"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"One could think about notions of blackness and how they're linked to entertainment, athleticism, sports (which has become another form of entertainment) but never intellectualism for the most part. And if that is the case, it's very rare. But for the most part, collectively, I would say that blackness continues to hover around this comfort zone of entertainment- providers of entertainment."
- Michael Ray Charles