We are all part of the same family. In every school and neighborhood, there are children without hope, but no child is hopeless. Each was put here for a purpose. These are just children who have not yet discovered their purpose. That is our mission.
Dad was a Chaplain at Starr, and spoke of his experiences there from time to time. Dad also had great difficulty remembering to call Mr. Ali Muhmmad Ali. He would usually call him Cassius Clay, and then correct himself.
Why do we still call The Pilgrim Malcolm the Patriarch (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) Malcolm X? Mr. el-Shabazz was born Malcolm Little on 19 May 1925. His hajj name is el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. He completed the hajj in 1964 and died 21 February 1965. Perhaps because he had his hajj name only briefly, we ignore his better, greater name.
Since the late 1980s I've been trying to go to Mecca. Because I am a hostage and prisoner of the United States, that opportunity has been refused me.
cover 2024 November 14 Winterhaven Park, Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States, Dad & I