NEWARK (FinalCall.com)  – The Women in Support of the Million Man March headed by long-time activist and freedom fighter Frederica Bey held a successful three-day fundraiser on the grounds of their majestic African Cultural Center here in downtown Newark.

With the help of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, activists, politicians, friends and supporters throughout the East Coast, WISOMMM’s support base was bolstered as the sisters showed that a lawsuit will not stop their efforts to serve their community.

Minister Farrakhan speaks May 5 at the WISOMMM African Cultural Center in Newark, N.J. The group was founded in 1995 to support Minister Farrakhan and the aims and goals of the historic Million Man March. Photos: Mikal Veale

WISOMMM, a group founded in 1995 to support Minister Farrakhan and the aims and goals of the Million Man March is a nonprofit community-based organization in Newark, N.J. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against them in January of this year. Community members and the leadership of WISOMMM believe the charges are baseless, and view the DOJ’s actions as retaliatory harassment aimed at the organization because of their effective work and strong support of Minister Farrakhan over the years.


A private VIP reception featuring the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was held on Friday, May 4. Although he was scheduled to deliver the keynote address the next day, the Minister spoke for over an hour to the several hundred people at a $100 a plate fundraiser for the WISOMMM legal fund. An auction was also held featuring historical artifacts collected by international representative of the Nation of Islam, Abdul Akbar Muhammad. Adding to the three-day event was an information packed display of the popular Nation of Islam Historical Exhibit.

On Saturday May, 5, Minister Farrakhan delivered a message regarding love, unity and the importance of integrity for Black leaders and those with the responsibility of leading institutions within the community.

On Sunday, May 6, the Minister spoke at Muhammad Mosque No. 25 in Newark, New Jersey to deliver words of guidance and inspiration to those in attendance.

See extensive coverage of the WISOMMM three-day fundraising event as well as the Nation of Islam’s Historical Exhibit in next week’s edition of The Final Call.