by Jesse Muhammad for AllHipHop.com
Minister Louis Farrakhan will host his very first #AskFarrakhan Social Media Town Hall on Wed., September 26, 2012. Below is an essay on the Minister’s work in the community and this ground breaking, first-ever event.
It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and just talk about the violence that’s plaguing the Black community in cities such as Chicago, New York and New Orleans. It’s easy to leave a comment online, post a tweet and update your Facebook status regarding what’s happening in the streets. As a matter of fact, as I write this article someone is probably being shot in your neighborhood.
We have enough people reciting the statistics, but who is bringing solutions? The problem alone cannot be solved from a laptop. It also takes those willing to leave the comfort of their homes to hit the streets and engage those who are killing one another.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, a consistent servant of the people for 57 years, has been personally walking different parts of the Windy City in a sincere effort to promote peace in Chicago. He’s been shaking hands and giving words of guidance to young Black men whom this world may consider hopeless.
Min. Farrakhan’s been doing this for 12 consecutive weeks since mid-July and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. The Fruit of Islam, men of the Nation of Islam, have been following his lead in hitting the streets every week in more than 100 U.S. cities, as well as in Canada, Trinidad, London and South Africa.
“Our work is no longer in the mosques, the churches, the synagogues or our office buildings. We must all dedicate and devote time to the problem in the streets,” said Min. Farrakhan in a letter posted online. Over the next few days, Minister Farrakhan plans to hit the streets of NewYork.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, he spoke to large crowds in Mt. Vernon, The Bronx, and New Rochelle. From the streets to the tweets….just #AskFarrakhan [Read full article on AllHipHop.com]
Farrakhan To Address Urban Violence Epidemic In Town Hall Meeting (BlackBlueDog)
Louis Farrakhan to host 'Ask Farrakhan' social media town hall (The Grio)
Minister Louis Farrakhan To Answer Questions In Online Town Hall Meeting (Atlanta Black Star) Farrakhan hosts #AskFarrakhan social media town hall meeting live 09/26 (Florida Courier)