By Ann Brown
I remember when I first started hearing about The Five Percenters. It was the late ‘70s in Queens. A girl in my class at a Catholic grammar school was trying to school the nun on her new Five Percenter name. I also recall boys getting on the local public bus greeting each other with “What’s the mathematics for today, God?” And neighborhood boys on the block started talking about how many Earths they had. Still, I didn’t know much about the Five Percent Nation, even as rappers started to rhyme about their beliefs.
So here are 10 things you should know about the Five Percenters.
Out Of The Nation Of Islam
The 5 Percenter Nation of Gods and Earths was founder by former Nation of Islam member Clarence 13X back in 1964. There have been different reports as to why Clarence 13X left the NOI, during which time he worshipped at the same Temple Number Seven where Malcolm X preached. Some say Clarence 13X left because he was caught gambling. Other say he did not agree with the NOI’s ban on gambling, drugs, and alcohol.
Breaking It Down
Under the laws of the Five Percenters, mankind is divided into categories. “10 Click here to read entire article