Whose little boy are you?
I don't like the way people cherish the ghetto, as if it’s some royal palace, or kingdom. I also don't like the way people treat each other in the ghetto. It is really hard to find love, trust, and respect. You don't find too many people that want to do better for themselves in the ghetto because so many people seem to be satisfied with where they're at.
Death of black messiahs
The white folks like for us to be religious, then they can do what they want to with us.
I understand we all have our differences. But while learning about history I've read about white people coming together, Jews coming together, Spanish coming together, different cultures and religions understanding and coming together despite their differences. Slavery was never something that shocked me. What shocks me is how black people have not yet overcome the odds and we're such strong smart people. Why we can't just stand together?
In Africa every human has a spark of divine nature, and sin does not separate us from it. We are cousins of God. Every person has multiple souls, including the souls of ancestors that reincarnate through us. The purest soul is called an ori, and a person who cultivates their ori can attain divinity.
DNA has memory!
There was a time in the '90s where, as an African-American man, you had to be a misogynistic R&B star or a rapper, and I didn't fit into either one of those. I was advised by my label to remain closeted at that time.
I think music is one of the hero/sheroes of the African-American existence.
I'm tri-racial: African-American, Native American and Euro - that's the Scotch-Irish part.
African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.
We are carrying collectively a lot of trauma, especially those of us in the African-American community. And if we're not careful, it'll overtake us, and we'll self-destruct.
On average, African-American women are 4 times as likely to die from pregnancy related complications. Latina women are at 2 times greater risk.
Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
I'm double majoring in social studies - which is sociology, anthropology, economics, and philosophy - and African-American studies.
I got a bronze medal and I can't complain about that, the only African-American to get a medal in the Winter Olympics.
Women's Studies, Queer Studies, African-American Studies, and Chicano Studies all produce culturally acceptable separatist and supremacy mind-sets and countenance movements that resemble those of white supremacists.
The bottom line is that Wanda Sykes has the longest continuously documented family tree of any African-American we have ever researched.
I didn't have the sensibilities of your ordinary filmmaker, let alone your ordinary African-American filmmaker. My heroes were John Waters, Pedro Almodovar, and actors that were part of that world.
A large percentage of my father's patients were African-American.