Best 666 of African american quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marcus Garvey

There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do.

By Anonym 19 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stanley Crouch

If you're going to get in the ring and try to take the belt, you have to prepare to get hit.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephanie Lahart

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Freelon

I always say African American history is the quintessential American story. It's about perseverance and resilience - something everyone can relate to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gwendolyn Brooks

Be careful what you swallow. Chew!

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Labov

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Labov

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.

By Anonym 20 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julie Delpy

I sometimes wish I were African American because people don't bash them afterward. It's the hardest to be a woman.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fannie Barrier Williams

... 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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kwame Kilpatrick

Michigan is very racially separated and the city of Detroit itself is 84 percent African-American and the surrounding suburbs are 86 percent White.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marcus A. Nelson

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Albert B. Cleage Jr.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bill Maher

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colson Whitehead

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

I get overwhelming support in the African-American community.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sue Monk Kidd

It occurred to them for the first time in their lives that what's divine can come in dark skin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stanley Crouch

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Constance Baker Motley

We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Abernathy

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank C. Garland

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicki Salcedo

We all have scars. Just because mine are hidden doesn’t make them any less painful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Halle Berry

Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lenny Kravitz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nikki Giovanni

I am so hip even my errors are correct

By Anonym 14 Sep

Danny Glover

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa Eley

Depression is like being under house arrest, only there is no house.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julianne Malveaux

African-Americans have rarely been the beneficiaries of Presidential rhetorical excess.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Powell

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tim Kaine

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anderson Cooper

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Greg Oden

For starters, Portland isn't a great city to live in if you're a young, African American male with a lot of money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nikki Haley

I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bell Hooks

Had middle class black women begun a movement in which they had labeled themselves "oppressed," no one would have taken them seriously.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Emerson

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Manning Marable

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tariq Ramadan

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Spoken Silence

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pam Grier

The African-American community is not monolithic. It's liberal and conservative.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Torii Hunter

People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American. They're not us. They're impostors.

By Anonym 16 Sep

James Baldwin

In Harlem, Negro policemen are feared more than whites, for they have more to prove and fewer ways to prove it

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rosa Parks

I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Mcmorris

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.