10 of the most powerful quotes from black women

Jun 4, 2020
Written by
Karlo Gomez
Photographed by
Howard L. Bingham

In the midst of all the protests against police brutality and towards the pursuit of freedom we want to share 10 of the most powerful quotes from black women. Systemic oppression needs to change, and these Queens give us power! power to keep going until we create the change needed. May these quotes inspire you to create change and uplift others in need.

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” ~ Audre Lorde
“I'll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear.” ~ Nina Simone
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." ~ Maya Angelou
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” ~ Angela Davis

"What tried to demolish me, I allowed to polish me." ~ India Arie

“No matter where you are from your dreams are valid.” ~ Lupita Nyong'o
"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman." ~ Marian Anderson
"Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me." ~ Zora Neale Hurston
"The black woman is not being taken serious, and we have the men in the media, entertainment business, and ourselves to blame. We as black women must make the decision to choose how we are seen in the world.” ~ Kathleen Cleaver
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." ~ Oprah Winfrey
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