The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
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My mother was the president of the PTA at every school I attended.
Where institutions in corporate America have, in fact, committed, you see the results. And where there is no commitment, the results are bad.
September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
Terrorism is not new to black people.
Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.
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The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free.
Kim Il Sung
But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.