Prophet Noble Drew Ali speaking on economic power

“In connection with our religious aims and beliefs, we must promote economic security. The preaching of economic security among us is by no means as widespread and intensive as the circumstance demand. No other one thing is more needed among us at this time than greater economic power. Better positions for our men and women, more business employment for our boys and girls and bigger income will follow our economic security. We shall be secure in nothing until we have economic power. A beggar people cannot develop the highest in them, nor can they attain to a genuine enjoyment of the spiritualities of life. Our men, women and children should be taught to believe in the capacity of our group to succeed in business, in spite of trials and failures of some of them. Trials and failures in business are by no means connected to any particular group of people. Some business ventures of all people fail. We have many men and women among our people who are qualified, both by training and experience, who are shinning lights in the business world of all the people.” – Prophet Noble Drew Ali in a section of an article in the Moorish Literature known as “Moorish Leader’s Historical Message To America”