The Issues of
The Millions More Movement
We call, first, for the unity amongst Black peoples and organizations. We
call for unity amongst all African peoples and peoples of African descent
worldwide. We call for unity with our Brown, Red, disenfranchised and oppressed
Brothers and Sisters in America, Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia and
all over the world. “The Power of One” is the synthesis of men, women, youth and
elders working in unity for our total liberation.
2. Spiritual Values
We call for Atonement, Reconciliation and Responsibility. We organize
in the name of our God (The One Creator) and on sound ethical, moral principles
and values. Our Movement affirms the rich legacy and diversity of our spiritual
traditions and calls for unity and understanding among our religious faiths and
We demand an end to substandard education in our community. The Millions More
Movement advocates, and will develop, a new, independent educational paradigm
for our people. We must have a knowledge of self, our history, and the best
education in civilized society. We will build a skills bank, the talent of which
will be used in the development of our people.
4. Economic Development
We will establish a Black Economic Development Fund, with the support of
millions, to aid in building an economic infrastructure. We will also offer
housing ownership opportunities to check the adverse tide of gentrification. The
Millions More Movement will produce and distribute its own products and supports
“Buy Black” campaigns.
5. Political Power
The Millions More Movement is the political voice of the poor and
disenfranchised. We are resolved to take an independent political path in order
to achieve political power. The Millions More Movement will be an organized
political force of consequence in America and all over the world.
We demand full and complete Reparations for the descendants of slaves. We
demand that America take the appropriate steps to help in the repair of the
damage done from 300 years of slavery, 100 years of segregation, and 50 years of
the misuse and abuse of governmental power to destroy Black organizations and
7. Prison Industrial Complex
We demand freedom for all political prisoners held in U.S. prisons and
detention facilities, both foreign and domestic. We demand an end to police
brutality, mob attacks, racial profiling, the herding of our young men and women
into prisons and the biological and chemical warfare perpetrated against our
We demand an end to the lack of adequate health care in our community and we
demand free health care for the descendants of slaves in this nation. The
Millions More Movement will present a Preventive Health Care Plan to our people
that will begin with a campaign to educate our people on healthy dietary, eating
and exercise habits.
9. Artistic/ Cultural Development
We demand a greater accountability and responsibility of our artists,
entertainers, industry personnel and executives, for them to commit to the
redevelopment and upliftment of our people. We demand an end to the exploitation
of our talent by outside forces. We will make strides in obtaining greater
control over the means of production and distribution of our immense artistic
talent and creative genius. We advocate for cultural development, and for the
knowledge of our original culture to be used as a model for future advancement.
We call for the establishment of peace in the world. We demand an end to wars
of foreign aggression waged by the United States Government against other
sovereign nations and peoples. We demand an end to senseless violence, and
advocate peace amongst street organizations (gangs) and youth.
A Declaration for a Covenant
Leadership and our People
Million Man March 10th
Delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis
Planning Committee Meeting at the
National Council of Negro Women Headquarters
633 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
Why should there be a
commemoration of the historic Million Man March?
This historic event brought
nearly two million men to the Nation’s Capitol. It demonstrated the willingness
of Black men to atone to God for our shortcomings as men, husbands and fathers;
it demonstrated our willingness to reconcile differences at home, school,
church, organizations and in the society in general; it demonstrated our
willingness to accept responsibility to change our behavior and to strive to
make our communities a more decent place to live.
Although many wonderful things
have happened as a result of the march, 10 years later, the masses of our people
are slipping further behind. We have a larger middle class, many more
millionaires and a few billionaires, however, the overall condition of our
people is worse. We have more entrepreneurs, more college graduates, more
persons holding political office, more Black mayors, city councilors, aldermen,
state representatives, city managers, more corporate executives, yet the masses
have not been empowered or improved.
The masses of our people are on a Death March into
the oven of social deterioration, broken homes, broken marriages, broken minds,
broken spirit, evolving from a string of broken promises by government and
leadership that has failed to help our people turn around the misery and
wretchedness of our condition.
The knowledge to correct the horror of our condition is among
us. The potential force and power to cause us to rise as a people is among us.
The finance to fuel our rise is also among us.
What then is needed?
It is the unity of our
leadership and organizations. Our unity, the pooling of our resources,
financially and intellectually will solve 95% of our problems.
It is time for our leadership to
stop thinking and acting solely on behalf of our churches, mosques, temples,
synagogues and organizations. It is time for us as leaders to come together and
begin to think, plan, and act on behalf of the whole of our
Each leader has gradually come to
the conclusion that no one organization or leader can solve the many problems we face.
Each leader and organization has done the best it could working on its agenda
and programs – yet, the masses are slipping further behind.
We have come painfully to the
conclusion that we need each other desperately. Allah (God) has given us gifts,
skills and talents that must be gathered, harnessed, organized and structured in
a way that will enable us to lift our people from where we are to where Allah
(God) wants us to be.
This is the challenge of the
time. Within us is the will to do this, however, our will must be fed by the
insatiable desire to see our people, free, justified and equal with the best in
civilized society. Therefore, it is proper that we seize this moment in time,
recapture the spirit of the million man, women, youth and family marches, and
make the necessary sacrifice to
save ourselves and our people.
All of our leaders, teachers and
guides who have paid the ultimate price have led us to this moment; all of our
people who have died hoping for a better day have led us to this moment; all of
those whose hope is lost, who are dying in the streets of America, the homeless,
the sick and diseased, those imprisoned, our political prisoners, our veterans,
our youth locked in a culture of death, the jobless, the destitute, the forlorn,
the abandoned, have led us to this moment in time.
We must seize this moment
There is no better time; there is
no more historic occasion than the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of
the historic Million Man March to mobilize and organize our people
nationally, and, put systems in place that will permit a successful programmatic thrust to bring
to fruition what we envision for ourselves and our people.
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for a Covenant with God, Leadership and our People