120+ Power Quotes From Famous Leaders About Black History

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Black Power Quotes | Have human beings become so small that they will discriminate against each other only based on color? It’s a pity, but the answer is yes. There are many such issues around the world due to which fighting and discrimination are done. One of them is the issue of color discrimination.

It is said that today in 2021, where we have developed a lot in many things on the one hand, but even today, we support such things which separate humans from each other instead of connecting them.

If you think properly, what is the difference between being black or white, then you will not get any answer. If a person is bad at heart, then that thing is different, but it is very bad to discriminate only on color.

In this article, we will read some such inspirational quotes that reflect the history of Black.


black empowerment quotes


“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.”

– Charles Maurice de Talleyrand


“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of. Some will haunt us forever. ‘Black Rain’ was very much about choices. The message – we are what we chose to be.”

– Graham Brown


“In the beginning it was all black and white.”

– Maureen O’Hara


“It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide.”

– Greg Rusedski


“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.”

– Catherine Zeta-Jones


“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.”

– Barack Obama


“The world is not black and white; there are lots of shades of grey. There are good things and bad things in every era, and I think it’s kind of very blindfolded to say one era was wonderful, as it was wonderful, but there were a lot of bad things as well.”

– Iris Apfel


“Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.”

– Jack Antonoff


“A mirror reflects what you see, and a black mirror shows the dark side of it.”

– Madeline Brewer


“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”

– Tiger Woods


Black inspirational Quotes


“The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.”

– Norman Finkelstein


“There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white.”

– Lisa Ling


“I can’t think of the last Asian that I ran into that talked about internment camps. But black people always want to talk to me about slavery.”

– Candace Owens


“Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.”

– Joel Sternfeld


“Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.”

– Graham Greene


“The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones.”

– Naveen Jain


“I like technology, but ‘Black Mirror’ is more what the consequences are, and it doesn’t tend to be about technology itself: it tends to be how we use or misuse it. We’ve not really thought through the consequences of it.”

– Charlie Brooker


“After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.”

– Ernest Lehman


“The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.”

– Maeve Binchy


Black History Inspirational Quotes


“One of the scariest moments was being on Tyler Perry’s first movie, ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman.'”

– Tamara Taylor


“Granny beads are what they’re called when a grandma works the garden all day – you always see them – they have a handkerchief around their neck with a lot of dust on them, and then the sweat will go down and make these black beads of sweat and dirt around their neck. And that’s what they call granny beads.”

– Randy Houser


“But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?”

– Robert Kennedy


“Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.”

– Linda Thompson


“Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into?”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Although humans see reality in colour, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.”

– Peter Lindbergh


“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”

– Morgan Freeman


Random Black Inspirational Quotes


“One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.”

– Stokely Carmichael


“We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.”

– Fred Hampton


“Life is not black and white; there is some gray nuance to it.”

– Pilou Asbaek


“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.”

– B. B. King


“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?”

– Ridley Scott


“Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.”

– Amy Grant


“I founded the Me Too Movement because there was a void in the community that I was in. There were gaps in services. There was dearth in resources, and I saw young people – I saw black and brown girls – who are hurting and who needed something that just wasn’t there.”

– Tarana Burke


“I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper. Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.”

– B. B. King


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“The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.”

– Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar


“My being a black woman is not a deficit. It is a strength. Because I could not be where I am had I not overcome so many other barriers. Which means you know I’m relentless, you know I’m persistent, and you know I’m smart.”

– Stacey Abrams


“Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.”

– Lorraine Hansberry


“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.”

– Brene Brown


“Maybe I was just born in the wrong era, man. I’m a bit of a throwback to the days of black and white movies. Those guys back then, they had a certain kind of directness about them. A lot of the screenplays, the plots were very simplistic – they gave rise to a type of anti-hero that maybe I suit better.”

Michael Madsen


“I don’t judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they’re a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.”

– Diana Ross


Black Pride And Empowerment Quotes


“My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I’ll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I’ll be moody and just wear black.”

– Amber Le Bon


“Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular.”

– Alveda King


“The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.”

– Jean-Michel Basquiat


“The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.”

– James Rado


“Black is a great colour when it comes to being safe and classy. It looks great on any body type and can be paired with anything. So when in doubt, go for black.”

– Karishma Tanna


“You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There’s a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that’s just begun.”

– James Weldon Johnson


“Everyone in our clique rocks a black bandana with the print ‘EST 19XX’ on them 24/7. As the underdog, you are expected to lose or give up and ‘wave the white towel,’ so that is why our flag is black. We never give up – never surrender. EST means ‘Everyone Stands Together.’ The ’19XX’ is to represent any age.”

– Machine Gun Kelly


“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.”

– Barbara Jordan


Black History Empowerment Inspirational Quotes


“South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.”

– Thabo Mbeki


“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.”

– H. P. Lovecraft


“I am not a black artist, I am an artist.”

– Jean-Michel Basquiat


“When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.”

– Jon Taffer


“Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members but often fail to represent them.”

– Kimberle Williams Crenshaw


“Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak ‘job interview.'”

– Dave Chappelle


“I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.”

– Denzel Washington


“Nothing is black or white, nothing’s ‘us or them.’ But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.”

– Dave Matthews


“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

– Colin Kaepernick


“Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.”

– Dave Grohl


james baldwin black power quotes


“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

– James Baldwin


“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

– James Baldwin


“Whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.”

– James Baldwin


“Perhaps the turning point in one’s life is realizing that to be treated like a victim is not necessarily to become one.”

– James Baldwin


“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

– James Baldwin


“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

– James Baldwin


“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected—those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most!—and listens to their testimony.”

– James Baldwin


“It is true that the more one learns the less one knows.”

– James Baldwin


“Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.”

– James Baldwin


“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”

– James Baldwin


“I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

– James Baldwin


malcolm x quotes black power


 “The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle.”

Malcolm X


“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”

– Malcolm X


“I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.”

– Malcolm X


“You get freedom by letting your enemy know that you’ll do anything to get your freedom; then you’ll get it. It’s the only way you’ll get it.”

– Malcolm X


“It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.”

– Malcolm X


“I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver — no, not I. I’m speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.”

– Malcolm X


“Usually, when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”

– Malcolm X


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