Black Quotes

The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward.
“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward.”
Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.”
The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.
“The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.”
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”
I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.
“I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.”
It doesn't matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
“It doesn't matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.
“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.”
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.
“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.”
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
“You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.”
Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.
“Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.”
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.”
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.”
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.
“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.”
Character is power.
“Character is power.”
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
If you want to fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
“If you want to fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
“We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that's the foundation for everything great.
“Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that's the foundation for everything great.”
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Keep going. No matter what.
“Keep going. No matter what.”
Nothing will work unless you do.
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.
“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.”
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
“You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.”
The time is always right to do what is right.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
“You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
“I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise.
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise.”
Healing begins where the wound was made.
“Healing begins where the wound was made.”
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
“We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.”
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
Justice is what love looks like in public.
“Justice is what love looks like in public.”
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
“You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.
“When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.”
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
I had no idea that history was being made.  I was just tired of giving up.
“I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.”
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
“Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.”
There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
“There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.”