young | gifted | black

“she was black before it was fashionable to be black.”  -gil scott-heron
nina simone, 1933-2003

“through [lorainne hansberry], i started thinking about myself as a black person in a country run by white people and a woman in a world run by men.”

“the worst thing about that kind of prejudice is that you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt.  you start thinking, maybe i’m not good enough.”

“if i’d picked up a shotgun instead of a piano, a lot of motherfuckers would be dead right now.”
“i’m just a soul whose intentions are good…oh lord please don’t let me be misunderstood.”