(back row) Students from Harper Alternative School, James Ingram (white suit) and Principal Glass (far right)
(front row) Oswald Scott, Rev. F.N. Williams, III, Rev. F.N. Williams Sr., Minister Robert Muhammad, Roy Douglas Malonson, Judge Warren Fitzgerald, Andrea Cooksey
HOUSTON- Minister Robert Muhammad Came to the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic to speak at the Beulah Ann Shepard Building. A much needed message “The Time and what must be Done.” He pointed out that “it was time for us to wake up, wake up and pay attention what is really in front of us, wake up and see everything around us for what it really is.” Additionally, he told the crowd to “look at the different systems that are put in place to keep you in place. Do you know them and what they are? Do you know how they are being used to keep you at the same level and stop you from growing?” Minister Muhammad broke it down and gave this example along with many more. There is a complete system set in place that can keep you going in circles unless you take a step outside of yourself and look at what is happening outside of what you see and do. What you think you want is not what you want. It is simply an illusion carefully planned out and placed in front of you to control the mind. How can that be said? The first step, one entity comes up with an idea. Second step, next entity that lobbies that idea and passes is along. Third Step, the next entity and bring life the idea by physical creation or legal processing. Fourth step, the next entity popularizes the idea by promoting it on the radio, TV, commercials, and even get famous people with influence to promote it and makes it so everyone wants it or has to have it. The fifth and final step is for the last entity to sells it to the public. This process is just repeated on different fronts with the clothes we were, the things we watch, the music we hear, and the products we buy. After someone is awake and can see the reason behind the reason it does not stop there. Minister Muhammad relayed the message so that we awaken collectively and make a change. The time is now, and we must awake to the situation around us.