The “National Black Leadership Summit” reconvenes in December as part of trimonthly summits that began almost one year ago. The Nubian Leadership Circle, a collective of Black leaders and organizations will host its virtual Summit IV on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time with the theme “Let Us End The Stagnation By Building Our Own Black Nation!”
The summit will close with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.
Summit IV will feature reports on progress accomplished since the previous summit. Work projects were established in the third gathering by eight working areas called cadres. These areas are Spiritual Renewal; Health and Education; Land and Food; Economic Development; Arts and Culture; Family Essence; Communication Technology, and International Advocacy.
“Our effort is clearly about getting the work done,” said Sidiki Kambon, the convenor of the summits.Advertisement
The goal is to establish Nubian Leadership Circle Summit satellites throughout America and abroad. The ultimate aim is to develop a national strategic plan to address the issues and conditions of Black life and ultimately build a Black nation.
The daylong gathering will open with remarks from Bwanda D. Albert, founder and executive director of the Boston-based Institute for Pan African Cultural Education, and Mr. Kambon.
Minister Farrakhan addressed the first two summits and supports the mission and efforts of the gatherings. He has encouraged Blacks since the inception of the Nubian Leadership Circle to become involved.
Starting our own Black nation begins with a vision, Min. Farrakhan told participants during an April summit. “It’s not just a vision and an idea that is the right idea. It’s the idea that God wants to give us if we are willing to do our part to make it happen,” he said.
“It starts with people like Sadiki Kambon, and all of you that are gathered together for this pursuit of the creation of our own Black Nation,” Min. Farrakhan said. “But you know there are two things that the enemy does not want us to achieve. The first and most important, yet the most difficult, is the unity of all of us to give us the necessary power to create that nation,” he added.
The second thing after unity is organization, Min. Farrakhan continued. “Once we are a people organized by our gifts, and skills, and talents, we can achieve anything,” he said.
Leaders, change agents and organizations are coming together at a critical time when Black people are under attack politically, economically, and physically, adding importance to such meetings, said summit organizers.
The summit is also committed to Black survival, countering the adverse conditions damaging Black families, systemic disparities in health care, economics, education and countering the weaponization of Black culture.
Interest and energy around the mission of the summits are growing, said Mr. Kambon. “We have folks from the UK and Haiti,” he added.
The summits provide a space where everyone can provide insight, ideas and information that can help improve the Black condition, said Kwabena Rasuli of the National Black Leadership Alliance. He is co-facilitator of the Arts and Culture Cadre.
The summit, which will be held online, is free and open to the public. For more information and to register for Black Leadership Summit IV, visit www.nubianleadershipcircle.com.