Category Archives: Quote

QUOTE: Malcolm X “Education is the passport”

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

- Malcolm X

* Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925.  On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when a man who was seated in the front row of the 400-person audience rushed forward and shot him.  Then two other men charged the stage and shot Malcolm X several times.  He was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 3:30 pm.

A Public viewing was held at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Home from February 23 through February 26.  Estimates of the number of mourners attending varied from 14,000 to 30,000.  The funeral was held on February 27 at the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Harlem.  A local television station broadcast the funeral live.  Actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy, where he described Malcolm X as “our shining black prince.”

Quote: Is Harlem ‘Good’ Now? (Marcus Samuelsson)

Michelle Obama, Marcus Samuelsson via harlemcondolife

“I travel all over the world for work and I am constantly asked to define Harlem. What’s it like, people ask. Is it cool? Is it safe? When I go to places like the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to speak among celebrated thinkers and leaders, I’m often asked: Is Harlem good now? I always have to pause before answering. Good compared with what? To when? These questions all miss the mark. Is Harlem good now? That is a question loaded with long-held ideas about race and class, one that dismisses the complex, vital history of this neighborhood and its people, their contributions to civil rights and art, under one word: “bad.”

From the following op ed:  http://nyti.ms/1fnop73

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QUOTE: On finding out who you are (Michaela Angela Davis)

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This week’s quote is a short but impactful and critically important video from Michaela Angela Davis – image activist, writer, conversationalist, editorial director, feminist, fashionista, community servant, and CNN contributor.

No summary of ours could do her poetic words any kind of justice.  

Just listen.  Reflect.  And share with the loved ones in your lives.   

Michaela Angela Davis: Who Are You? | Chic Rebellion.

QUOTE: Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones)

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“The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it’s wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he’ll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God’ll support you.”

- Nas

*American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. (read more here)