“This is not a bad neighborhood, it’s not a bad part of the city at all. I love the people and this neighborhood. I was born and raised in this neighborhood. I was raised right there on Madison. I’ve been in this neighborhood my whole life and I’m 60 years old. It’s some really good people in this neighborhood. There’s some real nice people, man.
I’d like to see our young people get themselves together. Instead of fighting, help one another. If you’re doing good, share some of your portion with the other man. Help each other.
We need better government and better representation. Look at this shit! Ain’t no way in the world people are supposed to be homeless, with all of these vacant ass homes. Some of these churches will tear down a nice structure just to make a parking lot, while somebody in that congregation is struggling. They could take a house and charge somebody $25 a month until they get on their feet but they rather tear the damn thing down and make a parking lot. It’s that crazy ass shit.
Keep your eyes on the prize. If you go rob a bank, take God with you. If you do anything, take God with you. Pray everyday and give thanks. Even if you got a bucket or a pot, say thank you! It sure beats getting locked up. (Laughs) Keep God with you and share this space with someone.” - Pervis, Russell