Quotation to live by:
"Life-changing opportunities change and transform lives."
- Chaka Fattah, Nov. 18, 2006
Favorite author, fiction: Solomon Jones.
Favorite author, nonfiction: Salome Thomas-El.
Favorite poet: Sonia Sanchez.
Favorite beach reading: Robert Ludlum.
Book or author other people praise but I never liked: Rick Santorum.
A book that influenced how I live my life: The King James Version of the Holy Bible.
TV show I'm not ashamed to admit I watch: Grey's Anatomy, on ABC.
TV show I hate to admit I like: 24, on Fox.
Favorite comic strip: The Boondocks, by Aaron McGruder.
Movies I love so much I've watched them more than twice: Invincible and Pride.
If you turned my car radio on right now, it would be tuned to: WURD-AM (900), WRNB-FM (107.9) or WUSL-FM (98.9, "Power 99").
Magazines I read regularly: Black Enterprise and Time.
Favorite type of music: Jazz.
Last concert attended: Alicia Keys at the Liacouras Center.
Recording I play when my soul needs a lift: Anything by Yolanda Adams.
Person in my field I most admire: William H. Gray III.
Living person I'd most like to join for dinner and conversation: Tiger Woods.
Hero from history: Stephen Biko.
If I had the power to order all of the Philadelphia region to read one book, it would be: The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, by Jonathan Kozol.
And here's why: Because educational disparity is the number-one civil-rights issue of our time.