Aretha Franklin

If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me, it’s good.  But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it.  Because that’s what soul is about.

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Toni Morrison

Black people’s grace has been what they do with language.

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Jesse Owens

One chance is all you need.

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Nannie Burroughs

Anything that is as old as racism is in the blood line of the nation.  It’s not any superficial thing – that attitude is in the blood and we have to educate it out.

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39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton

For aspiring writers and journalists out there, here is a story on Buzzfeed that may interest you. Enjoy, and above all, keep writing! SB http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/advice-for-journalists-and-writers-of-color

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John R. Lewis

War does not end strife – it sows it.  War does not end hatred – it feeds it.

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Billie Holiday

If you find a tune that’s got something to do with you, you just feel it, and when you sing it, other people will feel it too.

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Huey P. Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

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Huey P. Newton

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution.

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Floyd Patterson

They said I was the fighter who got knocked down the most, but I also got up the most.

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