Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 3.03.12 PMOn the heels of  Black Lives Matter becoming more substantial when it comes to activism and making sure voices are being heard, Minister Louis Farrakhan has announced another Million Man March. It’s been 20 years since the last march, and Farrakhan will hold Millions for Justice March in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, The Washington Post reports.

Farrakhan said the October march will be a  demand for justice, as well as an end to police brutality. The hashtag used for the march will be #JusticeOrElse and an end to police brutality and racist violence, like last week’s attack in Charleston that killed nine black worshippers. His supporters are united under #JusticeOrElse.

“These are not the times for weak people, for cowardly people,”Farrakhan said, according to The Washington Post.

Farrakhan also spoke out against Dylann Roof and the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. He admonished those who forgave Roof, stating that he did not ask for forgiveness.

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  • I remember the Million Man March like its was yesterday. It happened in 1995 when I was in the 7th grade. I saw some of it on TV when I was in middle school. I was almost 12. We, as black people, need justice. 2015 is a watershed moment in our time with the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement and other conscious movements. We need not only our own independent, international power base as Brothers and Sisters. We also need a transformation of society so black people can experience a world where police brutality is gone and independence is a true reality for us. Independent is not just about black Americans being free. It is about all of the Black Diaspora and all Africans to have liberation.

    • Chazz A

      I attended the million man march and it was a significant milestone in my life.
      It also helped save my little brother from losing his life in the streets. On each anniversary of the 95′ march, I celebrate my personal journey into knowledge of self and consciousness and continue to do my part in improving my community. You are right, black people need independence and global unity. Do you plan on attending the million man march brother Truth?

    • Good Afternoon Brother Chazz A

      A lot of people’s lives were changed as a product of first Million Man march. A lot of black people grew their consciousness and realized the important things in life. I am glad the march inspired you and your relative. Improving our communities are necessities. As for going, I might go. Yet, I respect anyone who will go who wants to stand up for the truth. We certainly need change and more pan African unity.

    • Chazz A

      That’s right brother. I remember a lot of so-called black leaders did not support the Minister during the first march, but he spoke truth to power regardless. And to this very day I am thankful that I was able attend.

    • 1995 was a different time. Music was different and it was a time of a lot of debate about the direction of the black liberation struggle. Ten years later and more people see that the injustices continue. It’s a shame that some folks have to wake up after a tragedy occurs against innocent black people.

    • Mary Burrell

      Get On The Bus

    • Good Afternoon Sister Mary Burrell :)

      Yes Sister. That was a movie that described the times. Spike Lee is a great director, especially on issues relating to black people. The movie Get on the Bus was powerful. The late Brother Ossie Davis was the best actor in the movie. He was the heart and soul of the movie. His spoken word speech (about God, and the necessity of doing the right thing) on the bus was inspirational. Ossie Davis was an activist in real life. He was a friend of Malcolm X and Dr. King. He fought for the cause long before the 1960’s just like Sister Ruby Dee.

  • Mary Burrell

    I remember Spike Lee’s film Get On The Bus

  • Many justify the rhetoric, “NOI” conveys really no one wonder apathy is entrenched!