Farrakhan delivers message of black unity in Jamaica

Photo credit Loop Jamaica

Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam commemorated the 19th anniversary of the ‘Million Man March’ on Sunday at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica.

According to Loop Jamaica, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke for two hours and addressed an array of issues, ranging from current affairs such as Ebola to long-standing ones such as reparations.

Faraakhan said his goal is the continuation of the work of Marcus Garvey.

Farrakhan believes black unification is essential to fight against injustices (social, economical and political) that the African Diaspora has suffered and, more importantly, will be crucial for healing the over 400 years of enslavement.

The Jamaica Observer reported:

In a wide-ranging message, which also highlighted the language barriers among Caribbean peoples, the socio-economic consequences of borrowing from the International Monetary Fund, slavery and reparation, and the importance of practical agriculture to the region’s sustainability, the Nation of Islam Leader added that the cultural community had a role to play in leading the way towards liberation.

“The cultural community is the community that will save the world,” he said. "I will make a speech, but one song from Bob Marley and it will reach a generation. The cultural community must rise and be infused with the idea that leads to liberation.”

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