nnq : day eighteen

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 eighteen –

“…one of the most prevailing “mentacidal” myths in the black community is that “street sense” is positive – “street sense” generally prepares blacks to deal with one another in very destructive ways and then the white man wipes out the “winner”.”

author forgotten

“…revolutionaries must contend not only with conscious reactionaries and counter-revolutionaries, but also with the social dynamics which act to stop or divert the revolution.”

author forgotten

“…the average man in the ghetto will not be able to list his needs any more than the average sick man can diagnose his own ills. He just knows that it hurts. Ask the man in the ghetto what he wants and he will tell you – ‘nuthin!’ and when he says nothing he means everything. To express the inexpressible he makes his mark like an illiterate man makes his X instead of writing his name. The man in the ghetto makes his mark with a brick, a bottle or bullet.”

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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