Speech Is My Hammer...

The Official Tumblr of William E. Ketchum III

The Anwar Carrots Puma Suedes, with pops’ 1996 Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival poster on the wall.
Me and @Ketchcast as little ones. #TBT
First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in the upcoming biopic, “Miles Ahead.”
(via Entertainment Weekly)

“The very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend 20 years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”

—   Toni Morrison, in a speech from 1975

“You cannot fix what you cannot face.”

—   James Baldwin

“There are no asterisks in this life: only scoreboards.”

—   Ari Gold

“Death gon’ come for every person under the sun. So I rep for where I’m from till ain’t no air in my lungs.”

—   Jon Connor, “The City” (prod. DJ Khalil)

“Never worry why you weren’t chosen. Just work towards becoming undeniable.”

—   marcustroy (@MarcusTroy)

“Empower the best content creators, or fuck you.”

—   Kanye West

“I don’t think I have to wipe out everybody. Just my enemies.”

—   Michael Corleone, “The Godfather II”