Black $$$ Matter!
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent The Merciful
This article that will shed further light on the economic boycott of Christmas by our people and others based on the police brutality our people have faced, and are facing today.
We have been thrown into a climate of injustice, mistreatment, and although our cries have become stronger and stronger the world and justice system is listening less and less.
So the only man in my opinion who will stand up against such injustices, The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan at the 20th Anniversary gathering of the Million Man March, entitled Justice or Else, on October 10, 2015 in Washington, DC.
He called for a boycott of Christmas. He spoke about the great Martin Luther King’s economic plan of redistributing the pain that Blacks suffer because of injustices in America, and around the world, particularly the extrajudicial law enforcement and vigilante killings of our men, women and children.
Minister Farrakhan said: “You are either going to treat us right, or we’re going to withdraw from you our economic support…We intend to boycott Christmas but not Jesus.”
Minister Farrakhan said during a one-hour interview on September 10, with Roland Martin, host of TV One’s show News One, “We choose not to spend dollars on Black Friday, Black Saturday, Black Sunday, Black Monday.”
“We are not going to spend our money for the rest of the year with those companies that we have traditionally spent our money on,” the Minister added.
Now you may be asking yourself what does all that have to do with us in Canada?
Injustice and inequality are a world problem. Police brutality is our people’s problem worldwide; think about it, those of us from the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and Haiti have all experienced some of the greatest mistreatment not only historically, but to this very day.
When we look around the world at the friends and family that we have lost due to the corruption of the police and the failure or unwillingness of governments to put an end to it, we should boycott everywhere our people are found on this planet.
This is why we say: “Up with Jesus Down with Santa.”
We must bring Jesus to the forefront, 1 Corinthians 2:5 says: “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” It was man not God, nor Jesus that made Christmas, the image of Santa was invented to knock Jesus out of the minds and hearts of those who would live what Jesus taught from the Father, and to make us slaves to the idea of spending our money to make those who invented Santa Claus, to wax rich from the ignorance of the people that say we believe in God (Allah) but have fallen into idol worship unknowingly.
Black $$$ Matter. We need to use our hard-earned dollars to enrich ourselves, to own businesses in our communities, and go back to the teachings and principles that Jesus taught us, so we can have the favour of God (Allah), and stop support stores that don’t support our community, that our tax dollars do not go to a government that allow the police open season on us, with no due process.
If they can kill us, and we can’t receive justice under the law, if the countries don’t want or care about the injustice we face, the father and mothers who are crying over the loss of children, or a wife and children mourning the loss of husbands and fathers.
We must distribute the pain, so this Christmas only buy from your own. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said: “Do not go where you are not wanted,” they may want your money, but if the corporation starts to feel the pain, they will order the police and the government to back off of us.
We must now take action to demand change, not just by protesting, Black $$$ matter, when we are not buying those running shoes or headphones, when we go back to the way of Jesus, 2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
We are the people of God; we matter to Him, so let’s hold back our dollars to send a message that we are no longer going to accept mistreatment or injustice.
Say it loud: “Up with Jesus Down with Santa” black $$$ matter.
Bro. Kogi Muhammad is a member of the Muhammad Study Group of Montreal