I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm.
And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.
Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
I don’t own Hollywood.
So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control.
I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.
Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.