Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has told Detroit city leaders that it's time for his movement to join others to invest in the struggling city where it was founded more than 80 years ago.
Farrakhan spoke Friday morning to the City Council about his desire to help revitalize the city that's now being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
He says the governor took "away the rights of the voting public," and he called on residents and religious leaders to "pool their resources" to buy distressed properties and create economic opportunities.
He says the Chicago-based Nation of Islam has "to come home and help this city."
Farrakhan also is scheduled to deliver an evening public address at Fellowship Chapel on the city's northwest side.