My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas.— Misty Copeland
Wonderful Black Girl quotations
Truth is, I don't mind getting a black eye or broken arm for a girl as long as she's there to kiss it after.
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women.
Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?
I'm usually all about the tight jeans and little T-shirt, but sometimes I want to put on a black, sequined dress and be a freaking girl
I have low self-esteem and I always have.
Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-hair type. Really beautiful women that left me thinking, 'How I can I compete with that?' Being a regular black girl wasn't good enough.
If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult.
The elective franchise is withheld from one half of its citizens.
..because the word 'people,' by an unparalleled exhibition of lexicon graphical acrobatics, has been turned and twisted to mean all who were shrewd and wise enough to have themselves born boys instead of girls, or who took the trouble to be born white instead of black.
I've never been an all-black girl. I like pinks and blues and greens. If you come over to my closet, you'll be able to find a rainbow of things to wear.
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another.
And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
I was a goth girl in high school. Perhaps the powdered white face and the black lipstick were not the most attractive. I felt fabulous at the time but looking back, uh, probably not the best idea.
If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It's as if I'm racist towards white girls!
Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.
Whether chocolate or vanilla, or you're somewhere in between, A cappuccino mocha or a caramel queen, Rejected by the black, not accepted by the white world, And this is dedicated to them dark-skinned white girls.
That's partly the success of my work-the ability to have a young black girl walk into the Brooklyn Museum and see paintings she recognizes not because of their art or historical influence but because of their inflection, in terms of colors, their specificity and presence.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.
My most prized possession was my lanyard of Lip Smackers I tore it out of the confines of the paper package, which read “all the flavor of being a girl.”.. In the car, I draped the black lanyard around my neck with a single green plastic balm dangling. I proudly dangled my girlhood in all its fruitiness. It cost only $2.99.
In the forties, to get a girl you had to be a GI or a jock.
In the fifties, to get a girl you had to be Jewish. In the sixties, to get a girl you had to be black. In the seventies, to get a girl you've got to be a girl.
I'm really just a throw-my-hair-into-a-ponytail kind of girl.
I don't like styles that are too neat or too done. I don't think I'll ever go too crazy with colors. I stick with my main two: goldish-blonde or black.
I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.
People wanna say that they're part Native American or mixed, or anything other than black. We're raised to believe that there's something better about not being fully black, something eccentric about it. I'm saying I used to tell girls that I was mixed, which is a bold-faced lie!
Audiences in London called me the girl with the black cherry eyes.
He was right – she was beating herself up about hurting his feelings.
The girl was a classic martyr. She’d totally been born in the wrong century. She should have lived back when she could have gotten herself fed to some lions for a good cause.
I didn’t want to kill girls… even vampire girls.
Though I might make an exception for that blonde.
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
I like smudgy black eyes and pale lips for evening.
Red lipstick looks great on other girls, but its too much on me.
It's great to know that young black girls are seeing themselves on TV as leading ladies, and I'm part of that. It's just such an honor.
All my friends were in the park smoking weed and getting pregnant.
I didn't want to be the young black girl having a baby, a baby's father, being on welfare. That wasn't going to be my story.
Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just another sexually abused barefoot black girl on the roads of Arkansas.
But it is true that some magazines have a policy to show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers. Naomi is right. It's not fair, and I wish it would change.
I, with millions of other Americans, have the same dream Martin Luther King Jr.
had; when I wake up I wish some of the things I dreamt would be true. I wish that little black and white boys and girls would hold hands without being shocked at their nearness to each other and say in a natural way, "we have overcome.
I go to castings and see several black and Asian girls, then I get to the show and look around there's just me and maybe one other coloured face.
Black Girls rock because we have no other choice.
I'm tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft. They don't even know what they're listening for or to.
From time to time, you may see a girl wearing her black opaque tights as pants.
They are, in fact, not.