Harman Center for the Arts. Washington, D.C. January 19, 2008. By Diana Scholl
What are your expectations for the inauguration tomorrow?
“America is pregnant with a new baby we call hope and freedom. She will give birth tomorrow at 12.”
What should we do to help the economy?
“We have to cut back. Instead of going to movies every week, go once a month.” Is that what you do?
“No, I go every week. But some people have to cut back.”
—Angel Lola Luv
Would you ever go into politics?
“I promised my mother I would never return to a life of crime, so I won't until they clean politics up.”
—Judge Greg Mathis (GETTY IMAGES)
—Dr. Benjamin Chavis (GETTY IMAGES)
—Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Did you volunteer for Barack Obama’s campaign?
“I knocked on doors in Iowa. In order to get kids out of their dorm rooms [and] to the Iowa caucus, they asked me to sing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.”
Any advice for Obama?
“He should listen to his intuition. That, along with his Cabinet he'll be fine.”
—LL Cool J
You volunteered for Obama and registered voters. Was that fun?
“One time someone fixed me a grilled cheese sandwich. I was hungry. It was in South Carolina.”
Have you ever considered a political career?
“Everything I do has social and political implications. Everything you do, too.”