|THE LIFE & TIMES OF "THE PEOPLE'S GENERAL" KHALLID ABDUL MUHAMMAD|
Earlier today General Nikki X on behalf of The Black Fist decided to do what is the only right thing to do and that's pay homage to one of the greatest black revolutionary "Generals" to ever walk the face of this earth, The late great Bro. Minister Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad. As you may have read in my earlier entry from today entitled: "Khallid Abdul Muhammad: A Salute To A General," I decided to start paying tribute to Dr. Khallid from the time of his death and speak upon his funeral. But how can one pay their proper respects to a man without delving into the mans' life? So that's what I'm going to do right now.
Join me as we take a walk down the very complex but fearless life of a Strong Beautiful Black Warrior King as he journeys his way from a regular everyday black man named Harold to an evolved serious-minded, bold, revolutionary brother, a General named Khallid.
Today is the day of our dear brother's birth, January 12, 1948. Happy Earthday General!!! The 12th anniversary of our beloved brother's untimely murder is February 17, 2001. Goodbye General...
And speaking of our brother's untimely death... Yes we, in The Black Fist believe something other than an "aneurysm" took our beloved from us. The truth will eventually come to the light....it always does. And it will in this case as well, One day.....
But until then get ready to sit back and read about the life & times of General Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad.....
THE EARLY YEARS
Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad, born Harold Moore, Jr. by his parents, blessed this earth on January 12th, 1948 in Houston, Texas. He was the 2nd? of 6 children to the late Harold Moore, Sr. and Lottie B. Moore. His aunt Momma Carrie Moore Vann in Houston, Texas reared him. Minister Khallid Muhammad, affectionately known as "butch" by the family attended Bruce Elementary School, E.O. Smith Junior High School and all Black Phyllis Wheately High School in Texas. At Phyllis Wheately, Brother Khallid was an esteemed member of Stagecrafters, a group of exceptional students where he developed debate and drama skills under the direction of Ms. Vernell Lillie. Minister Khallid as a young man would preach to cars from his porch as they passed by on the highway and was president of Houston Methodist Fellowship. Khallid was a star quarterback, team captain of his high school football team, an eagle scout, a class officer and star debater.
Upon graduating high school, our bold and shining black prince won a scholarship to Dillard University in Louisiana to pursue his degree in theological studies. At this time he ministered at Sloan Memorial Methodist Church. While at Dillard University young Khallid first heard Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He had a big afro and a huge medallion of Malcolm X around his neck. After hearing Minister Louis Farrakhan speak Khallid Abdul Muhammad joined the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Immediately Brother Harold X, as he was known at that time became renown as a top recruiter in the south for the Black Muslims. Dr. Khallid continued his studies and graduated from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. He then was the recipient of an academic fellowship, and matriculated to do "Intensive Studies" at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities. The skills of higher education as well as his fighting spirit made Minister Khallid a valuable weapon to the Nation of Islam in general.
When the messenger of Allah, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad departed from amongst us in 1975, Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad kept on fighting. At this time he was known as Dr. Malik Rushaddin. He traveled throughout Africa and trained in revolutionary movements with a focus on freeing apartheid ridden South Africa (Azania) from white oppression. When Minister Farrakhan decided to rebuild the Nation of Islam in 1978. Minister Khallid was right there with him when there was just a few. Minister Khallid Muhammad served as western regional minister of the Nation of Islam and leader of Mosque #27, which made lightening progress under his leadership. In 1983 Minister Louis Farrakhan named him Khallid, which has the historical interpretation of "great warrior" after the great follower of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Khallid ibn Walid. Like this great Islamic general Khallid Muhammad was called the "sword of Allah"..
Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was soon appointed as Supreme Captain over the military in the Nation of Islam. In 1985 Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was appointed National Spokesman and Representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan, following in the footsteps of Minister Louis Farrakhan and Malcolm X. At other points he also served the posts of Southern Regional Minister, Minister of Mosque #7 in Harlem, New York City, and National Assistant.
A true Pan Afrikanist, Minister Khallid Muhammad has traveled on research and fact-finding missions to Kemet (Egypt) Jerusalem, South Afrika and throughout the African sub continent. He made his sacred pilgrimage to the Holy City, Mecca, numerous times. He has earned the title El Hajj Khallid Abdul Muhammad. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was the creator and founder of The New African Cultural Holiday alternative to Thanksgiving called "GYE NYAME" (G-NY-MAY). Black youth and "gang" members loved Dr. Khallid. You have heard this dynamic soldier on rap albums from Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Sista Soulja, X-Clan, Public Enemy, Scarface, Shaquille O'Neal, Erica Badu, Lauren Hill, Dead Prez, Capone N' Noriega and the Black Lyrical Terrorist. Dynamic fiery, explosive, electrifying, spellbinding! He has fired up and inspired audiences at over 100 universities in the United States, Africa, Europe and the world. He spoke at many churches and served as a minister at the 1st Afrocentric Temple in Atlanta, Georgia before his transition to the ancestors.
After his historic lecture on November 29, 1993 at Kean College in Union, New Jersey which shook the racist, Zionist, imperialist, white supremacist foundation of the world, the President of the United States and Vice President Gore condemned Dr. Khallid Muhammad. The United States Senate voted 97-0 to censure him. Minister Khallid and Minister Louis Farrakhan are the only two in history to be censured by the U.S. Senate. And for the first time in history, The United States House of Representatives (The Full Congress) in a special session, passed House Resolution 343 condemning a so called private citizen. At historic Howard University in 1994 Khallid Muhammad keynoted the world wide-watched Black Holocaust conference with Dr. Leonard Jefferies, Dr. Tony Martin and then converted student organizer Malik Zulu Shabazz.
These events shook the world but Khallid Muhammad did not break under the pressure. In May, 1994 an assassination attempt was made on his life. Khallid Muhammad was blessed to recover and fight with even more vigor and intensity. He spoke at many churches and served as a minister at the 1st Afrocentric Temple in Atlanta, Georgia before his transition to the ancestors.
THE FINAL VICTORIES
In 1998, Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad led an armed militant group of Black Panther members into Jasper, Texas to chase out the Klu Klux Klan who were making mockery of the beheading and dragging death of James Byrd. On Sept. 5th, 1998, He was the convener of the Million Youth March Black Power Rally, held on Malcolm X BLVD in New York. With the help of the December 12th Movement, the Million Youth March won historic legal battles against the racist Guiliani administration over free speech "constitutional rights". The Million Youth March went forward and the streets of Harlem were flooded with throngs of Black youth and people who supported this massive Black Power revival.
In 1998 Dr. Khallid Muhammad was chosen to serve as The National Chairman of The New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, chapters have sprouted nationwide. He leaves intact his National Spokesperson- Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz; National Assistant- Hashim Nzinga; National Chief of Staff- Malikah Muhammad; National Minister of Defense- Brother David Foreman; National Minister of Information- Minister Quannell X; National Southern Regional Representative- Sister Zoirada Higgenbothom; National Field Marshall- Minister Malik Shabazz. The New Black Panther Party is alive and well with chapters thriving throughout the country. Dr. Khallid's vision of a Black Power Movement shall live on!!!
THE TRANSITION AND LEGACY
Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad leaves to cherish his memories; his wife Queen Nefertari Muhammad, 3 sisters; Gloria Glenn from Los Angeles, Cynthia Moore Kelly from Los Angeles, KaSheila Moore Jackson from Houston, Texas; 2 brothers, Frank Moore Clayborne from Los Angeles, Darington Moore Smith from Los Angeles; Father-in-law, Mr. Thomas Ambush of Cedric Maryland; his children David and his mother Mattie Morris Van, Khalfani and his mother Mahasin Rushiddin, and Farrakhan Khallid, Malik, Kiki, Amir, Ali and mother Khallidah Muhammad; 4 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and comrades.
THE BLACK POWER OBITUARY
Today we gather to celebrate the courageous life, and fighting spirit of a true soldier and warrior. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was a great general, a mentor, a teacher, and a strong Black man who epitomized the tenacity of our liberation struggle. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad represented to many of us as a father, brother, comrade, trainer and uncompromising leader who lived and gave his life for the liberation of African people all over the world. He stands in the great revolutionary line of divine with courageous African Ancestors like Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Denmark Vessey, Kwame Nkrumah, Queen Nzingha. Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Kwame Toure`, Louis Farrakhan and many others who organized to free our people from a wicked and cruel enemy. He will be remembered as fought day and night to move us closer to victory over our enemies. He will be remembered as a great field marshall, captain, trainer of men, and one who would not turn his heels and run from our enemy- even when under fire.
LONG LIVE OUR PAN-AFRICANIST GENERAL KHALLID ABDUL MUHAMMAD!!!
AS SPOKESPERSON FOR THE BLACK FIST, WE SAY, "BLACK FIST, BLACK POWER, BLACK NATION"!!!
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES.....
(This is a re-post from years past with updates)