The Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan urges Black men to become producers in their communities, in a service for parishioners over Mother’s Day weekend in Chicago.
In the opening seconds of the video, Farrakhan talks about how other racial and cultural groups come into Black neighborhoods and disrespect Black residents.
In the nearly 4-minute video, Farrakhan suggests that Black men in their communities should purchase the vacant lots around as a stepping stone to economic freedom. If the Crips and the Bloods were to buy the land and turn it into urban gardens, shops would have no choice but to buy from them. Over and over he repeats the phase “boys to men” to emphasize economic independence to his followers.