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(generated from captions) nation's black activists, and their

star supporters. Among them,

star supporters. Among them, hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean. Before him,

musician Wyclef Jean. Before him, a sea of faces filling the national

mall, many of them here for the

second time in a

mall, many of them here for the second time in a decade. No, things

haven't gotten better. In my own

local community, it's gang warfare

and violence going on. Kids are

killin' kids, so it's crazy. So we

need toe be back here as a reminder.

This is a bid to recapture the

momentum of the Million Man March

momentum of the Million Man March 10 years ago, an event filled with momentum of the Million Man March 10 years ago, an event filled with a

promise that was never fully realised.

10 years ago, the march electrified

and galvanised the black movement.

It was the moment African American

men vowed to take It was the moment African American men vowed to take responsibility

men vowed to take responsibility for their lives and communities, and

denounced portrayals of them as

criminals and drug dealers. Led by

controversial Nation of Islam

controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, it seemed African

Americans could be united under one

powerful black leader. My people

have validated me! I don't need you to validate me!

Before, I wasn't thinking about the

day after as much as I was thinking

of the day of, to show the world

that black men are not the savage

bestial persons that are shown in

the movie Clours,

bestial persons that are shown in the movie Clours, Boys in the Hood,

a menace to society and that type

a menace to society and that type of films that show us in a totally

negative light. I wanted the world

to see black men as we could be.

From his Nation of Islam

headquarters in Chicago, Louis

Farrakhan now says he regrets he

didn't have a plan to harness the

momentum he created in the Million didn't have a plan to harness the momentum he created in the Million

Man March. The march is not a

movement. The day of the

mobilisation is not the movement.

The movement begins the day after.

One decade on, the picture is not

good. Today, one in four black men

at the age of 20 is likely to go to

jail. They're five times more

jail. They're five times more likely to die in homicides than whites. High school

to die in homicides than whites. High school drop-out rates are

higher, unemployment rates are high

yes, they marry less, and die

sooner. While individuals left that

march 10 years ago and brought

change to their own homes, there

change to their own homes, there was no mechanism for making it happen

no mechanism for making it happen in neighbourhoods across America.

Responsibility means that African

Americans have to address the

Americans have to address the crisis of the moment, and put their issues

on the table, clearly, so that of the moment, and put their issues on the table, clearly, so that

decision makers have an opportunity

to address them. While black

to address them. While black leaders want change, their political

influence has dwindled. No dialogue

exists between the White House and

key organisations like the NAACP,

the National Association for the

Advancement of Coloured People,

which is bitterly critical of the

Bush administration. Well, it which is bitterly critical of the Bush administration. Well, it sends

a signal to the African American

community that they are not wanted,

that they are devalued, that they

don't count, that since they didn't

vote for the President or put him

in, that they have no right, you

know, for their interests to be

taken care of. We the jury find the

defendant not guilty of the crime

defendant not guilty of the crime of murder ... In the way that a decade

ago the OJ Simpson

murder ... In the way that a decade ago the OJ Simpson trial ignited

outrage among black American, today

that issue is the emergency

that issue is the emergency response to Hurricane Katrina.

I firmly believe that if the people

on those rooftops had blond hair,

and blue eyes, and pale skin, on those rooftops had blond hair, and blue eyes, and pale skin,

something would've been done in a

more timely man

more timely manner. We charge

America with criminal neglect.

Minister Farrakhan is not the

Minister Farrakhan is not the first to claim racism played a part in

to claim racism played a part in the response to the hurricane. But he's

fueling rumours that black parts of

New Orleans were deliberately

flooded, that the levee near the ninth ward

flooded, that the levee near the ninth ward was sabotaged by persons

unknown. We don't doubt that there

are persons with that kind of mind

set, so it behoves government to

set, so it behoves government to set up an appropriate study to either

lay the rumour to rest as faults,

lay the rumour to rest as faults, or say that somebody was not only

guilty of mass destruction of property,

guilty of mass destruction of property, but guilty of mass murder.

It's the type of claim that

distances even the most sympathetic

white Americans from the black

leadership. Once labelled

anti-Semitic, anti-gay and more,

Louis Farrakhan's rhetoric these

days is more inclusive, but no less

controversial. I think we need to

look at a class controversial. I think we need to look at a class action suit on

behalf of the citizens of New

Orleans who have lost everything

Orleans who have lost everything ... At times, it seemed a paradox -

At times, it seemed a paradox - the black leadership was preaching

harmony and sedition in the same

breath. But Africans Americans have

good cause to be angry at the

history of racism in the US and

history of racism in the US and this rally was designed to motivate, to

take the anger and rally was designed to motivate, to take the anger and frustration and

the hopes for a better future and

turn them into a tangible movement,

to make the next decade better. Jill Colgan reporting from Washington. This is a time of year when everyone becomes an expert on horse racing. Everyone has an opinion on the Melbourne Cup. What the once-a-year punters probably don't fully comprehend is what a business of extremes racing can be - that along with the great triumphs come the tragedies.

And top Australian trainer Lee Freedman right now is in the grip of both. His champion, and Australia's current pin-up, Makybe Diva, is poised to win Australia's greatest weight-for-age race, the Cox Plate, next Saturday, and her third Melbourne Cup soon after. But until yesterday, Freedman had his own pin-up - a gallant racehorse called Mummify. Not quite a champion, but almost an honourary member of the Freedman family.

Great scenes here at Caulfield, and

one horse in particular's been here