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"The Greatest Story Never Told"
by Beloved Allah
Editor of THE WORD
Today there are thousands of young black men and women who are members of
The Nation of Gods and Earths. There are even thousands more who are not
members but whose lives have been affected in some positive way from learning
the knowledge of themselves at an early age. Why isn't the man who is
responsible for awakening so many black youth known to the masses of our
people? Why has this man never been honored? Perhaps it's because his full
greatness won't be realized until the world beholds the greatness of the
masses of black youth whose lives he touched. Let's take the time now to look
back at the life of Allah: the man history has yet to remember.
Allah was born Clarence Smith on Friday, February 22, 1928 in Danville,
Virginia. He was the fifth son of Louis and Mary Smith. His sister Bernice
and younger brother Harry A (A Allah) were born after him to complete the
family of seven; six boys and one girl. As a baby his mother nicknamed him
'Put' and this is what he was called throughout his early childhood years.
Allah's early childhood experience was characterized by the Jim Crow laws of
segregation in the south which meant that blacks were separated from whites in
housing, schools, theaters, etc.... Allah and his brothers and sisters never
minded not being with "whitey" as they referred to them as. They enjoyed life
amongst their own people and never were interested in going where they weren't
The Smith family lived at 834 Valley Street. It was a six block walk into the
heart of town where the movie theaters were located at. The blacks had a
choice of going to the "colored" theater or sitting in the balcony of the
whites theater. Allah and his siblings carried memories of looking down at
"whitey" from he balcony of the theater and remarking how silly and trivial
Summers were spent by the Smith children in St. Petersburg, Florida with
relatives. There, they would swim in a river behind a slaughter house where
cows were prepared for market. There was a landing in the middle of the river
at the base of a train trestle where they would swim to in order to catch
candy thrown by "whitey" from the windows of passing by trains.
Allah was a very strong swimmer. His brothers would joke that Johnny
Weissmuller (Tarzan) didn't have anything on him. One day they were out
swimming. Allah and one of his friends had reached the landing at the trestle
when they spotted A Allah going down in the water. Allah dove back into the
river, reached his brother quickly and pulled him to safety.
He had saved his brother's life.
His father, Louis, was a tall man, he wasn't very built, kind of lanky but he
was a helluva man, strong in sense of convictions. An event that must have
heavily influenced Allah's attitude towards life in general and whites in
particular occurred in at their house in Danville while he was still a young
boy. On this occasion, Allah witnessed his father fight a burly whiteman in
front of their house. His father ended up knocking this man over the banister
of the house an they had to beat the man's son and daughter who tried to come
to their father's aid. All this had taken place because the whiteman had
cursed in front of Allah's mother!
Perhaps more so than anything else, these were the kind of experiences that
developed and made Allah, the man. He had instilled in him a "down home"
sense of values, convictions, street wisdom, and awareness.
In the 1940's, Allah's mother, Mary moved to New York for employment. She
rented an apartment in Harlem. In 1946, Allah came north to join his mother
and older brothers. Once in New York, his nickname, 'Put' that his mother had
coined for him when he was a boy was mistaken for 'Puddin' and this is what he
became known as. Allah performed a number of odd jobs to keep money in his
pockets. Among them was a fruit stand that he opened up in a little hole-in-
the-wall in Harlem. It was also in Harlem in the 1940's that he developed a
love for gambling which remained with him throughout his life. He played a lot
of pool in Harlem these days and got a reputation as a pool shark. In 1946 he
met Willeen Jowers and grew to love her very much. He wanted to marry her
but because she was only seventeen years old at the time and didn't have her
mother's permission, she couldn't marry him. Allah Willeen had two sons
together. A-Allah and B-Allah, born in 1949 and 1951 respectively. However
in order to prove to Willeen's mother that he wasn't dependent on her to marry
he married another woman whom he loved very much by the name of Dora.
He and Dora also had two children, Clarence and Christine.
In 1950, Allah joined the Army and went to fight in the Korean War. This
experience required a new set of principles of him other than anything he had
thus far encountered. In war, he learned not to befriend anyone because of
the uncertainty of who was the next to be killed. However even being half a
world away and at war didn't deter him from the loves of his life. He would
send home money regularly to his families. Money which he had won....
In Korea, Allah just missed being killed on many occasions. One such incident
occurred while he was walking through a field flanked by men in his unit.
Gunfire broke out and the men on the sides of him were picked off and killed.
It was as though he had a calling that he had to fulfill back in the states.
He endured the time in Korea, completed his bid, and returned to the United
States with a high and prestigious award for his outstanding service record.
While he was away, his wife Dora, had become a muslim and entered the Nation of
Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. When he returned
he too accepted the teachings of Islam and he joined her at Temple No. 7 under
Minister Malcolm X. It was in the Temple that he met Justice, then named
Akbar, who would become his closest associate for many years to come.
His years at Temple No. 7 began inauspiciously enough, his initial duty was
elevator operator for the temple. However, he was to rise through the ranks
quickly. Soon he was promoted to the position of lieutenant with the
responsibility of training the Fruit of Islam (FOI) in karate which he had
learned while he was in Korea. The FOI is the military training of men in the
Nation of Islam.
He studied his lessons hard and soon became very proficient at them. The
lessons developed in him a fiery wisdom. And he had a speaking style that
was unique to him, a slow methodical cadence stressing syllables that normally
aren't. It was hypnotic. He was again promoted, this time to the position of
student minister. Elijah Muhammad had received word of this fiery young
student minister and traveled to New York to meet him, and bestow him
with the name Abdullah.
It was at this point that turmoil began to develop with him in the temple.
Allah had been a man who always thought for himself, he was no follower. At
this point in time, the teachings of the Nation of Islam was that W.D. Fard,
the man who came to North America and taught Elijah Muhammad, was the Supreme
Being, Allah. At the same time, however, the lessons that the muslims studied,
which were written by Elijah Muhammad and W.D. Fard, clearly stated throughout
that "the original man is Allah, The Supreme Being, the Blackman." The lessons
also state that "there is no mystery god" and that we should "lose no time
searching for that which does not exist."
One day in 1963, Allah was addressing the student ministers class. He was
speaking about one of the lessons which dealt with what makes rain, hail, snow
and earthquakes? He was manifesting his self style, literal interpretation
that "all the above is cause by... man." The head of the FOI, Captain Joseph,
walked into the room and heard what Allah was teaching. He stopped the
meeting, dismissed the men, and spoke with Allah. He told Allah that he
couldn't teach what he was teaching there.
It is also at this point where there is disagreement as to exactly what
happened. Muslims who were in the temple with Allah say that he had marital
problems or that it was his love of gambling that caused his leaving the
temple. Those outside the temple point out that this couldn't be the case
because these were acts that call for a hearing and at most a suspension for a
period of time from the temple, not lifetime expulsion. They assert that it
was something much more deeply rooted than either of these reasons.
At any rate and for whatever reasons, the differences that had developed
between Allah and the muslims were irreconcilable. It was a time of turmoil
in general for the Nation of Islam. Minister Malcolm X himself was given a
never ending suspension from the temple.
And so Allah left the temple, he took with him Justice and other brothers who
understood the reality of his teachings. He brought with him his lessons that
had so much to do with him developing into a fiery orator. He left the
temple and was back on the streets of Harlem. This time to teach Islam to the
masses of black youth who had not been reached by muslims.
Birth of a Nation
1963, Allah left temple number 7. He had come into a realization that would
have far reaching implications. A realization that would shake New York City
and be felt around the world forever.
He knew from his lessons while in the temple that the Original Man (blackman)
was the Supreme Being, God. Supreme means the most high, being means to exist.
God, therefore is the name given to the highest form of existence: the
Blackman. This supreme form of life is the vehicle through which Allah's will
is made manifest. There is no substance in the Universe or world that the
Original Blackman's body does not consist of. Even the forces we see around
us, above us and below us have their beginning with us.
He also knew from his lessons that 85% of the people were mentally blind, deaf
and dumb, while 10% of the people were devils who kept the 85% ignorant and
that 5% were the righteous people who would lead the people from certain
What he now realized was that this was applied to him individually. That he,
as an individual, was God and therefore could not sit by idle and depend on a
"mystery God" to do what he himself was blessed with the innate abilities to
do. He changed his name from Clarence 13X to Allah and went to the streets of
Harlem to do God's job. God's job as he saw it would be to reach his blind,
deaf and dumb people and from them raise the 5% Nation.
Teach the Babies
Allah began teaching Islam to the people in the community. The message he
carried to them was that they had to clean themselves up in order to regain
their long lost stature of prominence in this world. That they should abstain
from smoking cigarettes, drink alcohol, and eating pork. However, it was not
long before he recognized their reluctance to change their way of life and
Allah decided to focus his attention on the youth. He developed the science of
Supreme Mathematics as the basis of his teachings and the key to unlock the
minds of black
youth. Supreme Mathematics are the ten principles which correspond to the
nine basic units and the zero in our number system. Using the Supreme
Mathematics and the Supreme Alphabets, which are principles that correspond to
the twenty six letters that Allah and Justice created together, he taught the
young how to break down and form profound relationships between significant
experiences within life.
Allah took his message to poor, delinquent and hard core street youth. Many of
them were drug addicts, drop outs, and incorrigible black youth that society
had long since failed and given up on. Using the Supreme Mathematics and
Alphabets, Allah taught them the meaning of their names, age (degree), why
life was so hard and cold for the blackman and other significant facts of life.
The First Born.
His first student he named Karriem, later to become Black Messiah. Allah
chose him to be the first black youth with this knowledge because of his
ability to attract the youth in the community and because he was a black seed
(meaning a dark complexion). Fundamentally to Allah's teachings was that the
black seed was the first seed and most dominant. Since the number 'one'
represents the principle of knowledge in the Supreme Mathematics, the black
seed being the first seed, was referred to as the "knowledge seed". Therefore
Allah understood that Messiah's nature was to be a source of knowledge.
Messiah brought other black youth to be taught by Allah. Allah began by
teaching nine black youth. The number nine represents the principle of 'born'
in the Supreme Mathematics. Nine is the highest number in the numerical
system, thus it means to be complete, just as it take nine months for a baby
to be birthed into this world. Thus, these nine black youth came to be known
as the "First Born". They were Karriem, Bisme Allah, Uhuru, Al-Java, Dihoo,
Ar-Rahiem, Sha Sha, Ubeka and Salaam.
They called Allah, "The Father" because many of them were the products of
broken homes and this was the only father they knew. Thus the Father taught
his First Nine Born.
The Father taught them that they were of the Most High even though they would
be considered by some to be the most low in the wilderness of North America.
That they should not be anti-white nor pro-black, but they should be
anti-devilishment and pro-righteousness. And that they should fear nothing in
this world, that even the devil did not fear death. His only fear was of
Allah, because he knew not when or how he would come. That if they were one
with Allah, there should be no reason to fear anything in this world.
He told them that they did not need guns unless they had the legal paper for
them because their tongue was their sword and that they could take more heads
with the word than
any army with machine guns could ever do. And that he who must live by the
gun shall surely die by the gun! He didn't teach them to fight fire with a
tulip, but he taught them not to try to put out a fire with gasoline.
The First Born were each required to teach 10 children or people younger than
themselves and they shall be their fruit. Like farmers, they would be held
responsible for the development of their crops and that they should do all
within their power to keep the snakes out of their gardens. They should watch
and see what kind of things tried to infect or poison their fruits and then
weed them out. This would ensure them of a righteous harvest. He taught them
that some of them or their fruit may have to die to show the rest that
everything is real, and that they should hold fast and pray to Allah that is
within, and that each of them would be rewarded according to his individual
works. He said that future of all the human families of the planet and
mankind in general depends on the success of Allah's Nation of the Five Percent.
Allah's First Born became very powerful and dynamic young men and brought
hundreds of black youth into the knowledge of self. They became known as
Allah's Five Percent or the Five Percenters.
It was in December of 1964 that the first assassination attempt was made on the
life of Allah by a Negro named Carlos, who shot him with a high-powered rifle
in a basement on 127th Street. The wound was serious enough for Allah to have
to be hospitalized but it was not fatal.
On May 31, 1965 Allah was speaking at a rally in front of the Hotel Theresa,
located at 2098 7th Avenue, when two police officers attempted to break up the
rally. As a result a disturbance was brought about. Allah along with several
other men were arrested for unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct.
At the arraignment in criminal court before Judge Francis X O'Brien, he told
the judge that he was wrong for accusing the righteous people and that the
city would blow up. When offered a lawyer, he told the judge that he was Allah
and that he would represent himself. The judge then ordered that he be taken
and held in custody on a $9,500 bond.
That September the judge in Supreme Court part thirty ordered him to be placed
in the custody of the Psychiatric Unit at Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric
treatment. This was the result of him proclaiming himself to be God (Allah).
While at Bellevue he continued to teach the youth and authorities transferred
Mattawan as a means of separating him from his growing nation.
Notwithstanding, the nation continued to grow. Allah's Five Percent traveled
to see him in Mattawan Hospital in Beacon, N.Y. and the nation spread to
Beacon and neighboring Newburg as Five Percenters from New York City
frequented these communities.
Upon returning to New York City in 1967 the Five Percent held their first
Universal Parliament in Mount Morris Park to welcome Allah home. Thousands
of Five Percenters turned out to welcome Allah's return. Allah spoke to them
and there was a thunderous response that reciprocated his greeting of Peace!
Allah thanked them for being strong and continuing to grow in his physical
absence. He knew they had been building because of all the young he saw.
"You are all pace setters of the world, you are Guardian Angels. Keep teaching
and you will take over the world."
At one point in the parliament there was a disturbance caused by some Muslim
followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad who were members of Temple No. 7 when
Allah was there. They had come to question him as to why he was teaching the
youth of the nation that he was Allah. Allah responded that "the muslims of
the Nation of Islam have never seen W.D. Fard and they worship him as Allah.
But they say that they don't worship a mystery god. So you are worshipping
in blind faith. Elijah said we had to stand up on our own two feet. You can
bring Elijah, and any of his ministers to Rockland Palace and he will tell you
that I am Allah. You or any muslims can't judge me or my sons and your lessons
say that anything made weak and wicked from the Original Man is devil, and you
are running around worshipping a Half Original Man and not the blackman." The
muslims departed as the Five Percenters celebrated a moral victory with
thunderous cries of "All praises are due to Allah!"
The Mayor's Man in Harlem
It was also in 1967 that John V. Lindsay term in office saw the eruption of
Crown Heights, Brooklyn in racial turmoil between the Black and Jews. In his
efforts to influence and settle the situation in Crown Heights, Mayor Lindsay
realized that the city administration was not in touch with the true leaders
of the people in the communities.
This prompted Mayor Lindsay to create a Task Force that could develop ties with
the community leaders. High on the Mayor's list of priorities was Allah.
A meeting took place on May 11th between Allah and Barry Gotherer, one of
Lindsay's aides. At this meeting Allah requested the city to provide buses to
the Five Percenters for a picnic and a building for a school for him to teach
On the last Sunday of May, Barry Gotherer attended the Five Percenters
He told them that the Mayor was interested in working with them, that the city
would provide buses for them to go to the beach in Long Island, and that they
had plans to secure a building for them at Seventh and 126th Street.
The following Sunday, the Five Percenters filled six buses and went to a Long
Island State Park. Allah later told Barry that he wasn't as much interested in
the buses as he was in his word. That on the street was all that mattered.
That your word is your bond.
Early that summer Allah's street academy opened at 2122 7th Avenue where it
remains to this very day. One of the Five Percenters named Universal
Shaamguadd presented Allah with an emblem that he designed and it was ordained
as the Universal Flag of the Five Percenters. The emblem was painted on the
window of the street academy and put on pins that they wore on their lapels.
City on the Eve of Destruction
On April 5, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
This sent shock waves throughout black communities across the country. The
immediate reaction of the masses of black people was to riot and loot the
stores within their communities. In Harlem that night large crowds of people
gathered on the streets. The Five Percenters were also out in force.
Recognizing the tendency of the 85% to react violently without any
consideration of who, where, what or how to execute their desire for justice,
the Five Percent moved throughout the crowds of Harlem reinforcing peace.
This helped avert a riot which would have left Harlem in a shamble and the
black community holding the bag.
Allah received public and media praises for his participation in maintaining
peace and order. He also received a commendation from Mayor Lindsay for the
outstanding job he was doing in providing motivation for educational and
vocational growth in and with youth.
On the morning of June 12, 1969, Allah awoke at the home of his mother. He
told her that it was the best rest that he had ever had. She asked the Father
if he could get out of where he had to go. The Father replied "when they are
ready they will kill you." He hugged and kissed his mother good-bye and
departed. His mother had the feeling when he had left that day, that he would
never come back.
In the two previous years from June of 1969, Allah had risen to become a very
powerful figure within New York City. He had achieved a kind of international
celebrity status; Canadian television did a story on him; a sociologist from
Sweden interviewed him; and he had plans to meet with Chinese representatives
on June 20, 1969.
The young Five Percenters were fast presenting a growing problem among the
black youth. They defied authority and taught other black youth that they
didn't need a whiteman's education nor job. The Police Department and the
Board of Education had difficulties in finding people who were both street-wise
and sufficiently schooled in black nationalist philosophy to establish
relationships with these youth to redirect their activities and thinking. They
were aware of the controversial racial questions involved. The controversial
means of dealing with rebellious black youth with pacification programs of
recreation, job recruitment, remedial education, and traditional social work
wasn't enough. Within the white power structure Allah was being viewed as a
In 1967, Allah began to teach the brothers that they were Gods also, as he had
realized in himself. He had them change their names from muslim names to come
in the name of Allah as their family name and take a name from their
mathematics or alphabets to go with it. Thus, for example, a Five Percenter
with a name like I Islam was renamed Um Allah, Hakiem was renamed Born Allah,
Dihoo was renamed Knowledge Allah, and so on. Allah was very particular
at distinguishing his nation from the muslims.
He taught the sisters that the earth is the blackwoman's twin in nature. Thus
Five Percenter women are called Earths. The Blackwoman is symbolic to the
earth in many ways; the earth is the only planet in our solar system that is
capable of reproducing life; the moon, the earth's counterpart, reflects the
light of the sun in much the same way that the woman reflects the teachings
of her man. Five Percenter women wear long dresses so that they are clothed
with three fourths of their body covered symbolic of the earth being
three fourths covered with water. Earths were encouraged to study nutrition
so that they could provide a healthy environment for their family.
He taught all of his Nation, Gods and Earths that the way for the black nation
to regain its position of greatness in the world again was to take care of
and teach the babies.
In 1968, Allah started giving indications to his Five Percenters that he would
be departing. He would tell them things like, "After this year there won't be
any Five Percenters anymore. You will be the Nation of Gods and Earths, not
the Nation of Islam... If I die I don't want you standing over me crying
because if I could I'd reach up and slap you." Or he would say to a friend
while gesturing to one of his Five Percenters, "If I die tomorrow and he keeps
teaching, how can I be dead?"
In 1969, Allah began to prepare his Five Percenters for life on their own
without him. He spoke with all of them in the Street Academy and one by one
told them what their qualities were and left each of them responsible for a
function for the Nation. He told them that he had to leave them because "the
only way to attract the killer is to give blood" and that if they ever needed
him all they had to do was come together.
On the night of June 12, 1969, Allah was at his Street Academy speaking with
his Five Percenters. He spoke with them well into the night about male-female
who were present still remember to this day the euphoric feeling that he left
them with. A feeling so good that they didn't notice that the yellow cab
drive whose taxi that Allah got into wasn't the cab of A-Allah that he usually
left with. Shortly after Allah had left, word came back that he had been
brutally gunned down in the Elevator of Martin Luther King Towers on 112
Street in East Harlem. He was hit with seven or eight powerful blasts fired
by his assailants.
The Five Percenters rushed down to where their "father" was stricken. Many
of them stood around crying. At least one of them had remembered what Allah
had told them and didn't shed a tear.
On Saturday, June 14th, Mayor Lindsay and his aide Barry Gotherer met with the
Gods at their Street Academy. He told them of the sorrow that he felt also at
the death of Allah. One by one the Gods spoke about the reasons that they
loved Allah and pledged to continue his work. One God said that "the only way
we can show we loved Allah is to build - to become our own carpenters, doctors
lawyers, painters and electricians."
The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at Unity Funeral Chapel on 8th Avenue
and 126 Street. It was a massive event as Harlem bid farewell to the man they
affectionately called "Puddin". Four hundred people packed the chapel. Gods
and Earths repeated the sentence "Allah cannot die! Allah is God, and God
lives forever!" - as they passed the walnut casket bearing the earthly remains
of the man who had reached out to them and taught them. The funeral procession
through Harlem to Ferncliff Cemetery, in Hansdale, New York, where he was
cremated, included seven bus loads of black youth.
Who killed Allah? At that time Seventh Avenue was bustling with all types of
shady activities from varied sorts. There was gamblers, dope peddlers, con-men,
pimps, prostitutes, muslims, powerful black church ministers, political
activists, all coexisting amongst each other. The operators in Allah's
assassination could have been any number of the street people found along
Seventh Avenue. However, like Jesus, he could even have been betrayed from
amongst one of his own; those who are closest to you can hurt you the most.
Allah always said that the only one that can ever hurt me is a Five Percenter.
The Daily News had ran a story that quoted an unidentified police spokesman as
alleging that the Black Muslims were behind the death of Allah because they
wanted to do away with so-called "splinter groups." Louis Farrakhan, who was
minister of Temple No. 7 in Harlem, emphatically denied this account pointing
out that "the police and the white power structure are tired of the Muslims
and the Black militants, and would like to rid themselves of both by
instigating, provoking and inciting black people to fight and kill each other."
The one who killed Allah is the one who feared his power the most. The one who
would stand to gain the most by black youth not being awakened to the knowledge
of themselves. The one who enters our communities with the expressed purpose
of concern for
those in need and offering programs but with hidden motives of identifying,
monitoring, and sabotaging. And now I ask you, Who killed Allah?
Many people from outside the Nation thought that Allah's longtime friend,
Justice, would fill the rule that Allah had left. Those within the Nation felt
that Knowledge Allah had been groomed by Allah well enough to do the job.
However, Allah had told his Five Percenters before he left them that his death
would born the Nation of Gods and Earths. That they did not need a leader
because they were all leaders of themselves and their family, and when black
people have leaders the devil can easily execute them to derail the movement.
After the death of Allah the Gods were, as Allah had predicted, dead for a year.
They were devastated by his loss. For a year there was increased drinking and
drug use. However, at the end of 1970 there was two events that indicated to
the Gods that they were on their way to recovery. The first was a party that
the Gods from the Bronx and Queens who attended Harlem Prep School together,
gave in Hollis, Queens in December 1970. The second occurred that same New
Year's Eve when the Gods from all four boroughs brought in the new year
together at the Street Academy. As Allah had told them, if they ever needed
him all they had to do was come together.
In 1971, the Gods and Earths came alive as a Nation. They selected
representatives to attend International events at the United Nations; they
started teaching black youth in other states; they started math, science,
sewing, and first aid classes in may parts of the city; Gods began teaching at
Harlem Prep and representing the school at science seminars; they instituted
the Nation's annual "Show and Prove", which is an educational and scientific
display of their progress in continuing Allah's work [held each year in the
month of June, to commemorate the date that he was killed]; they instituted
an economic program called "Build the Builders."
There were several Gods who were responsible for teaching in the Bronx. Among
them was Born Allah, a very powerful and articulate God who was in the Nation
since the early days.
[Years before this, in 1968, while Allah was attending a Christmas party at City
Hall he had a discussion with Burt Roberts who was then, District Attorney in
the Bronx. Roberts told Allah, although supposedly joking at the time, that
"I have no problem with your being Allah. You can be Allah all you want in
Manhattan, in Queens, in Kings County but you come up to the Bronx county and
tell people you're Allah and I'll have your black ass in jail."] Born Allah
taught young Gods in the Bronx that they were responsible for defending
and maintaining their own neighborhoods. They did not view the police as being
protectors of their neighborhoods but rather as their oppressors. An incident
occurred in Sept. of 1973 in which a man was killed on the street by a large
group of people from the community for firing a gun savagely on the street.
Born Allah was singled out and railroaded for his crime because the white
authorities identified him as the "ring leader" of the Gods. He was given a
twenty-five year to life sentence and to this day sits in a jail cell, not for
the crime of which he is accused, but for the crime of teaching black youth to
be sovereign over themselves and community. This is analogous to the case of
Nelson Mandela in South Africa who also taught his people that they should not
denounce violence as long as the white authorities continued to perpetrate
violence against them. Both of them have sat in jail for the better part of
the last twenty-five years for their views.
Another event that further illustrates that the forces that killed Allah were
alive and active in the Bronx took place in 1976. A very sincere God by the
name of Kyleek had acquired use of the local manpower office for use of the
Gods and Earths in the community to hold classes in martial arts, sewing,
etc.... He had the keys to the building and was responsible for opening it up
everyday which he did faithfully. One day he didn't show up to open the
building and he hasn't been heard from since.
The Nation began to grow in epic numbers among black youth. Gods and Earths
were teaching and multiplying in all black neighborhoods within the City
and in many neighboring states. Now it was more than just youth who were
predominantly from the same socio-economic background; low income, broken
families, with histories of run-ins with the authorities; but also included
bright, middle class youth from working family backgrounds.
So, the Nation reached across all class divisions. And most importantly, unlike
other organizations that falter under when their leader is taken from them, the
Nation of Gods and Earths grew prolifically after Allah was taken from them;
This document was transcribed directly from articles appearing in "THE WORD"
Volume One, No. 1, July, 1987, No. 3 August/September, 1987, No. 4
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