Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quote of the Week #4

“They were called the Black Panthers for Self-Defense, and that word ‘self-defense’ is all I needed to hear. It’s what the elders kept telling me. Who’ll defend the black man if he won’t defend himself? The hair stood up on my neck when Bunchy read me a line from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: ‘Live with your head in the lion’s mouth.’ Bunchy said, “Even better, be the fucking lion!’

Geronimo Pratt

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