Black and African-American Quotes

And I say 'we' because it is my belief that we do this together. Any achievement that any woman makes is an achievement for us all. Any slight that any of us takes is a slight to us all and when we still have to read headlines in prominent magazines that the surge of people of color on TV may be too much of a good thing, we know we got a long way to go.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith on womanhood

Source: BET’s “Black Girls Rock” via the LA Times, 2015

Women must begin to write more truthfully about the profound mystery of sex. I think that race is also a mystery. Which is to say that neither can be fully comprehended except as deeply mysterious expressions through which we can learn profound lessons about life. It is almost impossible not to learn something about yourself in the sexual act. So it's important for women to be alert to the spiritual growth and self-discovery they can attain by paying close attention to their sexuality.

Alice Walker