The History of the Staple Goods Project

The History of the Staple Goods Project.

by Dr. Ridgely and Sister Anne Mu’min   11/4/18

Praise be to Allah, we are in our 7th year of the Staple Goods Project. We began in 2011 after the Ministry of Agriculture members read and discussed “The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2” which was published in 2010. We had a problem with moving products from Muhammad Farms to our various Mosques and Study Groups. The problem became more acute after Minister Farrakhan agreed with plans to purchase our own Flour Mill instead of driving trailers loaded with wheat berries to be ground 70 miles away to someone else’s mill.

The purchase of our own flour mill enabled us to greatly increase our production capacity, but  we still could not get the product shipped because the people who wanted the product were spread all over the country and the shipping costs for a 40 lb case of flour was $70 alone or twice the product cost.

We realized our mistake after studying how the Jews came to America to seek a cheaper source of raw cotton to supply the European market for cotton clothing and linen which they dominated. The Jews controlled the market for the finished product and wanted to get cotton cheaper than they had to pay Egypt and India. So they killed the Native Americans, took their land and went to Africa to procure slaves for the cotton plantations that they either owned or financed their lucrative operations.

We discovered that we could ship our non-perishable products across country reasonably cheap if it was shipped on pallets weighing between 500 and 1300 pounds. However, there were no individual customers or even cities that wanted 500 lbs of wheat flour at one time. Added to this was Minister Farrakhan’s warning that we should have enough food and water stored in our homes for our families to survive for 3 months without coming outside in case of disasters or anarchy during the “Fall of America.” So the Ministry of Agriculture decided to offer the believers additional products needed in a food survival kit to surround our Whole Wheat flour that would bring the total shipment weight to 500+ lbs. So we added Navy Beans, Red Beans, Red Lentils, Brown Lentils, Brown Rice, Natural Sugar, Sea Salt and Honey. We later added Natural Soap, Seasonings, Cream of Whole Wheat, Muffin Mix, Applesauce, Freeze Dried Navy Bean Soup and Non-GMO Vegetable Seeds.

So we thank the NOI Research department the publishing of “The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, Vo. 2” which showed how industrious Jews took control of the market for their manufactured or processed products all the way to the final consumer, then get the raw materials or if necessary mine or grow those raw materials. Get your money before you work.

Since 2011 we have been striving to get the word to believers about the Staple Goods Project. In cities like Washington, DC; Oakland, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Dallas and Houston,TX, Cleveland, OH, Memphis, TN, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, ILL, and Detroit, MI, they have consistently purchased one or more pallets of products from the Staple Goods Project each of the 16 cycles over the last 7 years. They also have active representatives for the Ministry of Agriculture, one of the 9 ministries authorized by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. These representatives along with some other 30 to 40 cities participate in a weekly conference call for the Ministry of Agriculture where updates on Muhammad Farms and Staple Goods Project are given.

All the active members of the Ministry of Agriculture agreed to a pricing schedule for the products so that all participants from Massachusetts to Florida to California would pay the same price for the products, which includes shipping costs to their respective cities. A decision made from adopting the “Cooperative Corporation” philosophy.

Some of the goals for this type of cooperative economic system includes: 1. Participants are learning the process of bulk purchasing and cross country distribution, 2. They are learning the inner workings of national production, manufacturing and distribution systems, 3. They are learning and practicing principles of cooperative economics, 4. Collective decision making, 5. Group investing and operational unity.

To date the Staple Goods Project Cooperative Corporation, through its encouragement of believers developing businesses, we have 5 products in the line of Staple Goods being produced by believers. We have also funded the establishment of 2 businesses for believers who purchase inputs for their businesses from the Staple Goods Project and Muhammad Farms.

Nation building is not, as some of our detractors say “a pipe dream”, but it does require constant work in a collective manner.




Farrakhan attacked for teaching Black Youth

Farrakhan attacked for teaching Black Youth

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad                      11/1/18

Over the last two weeks we have heard this consternation from the media about Minister Farrakhan stating that he was not an anti-Semite but that he was “anti-termite.” But the mass media did not report his next comments:

“I don’t know anything about hating anyone because of their religious preference. But just like they called our ancestors in the 1930s ‘voodoo people,’ they figure ‘anti-Semite’ would be a good thing to put on us. ‘Farrakhan hates Jews.’ Stop it! You cannot find one Jew that one who follows me has plucked one hair from his head. You haven’t found us defiling a synagogue. Our Qur’an teaches us that if we see something like that, to stop it. They call me ‘anti-Semitic.’ No, you are anti-Black. Now I’m talking to the anti-Black White folk.”

So what is the hidden reason for this fake uproar? Whenever the Nation of Islam gets involved with educating our children, the “beast” rears his ugly head. For instance, during the 2018 Holy Day of Atonement weekend in Detroit, the 50,000-student Detroit Public School system invited seven of Minister Farrakhan’s ministers and representatives to talk to students in 20 schools. The young men who visited these schools recounted that when the students came to the assemblies to listen to their talks, the principals of these schools apologized for the behavior of their students. However, in every case, within minutes of the brothers opening their mouths, the students not only came into order but were so engrossed in the message, that the students rushed the stages and did not want them to leave. The Nation of Islam’s presence proved that they could not only make the schools safe, but make them a place where the students wanted to learn.

Let’s look at some more historical proof of why the “beast” does not want the Nation of Islam teaching Black children. Minister Farrakhan gave the Holy Day of Atonement audience on Sunday, October 14, a piece of important history surrounding the beginning of the Nation of Islam in Detroit, MI in the early 1930s. Master Fard Muhammad had raised up thousands of believers by 1934 and gave holy names to 25,000. However, when they pulled their children out of public school and set up the University of Islam, that is when the police arrested the Muslim teachers as well as Elijah Muhammad, which led to the first fight between the Muslims and the police.

Similarly, although Minister Farrakhan had developed one of the largest Temples of the Nation of Islam in Harlem, NY with satellite temples in each borough of New York City, the police showed respect to Temple No. 7 until April 14, 1972. Through his leadership Temple No. 7 had established four Universities of Islam, one in Harlem and the others spread out in the other boroughs. This was too much for the oppressor to take. To them, only white folk have the right to train Black people’s children to work for them, and we don’t have the right to teach them to build and work for themselves. So, they attacked late morning, one Friday, while the children were in school at Temple No. 7. The police even pointed loaded guns in the children’s faces to terrorize them as they took two of their teachers to jail.

So the questions become, 1) “Why can’t the Muslims teach their own children?”, and 2) “Why isn’t Minister Farrakhan or his representatives brought in on a regular basis to our failing public school systems to save our children?”

To help us answer this question we must broaden your view. Recently, a documentary produced by Al Jazeera revealed the secret plan of Israel to nullify young Black leadership and movements in the United States.  This hidden camera video captures statements made by Israeli officials taken from a session called “Celebrate Israel,” sponsored by the Israel American Council. Panelist Judith Varnai Shorer, the Israeli Consul General of Atlanta, stated, “The major problem with Israel is with the young generation of the black community. Black Lives Matter starts there.” She continued by saying, “I had last week a sit-down dinner at my house for 40 people, which I considered the leadership of the black community, many very important people. They can be a part of our doing and activities.” (

Another panelist, Andy David, the former Consul General of San Francisco and a friend of Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a former speech writer for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, said in reference to Black Lives Matter, “Because of that relationship, he published three articles in the Huffington Post, explaining why their agenda was hijacked. Martin Luther King will turn in his grave if he saw the anti-Israel tendencies or policies that have started to emerge within Black Lives Matter.” The “anti-Israel tendencies” he referred to was Black Lives Matter’s support for the BDS Movement. BDS stands for “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” on Israel to force her to abide by international law, which includes withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation barrier in the West Bank, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and promotion of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

Why is a foreign government so concerned with the activities of young Black people in America? To further answer that question we must go back to 1967, and the conflict between Israel and the Arab countries over Palestine. The 1967 “Six Days War” had an effect on the Civil Rights Movement in America. At that time the younger members of SNCC/SCLC took up the cause of the Palestinians whose land was taken, while the older members stuck with their Jewish financial backers. History has proven that the position taken by the young Blacks was morally correct, because the Israeli’s claim on the Palestinians’ land is a hoax. The Israelis never forget, so they have continued their clandestine operations against Black youth.

One of those young Black people in SNCC in 1967 who took up the cause of the Palestinians was Stokely Carmichael. You might recall that Brother Carmichael was one of the four Black leaders that the FBI was tracking trying to prevent the “rise of a messiah.” The other three were Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad.

Let’s watch this saga continue. Do you recall the “Dope Busters”? Members of the Nation of Islam in 1988 started in Washington, DC what was called the “Dope Busters.” Exemplary of the success of the program was the Mayfair Mansions Housing Complex in northeast Washington. When HUD Secretary Jack Kemp visited Mayfair Mansions in 1992, he admitted that the Dope Busters deserved the credit for removing drugs from that community, and indicated that he was open to granting the patrols federal government contracts.

However, in July 1992, a major uproar developed in Washington, D.C. when the ADL, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith was caught red-handed in the act of forcing Congress to shut down any government contracts with members of the Nation of Islam, even though they had produced the only effective program to clean up drugs in crime-infested areas in the nation’s capitol. Even though Black leadership knew the effectiveness of these programs, they did not say a mumbling word. Evidently, Black lives did not matter when compared to Jewish sensitivities, then and now. What would our inner cities look like today, if the Dope Busters were allowed to stay?

The “mystery” of Black on Black crime, drug infestations, and the failing school systems for our children has been solved. Stop the U.S. Government from bringing drugs into the Black community for the express purpose of ensnaring our Black youth into a life of crime. Stop the ADL, the SPLC and other anti-Black groups from producing false charges against Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam to keep them away from our children, because they know it is true what Professor Mattias Gardell writes:

“Farrakhan has a unique capability …able to reach deeply into the souls of black youths…is able to talk to them in a way that really makes them listen…this rapport enables Farrakhan to criticize and redirect destructive behavioral patterns.”

The miraculous effect of the Dope Busters, and the response that Minister Farrakhan’s representatives got in the Detroit School System, proves that the Nation of Islam has the keys to solve the problems of the Black community that the oppressors of Black people do not want solved.