Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
I usually say I did the best I could with what I had. I have no major regrets.
The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation’s out of breath. We ain’t running no more.
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me.
There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard put to distinguish them.