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By the age of seven, I had become accustomed to reading my grandfather’s mail for him.  In my young mind I was helping him not to rely so much on his glasses, as he was getting up in age.  I’d also help him with the calculations of what to charge for his lab services, simple addition. I’d become so accustomed to it in fact that it didn’t completely dawn on me until later: My grandfather could not read.

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With all respect, I’m sure that we have enough preachers in the world. Through my way of writing, I was capable of being able to say…

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There’s this little box that African-American actors have to work in, in the first place, and I was able to rise above that box. I could…

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“The show doesn’t drive home a lesson, but it can open up people’s minds enough for them to see how stupid every kind of prejudice can…

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“I grew up in the ’50s, a tough time for African Americans. I had friends whose fathers would openly say, ‘Just bite your tongue, don’t cause…

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“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would – I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.” –Prince…

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“Without the rebellious heart, without people who understand that there’s no sacrifice we can make that is too great to retrieve that which we’ve lost, we…

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“If anything, I’ve seen myself as the full spectrum of colors, and to be faced with not being able to do something just because I’m of…

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