Warren Moon and Doug Williams really didn't run that much. That's the negative stereotype when it comes to African-American quarterbacks, that most of us just run. Those guys threw it around. I like to think I can throw it around a little bit.
This is the place where anybody - like an African American kid raised by a single mom - can be president.
I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion.
I've never understood people who say they're not a practicing Jew. You never hear a black guy say he's not a practicing African-American. What does it even mean?
If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don't know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something.
The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American.
I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.
Some of these things I saw in foreign films - African films, Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor. I started to think about what values I saw in those films that I wanted to bring to my projects.
The highest percentage of African Americans own their own homes today than ever in our nation's history.
My African roots made me what I am today. They're the reason I exist at all.
Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother, the horse, but never of his father, the donkey, in favor of others supposedly more reputable.
I'm now on a journey to fulfill the wish, in my tiny capacity, of little African girls.
We can revolutionize the attitude of inner city brown and black kids to learning. We need a civil rights movement within the African-American community.
My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced.
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