CHICAGO - The horrific murder of 14-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Louis Till was a pivotal moment in the history of Black people in America.
After reportedly whistling at a White woman, he was kidnapped from his uncle’s home in the middle of the night on August 28, 1955. Three days later, his disfigured body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River. There was a bullet hole in his head and a heavy cotton gin fan was wrapped around his neck with barbed wire.
His open casket funeral at the insistence of his courageous mother Mamie Till-Mobley provided the opportunity for many to see the dreadful brutality Blacks in the South faced each and every day. Racist Whites allowed to maim and kill without fear of punishment or retaliation. Images of his badly mutilated body left an indelible mark on the minds of those who saw them.
This year marked 60 years since he was tortured and lynched near Money, Mississippi, but members of his family made sure his life and the sacrifice of his mother would not be forgotten. » FULL STORY
Everybody is looking for somebody to straighten out a mess that was made, unfortunately, by those in authority. We cannot stem the violence that is here at the bottom, which is an effect, unless we look at the violence that begins at the top, which is the cause. We are the effect of a cause that we did not stem the tide of, and now it’s manifesting in the children. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
I respect the flag of this nation, and I respect the many lives that have been lost defending that flag for governments that have lied to get the American people into war for conquest. But the innocent that died did not know that their government had lied. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
If we are truly his followers, how could we go along with our government if our government is imposing tyranny on any segment of the population here, or any segment of the population on our planet? » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Brothers and sisters, we're in a great time, now, that our unity will propel us to victory. Dr. King said you don't need to talk bad, you don't need to shout, you don’t need to shoot, you don't need to throw a Molotov cocktail—all we need to do is to come together in unity, and use the power of our purchasing to deliver pain, and they will properly respond. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Thomas Jefferson said, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and His justice cannot sleep forever." So what is it (justice)? It's "what you sow, you have to reap it"--that law is at work every single day of our lives! » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Satan is a Master of Tricks, and the biggest trick of all, The Book says, is "he deceived the whole world." Are you in the world? Do you think you might have been tricked? You should look at yourself in the mirror and say: "Damn! I sure have been tricked!" » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Being in America, you know what the Native people have suffered, and you know what the Native people continue to suffer. If everything were all right we could go on and build a new world-but we have to correct problems that have been imposed on us through tyranny and oppression. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
My enemies have been stalking me and my work in the various cities that I have spoken in to advise us about the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March titled "Justice...Or Else!" And in many of my lectures, as I meet with the rappers, the pastors, the activists, the organizational leaders and the common people, I have been watched by members of the Anti-Defamation League. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Surely, if we can master hunger, and thirst, and the drive for sexual co-habitation throughout the hot days of summer, then it will be easier for us to leave off lying and stealing, gambling, the use of drugs, or anything that is unnatural that takes us away from the pure service and worship of Allah.
"Race" is a big factor in this present world as it stands. It's still present in the school system; it's still present in the system of jurisprudence (law). Ferguson was just a "dot," or a microcosm of a macrocosm of injustice to Black people in the cities and towns of America. » CONTINUE