Elevated Places focuses on Economic BlueprintBy FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Mar 21, 2014 - 4:00:04 PM
DETROIT (FinalCall.com) - Food security, starting and supporting Black businesses and having the courage to separate from American society to establish an independent reality were discussed during the Saviours’ Day 2014 edition of Dr. Ava Muhammad’s popular weekly talk show which kicked off this year’s convention.
The national spokesperson for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has a weekly talk show “Elevated Places” Thursdays on the Blogtalk radio network and Sundays on WVON 1690AM in Chicago.
White people did not and will not simply have a change of heart and decide to free Black people from mental, political and economic slavery. Free Black labor built America and made the country rich, Dr. Muhammad noted.
“We must seize control of our own future,” Dr. Muhammad continued. “And that is done through acquiring land and the right type of education.”
Robert Muhammad, a Ph.D. candidate in urban planning and environmental policy and southwest regional representative of the Nation of Islam, said, “If we don’t unite, we will die.”
Activist and educator Malik Yakini leads the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and fights for community access to healthy food. He talked about the power and danger of agricultural giant Monsanto, genetically modified foods, and stressed Blacks must create sustainable communities, grow their own food and feed themselves. “Those who feed you control you,” said Mr. Yakini.
Other panelists included Dr. Ridgely Muhammad, who operates the Nation’s 1,600 acre farm in Bronwood Ga., and Terence Muhammad, a North Carolina-based activist who often appears on Dr. Ava’s weekly blogtalk show.