#FARRAKHAN DENOUNCES SEXISM - Men have messed ruler-ship for thousands of years,” he said in an address that lasted 70 minutes. “The base of mankind is the woman and her place is wherever her gifts will take her.” Later, #Farrakhan said “for too long men have taken advantage of women.” “We have used them and corrupted them and that is wrong,” the minister said. When discussing political action, he said “women are the strongest force for change.” While Farrakhan, 85, has never advocated for the subjugation and mistreatment for women, he has, like many Muslim men of his generation, said that the woman’s place is behind her husband and as the primary manager of the household while the man is the leader of the family.
However, in recent years Farrakhan has relied on women in the Nation of Islam and Black female leaders to support his agenda. The Million Man March that took place in the District of Columbia on Oct. 16, 1995 where over a million men participated in the event had the support of female leaders such as the late Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou and present Cora Masters Barry, then the first lady of the District as the wife of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.
Sister Claudette Marie Muhammad is known as a force in the Nation of Islam as Farrakhan’s chief of protocol and national community outreach director. In addition, Farrakhan has publicly praised his wife, Khadijah, for her guidance. Photo taken in 1995 in #Philly with local and state female #Pennsylvania politicians who supported the #MMM . Farrakhan quotes @ Union Temple Baptist #Church in DC were published on Afro.com
It is senior photo time!!! This is one of my smart, beautiful, and creative senior models @karrie_bower i had a blast with her session! Picture 5 was taken moments before this insane storm unleashed a torrential downpour and crazy strong wind! More on the blog!