Imam W. Deen Mohammed --- Maya Angelou


"I love these words of Maya Angelou. I saw them in the movie of Ma'Dear's Family Reunion. She says, "The sun has come. The myth has gone. We see in the distance our long way home." Beautiful, so rich when you connect , what she is saying with us, the African American community.


She says "the sun has come"; G-d opened her mind and gave her knowledge and insight. "The myth has gone"; the false pictures that once were realities in our minds are gone. She got the life out of the dead, the myth.


The myth gives you something dead, but it holds life. She was blessed to get into the myth and see the real truth, the real life, so that myth as a dead thing disappeared.


She was able to then see where our people should be taking ourselves, where we should be taking our community life. So she concluded with "a long way home."


"The sun has come. The myth has gone. We see in the distance our long way home." It can be a long way, or it can be a short way, too, if we stop following the worst of our leaders and start following the best of our leaders - it could be a short distance." --  Imam W. Deen Mohammed