"Black" Sayings and Quotes
I remember that my mother used to take me to see ballets, especially if there were black people in them.
I wasn't young, I wasn't pretty, and I was a black woman looking for success in a business where those attributes were certainly not in demand in the 1960s.
There was quite a ruckus about the seven ladies in their simple colored dresses. I was truly dumbfounded that I was, right then and there, deemed the biggest threat to black men since cotton pickin', and not all women were in my corner, either.
The story of Black Lives Matter starts before Black Lives Matter. The story of Black Lives Matter, for me, starts with my childhood.
I am a black woman, and my experiences would not be what they are if I wasn't. I'm so happy to share those experiences for other people to be able to learn from them.
That's because we did not set out to make black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.
I can't remember a picture that has expressed black attitudes and personal relationships as vividly as we've done in 'Cadence.'
The only thing police patrol cops - in certain situations - are expert at is spotting anomalies. When you are a black person that is driving in a place that you stick out, that's all they're going to see.
I think I look better in darker clothes. And maybe the fact that I wear black so much makes me more aware of putting people at ease.
There's a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there.
Black, brown, white, yellow - why are we always talking about colors? I'm a girl. I believe in a global community.
Everyone knows I'm black. I am who I am. This is the person that Lester Sr. and June Holt raised, and I make no apology for it. At the same time, I'm never going to pull a race card to get what I want. You can't have it both ways.
He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster. So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school.
I think society perpetuates a lot of mixed messages about what it means to be beautiful for all women, but especially for black women and women of color.
My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.