Quotations on African

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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
(Keywords: African, Artist, Corruption, Fight, Literature)

I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.
- Rodney Alexander
(Keywords: Failure, African, Leaders)

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

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
(Keywords: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Men, Women, African, Country, Europe, Population)

What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Time, Soul, African, Culture, Oppression, Slavery, Years)

At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, People, African, Fault, Majority, Reality)

One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: African, Danger, Wildlife)

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
- Benjamin Banneker
(Keywords: Gratitude, African, Race, Sense, Universe)

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: African, American, Americans, Community)

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

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
(Keywords: Heart, African, American, Americans, states, United, World)

The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Leader, African, American, Crowds, Joy, Support)

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
- Lin Biao
(Keywords: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird
(Keywords: African, Athletes, World)

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: African, states)

It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Courage, African, Leaders, Order, Will)

The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Development, Act, African, End, Fight, Order, states)

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Time, War, African, End, Fact, Participation, states)

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.
- Anthony Braxton
(Keywords: Men, Women, African, Americans)

Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
- Donna Brazile
(Keywords: Women, African, Income, Office, Wages)

Southern states in the confederacy were not ready to give up their fight to secede or give up their way of life, which was made possible in large part through the blood, sweat and tears of African slaves.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Life, African, Blood, Fight, states, Tears)

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

I have strong views about South African politics and I still don't feel I need to make public statements.
- Zola Budd
(Keywords: Politics, African, Public)

Indians were here first - it's about time. We're way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we're beginning to take a page out of their notebook.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Keywords: Time, African, Americans, Beginning, First)

When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: African, American, Americans, Community, Forget, Talk, Vote, Will)

Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: African, American, Civil rights, Famous, Literature, Struggle)

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.
- John Henrik Clarke
(Keywords: Age, History, People, African, School, World)

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
- Nat King Cole
(Keywords: African, American, Artist, Famous, Jazz)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, African, American)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, African, Americans, Country, Killing, Racism)

I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
- Jacques Derrida
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, African, Reading)

The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: History, African, Consequences)

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.
- Janice Dickinson
(Keywords: Women, People, African, American)

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
(Keywords: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man.
- Taye Diggs
(Keywords: Positive, African, Americans, Being, Fact, Man)

We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit.
- Katherine Dunham
(Keywords: Time, African, American, Will)

We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
- Roger Ebert
(Keywords: Movies, Society, Action, African, American, Now, Stars)

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
(Keywords: People, African, Nation)

The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.
- Buchi Emecheta
(Keywords: Husband, African, First, Romantic, Woman)

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
(Keywords: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: African, American, Poverty, Security)

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
(Keywords: People, African, Americans, Benefits, Security)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Time, African, American, Children, College, Cure, Years)

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
(Keywords: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

We are African in origin and American in birth.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Keywords: African, American)

The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Experience, African, American)



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