Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.
I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.
I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.
Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.
You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.
I'm not alone, I'm free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody.
My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.
Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me.
As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.
I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.
Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X.
After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time.
I really do hate to sing.
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