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On Sunday, June 21, 1998, on Channel 7 (WABC-TV) in New York City, Gil Noble hosted Ilyasah Shabazz on his weekly "Like It Is" telecast. The above quotation was attributed to our much beloved "Sister Betty" by one of her daughters. It was often given as encouragement and motivation to both the physical and spiritual "children" of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Powerful! Truthful! Beautiful! Thanks!
This message of remembrance and tribute is too utterly feeble and inadequate to pay proper respect to someone who has given us so much. To say nothing, however, would be ungrateful and disrespectful. The least any of us can say is "Thanks!" To the Family and friends, we say "Keep on with the keepin' on! God loves you and so do we!"
As an African "Queen Mother," and now a beloved "Ancestor," we now have some serious footsteps within which to follow. It can be done with the help of the Almighty Creator and Ruler of the Universe, (known as "God"," Allah", "Yahweh", "Jehovah", the "LORD" and other expressions of Deity from the various languages and dialects of humanity [which according to Judeo-Christian-Islamic theology as summarized in Genesis 11:1-9 were the result of the rebellion of humanity against Divine authority in the first place]). We can and must carry on with gratitude an awesome legacy of LOVE ( see John 3:16 and 1 John 4:8, and corresponding sections of the Torah and Quran ) that can present solutions for our current crises and responses to the challenges facing us as we head into the new millennium.
(Courtesy of "The Manhattan Tan-Hat-Man," copyright © 1998-2001, Intercity Sports Review.)
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