Yes, "All Lives Matter." But the only reason you are here is because it's Black lives that are being slaughtered. And Black Life is the mother and the father of... »
"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. »
The time has arrived that the tyranny must end—and those who want to end it must rise up today, with strength; and then put these things beneath us, these petty divisions, and come together in unity! And when we fire the cannon of our unity, we will put our enemies to flight. »
We are at that point in our development where we are being forced, now, to consider "which is the way forward?" "Singing in," "wading in," "crying in," "praying in" have not worked. Marches have not worked and oppression and tyranny are getting worse. »
I have chosen as a subject today, “The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?” America is the greatest nation on earth and the greatest nation in the last 6,000 years. But America and her people, which includes you, face divine destruction. The question is: Can she avert it? »
America is losing friendship throughout the world. The Government of America is losing control of the country's institutions and losing power of her own mind. America is losing control of her world. In desperation, she feels that her guns, rockets, bombs and technology will keep her kingdom in power. »
The Time for "marching" is over! We've done that, and we've accomplished a lot through "marches." Through the Million Man March, we proved that we can rise above our differences because The Cause for which we were rising was greater than the things that divided us. »
God says in the scriptures He is not the author of confusion, but of peace. How did we get so confused? Satan has entered among the people of God and divided the house of worshipers of The One God, and made some of us enemies of others because we misunderstood the messages of our prophets, wise men and women and sages. »
There's other powers that manipulate presidents, kings and rulers! So what you think you've got in the person you voted for: When you find out what you hoped for is something you can't get--because the man you voted for doesn't have the power to deliver, whether it is Obama today, or Mitt Romney tomorrow--your hopes will be dashed.
Women: You've got to be set free! What God has put within you must be cultivated, must be developed, and must be used for the advancement of a Nation and a World. So that's the message of Elijah Muhammad for The M.G.T.—and The F.O.I. My dear sisters: A new world is to come into existence from you. »
Are we just in school to get an education so that we can go out and "get a job" and "make some money" and "drive in a nice car" and "live in a nice home"—and abandon the ghetto and leave our brothers and sisters behind and think that we've made "progress" in the world? Is this what God intended when He asked us to "go after knowledge from the cradle to the grave"? »
There will never be a Righteous Kingdom until and unless there is a Righteous Woman. Where there are no decent women there are no decent men. For the woman, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches the Black woman in particular, is the Mother of Civilization. So I want to talk about The Divine Nature of Women.
President Abraham Lincoln wanted to separate Black people, and give them a place outside of America, as well as aid from America in helping us to go for ourselves. Mr. Lincoln said that it was "morally right" that we be separated; and it was in “the best self-interest” of America to do so. »
Even though America says she wants change and renewal, she must deal with the basis of this country’s woes. Either she must evolve from the limited vision of the founding fathers and repudiate that vision, or America must say that she believes in the true vision of the founding fathers and that the darker people will never be respected as equals inside of this nation. »
With us, many revolts in the Western Hemisphere were begun by Muslims, and were successful because the Muslims were very highly learned, highly skilled. When we were brought into America it was against the law of America for any of us to be Muslims. »