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Brief author info: Langston Hughes (1902-1967) American poet, short story writer, playwright, anthologist, translator, and editor. Leading figure in "Black Renaissance" in American literature. Spent time in Paris, Russia, and Far East; worked as war correspondent during Spanish Civil War; spent last thirty years of life in New York City. Also wrote radio and television scripts, and lyrics for over forty popular songs. Known for strong socio-political protest and civil rights activism.
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Life is a system of half-truths and lies, Opportunistic, convenient evasion.
Folks, I'm telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between.
Well, when Christ comes back this time, I hope He comes back mad His own self. I hope He drives the Jim Crowers out of their high places, every living last one of them from Washington to Texas.
A dog gets lonesome just like a human. He wants to associate with other dogs, but when they take him out, the poor dog is on a leash and cannot run around.
I do not want no pretty woman. First thing you know, you fall in love with her-then you got to kill somebody about her. She'll make you so jealous, you'll bust!
Sometimes I wish the public were equally aware of the men of our race in the cultural fields. You, for instance, have you ever bought a book by a Negro writer?
If you want to honor me, give some young boy or girl who's coming along trying to create arts and write and compose and sing and act and paint and dance and make something out of the beauties of the Negro race-give that child some help.
The first of the month falls every month, too, North or South. And them white folks who sends bills never forgets to send them-the phone bill, the furniture bill, the water bill, the gas bill, insurance, house rent.
"Drink took to me," said Simple. "Whiskey just naturally likes me but beer likes me better."
They [the police] learned something from them Harlem riots. They used to beat your head right in public, but now they only beat it after they get you down to the station house.
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