentions of recovering the entire country when it gets back on its feet. Some demographics, particularly black men, are being deliberately disenfranchised from America's wealth.

On a “Discussion on the State of Black Men in America,” Farrakhan pontificated on the state of black men from the time of the Million Man March in 1995 to the election of the first African American president in a wide-ranging, two-hour discussion with Roland Martin aboard the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage.

The controversial militant minister use an Old Testament passage as an analogy to explain today’s plight of black men. He said when the Egyptians were contemplating a response to the exploding Jewish population, Pharaoh huddled with his closest advisers: Let’s deal wisely with them, less they multiply, join on with an enemy of ours and come against us.

“So what was Pharaoh’s plan?” Farrakhan asked rhetorically. “Kill all the boy babies, spare the female,” he paraphrased the biblical passage. “You see all these black men out of work, with employment rates far out of proportion to the national average. So now you have a black man at home and his wife is working. And when a woman is taking care of her man, she is really raising her first child.”
Tom Joyner, Minister Farrakhan & Roland Martin

Farrakhan stressed that blacks, particularly black men, need to become entrepreneurs and the black community as a whole should practice the philosophy of “cooperative economics” and “pool our resources” in order to survive the economic downturn and then thrive when the country rebounds fully. “They have no intention of helping black men. Corporations believe they can satisfy both minority requirements by hiring a black woman instead of a qualified black man,” he said.

Black institutions, Farrakhan implored, must be accountable and step outside of the comforts of the four walls of the church to address the needs of the people who surround and support their churches as they did a generation ago.

“There’s a church on every corner. Preachers are everywhere. And next to that church may be a crack house. And there’s prostitution and gang violence. We cannot stay in the church or the mosque with people who think they’re so holy. We have to get out into the streets where the problems are and deal with our young people,” Farrakhan said to rousing applause. –terry shropshire

Original Rolling Out Article Link: Farrakhan on Tom Joyner Cruise: America Will Not Help All Its Citizens Recover

(Photos courtesy of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage and Rolling Out)

Thank you to Tom Joyner for always supporting Minister Farrakhan and thank you to Rolling Out for this great article!!--Brother Jesse


  1. If more young Black men (and young women) would just listen and adhere to the guidance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Community Activists could spend their time more wisely in support programs and community and business development rather than reacting to injustices by protests which has no effect on the wicked. Its time to be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE!

  2. Farrakhan told us years ago. Black people are not going to change from words alone. We are watching the teachings of the HEM being fulfilled in our people daily. Why did Farrakhan have such a hard time civilizing the blackman 2000AD? Because he has become a savage. Savage means one who has lost the knowledge of self and is living the life of the beast. All of the warnings,we have recieved,of what Allah has stored up for this world means nothing to many of our people. It is my opinion that our rebellion has gone to far and it would take generations to correct this maddness or sickness. Many Black women are having children not created in an environment of love,next there is no man in the house to teache the benifits of patients, hardwork, honesty and how to treat a woman with respect. Many of our young men are now renagades without purpose, direction or a proper education. They are turning our communities into war zones . Soon the government will step in and put barriers around the black communities and lock them down.Then what?The time is at hand.THE SHOCK OF THE HOUR IS A GREIVOUS THING.. BRO THOMAS 2X

  3. Brother Jesse, you keep us current! Thank you for sharing this powerful message.


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