nnq : day thirteen

by C5Damani (old head of the movement)

“How refreshing to consume words that have meaning and depth. In the great and honored tradition of wisdom literature and if there is anything that could be called instant wisdom, ‘nigga notes & quotes’ fills that void. This book may be the finest book of quotes, anecdotes, sayings and sage bromides any people struggling for human dignity and liberation will ever read.”

Tanomar Akili Muumba
Black Poet Activist (Rest in Power)
when describing “nigga notes & quotes”*

– day thirteen –

The following three quotes on nnq: day thirteen are part of the “The Dirty 30” (my favorite quotes) of my book, “nigga notes & quotes”. These quotes, and the rest of “Dirty 30”, serve as “first-up” references and resources due to their relevance to the struggle, their inspiration for continued deliberate and purposeful action as well as their reminder to think and act for the collective growth and development of the Universal Black Family.

Don’t forget to buy the book in November to see the rest of our “Dirty 30”!

“…it is ‘easy’ being a slave, a slave doesn’t have any responsibility, and he doesn’t even have to think. All a successful slave does is take orders and the completion of those orders is generally the slave’s most outstanding achievement.”

author forgotten

“…the answer is organization… ORGANIZATION. We, the people, cannot wish or pray ourselves to freedom and prosperity. The law of averages may conspire with reverend “whoever” to provide an individual answer to poverty for a few of us, some time. But only a social answer – our working together in an organized fashion – will provide a permanent solution to poverty and oppression, surely, on time, and for all of us.”

Imari Obadele
Republic of New Africa

“…if we see a soldier on the battlefield, in isolation, removed from his environment, then clearly his running, hiding, shooting, digging holes and so on, would seem strange, since we see no enemy. Similarly, black people’s maneuvering to live out our potential must seem equally strange to those who cannot see the hostile sea in which we are immersed.”

author forgotten

*Since most of these quotes were collected prior to 1985 it means some of the authors of these quotes, I have simply forgotten… blame old age! (Ha) When the author is known, I will indicate it. When an author is not indicated, please forgive me and understand. Furthermore, this collection of quotes was first started as a personal endeavor never meant to be shared publicly thus the reason why some authors may not be indicated.

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