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African Quotes

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When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom Change

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

As you know, in this country Anglo-Americans are about
75 to 76 percent home ownership in this country,
where Hispanics, African Americans are less than 50 percent.
- Alphonso Jackson

Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves -
the areas set aside in law for African occupation -
as early as 1959 and 1960.
- Ruth First

 

I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential
candidates forthrightly address issues of importance
to the African-American community.
- Ken Mehlman

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

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The first job I had with the Smithsonian was as a field
researcher among African American communities in Southwest
Louisiana and Arkansas for the festival.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

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.
- Dexter Gordon

There are probably more annoying things than being
hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish
rock star in a cowboy hat,
but I can't think of one at the moment.
- Paul Theroux

Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum.
The plan is being held up by finding a location that
isn't in their neighborhood.
- Conan O'Brien

Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people.
It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
- Philip Emeagwali

I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual
allegiances are clearly European,
not African.
- J. M. Coetzee

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African
American as inferior in every way.
- Stephen Ambrose

Miles Davis was a master.
In every phase of his career, he understood that this
music was a tribute to the African muse.
- Cassandra Wilson

African women in general need to know that it's OK
for them to be the way they are -
to see the way they are as a strength,
and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
- Wangari Maathai

African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged
for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when
it comes time for admission into college.
- Chaka Fattah

According to the American Heart Association,
the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
in the United States is among the highest in the world.
- Xavier Becerra

This country is armed to the teeth, and none of these
African states could begin to attack South Africa.
- Helen Suzman

In short, we have, among African countries,
a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo

Many South African tribes used extracts from the African
bush willow to heal the sick.
- Bob Pettit

We pride ourselves as being top, really,
on the African ladder...
We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
- Robert Mugabe

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.
- Danny Glover

People have been killing because of racial differences
since the time of Adam and Eve,
but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.
- Bob Cousy

Miles Davis was doing something inherently African,
something that has to do with all forms of American music,
not just jazz.
- Cassandra Wilson

First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African.
So Black people need to get the credit for that.
- Carlos Santana

As an African American actress, there are people who
have been staples in my life that opened a door that I can walk through.
I hope that I can have that impact.
- Monique Coleman

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
- Nat King Cole

There really has not been a strong Republican message
to either the poor or the African American community at large.
- Jack Kemp

I think one of the political problems we have in this
country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike,
all African-Americans think alike.
- Anne Northup

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird

The African prisoners are orderly and peaceable among themselves.
- Lewis Tappan

If I can join hands with FIFA and other continental
bodies to promote football globally,
then I can do more than that to raise African football to new heights.
- Roger Milla

The United States spends more money on African aid
than any nation on earth.
- Tony Snow

I believe in supporting African solutions to African problems.
- Donald M. Payne

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose:
to expose,
embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism.
It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching
the lives of not just African Americans,
but our entire country.
- Ric Keller

I have strong views about South African politics and
I still don't feel I need to make public statements.
- Zola Budd

I play, like, 12 instruments.
Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums...
I'm working on mastering the accordion.
- Lucas Grabeel

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism,
it exists.
There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.
- Steve Mitchell

African-American women account for 67 percent of all
newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.
- Elijah Cummings

I concentrate on the southern African subcontinent.
- Nigel Dennis

What's really good is African drum music.
- Fiona Apple

Since Bush has been in office, African-American women
have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
- Donna Brazile

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government;
they are not African or Asian or European:
they are good or bad.
- Denis Diderot

There is an Islamic population in France,
most of which comes from the North African countries.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African.
- Joanna Newsom

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch,
I wouldn't like to say.
Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west,
but Africa was definitely the place.
- Richard Leakey

The African-American experience is one of the most
important threads in the American tapestry.
- Bill Frist

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American
community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

The birth of the African Union should encourage us
to reexamine relations between African States.
- Omar Bongo

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African
American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah

It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future,
we will continue to celebrate the many achievements
and rich culture of African-Americans.
- Eliot Engel

I'd like to see marriage count again among African-Americans
and not just in the society in general.
- Leah Ward Sears

Maybe if I go far enough back into my ancestry,
I have African roots or something.
I've got no idea.
- Mick Taylor

We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music
and from African and Asian music.
Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract,
they couldn't hear it.
- Arto Lindsay

I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that
African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish.
Culture is for everybody.
- Spike Lee

Sports and entertainment have always been windows of
opportunity for African Americans,
when other doors were closed.
- Lynn Swann

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have
had a great impact on this country.
In science, education, literature, art,
and politics.
- Lynn Swann

The challenges African-Americans are facing today are
rooted in the system of slavery.
- Charles Rangel

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women,
or women of colour.
I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
- Denzel Washington

Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement.
It's focused toward the African-American audience.
We could begin to heal.
- Cassandra Wilson

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

The simple truth is that balding African-American men
look cool when they shave their heads,
whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.
- Dave Barry

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin


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