My first day here I was able to catch a few of the sites including the famous Rocky Balboa statue as well as the Philadelphia Museum steps Sylvester Stallone ran up when he was getting prepared for his fight against Apollo Creed. Did I run up the steps? Nope! But I did yell "Adriaaaaaan" one time.
On Friday, October 7, which was the anniversary of the birth of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we all came together for a beautiful jummah prayer service led by Imam Abdul Malik. He spoke strong! In the evening, I was among those invited to a private reception hosted by Minister Farrakhan. The purpose of the reception was to honor those who helped to mobilize an estimated 200,000 men to the march in 1995 as well as those who helped to organize this year's celebration. Minister Farrakhan spoke for about 30 minutes. "We're dropping degree by degree into the abyss of savagery. We prey on one another instead of praying for one another..I pray that we can be champions in making our people whole again..We don't need fancy words. We need straight talk," he said.