Great Columbians who made a difference
"I'm a black lady from the Lower East Side of New York. Not a lot intimidates me."
"I am and always will be a catalyst for change."
"The regeneration of Africa means that a new and unique civilization is soon to be added to the world."
"As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this."
"You keep your eyes on the prize, you try to do what's right, and eventually, you'll reach your goal."
"The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.”
"I don't believe there's a such a thing as 'black art,' though there's certainly been a black experience. I've lived it. But it's also an American experience."
"Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation's police departments."
"It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie."
"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class—it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
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