Louis Farrakhan to address Detroit City Council

DETROIT (AP) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is concluding a two-day visit to Detroit with a speech to the City Council and a public address later.

The Chicago-based Nation of Islam leader says he wants to help revitalize Detroit, the city where his movement started in the 1930s.

He's scheduled to speak to the council Friday morning and deliver an evening public address at Fellowship Chapel on the city's northwest side.

He held private meetings on Thursday.

Farrakhan said in a statement he's considering buying properties in the city and creating opportunities. He added there's a need to help its residents, schools and government.

Detroit's problems include crime and abandonment, and its finances are being run by a state-appointed emergency manager. Its budget deficit is about $330 million and rising.

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