All over the country, Black people have been uniting and mobilizing toward nation-building. The Nubian Leadership Circle, a collective of Black leaders and organizations, has been a part of that effort in creating a new reality for Black life.

The Nubian Leadership Circle will host its 6th quarterly virtual summit on Sept. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The theme of the National Black Leadership Summit VI is “Building a Black Nation Through Self Determination.” Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will be the featured keynote speaker.

“We make it very clear that we’re not just about summits. Summits are an organizational tool,” said the summit’s convener, Sadiki Kambon, to The Final Call.

The Nubian Leadership Circle has eight working groups called cadres. Those groups are: family essence; economic development; land and food; communication technology; spiritual renewal; arts and culture; health and education; and international advocacy.


Mr. Kambon explained that each cadre is required to hold “working shops” to discuss the work being done in between summits. During the plenary session of the upcoming summit, the co-facilitators of each group will give a report on the progress of their projects.

“Of course, I have to mention the fact that Minister Farrakhan has been a big supporter in terms of what we’re trying to do,” Mr. Kambon said. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam suggested he do the summits on a quarterly basis, to keep the momentum going.

Minister Farrakhan has spoken at several of the past leadership summits. He delivered closing remarks at the 4th summit held in early December 2021, where he continuously raised the question: “What kind of nation do we want?”

“If we will be loving and kind and gracious to each other, the work of Sadiki, that’s a great work that our brother is doing and we are helping him to do it. And in so doing we’re helping ourselves. Thank you, Brother Sadiki. Thank you all,” Minister Farrakhan said during his remarks.

Mr. Kambon expressed that the ultimate goal is to have satellite summits all over the country and to establish a base for Black people to evolve into growing their own food and creating businesses and hospitals. He also recognized the importance of youth involvement.

“It’s becoming more and more of a revelation that we better come together and do what we got to do ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us,” he said.

He is very optimistic about the energy and consistency surrounding the Nubian Leadership Circle. He encourages new participants to register with a cadre they are interested in and returning participants to register with the same cadre they have been a part of.For more information, contact 202-922-6527. To register for the summit, visit