“It is absolutely imperative that black people strive to form an independent base of political power first. When they can control their own communities — however large or small — then other groups will make overtures to them based on a wise calculation of self-interest. The blacks will have the mobilized ability to grant or withhold from coalition. Black people must set about to build those new forms of politics.”

Source: Kwame Ture and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 96. 1967. 

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