More Movement, Minister Farrakhan honored in Detroit
|Minister Louis Farrakhan accepts
proclamation from the Detroit council member Joann Watson,
in support of the minister's call for the Millions More
Movement. Aug. 15, 2005.
DETROIT (MillionsMoreMovement.com) - A special Meeting of the
Detroit City Council was called during a city council recess on
August 15th to honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with a special
proclamation officially endorsing the Millions More Movement in
Washington DC scheduled for October 15th 2005 in commemoration of
the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.
“It is extraordinary that during a city council recess, that the
brothers and sisters would be so kind and gracious to come back to
make a special presentation. I’m honored beyond words,” said
The Detroit City Council joined by Honorable Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
and Detroit Minister Dawud Muhammad, Councilmember JoAnn Watson
presented Minister Farrakhan with the “Spirit of Love” award.
Detroit has a predominantly Black controlled city council, school
board, fire department yet the condition of Black people in Detroit
is still deplorable because of the lack of unity and absence of
strong and principled spiritual leadership.
|(L-R) Detroit Council member
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Detroit
Council member Joann Watson and Detroit Mayor Kwame
Highlighting this issue, Minister Farrakhan pointed out that
“Detroit is number one, but [has] too many fractions" and "too many
The Minister also pointed out that the effectiveness of spiritual
leadership is based on integrity and character. The power of
spiritual leaders has been undermined by those who have allowed
themselves to be bought off and corrupted. He compared corruption to
having a house with termites and expressed the need for a new
political, spiritual and economic paradigm to move our people from
being the ruled into rulership.
“We cannot be carbon copies of our former slave masters and their
children, and be successful in government or anything else,” said
Minister Farrakhan then was presented the Key to the City of Detroit
in an emotional presentation by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who
said he felt “spiritually filled” after hearing Minister Farrakhan’s
address to the City Council.
“You not only have the key to the city, but the key to our hearts
and minds as well,” said the mayor.
Minister Farrakhan met with Detroit spiritual leaders and activists
at the Museum of African American History and is scheduled to speak
on Tuesday, August 16th to an expected crowd of over 3,000 at the
Fellowship Chapel of Reverend Wendell Anthony before departing to
the next stop on the Millions More Movement Mobilization Tour in
Report provided by
FinalCall.com News Correspondent Ashahed Muhammad