When asked by Final Call staff writer, Starla Muhammad, how could single, Black women ensure that they were raising their sons and not “babying” them, Minister Farrakhan said they could be more like ‘Madea.’
“I didn’t have a father in my house. My mother was strong enough to be anybody’s father. We’ve got strong Black women, but if they sit around watching stupid television, if they watch that which makes them feel that their power is in sex, rather than in the brilliance of their minds and their spiritual connection to God, that was Madea. That was grandma. That was the hands of grandma that helped the children who produced children who rocked that cradle well.
“So Black women need to stop thinking that you necessarily need a weak man in your house…You’re strong enough to make a man. My mother was and all she had was God and his Christ as a Christian woman and the discipline that she put on me and brother. and I didn’t turn out too bad for Black people. [That] may have been a helluva thing to the enemy of Black people. Thank you, mom.”
Watch the entire interview to hear Farrakhan share his opinion on the “superb” acting in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained and the history of slave revolts, how the blood of children is on the hands of Congress if they don’t work to curb the culture of violence in the United States and President Barack Obama’s second term.