The Black Codes: Then and Now

The Black Codes: Then and Now

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min

Please excuse the length of this article, but we have got to make our point. In our previous article entitled “Striving Under A State of Extreme Insecurity” we listed nine Black Codes which were presented in  “The Secret Relationship Between Black and Jews, Volume II”:


  1. Blacks could not be employed in any jobs other than plantation labor without a specific license granted by a judge, and the employer had to be white.
  2. All Blacks had to make binding one-year contracts with planters within the first ten days of January, after which written permission was required if Blacks wanted to leave the property.  If a Black worker had a dispute and left his job, he could be arrested and put on a public works project until he agreed to go back to his original employer.
  3. Blacks were prohibited from buying or renting farmland except in designated all-Black (but white controlled) areas.  Blacks could be barred from entering whole towns, or allowed entry only at designated times with a pass stipulating specific activities.
  4. So-called vagrancy and “idle” laws were established specifically to ensnare any Black man who was not on a plantation or headed to one. Blacks in the process of seeking work could be assailed, incarcerated, whipped, and then auctioned off into peonage to any white man who paid their fines.
  5. Every contract required at least one party be a white man for it to be valid.  One state decreed that having “one-eighth or more of negro blood” was adequate cause to void contracts.
  6. Black testimony was prohibited in court, so a contract made by a Black person could not be enforced if a white man chose to dishonor it…:

“All negroes, mulattoes, Indians, and persons of mixed blood, descended from negro, or negro and Indian ancestors, to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor in each generation may have been a white person, shall be incapable of being witnesses in any case whatever, except for or against each other”


  1. Blacks were not allowed to bear arms for their own use, so hunting (with guns) was off-limits, as was basic self-defense.
  2. South Carolina required that any Black man entering the state had to, within twenty days, have two white men post a bond guaranteeing his good behavior.
  3. Blacks were forbidden to sell farm products like flour, cotton, hay, rice, peas, wheat, etc., without the written permission from a white man, thus disallowing Black agri-business and eliminating Black competition.


These Black Codes were enacted after the 1877 Compromise which removed Union troops from the South and allowed white people to do what they willed against Black people. Now supposedly over time and particularly since the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960’s, these Black Codes were put on the shelves to gather dust.  However, we argue that the overt Black Codes have been transformed into more subtle and devious what we will call the “New Black Codes of High Tech Lynching.”  Under this new strategy national laws and initiatives along with local zoning laws and ordinances are put in place that on the surface do not seem to be targeted at Black people, but the targeting takes place in the implementation and enforcement of these “laws”.

However, even after pointing out these new methods of “High Tech Lynching”, some of the original Black Codes can still be detected with a modern twist.  Recent events in the sport’s world presents a very poignant example of the continuation of the original Black Codes.  Take for instance the fact that professional basketball players have to make binding contracts with their employers over a certain length of time reminds us of Black Code number “2” where the Black workers had to make contracts with the plantation owners and not leave the property without written permission. So is it with the National Basketball Association where a ball player must sign a contract which binds him to a particular team over a specific period, but they can be traded to another plantation, I mean team, in the middle of such contract but they themselves cannot leave.  At the end of such a contract the ball player will be a “free agent” and put himself on the auction block to the highest bidder.

Recently the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers called Lebron James a selfish traitor for exercising his legal right to accept the offer to move to the Miami team as a “free agent”. What the Jewish owner of the Cavaliers and other owners were really incensed about was that three major players played the system by forcing prospective buyers to buy all three of them and not just one.  In this way Dwayne Wade, Chirs Bosch and Lebron James put together their own team which may effectively change the balance of power in the National Basketball Association.  The response of the team owners will certainly be to change the rules so that future superstars never get a chance to collude together against their plantation bosses.

An article in the July 27, 2010 Final Call Newspaper entitled “Slavery Today: Blacks in “New” South Victimized on Rural Plantations” points out isolated instances in Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida where Blacks and Hispanics are held in virtual slaver on modern plantations.  This form of slavery is called “peonage slavery” where the workers are held against their will to pay off debts they supposedly incurred while working on the plantation. As real and brutal as these cases are, they pale in comparison to the overall devastating effects of the new “High Tech Lynching” that effective impair the development of the entire Black population in the U.S.

The cases with basketball players and some modern farm plantations indicate that the Black Codes are still in effect, however “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume II” presented to us a new method of control where the former slave masters got the general body of whites to double as “Jim Crow deputies” and act under a set of “…customs to undermine Black development…” (p.238)  So today white law makers, law enforcement agencies, lawyers and judges continue their undercover roles as “Jim Crow deputies”.  When they see Black folk trying to use some means of escaping their economic status or caste, the law makers get together and outlaw certain activities that the Blacks may be using to break out and put in place a plan for their new “High Tech Lynching” to put them back in line and be a warning to the rest.  Of course as written these laws and ordinances seem to apply to all citizens, but in reality they are only or mostly applied to Blacks.  The white law enforcement agents simply do not see any white offenders, but are on the hunt for any Blacks that seem to violate the statute.  Then this captive is passed on to the judicial system where he winds up in a lopsided “poker game” with his defense lawyer, the prosecuting lawyer and the judge are all in cahoots against the Black captive.  The final blow comes with the sentencing where Blacks are given more jail time than whites.

Now let us focus on a few of these tricks and how they have played out in the Black community.  The strategies discussed will be: 1. “Dumb Poker”, 2. Unequal protection under the law, 3. Fake “Wars” to eliminate your Constitutional Rights, 4. Unequal sentencing, 5. Discriminatory application of the law, 6. Hidden clauses, 7. Racial targeting and profiling, 8. Give the enforcement of the law to anti-Blacks, 9. Punishing anyone who tries to help Blacks, 10. No Blacks may make money unless working for white folk and 11. Shock and Awe. Of course with these as a start the reader can look at his own experience and condition to point out more of these methods and in the real world of America many of these methods or tricks can come to play in any particular case.  I will list a few of incidents which I am familiar with to make my case.


Feel the barrel


On December 10, 2003 a Black man in Georgia was shot twice in the head and killed by a member of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department on Interstate Highway 185 in Columbus, Ga. On December 31, 2003 attorneys for TV station WRBL and the Ledger Enquirer newspaper filed a suit against the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department in order to get the videotape of the incident. It was almost a year before the video tape was released on December 1, 2004.

I reviewed this tape which was available over the Internet. What I saw can only be described as a pack of armed and trained “dogs”, at least 6 to 8, dragging a Black man out of his car with his hands held up in the air, throwing him to the ground and shooting him in the head. This video was held back as evidence from the Muscogee County Grand Jury which decided on November 23, 2004 not to bring charges against the shooter, former deputy David Glisson. According to Sheriff Johnson, deputy Glisson’s ‘feel the barrel’ technique was one reason for his termination, but not the murdering of a defenseless Black man.

What is this ‘feel the barrel’ technique other than another form of scientific intimidation or “Terrorism”? How many times had this technique been used to terrorize young Black men into a state of “11 Shock and Awe” for the white power structure?

This incident points out at least two of our new “High Tech Lynching” Black control devices.  First, supposedly the deputies pulled the black driver over on suspected drug possession in America’s continued “War On Drugs”.  This “War on Drugs” has been pointed out by many Black leaders as a “war on Black men”.  And a new book is out which goes into detail to show that the enforcement of illegal drug trafficking has resulted in a disproportionate number of Black men being put in prison for long sentences.  Crack cocaine possession carries five times the sentencing of cocaine. Crack cocaine is cheaper than regular cocaine, and according to some experts, is more addictive to Black men than to white men.

So breaking down this event we can see the use of: 5. Fake “Wars” to eliminate your Constitutional Rights, 7. Racial targeting and profiling, 8. Give the enforcement of the law to anti-Blacks and probably 4. Unequal sentencing, if the Black man had lived.


“Dumb Poker”


The basic structure of this game called “Dumb Poker” is that white folk cheat and collude behind the scenes to “conquer” their unsuspecting victim held within the judicial system.  Let set up this game with four players: “A” is the Black litigant, “B” is the judge, “C” is the Black litigant’s lawyer and “D” is the white litigant’s lawyer. What “A”, the Black litigant may never find out until too late is that his lawyer (C), his opponent’s lawyer (D) and the judge (B) have already cut a deal and decided the Black litigant’s guilt or innocents and how much time the Black litigant must spend in jail or how much money the Black litigant must lose.

Let us see how this game plays out with the black farmers lawsuit against the USDA filed in 1999. First of all the courts refused to hear a number of previous attempts at bringing the USDA to task. This is the “E. Discriminatory application of the law” where the court cannot even recognize that white folk broke any laws in cheating Black farmers out of their land. The system limit who and how many can even get into the “game” and they don’t allow the rest to see what is going on in the “playing field” (court).

Next the farmers, “A”, did not find out until too late that player “D” (the lawyers for the USDA), player “B” (the judge) and “C” (their own lawyers) worked closely behind the scenes to produce an out of court settlement which insured that 40% of the farmers would lose. Settling out of court also prevented the black farmers from telling their stories to a jury of their peers which was another form of discrimination, “B. Unequal protection under the law.”

As I stated earlier, the Black farmers had tried to go to court to set up a class action lawsuit against the USDA.  However, when these lawsuits were presented to the court by Black lawyers, they were thrown out of court.  But when a white Jewish lawyer by the name of Alexander Pire presented his case to Federal Court, all of a sudden it was accepted by the court but immediately settled out of court even against the wishes of the litigants, the Black farmers.  As a result almost 40 percent of the litigants were denied compensation and many still lost their land through foreclosure by the USDA.

The farmers also did not know that there was a law produced in 1996, a year after the Million Man March, that changed how rewards from Civil Rights law suits would be handled by the IRS. As of 1996 the lawyer’s fees in non-personal injury civil rights cases would not be tax deductible. This means that the plaintiff would have to pay taxes on the money that he had to pay the lawyers instead of those expenses being deducted before figuring tax liabilities as is done in every other case. So it is possible, and it has happened, that some “winners” in civil rights lawsuits have had an IRS tax liability greater than the residuals that they received from “winning” the lawsuit. This is an example of “6. Hidden clauses.”

This same scenario with the black farmers is played out every day in courts across America where black defendants, “A” are prosecuted by white prosecutors, player “D”, sold out by their own lawyers (player “C”) and the judge (player “B”) sits up there in his black robe condoning the miscarriage of justice.  Michelle Alexander points out in her book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess”, an even more sinister affect of such discriminatory application of the law and “plea bargaining” of the defendant’s lawyer.  In many cases the defendant’s lawyer would scare his own client into accepting a guilty plea to receive a reduced sentence, only to find out later that by pleading guilty they have been convicted of a felony which eliminates much of their Constitutional Rights.  Now they have become the new slave population of America and the “lawful captive” of the Prison Industrial Complex. Employers can now legally discriminate against them in hiring and the convicted felon cannot vote or qualify for public housing. In some states even 100 percent of their wages can be garnished to pay back the cost of their imprisonment, pay back court costs, the cost of their assigned public defender, and back child support payments including those accumulated while imprisoned.

So the “War On Drugs” has indeed turned out to be the “War On Black Males”.  Now let us watch and see what the new “War On Terror” turns out to be.

W.E.B. Du Bois forced by powerful Jews to hide Jewish power in Dougherty Co. Ga

W.E.B. Du Bois forced by powerful Jews to hide Jewish power in Dougherty Co. Ga

By Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad    (12/21/18)

One of our great Black writers, W.E.B. Du Bois, travelled through the South and wrote “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903. The book was very radical for the time and even pointed out the great influx of European so-called Jews into the South where they exploited the Blacks. He made his way to Dougherty County, Georgia, a farming region and home of ten thousand Blacks, who outnumbered whites by five to one. However, according to the U.S. government’s report of the Industrial Commission on Immigration (1901year), “Nine-tenths of the storekeepers in Dougherty County are Jewish merchants—some Russian and German Jews, but most of them Polish Jews.” (p.136)

His observations and facts lead W.E.B. Du Bois to state, “The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty…” Blacks all over the South fell victim to a system of debt peonage called “sharecropping” which Southern so-called Jews used to their advantage to make the Blacks the poorest of the poor, while at the same time making a class of Jewish cotton merchants the richest of the rich.

After the publication of Souls of Black Folk in 1903, four prominent Jews—Wall Street financier and later NAACP supporter Jacob Schiff, New York rabbi Stephen Wise, and historians Herbert Aptheker and Morris U. Schappes—pressured Du Bois to alter several passages of the book that referred to this nefarious Jewish economic activity. It took fifty years of pressure from these so-called Jews to make Du Bois finally submit and change “Jew” to “foreigner” and “immigrant” in the 1952 edition of the book, thus concealing the Jewish presence in the post-slavery Southern economy. How, and through what means, they “pressured” him is a study in how a people with a plan and hidden agenda can manipulate unsuspecting and trusting souls.

Commonomics II Predictions were on point: What happened on January 26, 2016?

Commonomics II Predictions were on point: What happened on January 26, 2016?

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad   (12/21/18)

Being an economist, I am always curious and looking deeper in economic trends. To this end, uncovering how economies are planned and manipulated led to me predicting a major financial crisis or panic which was to occur around January 26, 2016 similar to what happened on “Black Tuesday”, October 29, 1929 and the Global Financial Crisis on September 29, 2008.

I put this economic prediction in my book Commonomics II: The Sheep, Sheepdog and Evil Shepherd. Of course it is very chancy to make public such a specific prediction two years in advance. I discovered in 2012 what I calculated as a pattern to financial crashes or panics for almost a 400 year period from 1621 to 2008. I put my discovery in a letter with the subject “What time is it?” to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on September 9, 2012 which I presented in my book, Commonomics II:…A part of this letter reads:

“The table below is the result of these calculations along with some important events associated with these dates, all on a Tuesday.  I have specific dates for such events as “9/11” and “Black Tuesday”.  These dates fall exactly as multiples of 2625 days.  The other events highlighted are mostly within the same year as our calculations.  Therefore, I do not have a perfect fit for all these important economic dates.  However, if I were a betting man and had the type of capital to play with, i.e. be a wealthy Jew, I would be tempted to position myself to capitalize on something happening around January 26, 2016.  For it seems that the Jews interpret this “jubilee” not with giving back, but with taking back from their Gentile sheep whatever wealth they could accumulate before the shearing: minor shearing/fleecing every 7.19 years and major shearing/fleecing every 50.31 years.” 

Although I discovered this pattern earlier in 2012, I was not going to do anything but wait until 2016 to see what would happen. However, I had a dream in which there were a lot of brothers in bowties waiting on me after Jummah prayer with meat cleavers in their hands. Now that was not a pleasant dream and I felt that it was warning me to expose what I felt might happen in 2016. I felt that if there was a “panic” and I did not tell what I knew and people found out later that I knew in advance what might happen, then I might be held accountable for not warning my people. Of course by putting it in a book and distributing it to the public there was a chance that the financial speculators might find out that I knew their game and therefore would change their game plan. Well, I felt that being wrong was a lot less expensive to my health than being right but not warning the people.

Well sure enough January 26, 2016 came and went, but nothing seemed to happen until I read some news articles a few days later about what happened in Davos, Switzerland and what happened in China. According to in a January 26, 2016 article called “China warns Soros against ‘declaring war’ on its currency”:

Not long after billionaire George Soros forecast (January 21, 2016) a so-called hard landing for the Chinese economy, Beijing fired back by calling out the high-profile investor, warning him of betting against its currency, according to media reports Tuesday (January 26, 2016).

“Soros’ challenge against the renminbi and Hong Kong dollar is unlikely to succeed, there is no doubt about that,” said a government official in an opinion piece widely cited by several media outlets.

The article headlined, ”Declaring war on China’s currency? Ha ha,” was published by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party which is widely viewed as Beijing’s propaganda tool.

A translation of the Mandarin version of the editorial linked by ZeroHedge includes references to the U.S. suffering from a “Dutch disease” and “financial predators.”

Reports of the People’s Daily’s article follow Soros’ recent prediction that a precipitous slowdown in the Chinese economy is inevitable.

“A hard landing is practically unavoidable,” Soros told Bloomberg Television last week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I’m not expecting it, I’m observing it,” he said, referencing his China outlook.

Soros’ ties to seismic currency bets date back to 1992 when he accurately wagered that the pound would fall in value, forcing the British government to withdraw the currency from the European exchange rate mechanism. He also successfully bet against the Thailand baht ahead of the Asian financial crisis in 1997, which pushed several Asian economies to [the] brink of sovereign default.

            However, the Chinese stock market did not crash and her currency, not only survived, but now by many standards, is stronger than America’s currency. How do speculators start and profit from economic “panic”? We found a great book which detailed the history of many financial panics and crashes going back to the 1600s: Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles P. Kindleberger (2000, fourth edition).  In it he describes what is meant by “panics” and “crashes”:

“A crash is a collapse of the prices of assets, or perhaps the failure of an important firm or bank. A panic, ‘a sudden fright without cause,’ from the god Pan, may occur in asset markets or involve a rush from less to more liquid assets.” (Kindleberger 2000: 105)

According to Kindleberger “speculative manias” precede crashes and panics. Mania connotes “a loss of touch with reality or rationality, even something close to mass hysteria or insanity. Speculation is no longer investment for use, when the goal becomes buying and selling stocks for profit. Greed drives people to speculate. However, in many cases there are seasoned players and new comers. There are insiders, who know the deal, and outsiders who go on emotions and hunches.

“Speculation for profit leads away from normal, rational behavior to what has been described as ‘manias’ or ‘bubbles.’ The word mania emphasizes the irrationality; bubble foreshadows the bursting. In the technical language of some economists, a bubble is any deviation from ‘fundamentals,’ whether up or down…In this book, a bubble is an upward price movement over an extended range that then implodes. An extended negative bubble is a crash.” (Ibid: 15, 16)

This “bubble-burst” model or cycle was classically displayed in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis in which the housing market was the object of speculation and manipulation. Easy money released by the Federal Reserve served to boost housing values causing people to believe that the value of their homes would continually increase so they could increase debt spending on other items. Lower interest rates encouraged borrowing. From 2000 to 2003, the Federal Reserve lowered the federal funds rate target from 6.5% to 1.0%. This was done to soften the effects of the collapse of the dot-com bubble and the September 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as to combat a perceived risk of deflation. As early as 2002 it was apparent that credit was fueling housing instead of business investment as some economists went so far as to advocate that the Fed “needs to create a housing bubble to replace the Nasdaq bubble”.

However, starting in 2004 the Federal Reserve started increasing the interest rate from 1.0% incrementally by 0.25% every 2 months up to June of 2006 where it peaked at 5.25% bursting the housing bubble. However, instead of blaming the Federal Reserve on the 2008 financial crisis, also known as the Global Financial Crisis, some members of Congress, especially the Tea Party, blamed Black people buying houses they could not afford as the cause of the housing crisis and mass foreclosures.  These foreclosures then led to the collapse in the housing market, failures of financial institutions and eventually the stock market crash in the fall of 2008.  The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has taught us that The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned us that we cannot fathom the depths of the wickedness of White people.  We may never believe that so-called White people would destroy the wealth of their own country and then blame it on Black people, but they did just that in 2008.

Now with that experience we became very skeptical when the Federal Reserve started a stock market bubble as I described in Commonomics II:

I am writing this book in the fall of 2014.  As I stated in Chapter 7 “QE-Infinity” started on September 13, 2012 and zero interest rates will persist “at least through 2015”. So the Fed started feeding a new “stock market bubble” with cheap money in 2012, the Stock Market prices are shooting through the roof; the Dow Jones average moving from 12,101 in June of 2012 to highest in history with levels of 17,123 on September 12, 2014, an increase of 41% over a two year period. But the pin is already being forecasted to be stuck in this bubble at the end of 2015; which makes January 26, 2016 a very interesting date indeed.

Now the death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 started a trend of police killing unarmed Black people and those killings getting national news coverage. After Trayvon another 15 were murdered in 2012, in 2013 another 7 and in 2014 another 14. After the August 9, 2014 brutal murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, Black Lives Matter financed by George Soros took the lead in the protests against these shootings. George Soros has financially supported dissidents including Poland’s Solidarity movement, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union and the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe. He has supported separatist movements in Kosovo, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus , Somaliland and the Polisario Front of Western Sahara. Therefore we became very suspicious that Soros might be funding a race war in America and use it as the cover for sinking the stock market. Even one of the mass murderers of Black people, Dylann Roof after he was arrested for murdering 9 Black people at a church in Charleston, SC, reportedly said that he wanted to start a “race war” according to a June 19, 2015 Newsweek article.

So the stage was set for a “race war” which could have been used as a cover for another trillion dollar heist. But what happened? There plot for this “race war” began to fall apart even as it was cranking up. After Michael Brown was murdered on August 9, 2014 and Black Lives Matters stepped into the fray culminating in a major confrontation with the police in Ferguson on Saturday night, August 16, where armored vehicles and tear gas was used. It is interesting that the Jewish controlled media failed to report on a statement made by Minister Farrakhan on that next day, August 17, at Mosque Maryam, which caused the US government to rethink its plans to replicate the military attack on our people in Ferguson in other major cities like Chicago, The Minister’s home.  The Minister has warned black people that the police are being trained in military tactics and given military weaponry. And according to

“At least two of the four law enforcement agencies that were deployed in Ferguson up until Thursday evening — the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Police Department — received training from Israeli security forces in recent years.”

In his address The Minister said that if they roll out the tanks in Black Chicago, he and Father Pfleger would walk hand in hand in front of those tanks daring the government to shoot them first.  Why did the media ignore this statement?  Did they think that The Minister was bluffing? Black America exploded at a total unknown (Michael Brown), (and who they believe was caught on film stealing) what do they think will happen if a single hair on the head of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is disturbed? Minister Farrakhan again reminded the listeners of the Great Mother Plane that exists, is protecting him and can destroy America in less than one day.

Laquan McDonald was the black 17-year-old who was shot 16 times by the police officer on Oct. 20, 2014. The video showing the shooting was only released by Chicago officials when they were ordered to do so by a judge in late November 2015. Why did they tape the murder but not release until one year later. We  feel that they would have released it earlier to build the momentum for the “race war”, but Minister Farrakhan’s threatening to go in front of those tanks made them hold off.

Then two more events happened in 2015 which made it difficult to pull off the heist in America. Minister Farrakhan called for “10,000 Fearless Black Men” in 2015 which shocked everybody into thinking that Farrakhan was going to ask Black men to violently revenge the death of innocent Black people. He galvanized Black people to come to Washington, DC for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March which is known as “10-10-15.” But instead of asking young Black people to take up arms, he gave them their marching orders of executing a national economic boycott of white businesses during the Christmas buying season, which in turn deflated the possibility of violence. Add to this “peace” soup the fact that Bernie Sanders was running a strong presidential campaign by pointing to Wall Street Bankers as being the cause for the Financial Crisis of 2008, so now the financial speculators could not swindle the public blind and get away.

So now instead of the Federal Reserve increasing the interest rates at the end of 2015, they kept interest rates low until 2018. Now the economy is slowing down and Trump is correctly upset with the Federal Reserve. Oh well.

So since they could not ditch the American economy under the cover of a “race was” in 2016, they attacked the second largest economy in the world, China, on January 21, 2016. However, the Chinese leadership, starting on January 26, 2016, did not allow their population to go into a “panic” once the robbers threatened to sink the Chinese economy and currency. Instead, the Chinese government shut down all the stock and currency markets, so that the Chinese people had to wait until the threat blew over. Now China’s economy is stronger than ever and she is predicted to be the world’s largest economy by 2029.  They owe me some money.(smile)





A Study of History Rewards our Research


A Study of History Rewards our Research

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad (8/14/13)


The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, wrote concerning history: “Of all our studies history is the most attractive and best qualified to reward our research, as it develops the springs and motives of human actions and displays the consequences of circumstances which operates most powerfully on the destinies of human beings. The wise man is the one who has made a careful study of the past events of ancient and modern history. The knowledge of the future is judged by the knowledge of the past.”


  1. Research begins with a “good” question. Much can be found using a Google search if you know how to phrase the question.
  2. Questions arise from trying to solve a problem. However if you are not trying to do anything then you have no problem, no questions and no need for research.
  3. Information with no context or question to be answered is useless, unless the information itself causes you to ask yourself a question.
  4. When one looks at the Actual Facts in the Supreme Wisdom, the question must be asked “why” do we need such facts? If you are preparing to drive a vehicle, you need certain actual facts about the vehicle and the environment or roads on which it is to be driven. Therefore, if you are being trained to run a portion of the universe that your Father built for you, then you must first have some actual facts about that universe. After acquiring some knowledge on this universe and planet, then you must understand what powers and options you possess in order to manipulate, change or improve your surroundings and yourself.
  5. The Problem Book in our Supreme Wisdom is not just asking us to do the math, but to improve the condition of our people described in the problem. The Minister Farrakhan’s Tuskegee address was a paradigm shift in our purpose for education. No longer are we waiting on God to bring in a new world, we must prepare ourselves and our children to start building that New World now. We must now become thinkers and doers, not just repeatologists. It takes a more in depth understanding of science to build a building than it does to talk about or admire a building already built. It is time for the revolutionaries to produce a vision for our children of what heaven or the Hereafter should look like and not just tell them that the white man is the devil and the Black man is God.
  6. The Research Team of the NOI starts out with the Teachings of The Messenger or the words of The Minister as the bones, then we go out looking for the meat to bear witness to the bones. We cut that meat up into bight sized morsels for the rest of us to digest and grow stronger in our faith of what we have been taught and to defend the Teachings with the scholarship of this world. We know that the Believers are confronted by disbelievers, so we want to arm them with arguments that will defeat the opposition’s intellectual positions. For instance when The Minister says, “We are the Real Children of Israel”, we go to our lessons such as “Why did Musa have a hard time to civilize the devil?”. We then go and seek information that shows that Musa or Moses never brought millions of people out of bondage in Egypt, therefore the claim of the Jewish people to have fulfilled the prophesy of Abraham is nullified and we must seek a new people to fulfill that prophesy. This now makes history very relevant to today with big political implications such as should America be supporting Israel or the Black man and woman of America?

Glenn Beck Attacks Launch of Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint


Glenn Beck Attacks Launch of Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint

by the Nation of Islam Research Group                (12/11/13)

The enemies of the rise of Black people are ruthless in attacking anyone who attempts to advance the independent economic development of Black people.  In October of 2013 the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan launched a nationwide economic-development plan based on the Economic Blueprint of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

Since there is nothing in the Economic Blueprint that the enemies of Black people could attack without exposing their blatant racism and hatred for Black people, hatchet man Glenn Beck went after the character of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan in an article written by Becket Adams and posted on website on December 9, 2013, titled “Wait until you hear how many farm subsidies are going to groups in…the city of Chicago—Including one associated with Louis Farrakhan.”  A portion of this article reads:

“A total of 930 entities in the Chicago area received farm subsidies between 2008 and 2011. And as for the Louis Farrakhan group: Three Year Economic Savings, Inc., which is listed at his home address, received approximately $103,529 between 2008 and 2011, making it the 12th highest farm subsidy recipient in the Chicago area.”

First of all, Adams & Becket do not define what “Chicago area” means. Is it a zip code area, city planning district area, police precinct area or just a narrowly defined “area” that suits their purpose?

The innuendo here is that Minister Farrakhan is personally getting $103,529 from the government.  If you do not understand farming, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm programs, or the history of the relationship between the USDA and Black farmers, you can be taken aback at such “large subsidies going to a black farmer.” Oh, did I tell you that Minister Farrakhan has been a farmer since 1995? Now, since Minister Farrakhan has stated that we are going after land and farming, let us bring you up to date on the history of this struggle to get and retain land.

By 1910, Blacks owned 16 million acres of land, in spite of the mass violence called “lynching”—premeditated murder that was not even illegal according to federal law. Up until the 1930s, there was no federal law against lynching a Black person.

However, the Whites who owned land needed labor, which they no longer had or could depend on (as a result of Blacks leaving the South en masse). The U.S. government through research developed at the USDA and at colleges funded by USDA research grants invented labor-saving equipment and chemicals to replace labor. To pay for this equipment and increased production costs the government made low-interest loans available to White farmers and not Black farmers. Over time the Whites developed a competitive advantage that drove many more Black farmers off their land and their children into the cities.

This depopulation of the countryside and reduction of Black wealth was not happening fast enough. So in 1962 the business mogul-dominated Committee for Economic Development (CED), a government-sponsored think tank, outlined what they called “An Adaptive Approach,” in which they stated: “Net migration out of agriculture has been going on for 40 years, and at a rapid rate. Nevertheless, the movement of people from agriculture has not been fast enough…” The CED’s “adaptive approach” recommended that (1) Vocational agriculture courses in rural areas be scrapped, (2) Agricultural prices be substantially lowered and (3) Temporary income programs be instituted to protect the most “suited for survival.”

Of course, the farmers “suited for survival” were mostly white. But now even the White farmers were finding it hard to stay on the land as the costs for their inputs kept going up, while the prices for their outputs remained constant or even sometimes dropped.

Over the 28-year period from 1969 to 1997, the cost of fertilizer per acre had jumped from about $10 per acre to over $30 per acre. Petroleum costs had gone up from about $8 per acre to over $20 per acre. Chemical costs had skyrocketed from about $4 per acre to over $24 per acre. And land rent had gone up from $12 per acre to almost $50 per acre. While the farm inputs had blown up, the price that the farmer receives for grain crops had stayed basically constant, hovering between $3 and $4 per bushel. So the plan that the Committee for Economic Development put forward has been put into full effect. Farmers have faced a tremendous cost squeeze, even as they have been more productive on a per acre basis.

The government stepped in to give farm subsidies to selected farmers, ranging from as low as $5 per acre to almost $140 per acre. Yield information was distorted at the USDA local offices to ensure that Black farmers did not get government subsidies or insurance payments. On average, from 1982 to 1992, White farmers received $1,023 per acre in farm subsidies, while Black farmers received only $274 per acre. Since farmland prices in the 1980s ran about $1,000 per acre, the USDA essentially helped White farmers to buy another acre for each acre they already had. And of course the land that they bought was the acreage of distressed Black farmers. So now Black farmers own less than 4 million acres of land, a mere one-fourth of what they were able to amass by 1910, 45 years after slavery.

The mechanism used to discriminate against Black farmers was, and is, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency County Committee. This “Committee” of three White farmers in Terrell County, Ga., determines how federal USDA funds are disbursed in Terrell County. This process takes place in every county of the United States.  Now, Glenn Beck’s article talks about the Three Year Economic Savings, Inc., which owns and operates Muhammad Farm, the 1556-acre farm in Terrell County, Ga.  Even though Mr. Beck would prefer to have our attention on Chicago, the real comparisons should be made in Terrell County, where this farm resides. This almost sixteen hundred-acre farm is large by Black farm standards, but very small compared with the White farms in Terrell County and Southwest Georgia.

To make our comparisons we went to the “EWG Farm Subsidy Database.”  The Environmental Working Group’s website provides a list of the top recipients of USDA farm subsidies in the U.S. Farming subsidies received by farms in Terrell County, Ga., totaled $89,499,000 from 1995–2012. The Three Year Economic Savings, Inc. (Muhammad Farms) received $108,398 during this time period. However, when we compare this with other farms in Terrell County, we find that the Nation’s farm is 146th on the list of those who received funds during this same time period. In fact, the top recipient in Terrell County is none other than the Chairman of Terrell County Board of Commissioners, Wilbur Gamble, who received through his two entities, “Wilbur Gamble” and “Gamble Farms, Inc.,” a total of $4,283,199.  Wilbur Gamble has used the USDA programs to gain wealth and power in Terrell County and has used that power over a 40-year period to block any type of economic development entering this county that might provide alternative employment to Blacks who work on his and other “good-old-boy” plantations in the county.  In fact, there were 20 farms in Terrell County that received over $1,000,000 and 57 farms that received over $500,000—all white. So in other words, what Minister Farrakhan has taught us is true: this system believes that the Black man should receive NOTHING, not even if he is entitled to it. Even though our farm in Georgia does not receive anything like our White neighbors, we are providing decent employment for county residents and shipping produce to 8 states each year and whole wheat flour to 40 cities.

Black people pay billions of dollars in taxes and the USDA gives out billions of dollars in farm subsidies to White farmers, but somehow Black farmers are still supposed to receive NOTHING.  And if a Black farmer receives anything, we as Black people are supposed to feel ashamed and therefore not back the Nation’s Economic Blueprint. Mr. Beck and his ilk believe that it is wrong for Black farmers to receive the government subsidies that the White farmers receive in the millions of dollars, yet they want to prevent Black people from pooling their resources under the guidance of Minister Farrakhan and do something for themselves. Mr. Beck, you are proving that what we have written about you—in articles like “Glenn Beck: The Fusion of Lies and Racism”—is all true. We see that your mindset can truly be seen as the mind of a devil.

Shame on you, Mr. Beck: Go after the real thieves and leave God’s man alone as he works to redeem a race of people that your people still hold in virtual servitude.  Let My People GO!! And, my people, support our Nation’s Economic Blueprint to eliminate poverty and want by signing up on

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The NAACP and “Non-Economic Liberalism”

The NAACP and “Non-Economic Liberalism”

By Dr. Ridgely A. Mu’min Muhammad   October 5, 2011 (Final Version)

“Non-economic liberalism” was the philosophy guiding the activities of the early NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which sought the social acceptance of Blacks instead of building our own business economy. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned Black people that Whites would never teach us “the science of business,” so “non-economic liberalism” was a philosophy developed by the longtime white Jewish president of the NAACP, Joel Spingarn, for Black people’s social and political advancement without economic empowerment.

This philosophy was in direct contrast to the economic and political empowerment goals of the Niagara Movement, which was supplanted by the NAACP. When historians write about the NAACP, they make you think that it was the direct outgrowth of the Niagara Movement, which was secretly started by 29 Black men, who stated in their 1905 Declaration of Principles that they “especially complain against the denial of equal opportunities to us in economic life; in the rural districts of the South this amounts to peonage and virtual slavery; all over the South it tends to crush labor and small business enterprises…” These Black men demonstrated that Black people in the South strove toward The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s brand of economic independence. In fact, by 1910 Black people had acquired over 16 million acres of land, mostly in the South, but Black landownership steadily declined after the advent of the NAACP, as this organization made the northern cities safer for Black people, thus facilitating the Great Migration(s) out of the South.

When W. E.B. Du Bois brought a white woman, Mary White Ovington, into the Niagara Movement, founding members like William Monroe Trotter broke away and set up the all-Black National Equal Rights League (NERL). Now this William Trotter was a brother who had received a bachelor’s degree in international banking from Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1895, and went on to earn his Masters from Harvard in 1896. However, he could never get a career started in the banking industry.

Now, this same white woman, Mary White Ovington, a New York City news reporter, tracked Du Bois down in 1906, and later introduced him to 300 other white “liberals” in New York City, who then founded the NAACP in 1910. Du Bois was the only member of the original 29 founders of the Niagara Movement to join the white-dominated NAACP. These early white leaders of the NAACP included wealthy Jewish merchants, rabbis, economists, scholars and journalists and others such as Jacob Schiff, Julius Rosenwald, Joel Spingarn, Rabbi Stephen Wise, all of whom hypocritically pushed “non-economic liberalism.”

For instance, one of these Jewish board members of the NAACP, Jacob Schiff, was a senior partner in the Wall Street banking house of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. Schiff also became the director of many other important corporations, including the National City Bank of New York, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Wells Fargo & Company, and the Union Pacific Railroad.

He could have hired and mentored William Monroe Trotter, who had two degrees in international banking from Harvard, but instead, Schiff watched over the shoulder of Du Bois as he edited the Crisis Magazine. Schiff decided not to help the man who could have led Black people to economic independence and power, but decided instead to shepherd another Black man toward being the most eloquent complainer about Black people’s condition.

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of our great Black writers who travelled through the South and wrote The Souls of Black Folk in 1903.  The book was very radical for the time and even pointed out the great influx of European Jews into the South, where they exploited the Blacks through the system of “sharecropping” cotton, while selling back to them cheap manufactured goods from their cousins up North.  According to The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2 (TSRv2), Du Bois made his way to Dougherty County, Georgia, a farming region and home to ten thousand Blacks, who outnumbered whites by five to one.  However, according to the U.S. government’s report of the Industrial Commission on Immigration (1901), “Nine-tenths of the storekeepers in Dougherty County are Jewish merchants—some Russian and German Jews, but most of them Polish Jews.”

His observations and facts led W.E.B. Du Bois to state, “The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty [County],” for Blacks all over the South fell victim to a system of debt peonage called “sharecropping,” which Southern so-called Jews set up and used to their advantage to make the Blacks the poorest of the poor, while at the same time making a class of Jewish cotton merchants the richest of the rich. These Jews used “sharecropped” cotton to advance from peddler to store owner to banker to international financiers. These Jews kept this economic blue print to obtain wealth to and for themselves, while they led Black people to a strategy of “non-economic liberalism.”

According to TSRv2, after the publication of Souls of Black Folk in 1903, NAACP board members Jacob Schiff and Rabbi Stephen Wise hired Du Bois to be the editor of the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine and later pressured him to alter several passages of his book that referred to this nefarious Jewish economic activity.  It took fifty years of pressure at close quarters from these so-called Jews to finally tame Du Bois and made him change “Jew” to “foreigner” and “immigrant” in the 1952 edition of his book, thus concealing the Jewish presence in the post-slavery Southern economy, a fact that they never wanted exposed.  Du Bois was a writer who had a firsthand view of what the Jews were doing in the South, but now his pen had been compromised, as the original voices of the Niagara Movement had been marginalized. How, and through what means, they “pressured” him is a study in how a people with a plan and hidden agenda can manipulate unsuspecting and trusting souls away from their best self-interests.

Why would financier Jacob Schiff and Rabbi Stephen Wise spend so much time and effort to sway the mind of one Black man, Du Bois, while ignoring and marginalizing another Black man, Trotter? Jacob Schiff was one of the most important men behind getting Pres. Woodrow Wilson elected in 1912, and then he lobbied him to sign the legislation in 1913 that set up the Federal Reserve System. Another prominent Jew and NAACP board member Rabbi Steven Wise, who founded the Federation of American Zionists in 1897, became one of Wilson’s most trusted advisors. This is the same Wilson who initiated the wholesale firing of Blacks from government positions, and established segregation for those who remained, continuing the employment of Blacks only where whites did not find them “objectionable.”


While Jewish board members of the NAACP were changing the economic destiny and banking system of Gentile America, TSRv2 exposed that they were also promoting and cheering the advancement of white supremacists who dedicated their lives to ensuring that Blacks would never rise in any capacity above servant and menial labor. They supported newspapers in the South such as the Raleigh News and Observer, which became a “malicious and vindictive negro-baiting organ” of white supremacy. While these Jewish NAACP board members courted white supremacists, they at the same time controlled the direction of Black people’s struggle against these same white supremacists, carefully steering Blacks away from economic development, which is a human right, toward some type of “social liberation.”

Powerful Jewish forces used the NAACP to effectively change the social climate in the northern cities, which were opened up to the Blacks from the South who in the “great migration” to the North left their farms behind, to be the servants for the northern elite and their immigrant white factory workers from Europe. Southern white Jews had made their fortune off “sharecropped” cotton and a captured Black market in the South, and having moved to the northern cities to set up their clothing factories, they brought their Black “virtual slaves” with them.

Therefore, “non-economic liberalism” was a product of white hypocrites and deceivers masquerading as friends to the Black man, who saw us coming down the intelligent road of economic development, but championed the enemies of our economic rise and herded us off into the wilderness and dead end of social liberation with their lower class of Whites.


(Dr. Ridgely A. Mu’min Muhammad, Agricultural Economist, National Student Minister of Agriculture, Manager of Muhammad Farms. He can be reached at