Cheo Hodari Coker Quotes
Even though I'm not Jamaican, I've always loved Jamaican culture because, to me, it's the island of magic, it's the island of politics, of resistance.
Police officers see everything, and they experience everything, and they don't always act correctly.
The thing is, so much of the African American experience is about the redefinition of roots because of slavery. We were uprooted, and there's so much about our whole legacy that was stolen and that we lost in the Transatlantic slave trade that we'll never find out.
I don't see female characters as different or inferior to male characters.
One of my biggest influences, of course, is David Simon and his work on 'The Wire.'
I'm not ashamed of comic books. You have some people that are like, 'We're trying to elevate comic books.' Comic books have always told great dramatic stories.
One of my favorite memories as a kid was when the original 'Secret Wars' came out with the debut of the black costume for Spider-Man. I remember I couldn't wait to get home to read it, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, I've been waiting for this comic to come out. I hope, God forbid, nothing happens to me before I get home to read it.'
Hip-hop is as much an attitude and perspective as it is a music form.
It's important to for your kids to see themselves in their superheroes. Really, it's important for all of us.
I just felt that Danny Rand within the Luke Cage universe... I just felt that he was going to be dope.
Bushmaster was such a great adversary, and Mustafa Shakir, just the way that he embodies him in terms of the power of the voice, the stillness, and then, at the same time, when they do get after it, when he does fight, just how kinetic he was. He just brought a great dynamic and being able to explore his history in making the character Jamaican.
One of my favorite comic books of all-time is the graphic novel 'God Loves, Man Kills.'
The reason that Shaft has a dominant theme song is because James Bond has a dominant theme song.
The only thing police patrol cops - in certain situations - are expert at is spotting anomalies. When you are a black person that is driving in a place that you stick out, that's all they're going to see.
Most superheroes, when you look at origin stories - before they invent their costume, they just go with what's around.
Fatherhood is something that is personal to me because I didn't grow up around my father.
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