Black and African-American Quotes

With Obama, the glass ceiling has been broken with what men can aspire to, and now we need to do the same for women and what women can aspire to.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer on Women in Positions of Power

Source: The Daily Beast, 2014

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