Best 666 of African american quotes - MyQuotes
There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do.
Roy L. Pickering Jr.
There were many tomorrows to be lived through his children. He could only hope that they would face them more courageously than he had, that his mistakes would serve as warning signs rather than crutches to lean on.
If you're going to get in the ring and try to take the belt, you have to prepare to get hit.
Spoil me differently! Spoil me with your love, honesty, and commitment. Spoil me with respect, honor, and appreciation. Spoil me with engaging conversations. Spoil me with your attentiveness. Spoil me by being kind, understanding, and genuine. Spoil me with laughter and let’s create memorable memories together. Spoil me by giving me your heart wholeheartedly. Spoil me baby, and I vow to do the same. Material things are okay, but nothing compares to knowing and feeling that you’re genuinely loved. Any man can buy a woman gifts, but it takes a special King to love his Queen properly.
I always say African American history is the quintessential American story. It's about perseverance and resilience - something everyone can relate to.
Be careful what you swallow. Chew!
However, research in the years that followed found that in many of its important features, African American Vernacular English was becoming not less, but more different from other dialects.
It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
Roy L. Pickering Jr.
When he spoke of love, it was in the manner of someone who can recite a phrase in a foreign language but has no idea what it means. He only knows that it sounds pretty.
I sometimes wish I were African American because people don't bash them afterward. It's the hardest to be a woman.
... social evils are dangerously contagious. The fixed policy of persecution and injustice against a class of women who are weak and defenseless will be necessarily hurtful to the cause of all women.
Michigan is very racially separated and the city of Detroit itself is 84 percent African-American and the surrounding suburbs are 86 percent White.
Silence brings answers; you just have to listen. So I listened. And it’s not sounds as most people think, listening can be feelings, sights, smells. Listening is receiving just like all the other senses; you just have to be open.” Excerpt From: Marcus A. Nelson. “ Born from Weeds & Rats .” iBooks.
If it supports the liberation struggle of Black people then it is good. If it is in opposition to the liberation struggle of Black people then it is bad. If it supports the liberation struggle of Black people then it is moral. If it opposes the liberation struggle, then it is immoral. If it supports the liberation struggle of Black people, then it is the will of GOD. If it opposes the liberation struggle of Black people, then it is satanic. With this simple key to the mysteries of life both events and institutions can be judged.
African American Congressman Bobby Rush wore a hoodie on the floor of Congress to make a point this week. And they threw him out. They said a hoodie is too scary for Congress. Too scary? Have you ever looked into Michele Bachmann's eyes?
Colored, Negro, Afro-American, African American. ... Every couple of years someone came up with something that got us an inch closer to the truth. Bit by bit we crept along. As if that thing we believed to be approaching actually existed.
Ida B. Wells
It is extremely rough to follow through with my goals, but I felt a responsibility to show the world what the African Americans are facing through this rough patch.
I get overwhelming support in the African-American community.
Sue Monk Kidd
It occurred to them for the first time in their lives that what's divine can come in dark skin.
All of us are made up of the stories that we listen to, the ones we disagree with and the ones that we agree with.
Constance Baker Motley
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism
Indians were here first - it's about time. We're way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we're beginning to take a page out of their notebook.
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age. Survival rates are worse among African-Americans for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well.
We all have scars. Just because mine are hidden doesn’t make them any less painful.
Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.
My mother always told me to embrace both sides of my background. And she also taught me one very useful thing when I was going to first grade. She said, "You're Bahamian and African-American on one side, and Russian-Jewish on the other. You're no more one than the other, and it's beautiful that you have all this. It makes your life all the more rich. But society will see you only as black.
I am so hip even my errors are correct
Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row
Edward James Olmos
There is no way that we know what is going on between the African American and the Asian American. We don't understand what an Indigenous American is. We don't understand what a Latino American is
Depression is like being under house arrest, only there is no house.
African-Americans have rarely been the beneficiaries of Presidential rhetorical excess.
I can't deny that it will be a historic event for an African-American to become president. And should that happen, all Americans should be proud - not just African-Americans, but all Americans - that we have reached this point in our national history where such a thing could happen. It will also not only electrify our country, I think it'll electrify the world.
It is so painful to suggest that we go back to think about these days where an African-American could not be a citizen of the United States.
During the campaign [Donald Trump] talked about reaching out to African- American voters in particular. He talked about inner cities in a way that did offend some people. Lot of Democrats. Some African- Americans of saying what have you got to lose.
For starters, Portland isn't a great city to live in if you're a young, African American male with a lot of money.
I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.
Had middle class black women begun a movement in which they had labeled themselves "oppressed," no one would have taken them seriously.
I meet almost no one that goes to an African-American church or thinks, "I'm going to do that." Now there are whites in African-American churches. They're interracially married. They're highly committed. Maybe there's a professor or two, or a student.
I am convinced that the Black man will only reach his full potential when he learns to draw upon the strengths and insights of the Black woman.
Michael B. Jordan
If somebody comes up and they're African American as Mike is, and they're extremely talented as Mike is, they say, "Oh, yeah, he's the next ..." I think that it points to disparity.
In the West or anywhere else, the treatment of people in an undignified way (structural and institutionalized racism against Latinos or African American citizens) as well as a dangerous dehumanization of some people (in Palestine, Iraq, Africa or Asia) are simply unacceptable.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Bronze and copper to course through your veins Hair of coal, black as raven Liquid fossils flowing longer than the Nile Rubbies and sapphires inside your chambers And diamonds for pupils in almond set eyes Because I love you
William J. Clinton
African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.
The African-American community is not monolithic. It's liberal and conservative.
People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American. They're not us. They're impostors.
In Harlem, Negro policemen are feared more than whites, for they have more to prove and fewer ways to prove it
I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home.
My intention is not to repudiate an African American identity but perhaps to resist how labels take hold, or to make it as slow a process as possible. That's more my sense of it.