By Brother Jesse Muhammad
There is no denying that we are witnessing a lot of tragedies throughout the country and the world. Unusual (depending on our view) weather patterns, the slaughtering of the Palestinian people by Israel, the residue of America's on-going errant foreign policies, a stalemate U.S. Congress, and a Black President whose natural black hair is turning even more gray by the second.
Let's not even mention the acts of brutality on Black men and women at the hands of police and wannabe White vigilantes. No, wait. Let's call it what is: Acts of Terrorism.
Just ask the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, and Marlene Pinnock. The list goes on. A Black Man in America can't cross the street, listen to music, go to the corner store, wear a hoodie or ask for help without being terrorized. And even after we're dead, the media and courtrooms find a way to put our dead Black corpses on trial more than the actual killer.
Of course we still have the internal strife of the Black community which includes violence, health, abuse of women, economics, destruction of children....need I go on? Who can deny that we're living in some troubling times? Sure, we've had troubling times before, but you can feel a stronger intensity. Or maybe it's just me.
Well, all of this and more is why I thought the August 9th tweet from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was and is very timely.
Minister Farrakhan, the National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is scheduled to deliver a message on Sunday, August 17 at Mosque Maryam, the International Headquarters of the Nation of Islam in Chicago, IL. His message will be titled, "The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing?"
Why should you care what he has to say? A careful study of his 58-year catalogue of messages and works would prove that this man has been consistently warning us, America and the world of what was and is to come. In fact, when things happen I always see people on social media posting, "I wonder what Farrakhan thinks or has to say about this?"
Well, if you live in Chicago, the doors open at 9:30am and the program starts at 10am. The program will also be carried live via webcast @ www.NOI.org/webcast.
I'll be tuned in and live-tweeting along with the globe force known in cyberspace as The #FarrakhanTwitterArmy. I invite you to tune in as well.