In essence, tension still exists between the whites and blacks in the United States of America (USA), Compassion Action Foundation Director Laila Muhammad, argued in Dar es Salaam.
She put this argument forward at the Kilimanjaro Dialogue Institute (KDI) while talking to an assortment of audience comprising members of parliament, historians, entrepreneurs, teachers and students on Afro-American life in the USA.
Granddaughter of Late Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam and Black Nationalism Movement, Laila went on to argue that this state of affairs is what creates room for the formation of mitigating groups.
She cited that Compassion Action Foundation as an organisation established to reduce tension between the whites and blacks in the US by bringing them together through engaging in different activities.
The activities range from arts and culture, volunteering, running outdoor programmes, formulating compassion groups, providing support to the most vulnerable children and producing journals like the one in her grandfather’s name –Muhammad Speaks.
Laila was accompanied by Zakkiyah Finney, youth coordinator of the foundation based in New Jersey.
She expressed optimism on her grandfather’s prophesy that there would come a day when the black people in the US would trace their roots in Africa – something that is already taking place.