Farrakhan should be thankful that the handful of black folk who showed up did. Independent Conservative has a fascinating --and undoctored-- before and after picture of 1995 and 2005.
Sensible black people know that Farrakhan by and large is nothing more than hot air, capitalizing and whipping up fear in the black community. After the 1995 "march" nothing substantial came of the grand promises and lofty idealisms Farrakhan spouted. Apparently, he thought black folk dumb enough to fall for that dog and pony show again. He is a worthy contemporary to the chief race hustlers Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and company.
Bishop Jakes and other black Christian Leaders are on Farrakhan's hit list, not because they didnt attend the march, but because they are secure enough in their own leadership abilities, therefore have no need of some self anointed "black leader". Although Farrakhan continually harps on about black unity, he cannot produce his own fruit for unity. In other words, division follows him everywhere. Secondly, unity at the expense of my faith is not unity at all. A Christian should never come under the control of a separatist Muslim fanatic who brazenly compares himself to Jesus Christ. That alone is more than enough reason for any authentic Christian to reject Farrakhan's "leadership".