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“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”
-Malcolm X

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”
–Voltaire

  “Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies follow the herd.”
—Doc Holliday

“Life has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.”
—Paulo Coelho

“While older black voters are paralyzed by pragmatism when faced with the potential for a second term of Donald Trump, they have also been conditioned to accept the absolute least from political representatives. At the same time, young black people are rebelling against the strangulation of the status quo. This includes a stale black leadership that regularly fails to rise to challenges confronting this generation, which refuses to accept the symbolism of black leadership without its professed rewards. Black elected officials have become adept at mobilizing the tropes of black identity without any of its political content.”
–Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “The End of Politics”

Compiled by AfroDamus Jonze in collaboration with the WordSoundPower Collective.


June, 2020.

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