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Black History/Black Power - Black History Month 'Leveled-Up' is Black Power Month

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass.

"Power is the only argument that satisfies man." - Marcus Garvey

"The only thing power respects is power." - Malcolm X

“Power, properly understood, is the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, or economic changes." - Dr. King

"The only way we gonna stop them white men from whuppin' us is to take over. We been saying freedom for six years and we ain't got nuthin'. What we gonna start saying now is Black Power!" - Kwame Toure

"Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny." - Huey Newton

"Waiting for power to move to its inevitable collapse is suicidal for all concerned. Blacks and other Third World peoples have the very imminent prospect of genocidal tactics to contend with." - Comrad George Jackson

“We will have taken one giant step forward when we face this reality: Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it!" - John Henrik Clarke

"i believe that the fundamental reason Our oppression continues is that We, as a people, lack the power to control Our lives." - Point #5 New Afrikan Creed

"Black Power is about struggling for Self-determination under a racist system so we can have more collective control over our lives; as an individual Black person don't you want to have more control over your own life? So Black folks us saying we want united Black power should not be an issue for us, in contrast do we want to keep suffering as a people from Black powerlessness?" - KenRaySun

“If our study of Black history is merely an exercise in feeling good about ourselves, then we will die feeling good. We must look at the lessons that history teaches us. We must understand the tremendous value of the study of history for the regaining of power. If our education is not about gaining real power, we are being miseducated and mislead and we will die “miseducated and mislead.” – Dr. Amos Wilson

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