Black History Month

66 poignant yet powerful quotes from black American visionaries, poets, and prolific writers about the decolonization of the mind and empowerment of the spirit. Though most of these quotes were penned in the first half of the century, the struggle for equality and truth still stands.

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Remember this negro

 

The most educative and inspiring interview I’ve watched in perhaps forever.


Based on the unfinished manuscript to James Baldwin’s Remember this house, this Academy Award nominated documentary  I Am Not Your Negro has been 10 years in the works drawing on unpublished and private writings and accounts of Baldwin, courtesy of his younger sister. Baldwin regarded this as his magnum opus, but sadly never got the chance to finish it.
Raoul Peck discusses the pervasive corruption of the American government, the role the Clintons have played in Haiti, the reason why Fidel Castro is so revered by African, Caribbean and Latin nations, and the pivotal role the Haitian revolution played in the entire continent of the Americas.

By the end of this verse…

heart lightening


 

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

 James Baldwin

 

 

 

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