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Haki Madhubuti
(1942-____) born on
Feb 23
US poet, writer, editor. He was an important force in the Black Arts Movement, 1960s; author of 11 books of poetry, essays, and criticism; director of the "Third World Press."
Learning to take hold of one's life is very difficult in a culture that values property over life.

u feel that way sometimes
wondering, how did we survive?
They who humble themselves before knowledge of any kind generally end up the wiser and as voices with something meaningful to say.
To maintain the ability to admit and grow from our mistakes rather than let them defeat us represents best the inner strength of a people.
Studies that bring clarity and direction to the black male situation as an integral part of the black family/community are unpopular, not easy to get published and very dangerous.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: "Mixed Sketches."
A: In "Black Poetry Writing," 1975.
N: "The Redevelopment of the Black Mind."
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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