Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan demanded that a disaffected Black populace “must redistribute the pain” in the face of systematic and institutionalized racial injustice. Farrakhan was referencing King’s April 3, 1968, speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
The 83-year-old statesmen spoke during an Aug. 21 teleconference with almost 60 Black newspaper publishers, editors and members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
Hosting the call was NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis, NNPA Chairperson and Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes and Richard Muhammad, NNPA Region 3 president and editor of the Final Call.
“10.10.15” has become something of a mantra among supporters of the October rally set to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. “Justice or Else” is the clarion call.