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Born: 1984-03-07
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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Why don't women have respect for themselves nowadays? What happen to the woman who learned her grandmama's recipes and made her man sweet potato pie? I tell you, they don't make 'em like they used to. Will my real women stand up, please?

Tags: Respect, Woman, Women

As an actor, it's amazing to get to create different characters.

Tags: Actor, Amazing, Create

I can't believe that women have got to put on so much in the morning. What time do women wake up? Man, I put a t-shirt and jeans on, and that's it.

Tags: Morning, Time, Women

I come from a young, hip-hop, urban world.

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I know how to be funny to black audiences.

Tags: Audiences, Black, Funny

I want to have children, please God, with a woman that I love and that I'm very attracted to.

Tags: Children, God, Love

I'm always doing comedy and will never hit up a 9-to-5 desk job.

Tags: Comedy, Hit, Job

I'm trying to build a brand. I'm not just doing one-off projects.

Tags: Build, Projects, Trying

My grandma is kind of a rock star. She goes to France and all over.

Tags: Rock, She, Star

When you're blessed, you've got to be sensitive to people that don't have and need to depend on somebody else to eat.

Tags: Blessed, Else, Somebody

War is an abstraction.

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War is big and there are only so many reporters and only so many places for their words and images to appear. Choices are made constantly.

Tags: Big, War, Words

You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images.

Tags: American, Few, Words

All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.

Tags: Best, Light, Put

First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images.

Tags: Help, Understand

Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump was a dead body only because a chattering reporter told you it was.

Tags: Body, Dead, Often

The daily press, the immediate media, is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing that stands for a much larger thing. Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise, can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened in that place at that time among those people.

Tags: Daily, Giving, Time

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden.

Tags: Fact, Rather, View

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you're next. I don't buy it.

Tags: Between, Death, Time

We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.

Tags: Action, Three, Trying
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Which suggests something about media and war: it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept, what the public wants to know.

Tags: Accept, Happen, War

America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.

Tags: America, Condition, Prison

The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things.

Tags: Fact, Often, Social

War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum.

Tags: Defeat, Triumph, War

What is perhaps more worthy of note than how many tsunami dead we've seen, however, is how many other recent dead we have not seen.

Tags: Dead, Seen

The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.

Tags: Government, Poverty, Real

Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall, even people from wars that already have good monuments. You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war, you can bet on that.

Tags: Good, Jealous, War

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.

Tags: Die, Friends, Silence

All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.

Tags: Far, Often, Passion

Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery of a formatted manuscript, and often are.

Tags: Books, Days, Often

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless.

Tags: American, Both, Television

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.

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Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.

Tags: Become, Bridges, Looking

Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility.

Tags: Created, Declining, Films

Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way: narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.

Tags: Easy, Far, Pay

For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.

Tags: Instrument, Media, War

I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do.

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It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.

Tags: Media, Opinion, Public

Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.

Tags: History, Lesson, Social

Technology has changed the way book publishing works, as it has changed everything else in the world of media.

Tags: Book, Else, Technology

The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.

Tags: Blood, Example, Media

The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom.

Tags: Able, Freedom, Home

The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.

Tags: Media, Tells, War

The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.

Tags: Against, American, War

The web continues to be a source of important photographs you see nowhere else.

Tags: Else, Nowhere, Source

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.

Tags: Government, War, Words
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