Nikki Giovanni

Black love is black wealth.

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Redd Foxx

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

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Maya Angelou

Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.

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Timothy Thomas Fortune

The truth should be told, though it kill.

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RIP Gabriel García Márquez

Your body shall soon be with the earth, but your spirit will live forever in your books. SB   To learn more about a wonderful writer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-biography_n_5170428.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literature_n_5170177.html?utm_hp_ref=books      

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Langston Hughes

One of the most promising young Negro poets said to me once, “I want to be a poet – not a Negro poet,” meaning I believe, “I want to write like a white poet”; meaning subconsciously, “I would like to be a white poet”; meaning behind that, “I would like to be white.”  And I […]

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Zora Neale Hurston

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

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Every Tongue Got to Confess Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston

Preacher Tales Page 21 A preacher wuz preaching and one ole woman kept on hollerin’, “Let de Holy Ghost ride, let de Holy Ghost ride!” When they went to lift collection preacher says, “Now all y’all dat enjoyed the sermon so much, come up and put a dollar on de table.” De ole woman says, […]

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“Jelly Roll” Morton

Some blues is played; some is wrote; and some is just tooken.

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Lorraine Hansberry

There is always something left to love.  And if you haven’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.

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