Black People Politics : Spirit of family reunion marks Million Man March anniversary

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    Spirit of family reunion marks Million Man March anniversary


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black men and women joyously returned to the National Mall on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling for changes in policing and in black communities amid an atmosphere almost like a family reunion ...


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    People cheer during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, on Capitol Hill, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Washington. Waving flags, carrying signs and listening to speeches and songs, the crowd gathered at the U.S. Capitol and spread down the Mall under on a sunny and breezy fall day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


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    The Latest on the Million Man March anniversary: Farrakhan


    Souvenir vendors hawked t-shirts, signs, buttons and posters as people wove their way through security barricades surrounding the Capitol and other buildings on the mall.

    Nate Smith of Oakland, California, attended the 1963 March on Washington and the 1995 Million Man March and said he was glad to be at Saturday's event.

    The 70-year-old man said: "It's something that I need to do. It's like a pilgrimage for me, and something I think all black people need to do."




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    #JUSTICEORELSE ACTIVISTS SING KENDRICK LAMAR’SALRIGHT” DURING 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF MILLION MAN MARCH




    The 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is underway right now as we speak during at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is leading hundreds of thousands of activists celebrating the #JusticeOrElse theme aimed at achieving justice for all regardless of creed, class or race. Tamika Mallory, who has played an major role in the Black Lives Matter movement told REVOLT yesterday (Oct. 9), “We are not going to Washington for a memorial celebration.” “America has a responsibility to address the needs and concerns of its most vulnerable. We are going to Washington to have the call for justice heard and responded to. Black lives matter.” During the march that started earlier this morning, activists have been chanting Kendrick Lamar’s empowering “Alright” song that speaks to the current state of the nation ...


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    "We gonna be all right!" Marchers sing @kendricklamar song. #JusticeOrElse #HowardUniversity


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    Great idea, to absolve Christmas by instruction or marching orders ... But in order to be successful at that, start the conversation this Christmas and satiate the idea all over the Black communities (on and off line) with flyers, etc ... And continue this process, yearly, until its a done deal; otherwise, its just an idea and not applied knowledge.



    Million Man March: What's different 20 years later?

    Decades after the original gathering of black men, thousands assemble for a peaceful rally on the National Mall to demand justice from the US government




    ... But unlike the march 20 years ago, Saturday’s event welcomed women and other marginalized groups, including native Americans and Latinos, and called not just for introspection, but also for economic boycotts.

    “We have a purchasing power of over 1 trillion dollars, but in our reckless and wasteful spending habits we have not been able to pool our resources in a collective manner to build institutions and create jobs for our people,” event organizers wrote online.

    “Let us start us start by not spending money we either don’t have or cannot afford during the Christmas season,” they instructed ...


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    Louis Farrakhan Fast Facts


    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.

    Personal:
    Birth date: May 11, 1933

    Birth place: Bronx, New York

    Birth name: Louis Eugene Walcott

    Father: Percival Clark

    Mother: Sarah Mae (Manning) Clark

    Marriage: Betsy (Ross) Walcott (September 12, 1953-present); She has since changed her name to Khadijah Farrakhan.

    Children: four sons: Mustapha, Joshua Nasir, Abnar and Louis Jr.; and five daughters: Donna, Hanan, Maria, Fatimah and Khallada

    Education: Winston-Salem Teachers College, 1951-1953, did not graduate

    Other Facts: ...


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    Louis Farrakhan answers questions posed by interviewer Daphne Barak September 15, 1997 in Chicago, IL. The controversial Farrakhan founded the reorganized Nation of Islam, which adheres to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison)


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    This Year's Million Man March Transcended The Nation Of Islam’s Involvement

    The gathering in D.C. this weekend was not about Louis Farrakhan




    WASHINGTON -- When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, took the stage at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday, there was an air of curiosity as to how the 82-year-old minister would address a new generation of activists -- a good many of whom had missed out on the original 1995 march by virtue of being too young, or not yet existing at all.

    The theme for this year’s march was "Justice Or Else,” and the event was meant as a response to the problems that disproportionately face young black Americans, such as police violence and economic inequality. The Nation of Islam and other activists addressed this through social media: ...



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    For the moment today's black lives mainstays are our relations alleged new black grassroots leaders

    Yes or no

    Your feelings and thoughts about that too

    Thanks

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    Yes ... We have yet to be this involved in politics, the degree to which the Blacks Lives Matter movement has participated.


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    Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Message to Blacks was “No Message” at the Million Man March!

    (ThyBlackMan.com) What was conspicuous by its omission at the Million Man March anniversary rally was a clear detailed action plan that would positively affect the dismal economic condition of the African American community. To lay this accusation only at the feet of the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan however would be wrong and unjust. He is not the only African American leader who lacks a clear vision of where to take the African American community in conceivably it most desperate period since the Great Depression.

    The blame for a lack of vision can be laid at the doorsteps of civil rights organizations and political pressure groups around the country including the NAACP, Operation Push, the Urban League, the National Action Network, and any number of other organizations and movements including the Black Lives Matter campaign. As has happened in the past during the 1960’s and 1970’s, Dr. Martin Luther King and his cohorts had a clear vision of where they wanted to take the African American race and was able to legislatively articulate that vision. Current black leadership is bankrupted of ideas and plans that will move blacks to the next level.

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