The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look but the great gift still has to come from Africa - giving the world a more human face.
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I'm going to be me as I am, and you can beat me or jail me or even kill me, but I'm not going to be what you want me to be.
It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.
The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.
Change the way people think and things will never be the same
The wealth of the country must eventually be enjoyed by people of the country
You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can't care anyway.
So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.
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