Month: January 2023

A young man leaning on a black women


January 31, 2023

Yeah, life hurts like hell, but this is how I keep going. I have a sense of humor, I’ve got my brothers and sisters. I’ve got the ability to make something out of nothing. I can clap my hands and make magic.

—Bill T. Jones

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A young black women loving her daughter


January 30, 2023

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

—Duke Ellington

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A black and white photograph of a man


January 29, 2023

You shake man han’, you no shake him heart.

—Bahamian Proverb

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A very happy black family of three


January 28, 2023

It was very, very important that my sons’ mother be a mother. They wanted, needed and deserved a mother. They didn’t need an author around the house.

—Toni Morrison

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Two people exchanging cash across a table


January 27, 2023

America is a capitalist country, and I am a capitalist.

—Alonzo Herndon

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A man and a woman with a cup and a heart


January 26, 2023

I really do believe that every human being has serious value. I’m in most people’s corner.

—Elaine Brown

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A black women speaking on phone gesturing shocked


January 25, 2023

Many times during auditions, I was told that I couldn’t carry a note with a bucket, and that I sure couldn’t play the piano.

—Ray Charles

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A futuristic image of a black female scientist


January 24, 2023

I absolutely pictured myself climbing in and out of limousines.

—Suzanne de Passe

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Image of a black person on a sailing boat


January 23, 2023

I have the original vision, and I see the film in its finished form before one frame is shot. When you get people dickering with your stuff, it distorts the vision.

—Spike Lee

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Image of a small red heart shape on a childs hand


January 22, 2023

For me, life is all about growth.

—Janet Jackson

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