Min. Louis Farrakhan Turns 80, Russell Simmons and Others Talk about His Impact

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(FinalCall.com) – Chronicling the vast local, national and global impact of the nearly 60 years of consistent service, spiritual guidance and uncompromising advocacy for justice and truth exemplified by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is both undeniable and quantifiable.

 

Decades of fierce opposition fueled by lies, false propaganda and misunderstanding has failed to slow the momentum of the man, who became a student of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and joined the Nation of Islam in 1955.

At 80 years of age, his influence continues to resonate with young, old, Muslim, Non-Muslim, Black and White. It permeates the realm of politics, economics, education, art, culture, theology, marriage, family and social justice.

Those who have known the energetic leader from his early days as a young Muslim in New York and Boston, to those who have recently met him, his influence is far-reaching and the over-riding theme many said describe Min. Farrakhan, is consistency.

“Minister Farrakhan fascinates many Black people because he represents a type of freedom and truth that they can only dream about.   Even those who disavow him in public rely on him behind closed doors because he has the courage and capacity to confront obstacles that leave most Black Americans in fear,” said Dr. Boyce Watkins, an author, activist and college professor who hosted an economic, family and education forum recently with Min. Farrakhan.

Dr. Watkins, explained why people, particularly Blacks continue to flock to the Muslim leader’s message.

“He doesn’t bend, fold or change his tune due to corporate or political pressure, and he doesn’t spend his time tap dancing for White people.  He also has a degree of ownership of his own being that is nothing short of extraordinary.  The truth is that he has negotiated a relationship with White America in which they may not love him, but they do fear him and respect him.  It is mutual respect from White America that Black people are lacking today, largely due to our inability to secure economic, psychological and social self-sufficiency.  We get these things from Minister Louis Farrakhan.”

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8 Responses to Min. Louis Farrakhan Turns 80, Russell Simmons and Others Talk about His Impact

  1. Ish Muhammad May 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    May Allah continue to Bless us with our Brother Minister’s Presence All praises due to Allah & Happy B’thday Minister it’s been a longtime!

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  2. Ish Muhammad May 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Carlos you are like a ignorant Negro in Blackerface with a Pimp cup SMH I know Carlos you love whitewomen groupies if you can get them lol Damn Stereotype! Smiling in whitefolks faces lol like Sarg in a Soldiers story

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  3. Ish Muhammad May 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    How can you Dis somebody & you don’t even know them? SMH talk what you know like 50 sense or Gay-Z

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  4. Chaddi K May 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    White Amerikkka has done an excellent job keeping the Honorable Minister’s words and knowledge fron tje masses who would most benefit by knowing them. Brother Carlos, open your third eye and close your mouth. Your words are dripping with ignorance.

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  5. Rev. George Brooks May 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    First of all, where are the comments of this Carlos? Have they been removed, and is this website playing favoritism, buy not allowing folks to speak in opposition to certain people? Ain’t nobody on this earth perfect, and we all have our faults and sins. And no one’s freedom of speech should be blocked from this website, unless it is because of profane language. Meanwhile, kudos to Brother Farrakhan on his 80th birthday. However, I do hope that he, now that age is causing him to slow down, simply appoint some new young leaders to step up and take over, and keep the speeches and work going. It seems that there are no others with the NOI to take over. And I certainly hope that this is not the case, but I have not heard any one with Brother Farrakhan’s group speaking but him. And if this is the case, his birthday is a happy occasion, with a most likely sad future ahead for the Nation of Islam. As well as sad days ahead for black America. — Rev. George Brooks

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  6. Ish Muhammad May 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Carlos=Sleeping with the Enemy

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  7. Haile May 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    My Allah continue to greatly bless our Great Brother Minister Louis Farrakhan and continue to send us its great messages through its Great Messenger Brother Farrahkan.Peace and Love to the Great Beautiful Brother.

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  8. Aquil May 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    > Watch MIN.FARRAKHAN every Saturday @ 7.00 pm.EST on
    http://www.noi.org/thetime <

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