Finally, let understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.— Bernie Sanders
Strong Black Women quotations
Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.
Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.
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.
I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an 'errie' in it!
Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that.
I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him.
I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years.
Sometimes you have to let everything go - purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down - get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
Is slavery - owner, victim, profit, and domination - exclusive to the human race? Have blacks, Jews, women and children been the only victims of this atrocity? Have not cows been enslaved? What about pigs, chickens, turkeys, fish, sheep? If they’re not enslaved, then what are they? Free?
You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole.
God already did that. Your job is to know it.
Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that's in us.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.
At this time I'd like to say a few words especially to my sisters: SISTERS.
BLACK PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE FREE UNLESS BLACK WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR STRUGGLE, ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR STRUGGLE.
In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
Black women are going to have to take more leadership.
I think we are prepared because we bring a tenaciousness with us. We do not fear losing friends, allies, or jobs.
To be beautiful, woman enough to have a black sweater, black skirt and walk arm in arm with the man she loves.
The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community.
Only the BLACK WOMAN can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'
Nobody wants to know a colored woman's opinion about her own status of that of her group. When she dares express it, no matter how mild or tactful it may be, it is called 'propaganda,' or is labeled 'controversial.' Those two words have come to have a very ominous sound to me.
Black women, historically, have been doubly victimized by the twin immoralities of Jim Crow and Jane Crow. ... Black women, faced with these dual barriers, have often found that sex bias is more formidable than racial bias.
No other creative field is as closed to those who are not white and male as is the visual arts. After I decided to be an artist, the first thing that I had to believe was that I, a black woman, could penetrate the art scene, and that, further, I could do so without sacrificing one iota of my blackness or my femaleness or my humanity.
I've always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.
What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
I'm convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women.
Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
An enlightened society is one where all people - the rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, the black and the white, men and women - live happily as children of the same Lord. Thus experiencing the brotherhood of men under the fatherhood of God.
There's a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste.