"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"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