Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
We blacks were the first people embracing Obama, long before the people at expensive fundraisers were supporting him. We gave him his first love, 96 percent of blacks voted for him in 2008. Yet today we are the number one in unemployment, with 16 percent of American blacks out of work.
Negroes’ problem is that they do not have their egos. That’s why our churches end up having a white service, because our preacher is not arrogant enough to take God’s word, so he have to go and get some white fellow’s agenda and put it in his church.
If you run, you might lose. If you don’t run, you’re guaranteed to lose.
If you don’t know what tomorrow holds, you need to know who holds tomorrow!
I mean, the fight for a health care bill to cover all Americans and leave none behind is attacked as being a race appeal, which is not true, but then it’s put out in the media as true.
We have to judge politicians by their cumulative score. In one innings they make a great catch, in another they drop the ball. In one they score a home run, in another they strike out. But it is their cumulative batting average that we are interested in.
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven’t melted.
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The great responsibility that we have today is to put the poor and the near poor back on front of the American agenda.