I am a Negro: Black as the night is black, Black like the depths of my Africa.
James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)
Source: Negro, 1926
Contributed by: Zaady
Melting pot Harlem - Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall . . . where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown.
Source: Freedomways, Summer, 1963
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Source: April Rain Song, 1902 – 1967
Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.
I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe.
Source: American Heartbreak, 1951
Negro blood is sure powerful - because just one drop of black blood makes a colored man. One drop - you are a Negro! . . . Black is powerful.
Source: Simple Takes a Wife, 1953
Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
Source: Harlem, 1951
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