Million Man March anniversary Commemoration comes to TuskegeeBy FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Oct 15, 2013 - 12:59:06 AM
Noting the critical hour and challenges facing Black America, Minister Farrakhan will present a clear plan for social and economic progress and survival. “Because of Booker T. Washington’s views on economic thrift and advancement, and George Washington Carver’s scientific discoveries and innovations, it is only fitting that the Nation of Islam would return to Tuskegee to launch the process by which Black people can achieve economic strength,” said Minister Farrakhan.
According to the Census, the Black population increased by 15.4 percent between 2000 and 2010, and while Blacks comprise nearly 13.6 percent of the U. S. population, 27.4 percent are living in poverty.
According to the market research firm Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Black buying power will hit $1.1 trillion by the year 2015. That money can be harnessed for collective action and Doing For Self to solve problems. Since last February, Minister Farrakhan has been calling for Blacks to place less than $1 a week in a national treasury to purchase farmland and build an independent economic base.
“(Tuskegee) is the place from which I will announce the bank and the accounts that you can begin sending your monies to, that we will begin to start the process of economic development not for a group, but economic development for a whole nation of people,” said Minister Farrakhan, who called Tuskegee University “a prime university” among the historically Black colleges and universities. For more information, please visit noi.org/hdoa2013.
Conference topics will include “The Proper Education for the Black Student to become the Architect of a New World;” “Agriculture;” “Bridging the Gap;” “Student Loan Debt;” “New World Leaders;” “Organize, Organize, Organize;” an “Arts and Culture Talent Exhibition” and the weekly “The Time and What Must Be Done” lecture series by Minister Farrakhan. Visit buildinganewworldconference.com for more info.
Minister Farrakhan will also deliver a special message to attendees. For the past two years, he has answered thousands of questions via #AskFarrakhan chats on his tweet feed @LouisFarrakhan. The purpose of the Tuskegee Tweet-Up is to do live tweeting during Minister Farrakhan’s weekly broadcast, “The Time and What Must Be Done.” To show appreciation for the #FarrakhanTwitterArmy, there will be Twitter Army Awards presentations, live performances, giveaways and more. For more info visit http://TweetUp.NOI.org or email AskFarrakhan@NOI.org. Follow hashtags #TU4HDOA #Farrakhan #TheTime.
The Nation of Islam Ministry of Agriculture and Independent Black Farmers will convene “The Future of Farming and Food in America” farm conference Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Booker T. Washington High School. Conference attendees will include Gary Grant, Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association; John Boyd, National Black Farmers Association; Ralph Page, Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Rose Sanders, Pigford lawyer and attorney for many Black farmer lawsuits; Shirley Sherrod, Southwest Georgia Project; Dean Walter Hill, School of Agriculture at Tuskegee; Hezekiah Gipson, United Farmers (South Carolina) and Ministry of Agriculture members.
The Liberated Sisters Feedback Line will offer its first live remote broadcast Oct. 19 as part of Holy Day of Atonement activities. Student Minister Ava Muhammad will be joining host and Final Call national correspondent Charlene Muhammad, who produces the L.A. based program, and co-host Sherrita X as special live guest for the 2-hour show, which will air immediately following Minister Farrakhan’s lecture. Attend the live remote at Booker T. Washington High School or listen online at www.blogtalkradio.com/sion4life.