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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

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To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way. Stephen Ambrose

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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

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What's really good is African drum music. Fiona Apple

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans. Xavier Becerra

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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

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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

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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

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In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity. Omar Bongo

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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

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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

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The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States. Omar Bongo

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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

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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

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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

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I have strong views about South African politics and I still don't feel I need to make public statements. Zola Budd

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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

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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

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