Uppity-Negro.com would be remiss in not noting the passing of one of its spiritual forefathers, Nipsey Russell. Nipsey was so square he was cool, and he was so cool he was square. I last saw Nipsey in Chris Rock's music video for his song, "Champagne," which actually ends with the lines, "I drink champagne with Nipsey Russell!"
Still, Nipsey was probably best-known, by kids of the 1970s and 1980s anyway, for playing the Tin Man in the film version of "The Wiz" -- which, in keeping with the character, was probably one of the most heartfelt performances put on film. His dialogue included the subject line above.