"[My Nigerian heritage] should not limit me in creating the works I desire making. In the end, whatever I do I hope is parallel to that heritage and, at it’s greatest, adds to that heritage."
"Scents get all tied up with memory; that’s just how the brain is wired. Eventually, everything familiar has a fragrance, until a particular memory is almost like a perfume. That, to me, is the aromatherapy of nostalgia, the way snapshots of single moments feel like whole seasons all at once."
"When you read the words of Langston Hughes you are reading the words of a Black Gay man. When you read the words of Alice DunbarNelson and Angelina Weld Grimké, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, you are reading the words of Black Lesbians. When you listen to the life-afﬁ rming voices of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, you are hearing Black Lesbian women. When you see the plays and read the words of Lorraine Hansberry, you are reading the words of a woman who loved women deeply."
"Here we go again. Even when faced with evidence that the Dogon culture (an Ancient African civilization) knew about quantum physics, string theory and the big bang theory prior to these discoveries (centuries later) by European scientists, the Dogon cosmological theory is either dismissed as “myth” or credited to advanced alien civilizations. #CanABrotherGetABreak"
It’s like Paul Mooney said. White folks don’t want give credit to Black folks ever. They will believe in motherfucking aliens with three toes and big ass head and big black eyes doing shit. Than believe Black people did anything without help from whites or anyone else for that matter.