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 fourteen –
On nnq: day fourteen, I provide you with three more quotes that 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 my “Dirty 30”!
“…there is, we can surely agree, no form of oppression in a capitalist society that is quite so great, no constriction on thought and effort quite so comprehensive, as that which comes from having no money at all.”author forgotten
“…poverty robs the black man of the time for contemplative intellectual handling of problems. Thinking a problem through can take time and time is what he has least of all… the cruelest blow comes, however, when charitable agencies offer inadequate aid (legal, medical, or other). It may help him over the immediate crisis but he gains thereby no feeling of mastery. It was not his strengthened hand which dealt with the crisis, it was another’s. He acquires no newer feeling of greater capability, only a brief respite before the dragon of circumstance must again be faced by a protagonist no stronger, no wiser, no subtler than before. He has been denied the chance for personal growth and he is lesser for it.”author forgotten
“…don’t underestimate the power of your brother. We are all heavy – even the children! We’ve had to be heavy in order to exist in these hells of North America.”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.