Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.
Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)
Contributed by: Zaady
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
My mother, religious-negro, proud of having waded through a storm, is, very obviously a sturdy bridge that I have crossed over on.
We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
Our lives preserved. How it was; and how it be. Passing it along in the relay. That is what I work to do: to produce stories that save our lives.
Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living.
When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
Reappraise the past, re-evaluate where we've been, clarify where we are, and predict or anticipate where we are headed. . . .
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality.
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